Welcome to Athens Texas

Welcome to our City! Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. With Dallas and Tyler only a short drive away, we’re the perfect spot to live, work, and play for those who want the benefits of a smaller city, but easy access to larger metro areas.

Fun for the Whole Family

From the great outdoors to burgers and brews, Athens has fun for the whole family.

With a variety of family-friendly destinations like the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex and more, you’re sure to embark on an activity that will satisfy the entire family!

Wine and craft beer lovers will enjoy 4 local wineries in and around Athens and a new craft brewery in the heart of downtown Athens. Downtown Athens offers shopping, art galleries, the Henderson County Historical Museum and more. Check out our local, cultural resources and plan your weekend stay with family and friends

Explore Athens

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NOTICE OF TAX RATE 

"THE ADOPTED TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE; THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 7.00 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY -$14.24."

 

For more information regarding the FY 2021 Adopted Budget and Tax Rate visit the "Financial Transparency" page of our website.

What's happening in Athens

With new events taking place each year, we are fortunate to celebrate a handful of events that have stood the test of time!

What's Happening

Latest News & Articles

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04 Mar

Street Closures & Projects

March 3, 2021: The intersection of Laird Ln. and E. Clinton will be open tonight for through traffic. It will be closed for tomorrow, March 4, from 7AM to 7PM. Please plan on taking a detour route around the construction area. Road crew will set up ... Read More about Street Closures & Projects
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01 Mar

Temporary Disinfectant Conversion in the Public Water System

The City of Athens public water system, (PWS) ID 1070005, has temporarily converted the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. The conversion began February 20, 2021 and will continue until March 19, 2021. During this period, you may experience taste ... Read More about Temporary Disinfectant Conversion in the Public Water System

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