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

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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

06 Aug

Water Main Break

***UPDATE***The damaged section of water main pipeline has been replaced. Crews have disinfected and flushed the water main to restore service by 6:00 p.m. Customers affected by the interruption should notify the Utility Department at (903) 675-5131 if they have any water quality concerns following ... Read More about Water Main Break
02 Aug

Updating the Master Plan

Last week in our City Council meeting, we voted to update the City's master plan. This hasn't been done since 1999, so it is time.The company we picked to help us with the master plan is Norris Design, which has offices here in Texas, but ... Read More about Updating the Master Plan

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