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A Guide to Living in Texas City

Texas City, situated on the southwest shoreline of Galveston Bay, is a busy port on the Texas Gulf Cast and also the third-largest city in Galveston County, with a 2010 United States Census population of 45,099. Texas City lies within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area and plays a major role in the petroleum refinement and petrochemical industries.

Major Attractions

Texas City is home to many exciting attractions, with an emphasis on outdoor fun for the entire family. The Texas City Prairie Preserve, which sprawls across 2,303 acres along the Galveston Bay, is home to many rare and endangered species, including the Attwater’s prairie chicken.

Carver Community Center, adjacent to Carver Park, is a community center that can be rented out for private events, meetings and receptions while taking advantage of the many amenities of nearby Carver Park.

The Texas City Museum was once home to a J.C. Penney department store, but was donated to the city of Texas City in 1992 in order to become the 30.000-square-foot home of a detailed depiction the past, present and the future. Exhibits within the Texas City Museum are interactive, and visitors are encourages to explore the hands-on environment thoroughly.


Texas City’s local economy is built largely around heavy industry, including petroleum and petrochemical refinement and shipping at the Port of Texas City.

The Texas City Industrial Complex is one of the primary employers in teh area, as a leader in the petrochemical industry hosting the BP-owned Texas City Refinery, which is the second largest of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the United States.

The Port of Texas City is the third leading port in the state in terms of tonnage, as well as the ninth in the nation. The Dow Chemical Company is another major employer in Texas City through a subsidiary company, Union Carbide Corporation.

Churches and Places of Worship

The Fellowship Church Texas City‘s mission statement states that they “desire for you to experience fellowship with a loving, supernatural God, and fellowship with loving, down-to-earth people during every experience at our church. You will find a sea of diverse faces who have found common ground of unity around the love of Christ. Come join us! The Fellowship is a Spirit-filled church for all people!” Located at 222 Highway 146 North in Texas City.

Baypoint Community Church is a non-denominational Christian church that emphasizes a culture of acceptance and a foundation built upon biblical tenets. Baypoint offers a variety of outreach and ministry programs, and is located at 2801 Palmer Highway in Texas City.

Saint Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church at 1604 Ninth Avenue North in Texas City offers traditional liturgical and confessional services, along with an assortment of community outreach, fellowship and ministry programs.

Memorial Lutheran Church at 2021 29th Street North in Texas City boasts a full calendar of events, activities and fellowship opportunities to supplement traditional Sunday services.


Most students living in Texas City are zoned into the Texas City Independent School District, which includes Kholfeldt Elementary, Roosevelt-Wilson Elementary, Heights Elementary, Northside Elementary, Levi Fry Intermediate, Blocker Middle School and Texas City High School.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School is a coed private school of Roman Catholic religious orientation, with 146 total students between preschool and sixth grades. The student to teacher ratio at Our Lady of Fatima is 8:1, 15.8% lower than the average for private schools.

Mainland Christian School is a non-denominational, coed private school for students from kindergarten through fourth grade. The student to teacher ratio is 7.8:1, 17.9% lower than the national average for private schools.

Trinity Baptist Christian School is a coed private school of Baptist affiliation, with a student to teacher ratio of 3.5:1, 63.2% lower than the private school ratio in relation to national averages.

Standardized Test Scores

Students in the Texas City Independent School District between grades three and eleven performed largely on par with the state average standard, with slight variations in either direction on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills in 2011.

Childcare Options

Texas City childcare options include early education centers, extended-hours preschools that provide kids with the fundamentals of education while catering to the scheduling needs of busy parents, and traditional center-based care in both non-sectarian and spiritually-focused settings. We understand that some families find a more personal, in-home approach to private care more suited to their needs, which is why we’re excited to offer our services to families in the Texas City area. Our nannies come to you pre-screened, with their employment histories carefully verified and meticulously matched to the needs and expectations that you specify in order to ensure maximum compatibility and the satisfaction of all involved parties.


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