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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21 Feb

Cain Center Update

Mayor's Message, Feb. 20 Newsletter:The City met with Cain Center Construction Manager-at Risk Berry and Clay this week to go over initial bids for the project.Councilman Ed McCain, City Manager Elizabeth Borstad, Director of Finance Mandie Quigg and I met at City Hall with Eric ... Read More about Cain Center Update
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10 Feb

The City of Athens Announces Rave Alert to Keep Community Informed During Emergency Situations

ATHENS, TEXAS; February 10, 2020– Public safety officials in Athens, Texas are excited to announce that Rave Alert is now available to all residents.  Rave Alert is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from state and local authorities. Rave ... Read More about The City of Athens Announces Rave Alert to Keep Community Informed During Emergency Situations

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