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Report Storm Damage to TDEM


The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) encourages citizens to report storm damage to property by submitting a damage assessment survey. This week's severe weather caused damage throughout Athens.Texans can report damage to homes and businesses using the Individual State of Texas Assessme…

Collection Site Open for Storm Debris


This week's ice storm caused tree limbs and debris to accumulate around the city. To help, City officials have announced that the City's Collection Site at 500 Aaron Street will be open next week, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Athens residents can dump storm debris for free during…

Valve Replacement Could Temporarily Cause Cloudy Water


The Athens Utility Department completed an important valve replacement project Wednesday night that changed the route drinking water moves from the Treatment Plant into the City. This change will increase the flow of water through pipelines that have had very little use for years and is expected to…

Councilman Smith steps down


Athens City Councilman (Place 2) Aaron Smith tendered his resignation from the council Thursday in order to run for Mayor.According to the City Charter, "Any person holding an elective office of or with the City of Athens who shall become a candidate for any elective office of the United States or …

Business and Education Task Force moves forward


Promising beginnings for the Henderson County Business and Education Task Force continued last Wednesday as stakeholders met in Athens and formed committees to move forward with their mission.That mission? To foster a skilled workforce to meet local businesses' current and future needs.While the mi…

UPDATE -- Important Utility Project


UPDATE: Because of rain in the forecast, the Utilities Department has pushed this project back one day. It is now scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25-26. The time frames remain the same, just pushed back one day.The Athens Utility Department will work with contractors to replace an 18-inc…

Candidate Filing Opens


Wednesday, Jan. 18, is the first day candidates can file for the May 6 Athens City Council election.The positions of Mayor and Council Member, Place 1 are on the ballot this year.Candidate packets can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the City Secretary's Office at City Hall, 508 E. Tyler Stree…

Temporary Disinfectant Conversion in the Public Water System


The City of Athens public water system, (PWS) ID 1070005, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. The conversion will begin on February 6, 2023, and will continue until March 6, 2023. During this period, you may experience taste an…

Citizens Fire Academy


Come learn what it's like to fight fires.Athens Fire/Rescue will be hosting its first-ever Citizens Fire Academy beginning in 2023."We're hosting this Academy so people can see what we actually do," said Fire Marshal Lance West, who is spearheading the program. "It will let people see all the hats …

City Sets Sales Tax Collections Record


According to data from the State Comptroller's Office, the City of Athens set a record for sales tax collections this year."The City of Athens' sales tax collections were higher than ever in 2022 thanks to the residents of Athens and Henderson County who shop locally and spend their hard-earned mon…

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