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

The City of Athens "ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE."

"THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 10.47 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $5.36."

 

For more information regarding the 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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09 Sep

Cain Center Update

Plenty of contractors are interested in working on the Cain Center project!Thursday afternoon, the City held a mandatory pre-proposal meeting with potential contractors at the Cain Center. The meeting included myself, the city manager and the architects along with 10 companies interested in being the ... Read More about Cain Center Update
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02 Aug

Updating the Master Plan

Last week in our City Council meeting, we voted to update the City's master plan. This hasn't been done since 1999, so it is time.The company we picked to help us with the master plan is Norris Design, which has offices here in Texas, but ... Read More about Updating the Master Plan

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