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 and more. Check out our local, cultural resources and plan your weekend stay with family and friends

Explore Athens

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NOTICE OF TAX RATE 

"THE ADOPTED TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE; THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 7.00 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY -$14.24."

 

For more information regarding the FY 2021 Adopted Budget and Tax Rate visit the "Financial Transparency" page of our website.

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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17 Sep

COVID-19 Update

September 17, 2020 at 5:10 pm: Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the area:Henderson County: 907 cases; 708 recovered; 19 deathsAthens: 359 cases; 6 deathsClick on the links below for the most updated numbers.Texas Health and Human ServicesNortheast Texas Public Health District* Disclaimer pertaining to the link ... Read More about COVID-19 Update
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14 Sep

Athens Firefighters Headed to California

Cutline: Pictured from left are Engine Boss Cpt. Chris Walker, Lt. Brian Davis, Fire Driver Brock Bozeman, and Firefighter Eugene "Gene" Lattis. (Courtesy photo) Athens, TX - California asked for help and Texas is responding -- and that includes Athens. Athens Fire/Rescue will be part of a ... Read More about Athens Firefighters Headed to California

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