Nacogdoches is located in East Texas and has a population of approximately 33,000 people. Nacogdoches is the home of Stephen F. Austin State University. It is 140 miles from Houston and 90 miles from Dallas. Nacogdoches is not only the “Oldest Town in Texas” but it is also “The Garden Capital” of Texas. Etech is currently the third largest employer in Nacogdoches.