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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.
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; 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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Texas City


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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Air Liquide has signed two long-term supply agreements with Marathon Petroleum Company for a total of up to 900 tonnes per day oxygen for Marathon Petroleum's Refineries in Texas City, Texas and Garyville, Louisiana.
Industrial gases company Air Liquide (Euronext Paris:AI) on Wednesday announced supply agreements for up to 900 tonnes per day of oxygen for two refineries in Texas City, Texas and Garyville, Louisiana.
Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR), the holding company of Investar Bank, has said that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Mainland Bank in Texas City, Texas, effective March 1, 2019.
Investar Holding announced the receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions for its previously announced pending acquisition of Mainland Bank, Texas City, Texas. The company also provided an update regarding expected timeframes to complete the acquisition.
In addition to the pipeline that transports crude oil from Cushing to the Gulf Coast, the Seaway system includes a terminal and distribution network originating in Texas City, Texas, which serves refineries in the Houston area and dock facilities at Freeport and Texas City.
BATON ROUGE, La: Investar Holding Corporation, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Investar Bank, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reached a definitive agreement to acquire Mainland Bank, a Texas state bank headquartered in Texas City, Texas.
Braun Intertec, an engineering, consulting and testing firm with offices throughout central United States, has named Kevin D Williams as Operations Manager at Texas City, Texas.
In another incident, because of being bullied constantly, 18-year-old Brandy Vela from Texas City, Texas, killed herself this week, putting a gun to her chest in front of her family.
Ports from Corpus Christi to Texas City, Texas, were closed to incoming vessels and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Anadarko Petroleum Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp and others have evacuated staff from offshore oil and gas platforms.
527 Federal Credit Union in Texas City, Texas, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board's claims against her.
HOUSTON: Marathon Petroleum Corp's Texas City, Texas refinery told Texas pollution regulators it did not file a report flaring at the facility because the amount of pollutants released did not require a notification, a state agency spokeswoman said.

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