Bank notes: A long-vacant bank building in Texas City is soon to get a new life. Eric Torres is preparing to open Pallet Bar & Grill in the former Texas City National Bank, 701 6th St. N.

The 20,000-square-foot building, constructed in 1937, has been vacant for at least two decades, Torres said. The Pallet Bar & Grill will occupy about 3,000 square feet, serving craft beers and mixed beverages, along with appetizers and bar fare. It also will feature an outdoor bar area.

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Don Schlessinger

Great news about Sonny's reopening. Looking back I think my first burger there was in 1977.

Bailey Jones


George Laiacona

Juniors presence almost every day keeps humor in our visits to the restaurant. Richard’s move from Kemah was a great way to hold on to a great family tradition.

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