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Financial Aid to Help Replace Sewer Pipe on North Pinkerton

The City of Athens has landed more financial help for the water system.Wednesday, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved financial assistance in the amount of $1.5 million -- $1,080,000 loan and $466,404 in loan forgiveness -- for the City

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Chief Buddy Hill is Retiring from the Police Department

Buddy Hill is retiring as chief of the Athens Police Department effective Aug. 28 and will be taking an investigator’s position with the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office beginning in January 2021.“I look forward to the opportunity I’ve been given,”

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East Tyler Street is going to get a major upgrade.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to install sidewalks along both sides of East Tyler Street, from Carroll Street to the intersection of FM 2495. The best part is the $1.5 million project is only going to cost

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Cain Center Construction Begins

ATHENS, Texas (May 7, 2020) -- Representatives from the Athens City Council, the Cain Center Public Steering Committee, and Construction Manager-at-Risk Berry and Clay gathered Thursday morning to break ground on the long-awaited Cain Center rehabilitation project.“A lot of work

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Athens Police Chief Warns About Stimulus Check Scams

ATHENS, Texas -- Athens Police Chief Buddy Hill is warning residents to be on the lookout for scam attempts connected to COVID-19. These scam attempts could lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft, he said.“The most important thing to remember