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Welcome to Newton County, Texas

To comply with the Governor's Disaster Declaration, the Commissioners' Court meeting for June 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM will be limited to ten (10) people in attendance.  The public is invited to join for an audio stream via the following Cisco WebEx site at:


The following information will be needed the join the meeting:

Meeting number (access code): 962 675 789
Meeting password: June-1-20
To join by phone:  1-214-459-3653 United States Toll

To comply with the Governor's Disaster Declaration, the Commissioners' Court meeting for June 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM will be limited to ten (10) people in attendance.  The public is invited to join for an audio stream via the following Cisco WebEx site at:


The following information will be needed the join the meeting:

Meeting number (access code): 969 727 851
Meeting password: April13
To join by phone:  1-214-459-3653 United States Toll

Continued Disaster Declaration Concerning COVID-19

4th Amended Emergency Order Extending Stay at Home Time and Date

Declaration of Disaster for the April 22, 2020 Tornado

Last week, the Texas General Land Office (GLO ) announced the Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) office location for the area. The location and hours of the office has been posted in advance of the application intake period for homeowners affected by Harvey. (Additional satellite offices and application intake locations will be announced in the future.)


HAP helps homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuild their homes. Applicants are potentially eligible for assistance if they owned their home, it was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, and it was their primary residence, among other eligibility factors.The applications are scheduled to be released for the Deep East Texas Region beginning the week of December 3rd.Applicants will be considered for award on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to the priorities outlined in the Regional Housing Guidelines .

Once the application period begins, there will be three easy ways for homeowners to apply:


  1. Submit an application online(application will be made available at( recovery.texas.gov )
  2. Download a paper application and mail to or drop off at a regional office (application will be made available at recovery.texas.gov )
  3. Visit a homeowner assistance program regional office for an application and assistance with the application process.

To prepare for the application being released next week, applicants should review the Homeowner Assistance Program Checklist and have all applicable documents ready. For more information, potential applicants can visit http://recovery.texas.gov/hap .

Office Location:Jasper Homeowner Assistance Center

710 S. Wheeler Street
Jasper, Texas 75951
(Located in the Town and Country Plaza shopping center, directly across the street from the Valero)

Hours:   Monday-Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Disaster Relief Information

Declaration of Disaster and Order of Voluntary Evacuation

The Disaster Recovery Center for Newton County is transitioning into a Disaster Loan Outreach Center beginning December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM.  Please see the following for details:
DRC to DLOC Transition

For person affected by Hurricane Harvey, please see the following resources for Red Cross Assistance:
Outline for Red Cross financial assistance.
Red Cross financial assistance infographic.

The following is a release from Representative James White's office:
Public Announcement


FEMA Points of Distribution-Changes

The Deweyville Point of Distribution Center located at 171 SH 12 in Orange is open and operational at this time.

For persons occupying the low-lying areas of Newton County along the Sabine River, a voluntary evacuation has been ordered:
Order of Voluntary Evacuation

Declaration of Disaster

To register, call:
1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
Or register online:

FEMA Disaster Assistance For Individuals 
 (click here for more helpful information)

Citizen Resources
For Current Updates on
- Hurricane Harvey -
please click the link below.

For Information about REBUILDING or RESTORING flood damaged homes, please contact

Newton County Floodplain
Administrator:          Susan Puz

Office:  409-565-4015

Mailing Address:  PO Box 188
                Burkeville, TX  75932
Physical Address:   248 County Road 2101
Burkeville, TX  75932

Your call is important to us! 

We will return your call as quickly as possible. 

Special arrangements will be made to meet ADA accommodations.
Flood Assistance:
Recycling Information
**Recycling trailers are temporarily unavailable**

Recycling Trailers


Trout Creek VFD
Tuesday -- 9am - 4pm

Precinct 1 County Barn in Bleakwood 
Thursday -- 9am - 4pm

City of Newton
Across from the Courthouse @ the old Phillip Station
Friday, Saturday & Sunday -- All Day

Toledo Village Area
near the VFW hall
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

across from the Cade Building
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Citizen Collection Stations
Household Waste Only

Precinct 1 - Bon Wier
231 CR 4575, Bon Wier, TX 75928
Sunday & Monday 9am - 5 pm.

(FM 1416 south of Bon Wier, to CR 4075, to CR 4575)

Precinct 1 - Old Field Community/Mid County
211 CR 4100, Kirbyville, TX 75956
Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm.
(from Hwy 87, east on FM 1416, right on CR 4100)

Precinct 2 - Wiergate
860 CR 1087, Wiergate, TX 75977
Wednesday & Saturday 11am - 5pm.
(FM 1415, to CR 1087, go 1 mile)

Precinct 3 - Toledo Bend
9550 Recreation Road 255 East, Burkeville, TX 75932
Wednesday 12noon - 6pm & Sunday 1pm - 5pm.
(2 miles East of RR 255, and/or 2 miles West of FM 692)

Precinct 3 - Burkeville
4151 FM 692, Burkeville, TX 75932
Tuesday & Saturday 12noon - 6pm.
(FM 692, go 5 miles Northeast of Burkeville, turn right)

Precinct 4 - Deweyville
2175 CR 4123 Deweyville, TX 75614
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm.
(1 mile from Hwy 12 on DR 4123 ~Sand Pit Road~)

Swift 911


Newton County is pleased to announce the launch of the Swift 911 service, our new county/town-to-resident notification system. With this service, county and city leaders can send personalized voice messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information about time-sensitive or common-interest issues such as emergencies and local community matters. The Swift 911 service will be used to supplement our current communication plans and augment public safety/first responder services.

Please accept our invitation to participate in this great service. We know that your personal information is important, and rest assured that we will not share it with anyone. If you have NOT already received a test phone call from us, or you would like to provide additional contact information, click the link below to sign up.

Sign up now to get Newton County's Swift 911 notification service:

   Text Swift 911 to 99538 to sign up.