The city's motto is "Clean Air, Fresh Water and Friendly People." There are several Texas historical markers and medallions throughout the county. Newton County sees more than 220 species of birds and is home to four birding sites on the Big Thicket Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Caney Creek Park features a walking trail around ponds and fountains. At Texas 87 and U.S. 190. W.H. Ford College/Powell Hotel Museum is on the historic courthouse square. By appointment only (409/379-2109).

Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., closed for noon lunch and holidays.

201 W. Court St.


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