1961 to 1970

Texas City Dike & Desegregation

The Texas City Dike is annexed and becomes a recreational center. Hurricane Carla causes much destruction of property. A new public library building, a new city hall, and a new swimming pool are constructed. Desegregation of schools takes place. College of the Mainland opens in 1967.


In 1970 the population of Texas City was 38,908 people.

Photo Gallery

View an album of photos taken in Texas City between 1961 and 1970.