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Bay City 2017 Membership Directory

founded, Bay City had 3,156 residents enjoying the good life in a thriving community at the center of the largest rice producing area in the nation. Bay City had newspapers, churches, schools, banks, a public library, and a municipal waterworks. The town attracted dentists, doctors, bankers, lawyers and other professionals. Bay City continued to grow steadily through the first half of the 20th-century. The 1960s and 1970s brought an airport to the area, and the man-made port of Bay City was completed. New technologies brought new industries including the Celanese Chemical Company, the South Texas Project, and Occidental Chemical Company. The 1980s and 1990s were also a time of growth and the city now covered more than six square miles. By 2000, Bay City’s population was 18,667 with 890 businesses. That growth continues at a steady pace today. Coast several hundred miles west of the Mississippi. A much older piece of Bay City’s history is explored at the La Salle lost a second ship when it ran aground in the Matagorda County Museum in exhibits about LaSalle’s shallow Gulf waters. With it sank supplies needed by the expedition to the area over 300 years ago. A fleet of four colonists to survive. Some colonists rebelled and returned small ships under the leadership of Robert Cavelier, Sieur to France on a remaining ship, leaving 180 colonists to de La Salle, set out from France with 300 colonists in explore the wild Texas coast in a single vessel, the 1684. Their goal was the mouth of the Mississippi River La Belle. Early in 1686, La Belle sank in Matagorda Bay. where their settlement would strengthen France’s claim to Then La Salle was murdered by his own men near western North America. present day Navasota, Texas. Bad luck haunted the expedition from the start. Even Fast forward 300 years to 1995, when a diver from the before reaching America, pirates took one ship. The other Texas Historical Commission (THC) discovered a bronze three ships continued on – but landed on the Texas Gulf cannon on the floor of Matagorda Bay. More divers were Gateway to Trust, Loyalty and Caring When selecting a mortgage partner, the TLC Team soars above others. Buying your first home, a second home, rental, or fixer upper, Teri and her team are your gateway to a great mortgage experience. And best of all, you can count on mortgage professionals that are located right here in our community who will help you with things like selecting the right solution, down payment strategies, and length of time to repay the loan all while providing the helpful information you need to make factual decisions. Call the TLC Team today! LOAN PROGRAMS: 389 Cedar St. • PO Box 693 • Conventional Loans Matagorda, TX 77457 • Jumbo Loans • VA, FHA and USDA Loans TLC Team Teri Treadway www.TeriTreadway.com Single Close Construction LoansRenovation Loans••Apply today at Branch Manager, NMLS 208128 • Down Payment Assistance Programs Direct: 979.863.7874 | Cell: 713.542.6646 • Other Specialized Programs Teri.Treadway@GatewayLoan.com Gateway Mortgage Group is a registered service mark of Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC. NMLS 7233. All loans subject to program guidelines and final underwriting approval. See local branch for additional terms and conditions. Matagorda NMLS 373211. 11


Bay City 2017 Membership Directory
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