City of Jacinto City

City of Jacinto City Jacinto City’s history dates back to Nov. 1, 1841, when the State of Texas issued a land grant to James Wyatt Oates. In 1866, his grandson, Charles Oates, built the first home in what is now Jacinto City.

Whittier Elementary School currently sits on that site. At that time, ranching and logging were the predominant industries in the area. Once the Houston Ship Channel was developed and oil refining took root in the area, things started to grow rapidly. In 1917 a little dirt road called Market Street was covered with shell. In the 1920’s Holland Avenue was extended to go from Clinton Drive to Market Street.

Operating as usual

City of Jacinto City's cover photo

City of Jacinto City's cover photo


1301 Mercury Drive
Jacinto City, TX

General information

Our status as a rural community changed around 1942 when Frank Sharp began to develop the first subdivision then known as Industrial Acres. Soon after, a commercial hub appeared which included a theater, grocery store and later a post office. In 1946 a group of citizens banded together to form a General Law City which was incorporated in May of 1946. Jacinto City practices a city manager form of government with an elected Mayor who presides over the Jacinto City City Council. Mayor: Rachel Nunez City Manager: Jack Maner City Attorney: Jim DeFoyd City Secretary: Joyce Raines Council Position #1: Claudio Ochoa Council Position #2: Ana Diaz Council Position #3: Allen Lee Council Position #4: Carmella Garcia Council Position #5: Mario Gonzales

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm


(713) 674-8424


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Friends, my Aunt Peggy opened Pizzinis!Full menu for now (not sure if her suppliers are accessible right now). Please go eat if you are on the east side and can get there! Feel free to share