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Jury Selection for January 22, 2018 in 2nd District Court, located in Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas has been cancelled.
However, the Jury Selection scheduled on that same date for the County Court at Law is NOT cancelled.  Jurors should check their summons to verify which Court they were summoned for before failing to report.  Jurors may contact Leslie Lankford at (903) 683-2236 or Becky Slack at (903) 683-6497 if they are unsure which Court they were summoned for.

Located in the rolling hills of Cherokee County in East Texas, Jacksonville has always greeted its visitors with warmth and hospitality. We take pride in our scenic overlooks, strong industrial growth, recreational parks and state of the art baseball and soccer complexes.  We invite you to take a tour through our city and countryside by browsing through our web pages, bringing you closer to the "Star of East Texas".


JISD Gifted and Talented class grades 5-6 visit City Hall to learn about City Government. 

Fiscal Year 2017 - 2018 Adopted Budget

The City of Jacksonville adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for Maintenance and Operations than last year's tax rate.

The tax rate will effectively be raised by 4.42 percent and will raise taxes for Maintenance and Operations on $100,000 home by approximately $20.50.

City Council Agenda January 9, 2018

      Bids and RFPs
Click the link below for active bids and RFPs:

     Request for Proposals

Randall Chandler Service Pin - Copy

Randall Chandler 
Water Utilities Director
Receives his 25 year pin at the December 12th City Council meeting




Jacksonville News

  • CANCELLED-US 69 Jacksonville Route Study Public Meeting- CANCELLED TxDOT will host a meeting to gather public input on a proposed route around Jacksonville in Cherokee County. A formal presentation is set for 6 p.m., followed by an open house. Staff will be available to answer questions.  Click here for more information.
  • Jacksonville Police Department Annual Report 2017 The Jacksonville Police Department just released the annual report for 2017.  The report gives the crime statistics for the City of Jacksonville and the past five years.  To read the full report click here.
  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Jacksonville will conduct a public hearing with regards to annexation of property around Love's Lookout on January 9, 2018 in the council chambers at city hall.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 6 PM.

  • New Prices for Campground Reservations

  • Jacksonville's SeeClickFix Mobile App

  • Lake Jacksonville Campground Reservation is now online!!!

Lake Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville maintains the Lake Jacksonville Recreational area which is located about three miles from downtown Jacksonville and offers 1,325 acres of water. The lake is surrounded by homes and lovely East Texas scenery.

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 three boat ramps on the lake and two public swimming areas. The camping area also has restroom facilities with showers for the campers.

Propane Cannon at Lake Jacksonville Campgrounds

Beginning the week of January 15, 2018 the parks department will begin using a propane cannon to try to scare away the Turkey Vultures that are invading the boat launch.  The cannon will be used during the day several times a day over a 2 week period.  The parks department will not use the cannon after sunset or before 7:30 am as to limit the disturbance to the surrounding citizens.  If you have any questions please contact the Public Works office at (903) 589-3510.



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