Texas City: Beyond a Port City

Located on the southwest shoreline of Galveston Bay, Texas City is a busy deepwater port on Texas' Gulf Coast as well as a petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing center. The city operates numerous parks such as the Texas City Prairie Preserve, a 2,300 acre nature preserve located on the shores of the Moses Lake. The preserve includes 40 acres of public access areas, which include amenities such as camping and tours. For those more apt to the city life, Texas City is further developing its historic 6th Street into a regional entertainment district. In recent years, the city has seen the emergence of new streets, esplanades, trees, unique signage, which all add to the pre-1950s charm envisioned for the area. Located on 6th Street, the Texas City Museum is a 30,000 square foot building that "encourages the explorer in everyone to experience the past, encounter the present, and discover the future."