Texas City is a city in Galveston County, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the third-largest city in the county and is also part of the Houston metropolitan area. Texas City is located on the southwestern seashore of the Galveston Bay; thus, it is known to be a busy deepwater port and a center for petroleum-refining and petrochemical-manufacturing. It was observed in 1891 by three duck hunters who thought that the area had the capability to become a primary port. Back then, the town was still known as Shoal Point. Although Shoal Point already existed since the 1830s, the name Texas City was submitted when its post office was inaugurated in 1878. The port remained under operation despite the catastrophic hurricane in 1900. With the port’s deepened channel, railroad advantages, and the expansion of docks and warehouses, along with the addition of an oilfield, made the city grow and develop rapidly. The city suffered two major disasters: the great explosion in 1947 and the hurricane in 1961. Despite that, the city always managed to recover and continue its growth. As of 2019, it has a population of 50,094.