Gulf Coast
2010 Census - 7,522
2000 Census - 7,089
Highlands, Texas
Highlands Texas History:
In 1908, Highlands became a stop on the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway. The Highlands post office opened in 1929, and the town incorporated in 1930, but the charter was voided. A vote to incorporate in 1956 was defeated. W. O. Hutson built the Double Trouble Youth Rodeo Arena in 1965. The town is located on the north side of IH-10 at its intersection with Main Street, 4.2 miles north of Lynchburg and the Lynchburg-Baytown Ferry, 22 miles northeast of Houston, 24 miles southeast of Kingwood, 15 miles northwest of La Porte, and 8.5 miles northwest of Baytown, Texas.
Lynchburg to Baytown Ferry Service:
Nathaniel Lynch established the ferry service around 1830. Harris County has operated this free ferry service since 1888. The ferry operates on the San Jacinto River ferrying vehicles between Lynchburg and the San Jacinto State Historic Site & Battleship Texas SHS in La Porte. The 12 vehicle capacity William P. Hobby and Ross S. Sterling ferryboats were built by the Todd Shipyard in 1964. The ferry operates Mon-Fri, 4:30am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-6:30pm; closed major holidays including New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial and Labor Days, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The trip takes 7 to 10 minutes. Lynchburg is located south of IH-10 on an inlet extending into Burnet Bay across the water from the San Jacinto Monument. The Baytown Ferry is located at 1001 S. Lynchburg Road. The San Jacinto Ferry is located on SH 134 (Battleground Road), La Porte. (281) 424-3521. Lynchburg Map; Click to Enlarge  Lynchburg Area Map 
Stratford Branch Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, noon-8pm; Tue-Wed, 10am-6pm; Fri, 1pm-6pm; Sat, 9am-1pm; closed Sunday. (281) 426-3521. The library is located at 509 Stratford Street, adjacent to Stratford Park. Facilities Map
J.D. Walker Community & Senior Center:
This reservable center is located within the Edna Mae Washington Park. Amenities include a 300 person capacity meeting room, a fully equipped kitchen with professional appliances, a computer lab, and restrooms. Programs include senior activities, classes, a homebound meals program and special events. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm; closes at 6pm on Thursdays. (281) 426-3551. The center is located at 604 Highlands Woods Drive, Highlands, TX 77562.
Carla's Snak Shop:
They serve good fried catfish and other comfort foods. Open Mon-Sat, 6am-8pm; closed Sunday. (281) 426-3709. 322 South Main Street. Reviews
The Teapot Depot:
They serve great soups, salads and sandwiches. Open Mon-Sat, 10:30am-2pm. (281) 426-3670. The restaurant is located at 112 Denny Street. Reviews