August 2020 Monthly Newsletter
Distributed at the beginning of each month, this monthly newsletter provides updates on events and relevant City & community activity. City Council updates are sent separately after monthly meetings. Thank you for reading!
City Council and Board & Commission Meetings
Jacksonville City Hall, 315 S. Ragsdale St. (unless noted)
  • Jacksonville Public Library Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, August 4th @ 5:15pm
  • at Jacksonville Public Library, 502 S. Jackson St.
  • City Council Agenda Workshop
  • Thursday, August 6th @ 12pm
  • Regular City Council Meeting
  • Tuesday, August 11th @ 6pm
  • Vanishing Texana Museum Board
  • Monday, August 17th @ 5:15pm
  • At Vanishing Texana Museum, 302 S. Bolton St.
  • Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Board
  • Tuesday, August 18th @ 8:30am
Upcoming Event Aug. 15th! Free Shred Day
Jacksonville Public Library's
Summer Reading Program Continues
'Imagine Your Story'. Sign-up your Kids for our Library's free Summer Reading program. They will enjoy winning prizes such as Whataburger and Dairy Queen, and a grand prize at the end! Register and pick-up a reading list during business hours:
  • Monday- Friday 10am - 4pm
Residents Thankful for Police Conversation
Jacksonville residents Delenna Hollis and Ellann Johnson, spoke to CBS 19 about a recent Town Hall hosted by Jacksonville Police Chief Joe Williams.
Know the Nellie Crim Park Community Garden
We found thriving varieties of dozens of crops, on a tour of the new Nellie Crim Park Community Garden with Sandra Fry, Executive Director of You!Empower Cherokee County. We also met some of the young volunteers who make it happen with the help of older mentors.
"This is really a place for anyone in our community to come, and build a common ground with others over tilling and gardening, and eventually donating, or cooking and eating the fruits and vegetables grown here. Our young people get to learn the skills that we need to maintain quality talent in our community, which is sustainability."

Just some of the crops we found are tomatoes, okra, squash, eggplant, cabbage, purple hull peas, Swiss chard, green beans, and a variety of peppers and flowers. For more information, or to volunteer please email Sandra Fry at the link below:
City Hosts Budget Workshop
Taking place this past weekend at JEDCO's new Training Center, the City Council got the opportunity to meet with the City Manager and Department Heads to discuss the Fiscal Year 2021 budget.
The East Texas Weekend
Stops by Jacksonville
In a return to Jacksonville, the East Texas Weekend's most recent special is on Downtown's Tigerlillies Florist & Soap Emporium.
Specials will be coming soon on the Killough Monument, Neches River National Wildlife Refuge, and Country Charm Candles!
Explore Jacksonville Volunteers Spotlighted
The extraordinary volunteers who greet visitors to Love's Lookout Park, were profiled in July by Jacksonville Progress. The article also led to several new volunteers!
June Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Awards
June Beautiful Garden Awards:
  • Mayor Pro-Tem Rob Gowin on Ft. Worth
  • Jim and Helen Cromwell on O'Keefe

July Beauty & Business Awards:
  • Harry's Building Materials @ 1054 N. Jackson
  • Home Place Motel @ 1407 E. Rusk
To learn more about the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Committee, or to donate please email KJB at the below link. Please include your name and phone number.
City of Jacksonville, Texas
Thanks for Reading!