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, farmers market, 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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06 Jul

Heat-Related Illness Prevention

Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, according to the National Weather Service, and Athens Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Lance West wants residents to be safe. "We are going into the hot time of year, so I just want to share ... Read More about Heat-Related Illness Prevention
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01 Jul

Mark Carroll Appointed for City Council

The Athens City Council unanimously appointed Mark Carroll to fill the unexpired term for Council Member Place 1 during Monday night's meeting.The Place 1 seat was left vacant when Toni Garrard Clay was appointed to serve as Mayor earlier this month.Carroll has served as chairman ... Read More about Mark Carroll Appointed for City Council

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