Welcome to Athens Texas

Welcome to our City! Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. With Dallas and Tyler only a short drive away, we’re the perfect spot to live, work, and play for those who want the benefits of a smaller city, but easy access to larger metro areas.

Fun for the Whole Family

From the great outdoors to burgers and brews, Athens has fun for the whole family.

With a variety of family-friendly destinations like the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex and more, you’re sure to embark on an activity that will satisfy the entire family!

Wine and craft beer lovers will enjoy 4 local wineries in and around Athens and a new craft brewery in the heart of downtown Athens. Downtown Athens offers shopping, art galleries, the Henderson County Historical Museum, farmers market, and more. Check out our local, cultural resources and plan your weekend stay with family and friends

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE

NOTICE ABOUT TAX RATE FY 2023

"THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 6.21 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY -$81.62."

 

For more information regarding the FY 2023 Proposed Budget and Tax Rate visit the "Financial Transparency" page of our website.

Upcoming Events

Dec 3

2022 Christmas Parade

2022 Christmas Parade

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's happening in Athens

With new events taking place each year, we are fortunate to celebrate a handful of events that have stood the test of time!

What's Happening

Latest News & Articles

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16 Nov

Crash Responders Safety Week - Nov. 14-18

Crash Responders Safety Week will take place November 14-18 and this year’s theme is “Respect Our Roadside Heroes.”Athens Fire/Rescue and the Athens Police Department work constantly with partners, including other fire departments and law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, towing and recovery, public works, and ... Read More about Crash Responders Safety Week - Nov. 14-18
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11 Oct

Athens Presented Award for Memorial Legacy Wall

The City of Athens was presented a Municipal Excellence Award in City Spirit last week during the Texas Municipal League's 110th Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio."The 2022 Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Awards recognize and encourage the achievements of Texas cities in meeting ... Read More about Athens Presented Award for Memorial Legacy Wall

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