July 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)
  • Planning and Zoning Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, July 7th @ 12pm
  • Jacksonville Public Library Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, July 7th @ 5:15pm
  • at Jacksonville Public Library, 502 S. Jackson St.
  • City Council Agenda Workshop
  • Thursday, July 9th @ 12pm
  • Regular City Council Meeting
  • Tuesday, July 14th @ 6pm
  • Vanishing Texana Museum Board
  • Monday, July 20th @ 5:15pm
  • At Vanishing Texana Museum, 302 S. Bolton St.
  • Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Board
  • Tuesday, July 21st @ 8:30am
Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular to
Light Up the Night Sky over Lake Jacksonville
Lake Jacksonville’s Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular will commence Saturday night, July 4th just after 9pm. To enjoy the festivities from home, for first time the show will be live-streamed to the City of Jacksonville YouTube channel.

The City’s YouTube Channel is accessible at the link below, or by searching for ‘City of Jacksonville Texas’ in the YouTube search bar.
The annual fireworks show is orchestrated by the Lake Jacksonville Association (LJA) and is funded entirely with donations. The City of Jacksonville will have Police and Fire patrols throughout the weekend to help keep residents and visitors safe.
Buckner Park Pool: Open and Free to All!
(with restrictions)
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays - Saturdays
  • 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • 11:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays
Keep your Kids Cool (and you in the Shade) at our Splash Pad!
The free Nichols Green Park Splash Pad can help your kids keep cool this Summer while you enjoy from the shade. From 9am - 10pm, seven days-a-week, one click keeps the water flowing for 20-minutes, and can be restarted as much as needed.
Vanishing Texana Museums re-Opens
  • The Museum remains free to visitors.

  • Operating Hours have resumed to Thursdays – Saturdays, 11am – 4pm.

  • For questions or to make a reservation, please call the Museum during business hours.
City Youth Tennis Clinics
at Buckner Park
Beginners Tennis Lessons for Children & Youth
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays June 30th- July 16th

  • Children ages 7-10: 9am- 10am

  • Youth ages 11-14: 10am- 11am

  • Free, & no registration necessary.
  • Please bring your own racket if you have one, or a racket will be provided.
Jacksonville Public Library Hosts
Summer Reading Program
'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
‘Restaurant Guide’ will help Visitors Navigate
Jacksonville’s Restaurants and Downtown Shops
Explore Jacksonville will be distributing Restaurant Guides to Jacksonville Hotels, Restaurants and Downtown Shops, and will serve as a tear-off paper map to help guide visitors with the help of a hotel concierge, or an employee from a restaurant or shop.
The goal is to help our visitors have an idea of what there is to do in Jacksonville, know what dining options they have, and help their shopping experience in Downtown. “This guide fills a demand which our hotel and shop-owners says visitors have been asking for.” Says, City Manager Greg Smith. “We have had many conversations and it is a suggestion that consistently came up.”
This first printing is single-sided. The City has intended to include all brick-and-mortar restaurants within the City limits, all occupancy-tax paying hotels, and all retail shops on East Commerce St. or very nearby. Printings will be in limited quantities to allow room for changes.
For questions, suggestions, or to request copies please call (903) 339-3320. 
Ground Broken for Public Safety Complex
A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held for the future Public Safety Complex. This 28k square-foot campus will soon house the Fire and Police Departments, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Communications Center , and Emergency Operations Center; improving safety and response time, protecting equipment, and accommodating a growing workforce to modern standards.
June Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Awards
June Beautiful Garden Awards:
  • Matt Bevill & his Family @ 640 El Paso St.
  • Dusty Campbell @ 208 Wood Creek Cir.

June Beauty & Business Awards:
  • First Baptist Church @ 210 Phillip Ave.
  • UT Health Jacksonville @ 501 S. Ragsdale
To learn more about the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Committee, or to donate please including your name and phone #, and email:
Data on COVID-19 Cases in Jacksonville
City Limits Available Real Time on City Website
Starting this week, a snapshot of case data on COVID-19 cases in Jacksonville City limits will be available on the homepage of the Jacksonville City website. It is intended to be real-time information updated as the City receives information.

On the initial snapshot, the City of Jacksonville is still compiling all the information on individuals for all cases and the City and will update the snapshot as this information becomes available. 
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