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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

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New Stop Sign Installation Notice

Due to safety concerns the City of Athens will install a stop sign for North boundtraffic, and the installation of a stop sign for South bound traffic on Maryland St. where it intersects withClinton St. creating a 4-way intersection. Effective

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Master Plan Open House

We had a good turn out at our first Open House meeting for the new comprehensive master plan this week. Thank you to First United Methodist Church for providing a place large enough to meet.It has been nearly 20 years

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Lifesavers Honored by UT Health East Texas at Athens City Council Meeting

Written by Michael HanniganEleven individuals were honored at Monday night's Athens City Council meeting for actions that saved a man's life.UT Health East Texas EMS Operations Regional Director Todd Loper told council members all 11 were vital in saving Charles

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Director of Economic Development Hired

The Athens City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Joan Ahlers as Director of Economic Development Monday night. She is pictured above (from left to right) with Will Traxson (EDC Board President), Elizabeth Borstad (City Manager), Joan Ahlers (EDC Director),