1. City Spotlight


    What's New in Jacksonville
  1. Horses Racing on Sand Track
  1. Tops in Texas Rodeo


    Held in June of each year, a parade kicks off four nights of the finest professional cowboys. Each night is highlighted by some of the biggest country music singers in the nation. .

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  1. GFOA Distinguished Budget Award
    The City of Jacksonville was awarded the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for it's budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018.  Along with the city receiving it's award, the Finance Director, Roxanna Martin, received a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation. The Distinguished Budget Program was established to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality while meeting guidelines that have been established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA's best practices on budgeting and then goes to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
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  1. Outdoor Constuction Site
  1. Code Enforcement


    The City of Jacksonville currently has one full-time licensed code enforcement officer. This officer is responsible for inspecting every lot located inside the city limits, looking for compliance with city ordinances pertaining to certain issues.

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  1. Lake Jacksonville


    The City of Jacksonville maintains the Lake Jacksonville Recreational Area. Lake Jacksonville, which is located about three miles from downtown Jacksonville, offers 1,325 acres of water. The Parks Department maintains ten screened shelters, seven camping sites with water and electricity and ten R.V. Pads with water and electricity. There are picnic tables throughout the camping and swimming area. Lake Jacksonville also has three boat ramps and two public swimming areas. The camping area also has restroom facilities with showers for the campers.  Reservations can be made for camping by calling 903-589-3510 or by using our online reservations. 



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  1. Boat on Water Making Waves