City of Athens, TX Blog

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Blog: NWS Severe Weather Safety Tips

“The tornado season is upon us, and we want to make sure that the residents of Athens and surrounding communities are prepared if a tornado were to hit.  Please be aware of severe weather watches and warnings.  Plan ahead, make

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Blog: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month."We want to give everyone a peek at distracted driving," said Athens Fire Marshal Lance West. "This includes texting, using a mobile phone, eating, drinking, grooming, and more.  Please avoid distractions by using a “do

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Street Closures & Projects

March 9:Please be aware that Oncor will have a section of Wood St. closed March 10 starting at 8 AM until noon about 4 hours.There will be no through traffic from Old Tyler Street to Cream Level Rd.March 7:*UPDATE* This

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City Hall Closed Today

City Hall and all non-essential offices will be closed today due to the weather. The Cain Center will also be closed. Please keep warm and safe today!

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Emergency Operations Center Opens Ahead of Winter Storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather warning for Henderson County from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2022. In preparation, the City of Athens has transitioned the Emergency Operations Center to Readiness Level III.