PURPLE PRIDE! GO EAGLES!!!




The Welcome Center Depot


       The Welcome Center will have a "Job Information" bulletin board with job positions posted.
 We encourage all area businesses to come by and post any positions they may have  available.
                             Texas Department of Transportation

                Apply online:

       Newton ISD  Position Bus Driver    Contact Johnny Metz 409.379.3068


Newton Chamber of Commerce

51st Chamber Reception March 6th
noon till 2pm
Welcome Center Depot

The Chamber would like to thank everyone for their continued support!

Meeting Notes

The Chambers next meeting will be on April 9, 2015 at noon in the Welcome Center.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

 We continue to thank you for your support!

We are now located in The Welcome Center Depot at 201 W. Court St. We are next door to our
Caney Creek Walking Park. We have loads of information on Newton and surrounding areas.
Our meetings are the 2nd Thursday in the months of Jan./April/July/Oct
Time 12 noon- 1:00pm
We encourage all business to stop by and drop off any information they may have. The
Chamber is in the process of having "Welcome Packages" for newcomers to our area.
We would like for you to drop by for a visit!
Our office is opened Tuesday - Friday 9:00 -4:00 p.m.
(Closed Noon-1pm)


The Newton County maps are in!!
 The maps are $2.00 donation at the Chamber office.
We thank each and every one for their support!

The Welcome Center Depot
Newton Economic Development Corporation

Now have information for Hunters!
Have information on Public Hunting areas in Newton County!!

$ 10.00 each
Have Courthouse Rededication T-shirts for sale!
Sizes from Child to Adult available!
Come check out the new neon Colors!

 Have a Fresh Pot of Coffee brewing!
Come by for a visit!

The Welcome Center Depot is located at 201 W. Court St. next door to the beautiful
Caney Creek Walking Park.  The Welcome Center was built by the N.E.D.C. and its
purpose is to promote the City of Newton, Newton County and all businesses.

OPEN:   Tuesday – Friday
     Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed from Noon to 1pm for lunch

The Welcome Center Depot has brochures and other information. We encourage our
business community to come by and leave any information you may have.
The Welcome Center now has several publications from the History Center to purchase.
For scheduling of events or meetings to have at Welcome Center.
Contact:          Gail Odom     409.379.5527   
Executive Director

 Newton Service Unit Salvation Army

Coat Drive!! Please donate your old coats & sweaters!!!
Drop off at Hope's Closet

 Hope's Closet
(Located in the old hopital on Main St.)
Opened 9am to Noon  2nd & 4th Thursday each month

Donations of gently used and washed items of all sizes are needed. Shoes,
Coat, Baby items, Toiletries, School supplies, Towels, Sheets, underwear, socks...etc..
As you know that the Salvation steps up during a house fire or any other disasters.

Hope's Closet will be able to help all of Newton County.
Volunteers are needed to work 2 Thursdays a month.
For more information call: Hope's Closet 409-382-2720

All funds donated to the Salvation Army Newton Service Unit stay right here!
All donations stay right here in Newton County! All donations are tax deductible.
Office is located in the old hospital

Contact information: 409.379.2200 Carla Gibson

 Newton County Events/News

Mardi Gras Feb 14th Courthouse square

Feb 21st Chili Cookoff Whispering Creek

Newton Lions Club

The Newton Lions club will meet on April 2nd in the Welcome Center Depot.

We hope that you will be able to join them!

The Lions Club Sweetheart for 2014/2015 is Maria Hudson!!


Newton County Public Library

February is Membership Month!
Please support our Library!

Please drop by for a visit and support the NCPL!
Sharon Long / Director 409.379.8300

 History Center

History Center is now on FaceBook!!!

The History Center now has FOR SALE "Cemeteries of Newton County Texas".
For $25.00 you get a book listing all 122 cemeteries with their location, GPS reading,
history (if known) and 2
photos PLUS CD with a name index listing 16,100 people
now "resting" in Newton County. By placing the names on CD we will no longer take
forever updating our information. The
information will be updated 4 times a year.
Call the History Center for your copy TODAY!!
History Center Contact:
Jonnie Miller/Chair 379-2109

Powell Hotel Museum

Soup Kitchen
Opens on Nov 4th!!
Open every Tuesday from Nov. to February 11am to 1pm


Hines Heritage Museum
Contact: Bobbye Tilley 409.381.1123 or 409.988.5409

Deep East Texas Archeological


To join is $5 for individual  $10 Family

For more information, please contact Pam Wright at 409.379.2109 or
Dixie Dixon at 936.366.6029 Email


Newton Area Betterment Association

 Santa's Workshop call:
Pam Latiolias (president) 409-489-3066


Individuals & Businesses can choose between 6 1/2' or 9 1/2' trees. The trees will be a three year
sponsorship. Each tree includes a lighted sign to denot "In Memory of", "In Honor Of" or the name
of the Business. Sponsorship cost are $350 for small tree and $495 for large. Delivery time is two weeks.

Sponsor a window on the Courthouse! $200

To Sponsor a Tree or a Window contact : Pam L. 409-489-3066

2015 Chamber Membership Dues


The Newton Chamber of Commerce has started their 2015 Membership!

Chamber membership is not limited to business owners! Everyone is eligible to join the Chamber. Our goal is to PROMOTE NEWTON in every way that we can and everywhere we go!
Only Newton residents can PROMOTE NEWTON, so join in and help us succeed this goal!
Dues paid now are for the new Chamber fiscal year January 1, 2015 through December 2015.
Membership packages are: Chamber Friend (Individuals and Retirees) $30
Associate/Non-Profit $30, Basic Business $50
Silver $100, Gold $250 and Platinum $500.

For more information call 409-379-5527 or email at

Personal Message From  Executive Director

I am striving to keep our website updated with information about our area Businesses and all
other information that comes my way. Please send me any information that I may need to update.

Thank you all for your support!
Gail Odom

The Chamber Notes is a monthly newsletter of the Newton Chamber of Commerce and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of all Chamber members & directors. We invite all member’s comments and suggestions. If you are interested in providing information or a special feature for the newsletter or have a meeting or event, please contact:

Newton Chamber of Commerce
Gail Odom,  Executive Director
P.O. Box 66 Newton, Texas 75966
Telephone: 409-379-5527/
 409-382-2720 Fax: 409-379-9035