The city of Baytown is located in southern Texas (JOBS) 26 miles (42 kilometers) east of Houston. It straddles the border between Harris and Chambers counties, and is home to 66,430 residents.
Baytown is situated on the northern shore of Galveston Bay, and sandwiched between the San Jacinto River to the west and the Trinity River to the east. This location makes Baytown a coastal oasis for birds and other wildlife. Visitors can see alligators, bobcats, and plenty of waterfowl at the 34,000-acre (13,759-hectare) Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, watch for more than 300 bird species at the Baytown Nature Center, or learn about local habitats at the Wetlands Center. Boating and fishing enthusiasts can take advantage of the two nearby rivers, or use Baytown as the gateway to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. On land, the lush landscape surrounding Baytown offers many opportunities for camping, hiking, and hunting. Every year, the area's natural diversity is celebrated at the Long Neck Wildlife Festival. Every member of the family will enjoy live touch tanks containing baby alligators, and exciting competitions such as paddle boat racing and the Wildlife Calling Contest. There will also be live music, arts and crafts, carnival rides, tasty treats, and plenty of performances to keep you entertained all weekend long.
Want to learn about the cultural history of the region? Pay a visit to the Baytown Historical Museum or head on a self-guided tour of the city's many historic markers. Just 13 miles (21 kilometers) east of Baytown lies the Wallisville Heritage Park, which displays a variety of artifacts from an 18th century Spanish mission, and also houses an extensive library of historic documents and records. Also be sure to visit the San Jacinto Monument and battleground, two sites that commemorate the 1836 war that led to the independence of Texas.
Biotechnology and pharmaceutical jobs are rapidly emerging in Texas. GM Pharmaceuticals is located in Arlington, and companies that are in close-by Fort-Worth, include Sovereign Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Capellon Pharmaceuticals, Falcon Pharmaceuticals, Virbac, Caris Dx, Medtronic, Inc., Galderma Laboratories, L.P., and Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
The Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute aims to promote research, development, and advocacy of policies and actions that promote biomedical science, biotechnology, agriculture and medical device innovation in Texas.
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