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Location                                                          

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.

 

Population

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

 

City Government

 

Type: City Council

Number on council: 5

Municipal police: 3 officers

Firefighters:  20 volunteer

 

Utilities

 

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.

 

 

Schools

 

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

 

Healthcare

 

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

 

Recreation

 

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

Drawer 160

Saint Jo, 76265

940-995-2586

email: saintjotribune@embarqmail.com

 

Saint Jo Public Library

Located on the square. Open Tues. & Sat. 9am-12noon and Thurs. 3pm-6pm. 940-995-0008.  www.saintjolibrary.com.

 

 

Churches

 

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

 

 

For additional information on Saint Jo, Texas visit:

www.city-data.com

 

                 

   

 
Last modified: 7/18/14.                                                

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