City Property Tax | $0.633700 per $100
School Tax | $1.17
Montague County Tax | $0.55
Type | City Council
Number on Council | 5
Municipal Police | 3
Firefighters | 20 volunteers
Electricity | power lines maintained by Texas-New Mexico Power Company; www.tnmp.com
Natural Gas | provided by Atmos Energy; www.atmosenergy.com
Water | City of Saint Jo; 940-995-2337
Telephone & Internet | provided by CenturyLink
Cable | provided by Nortex Communications; www.nortex.com
Rates | The Saint Jo water rate is $15.25/per 1000 gallons and the sewer rate is $21.25/per 1000 gallons. The garbage collection is $20.09 for residential.. A 3 yard dumpster is also available.
Saint Jo ISD | 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 school 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. A remarkable number of graduating seniors receive scholarships for advanced education.
Saint Jo High School | grades 7-12
Saint Jo Elementary | grades PreK-6
Colleges within commuting distance:
Cooke County Community College, Gainesville, Bowie & Corinth
University of North Texas and Texas Women'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 what to do while in Saint Jo.
Newspaper & Public Library
Saint Jo Tribune | published weekly, established in 1898, oldest newspaper in Montague County
Drawer 160, Saint Jo, 76265 | 940-995-2586 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Jo Public Library | located on the square; open Tuesday & Saturday 9am-12noon and Thursday 3pm-6pm
940-995-0008 | www.saintjolibrary.com
Saint Jo has 6 active churches:
Church of Christ | 940-995-2538
1st Assembly of God | 940-995-2046, www.faogsj.com
First Baptist Church | 940-995-2468, www.fbcsaintjo.org
First United Methodist Church | 940-995-2146
Friendship Church | 817-243-4949, www.friendshipchurchonline.com
Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 940-736-0018, www.mbcsaintjo.com
Places to Rent
Saint Jo Chamber Building | on the downtown square, available for reunions, birthday parties, baby showers, etc. Cost is $50.00 a day, $30.00 for a half day and a $20.00 deposit is required for cleaning.
Please contact Maurine Cain at 903-821-6257 for rentals.
Saint Jo Civic Center | on the downtown square, available for reunions, birthday parties, baby showers, etc. Cost is $50.00 a day, $30.00 for a half day. Please contact Quentin Conyers at 940-995-2521 or Nancy Cook at 940-872-7411 for rentals.
Clubs and Organizations
Saint Jo Century Club | the Century Club meets the first Thursday of months September through May. The meetings are at 7:00 pm in the Chamber Building on the square. For more information, please contact Jenny Shiffer.
Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce | the Chamber meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30pm, in the Chamber Building on the square. Dinner is available for $5. For additional information, please call the Chamber at 940-995-2337.
Saint Jo Historical Preservation Society | the Historical Society was formed to promote an appreciation of the history and heritage of Saint Jo. This society appoints members to the Historic Preservation Advisory Board of the City of Saint Jo and works on several projects throughout the year. For questions or additional information please contact Donna Howell-Sickles at 940-995-9447.
Saint Jo Riding Club | The Riding Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Rodeo Arena or the Civic Center depending on the weather. Membership dues are $5.00 a year. Please contact Rodeo President Sarah Hess at 940-736-0503 for additional information.
Saint Jo Youth League | sponsors fall football, summer baseball and spring soccer teams. Check the paper for sign up times. For additional information please contact Nick Reeves at 940-641-0387.