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Utility Department busy with big projects


The City of Athens Utility Department has more than 45 projects underway right now. Some are nearing completion while others have just gotten onto the drawing board, but all of them are important to our water and sewer systems.There are five capital improvement projects that currently lead the list…

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month


December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and the Athens Police Department calls on all residents to be safe and sober while behind the wheel."Many people only think of alcohol or illegal drugs when talking about this topic, but other substances can also impair your driving," said Poli…

Crash Responders Safety Week - Nov. 14-18


Crash Responders Safety Week will take place November 14-18 and this year’s theme is “Respect Our Roadside Heroes.”Athens Fire/Rescue and the Athens Police Department work constantly with partners, including other fire departments and law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, towing and…

Athens Presented Award for Memorial Legacy Wall


The City of Athens was presented a Municipal Excellence Award in City Spirit last week during the Texas Municipal League's 110th Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio."The 2022 Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Awards recognize and encourage the achievements of Texas cities in m…

Monthly Siren Test


The City of Athens will conduct its monthly siren test Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m.

City Hall Closed


Athens City Hall will be closed Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance to Labor Day.If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 903-675-5131 or email us at info@athenstx.gov

Become a City of Athens Police Officer!


Athens loves its police officers!* City Council members raised APD salaries to $59,528 for entry-level officers.* The community voted YES for a brand new police station.* The department values experience and offers a Lateral Entry Program for existing officers.Come be part of a community that suppo…

Athens City Council Has Called for a Special Election


The Athens City Council has called for a special election to be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, to allow residents to vote for or against the adoption of an ordinance outlawing abortion and declaring Athens a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.This election comes after the City Council was presented with a petiti…

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


Employment with the City of Athens provides an incredible opportunity to experience a fulfilling career delivering 21st-century services to the citizens of Athens. With a mix of new and tenured employees, our workforce strives to meet the daily challenges of a dynamic and evolving municipal landsca…

Athens City Council Scheduled Public Hearings for the 2022-23 Budget and Tax Rate


The public hearing on the budget will be held 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. The public hearing for the proposed tax rate will be held 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12.The proposed tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year is $0.566000 per $100 valuation, which is a reduction of $0.079221 from the current year. …

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