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Welcome to Jasper, Texas

Welcome To JasperJasper, Texas is known far and wide as the "Jewel of the Forest". Mild winters, low cost of living, high quality of life, and abundant natural beauty make Jasper a great place to put down roots. Located in deep East Texas amid beautiful majestic pines and two beautiful lakes, Jasper is a caring community. With a population of approximately 8500 people, Jasper is the county seat of Jasper County. Jasper boasts southern charm and a small town atmosphere while offering many modern amenities.
 
Residents here enjoy a rich heritage and an outstanding quality of life. Newcomers will find a friendly, charming community with a progressive outlook on the future. Jasper residents have always known what a great place Jasper is to live, work, play, and raise a family. We invite others to come experience life at its best.
 
All year round, Jasper has something happening. Jasper will captivate your mind and your heart. You'll find many reasons to come back to Jasper... for a weekend or a lifetime.
2016 Christmas In The Park Vendor Application PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 April 2016 10:57

The 2016 Christmas In The Park Festival will be on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. The fireworks and lighting of the park will take place around 6:00 p.m. and this year promises to be even better than last year (and last year was fabulous). The festival takes place at the City of Jasper’s Sandy Creek Park on Marvin Hancock Drive close to our downtown area. The creek is surrounded by a walking path and the fireworks take place over the creek itself.

Musical entertainment will be provided during the day with local and professional talent. The two trains will be running around the park except for the areas that are off-limit due to the fireworks setup. We were filled with capacity for last year regarding vendor spaces, and we are hoping to rearrange in order to accommodate a few more. Requests are coming in daily for a vendor spot. The majority of the vendors will be set-up on Marvin Hancock Drive
itself. There are a few spots inside the park itself. Those will be filled with special request on a first come first served basis.

Our local school district is once again providing transportation from downtown parking areas to the street entrance where patrons can walk or take the City’s trolley car transportation to the park entrance itself. If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful event, please complete the enclosed application and return as soon as possible to reserve your spot. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Denise Kelley at 409-383-6107 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2016 Christmas In The Park Vendor Application is available for download here.

 
Budget & Financial Plan 2015-2016 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 11:13

The City of Jasper Budget & Financial Plan 2015-2016 is available for download. Click here.

 
Public Notice Fair Housing PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:56

Fair Housing Complaints will be heard by Judge Joe Bob Golden at our mediation center in Jasper, TX.

 
Public Notice: Fair Housing Activity Statement PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 15:55

Public Hearing Notice: The City Of Jasper Fair Housing Activity Statement - Texas (FHAST) Work Group Committee will be holding a public hearing to allow the public to comment on the amended statement on February 18, 2014 at 5:45pm in the Jasper City Hall, 465 South Main St, Jasper, Texas 75951.

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Booklet - FAIR HOUSING Equal Opportunity for All PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 April 2013 15:00

America, in every way, represents equality of opportunity for all persons. The rich diversity of its citizens and the spirit of unity that binds us all symbolize the principles of freedom and justice upon which this nation was founded. That is why it is extremely disturbing when new immigrants, minorities, families with children, and persons with disabilities are denied the housing of their choice because of illegal discrimination. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enforces the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination and the intimidation of people in their homes, apartment buildings, and condominium developments – in nearly all housing transactions, including the rental and sale of housing and the provision of mortgage loans. Equal access to rental housing and homeownership opportunities is the cornerstone of this nation’s federal housing policy. Housing providers who refuse to rent or sell homes to people based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability are violating federal law, and HUD will vigorously pursue enforcement actions against them. Housing discrimination is not only illegal, it contradicts in every way the principles of freedom and opportunity we treasure as Americans. HUD is committed to ensuring that everyone is treated equally when searching for a place to call home

Download the PDF version here.

 
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