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October 2022 Monthly Newsletter

Distributed at the beginning of each month, this newsletter provides updates on events and relevant City & community activity.
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City Council, Board, & Commission Meetings
  • City Council Agenda Workshop
  • Tuesday, October 4, 12pm - City Hall
  • Jacksonville Public Library Board
  • Tuesday, October 4, 12:15pm - Jacksonville Public Library
  • Regular City Council Meeting
  • Tuesday, October 11, 6pm - City Hall

  • Vanishing Texana Museum Board
  • Monday, October 17, 5:15pm - Vanishing Texana Museum
  • Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Board
  • Tuesday, October 18, 8:30am - City Hall
  • Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation
  • Thursday, October 20,12pm - JEDCO


Historical Marker

On September 21, a new historical marker was unveiled at Hazel Tilton Park. It marks the founding of Jacksonville, the history of Gum Creek, and the Cotton Belt Railroad.

Lake Lot Auction

One lake lot sold in the auction ending on September 6. The other six will be listed again starting October 21. The bid deposit has been reduced from $10,000 to $5,000.

View Lots/Bid

The burn ban for Cherokee County has been issued again. Outdoor burning is banned in Cherokee County, including Jacksonville City Limits. Do not burn outdoors or discard cigarette butts on the ground. 

November Election

At the August 9th meeting, the Jacksonville City Council called for an election to be held on November 8th to include 22 amendments to the City Charter and to add an additional 2% Venue Tax to the Hotel Occupancy Tax paid by travelers to Jacksonville Hotels.

Voting locations include the Jacksonville Public Library. Early voting begins on October 24 and runs through October 31.

Read the Proposed Amendments
Library Events:

The library is showing How to Train Your Dragon on Monday, October 17th at 2:00pm while school is out. They will be serving snacks for the kiddos!

There is a special Movie Night this month! We will be showing Playing with Fire at the Fire Department in the truck bays on Thursday, October 20th at 5:30pm. Bring the whole family! Hotdogs and chips will be served for dinner. 

Public Safety Events:
Join our Police Officers for some coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just engaging with the community and our officers. Free coffee and a light breakfast!

It's here! National Night Out will be held tomorrow on October 4th from 6p-9p! This year will be even bigger than last year if you can believe it. Bring the whole family for fun, games, free food, and some awesome performances. This event is hosted by your very own Jacksonville Police Officers!

Sesquicentennial Events:

Come Downtown on October 22nd! The Street Festival downtown celebrating Jacksonville's 150 birthday will be a fun-filled day for current and former residents. Kids will find rides, attractions, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, face painting, immersive exhibits, and so many other exciting activities to keep them entertained. We have five awesome local bands and a spectacular surprise Grand Finale in store. Plan to shop and eat downtown and spend the entire day with your family, friends, and neighbors! A patriotic children’s parade, Artisan’s Market, Farmer’s Market, Jacksonville Memorabilia Show, Reminisce Room, Vanishing Texana Museum exhibits, demonstrations, shops, restaurants, and music will keep everyone entertained all day long. Festivities will begin at 10:00am on the steps of the Tomato Bowl and will continue until 8:00pm!

Decorate the Town!

It's way past time to starting thinking about downtown decor! If you are looking at everyone else's buntings and feeling a little jealous, there is still time to order yours! Get them up before the festivities begin on October 16th!

Purchase Buntings Here


This City Council meeting was live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook and is available to watch at the links below.

View Meeting Agenda
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