Saint Jo, Texas Where the Chisholm Trail Cuts the California Road
State of Texas, county of Montague, city of Saint Jo. Approximately 20 miles west of Gainesville, Texas on highway 82. Within one and a half hours Northwest of Dallas/Fort Worth and 60 miles east of Wichita Falls, Texas.
The estimated population of Saint Jo was 1,043 in 2012. The county-wide population was 19,565 in 2012.
2012 Taxes (per/100)
City property tax: $0.6856
School taxes: $1.23
Montague County taxes: $0.36
Type: City Council
Number on council: 5
Municipal police: 3 officers
Firefighters: 20 volunteer
Electricity - Power lines are maintained by Texas-New Mexico Power Company; www.tnpe.com.
Natural gas is provided by Atmos Energy; www.AtmosEnergy.com.
Water - City of Saint Jo, 940-995-2337.
Telephone and high speed internet service are provided by CenturyLink.
Cable television and cable modem (high speed internet) are provided by Nortex Communications; www.nortex.com.
The Saint Jo water rate is $10.25/per 1000 gallons and the sewer rate is $19.00/per 1000 gallons. The garbage collection is $14.31 for residential and $16.91 for commercial for one bin. A 3 yard dumpster is also available.
Saint Jo ISD - Pre-K - 12. Saint Jo High School, grades 7th - 12th and Saint Jo Elementary, grades Pre-K - 6th. Saint Jo is a class A school. Saint Jo has a 9/1 student/teacher ratio. The High School and gym were completed in 1994. An addition to the elementary was completed in 1998. A new monolithic dome style gym and field house was completed in the fall 2006. The dome also serves as a storm shelter in an emergency.
Saint Jo Elementary recently received the prestigious 2005 No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Schools Award. This is the highest honor a school can receive. Only 21 schools nationally received this award.
Saint Jo is proud of the fact that its students are able to benefit from an educational program that is very rich for a small community. our school offers a breadth and depth of curriculum that is comparable with that of communities several times our size. Each year a high percentage of students participate in University Interscholastic League competition in both Elementary and High School. We offer a diversified sports program for both men and women. A remarkable number of graduating seniors receive scholarships for advanced education. Visit the Saint Jo school website at www.saintjoisd.net.
Colleges within commuting distance:
Cooke County Community College, Gainesville, Bowie & Corinth
University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University, Denton
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls
Saint Jo Clinic, on the downtown square
Muenster Memorial Hospital, 9 miles east
Nocona Memorial Hospital, 14 miles west
Gainesville Memorial Hospital, 20 miles east
Larger Dallas/Ft. Worth hospitals only 80 miles south
Cactus Clinic, local Veterinarian office
Saint Jo has one large park with a community playground and covered picnic areas, baseball and T-ball fields, and a sand volleyball court. There are 4 golf courses within 20 miles of Saint Jo. There are 3 lakes within 30 miles of Saint Jo. Site seeing, hunting, fishing, camping, swimming, bike riding, motocross and four-wheeling. Click here to see the Things to Do page.
Newspaper and Public Library
Saint Jo Tribune, published weekly, established in 1898, oldest newspaper in Montague County
Saint Jo, 76265
Saint Jo Public Library
Located on the square. Open Tues. & Sat. 9am-12noon and Thurs. 3pm-6pm. 940-995-0008. www.saintjolibrary.com.
Saint Jo has 6 active churches:
Church of Christ
First Assembly of God, www.faogsj.com
First Baptist Church, www.fbcsaintjo.org
First United Methodist Church
Friendship Church, www.friendshipchurchonline.com
Landmark Missionary Baptist Church
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