Texas City,city (1990 pop. 40,822), Galveston co., S Tex., on Galveston Bay, opposite the city of GalvestonGalveston
, city (1990 pop. 59,070), seat of Galveston co., on Galveston Island, SE Tex.; inc. 1839. The island lies across the entrance to Galveston Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Long causeways connect the city with the mainland, Houston, and Texas City.
..... Click the link for more information. ; inc. 1911. It is a railroad terminus and an industrial city and port with huge oil refineries, chemical plants, a large copper smelter, and factories making plastics and pipes. In Apr., 1947, a nitrate-laden ship exploded, causing a series of blasts and fires in the city; over 500 people were killed. Hurricanes in 1900, 1915, 1943, and 1961 also caused severe damage. College of the Mainland is in Texas City.
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a city in the USA, in southeastern Texas. Population, 38,900 (1970). A port on the Gulf of Mexico, Texas City has chemical and petroleum-refining industries. Phosphates are shipped from the port.
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