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|• Mayor||R. A. Nugent|
|• Ward I||Talmadge Austin|
|• Ward II||Billy Neal|
|• Ward III, Mayor Pro Tem||Don Albanese|
|• Total||5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)|
|• Land||5.7 sq mi (14.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT|
The city was settled in 1897 along what is now Boston Avenue. It was incorporated in 1940. It was settled by Dutch immigrants on land sold by the Kansas City Southern railroad. It is part of the Beaumont−Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nederland is also a part of an area known as "the Golden Triangle," which includes Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange. The city is next to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Port Arthur, which serves the nearby cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur.
Geography[change | change source]
Nederland is located at (29.973113, -93.996715).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (15 km2), of which, 5.7 square miles (15 km2) of it is land and 0.18% is water.
History[change | change source]
Nederland's early economy was driven by rice and dairy farming. However, the depression of 1907 and overproduction caused the rice industry in the town to fail.
Government[change | change source]
City government[change | change source]
The City of Nederland completed a new $1.3 million City Hall building at 207 N. 12th street in September 2013. The previously City Hall was shared with Police and Fire services and received a $3.6 million upgrade for Police and Fire services only and is the Homer E. Nagel Public Safety Complex. The safety complex was completed in August 2014.
Nederland has a council-manager system of government.
Current city officials are:
|Mayor||R. A. "Dick" Nugent|
|Councilmember Ward I||Talmadge Austin|
|Councilmember Ward II||Billy Neal|
|Councilmember Ward III, Mayor pro tem||Don Albanese|
|Councilmember Ward IV||Bert Rogers|
|City Manager||Christopher Duque|
References[change | change source]
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Christian, Carol. "East Texas town blocks sex offenders from areas with 4 or more kids." Houston Chronicle. September 10, 2013. Retrieved on September 10, 2013.
- Block, JR, W.T. "TULIPS AMID THE BLUEBONNETS: THE CENTENNIAL OF NEDERLAND, TEXAS". Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- Meaux, Mary. "Nederland council tours Nagel complex". panews.com. Port Arthur News. Retrieved 9 July 2014.