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.

Upcoming Events

Jan 25

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Jan 27

Parks Board Meeting

Parks Board Meeting

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Feb 8

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

5:30 PM - 6:30 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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15 Jan

Street Closures & Projects

January 12, 2021: **UPDATE** This section will be closed on January 15th at noon and will be open at 5pm. The section of South Prairieville Street to Parsons Parkway will be closed to traffic on Thursday, January 14th from 8:00 am up to 5:00 pm. ... Read More about Street Closures & Projects
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12 Jan

City of Athens Selected a Police Chief

The Athens City Council approved the hiring of John Densmore as the new police chief Monday night. Densmore comes to Athens from the Cedar Hill Police Department where he is a lieutenant.Densmore told the City Council he can't wait to get started."The group of guys ... Read More about City of Athens Selected a Police Chief

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