Incorporated in 1978, this Galveston County community merged the towns of Alta Loma and Arcadia. It was named for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad that passed through the area in 1877. Originally an agricultural area, its growth is related to its location near NASA, Galveston and Texas City refineries. Events include a golf tournament and Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in April; Hall of Fame Fishing Tournament in May; Captain Cuisine-Epicurean Evening in August; car show in October; Fall Fun Cruise in November; and Winter Wonderland Christmas Festival in December.