February 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)
  • Filing Period for May 2020 City Council Election
  • Thru Friday February 14th, read the official notice.
  • Downtown Jacksonville Business Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 11th @ 8:30am. At Picture This, 111 E. Commerce St.
  • Regular City Council Meeting: Tuesday, February 11th @ 6pm
  • Vanishing Texana Museum Board: Monday, February 17th @ 5:15pm
  • @ Vanishing Texana Museum, 300 S. Bolton St.
  • Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Board: Tuesday, February 18th @ 8:30am
Event This Friday:
Please help us welcome Police Chief Joe Williams to Jacksonville!
Hotel Proceeds on the Rise in Jacksonville
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“The current metrics are a very positive sign for the Jacksonville economy. When our hotel occupancy is up, it is a boost to sales taxes because these are visitors from outside of our community who tend to spend their money here.”

  • City Manager Greg Smith
Adoption Special was a Smash
Jacksonville Animal Shelter held a 'Roaring 20's' adoption special to celebrate the New Year, helping 12 pups find new homes!
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Awards Two
Autry Funeral Homes, and First United Methodist Church were awarded 'Beauty and Business' awards by the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Committee in January.
KLTV's East Texas Weekend visits
Vanishing Texana Museum
“I think what makes this museum different is the, is the fact that we, we offer both things, which are about our local community and things which are on loan from private collectors... you will have never seen some of these items before and may never see them again.”

  • Curator Larry Lydick
Community Marches in Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
Celebrating the birth and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Citizen's Police Academy
Names New President
The Jacksonville Citizen's Police Academy/ Association Alumni named new President Chris Henderson (pictured right) with interim police chief Mike Alexander (pictured left). Officer Jeff Dockter is the new officer liaison for the organization after Tonya Harris retired last year.
Jacksonville College Jaguar's
Men's Basketball Hosts
'City of Jacksonville' Night
Thanks to Jacksonville College for the recognition. Many staff were in attendance, and the Jaguars won the game!
Jacksonville Chamber Awards
Dr. Mike Smith at Annual Banquet
Dr. Smith, President of Jacksonville College was named 'Citizen of the Year!', and City of Jacksonville decorated a table for the event (right). Its eight occupants each received a City of Jacksonville coffee mug, trivet, and koozie, an  Explore Jacksonville, Texas  brochure, and got to play with (downsized) City vehicles. 
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