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

Explore Athens

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE

NOTICE OF TAX RATE FY 2022

"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 2.79 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY -$15.18."

 

For more information regarding the FY 2022 Proposed Budget and Tax Rate visit the "Financial Transparency" page of our website.

Upcoming Events

Jan 24

Council Meeting 1/24/22

Council Meeting 1/24/22

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Feb 7

Planning and Zoning 2/7/22

Planning and Zoning 2/7/22

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Feb 14

Council Meeting 2/14/22

Council Meeting 2/14/22

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Feb 28

Council Meeting 2/28/22

Council Meeting 2/28/22

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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24 Jan

Heating Safety Tips

Did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths and that half of those types of fires are reported in December, January, or February?"I hope everyone had a great Christmas Holiday and a Happy New Year," said Athens ... Read More about Heating Safety Tips
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16 Nov

Thanksgiving Safety Tips from Athens Fire/Rescue

There's just one week until Thanksgiving and you know what that means. Lots of cooking!"The holiday season is upon us, so here are some turkey frying and cooking safety tips," said Fire Marshal Lance West. "Following these tips while the family is all gathered around ... Read More about Thanksgiving Safety Tips from Athens Fire/Rescue

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