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Galveston(Encyclopedia)Galveston gl´vstn [key], 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 M...
Texas City(Encyclopedia)Texas City, city (1990 pop. 40,822), Galveston co., S Tex., on Galveston Bay, opposite the city of Galveston; inc. 1911. It is a railroad terminus and an industrial city and port with huge oil refiner...
La Marque(Encyclopedia)La Marque l märk [key], city (1990 pop. 14,120), Galveston co., SE Tex., in an agricultural and oil area; settled c.1860, inc. 1953. A residential suburb of Texas City, La Marque was originally a f...
League City(Encyclopedia)League City, city (1990 pop. 30,159), Galveston co., SE Tex.; inc. 1961. The aeronautics industry is of prime importance; NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is nearby. There is also diversified lig...
Baytown(Encyclopedia)Baytown, city (1990 pop. 63,850), Harris co., S Tex., at the head of Galveston Bay, on the Houston ship channel; inc. 1948 after the consolidation of Goose Creek, Pelly, and Baytown. In addition to it...
Silverman, Joseph(Encyclopedia)Silverman, Joseph, 1860–1930, American rabbi, b. Cincinnati. He was a rabbi at Dallas, Tex. (1884–85), at Galveston (1885–88), and at the Temple Emanu-El, New York City (1888–1922). He was pre...
Magruder, John Bankhead(Encyclopedia)Magruder, John Bankhead mgroo´dr [key], 1810–71, Confederate general in the American Civil War, b. Winchester, Va. His reckless daring in the Mexican War won him quick promotion in the army. ...
Trinity(Encyclopedia)Trinity, river rising in N Texas in three forks; the Clear Fork runs into the West Fork at Fort Worth, and the Elm Fork joins the West Fork at Dallas. The Trinity then flows c.510 mi (820 km) SE to Tr...
Johnson, Jack(Encyclopedia)Johnson, Jack (John Arthur Johnson), 1878–1946, American boxer, b. Galveston, Tex., the son of two ex-slaves. Emerging from the battle royals (dehumanizing fights between blacks for the amusement of...
Texas, University of(Encyclopedia)Texas, University of, main campus at Austin; coeducational; state supported; chartered 1881, opened 1883. Medical facilities include health science centers with medical schools at Houston and San Anto...
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