City of Athens, TX Blog

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Water Update

**UPDATE**City of Athens water customers may be noticing an earthy or musty taste and smell in their drinking water. The cause of this odor is compounds associated with algae in lake water. Although the compounds aren’t pathogenic or toxic, they

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DPS Offices Closed due to Covid-19

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Offices across the state are closed.DPS offices that provide CDL testing will remain open solely for the purpose of providing initial CDLs. Visits will be by

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Trash Pickup Change

Because of issues related to COVID-19, residents should be aware that beginning March 31 recycling will not be taken to the recycling center. It will be taken to the landfill.This change is being made for two reasons:1. Refuse for recycling

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City Councils Extends Declaration of Local Disaster

On Monday, March 23, 2020, the Athens City Council extended the mayor's Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency until the council takes action to cancel it.This is not a new declaration, just an extension of what already

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City Signs Disaster Declaration

As I compose this letter, our city is having to prepare and take precautions to maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle. We will all have to make sacrifices to ensure we minimize the chances of being infected by the coronavirus.