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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Important Information

The City of Athens "ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE."

"THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 10.47 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $5.36."

 

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

Upcoming Events

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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10 Feb

The City of Athens Announces Rave Alert to Keep Community Informed During Emergency Situations

ATHENS, TEXAS; February 10, 2020– Public safety officials in Athens, Texas are excited to announce that Rave Alert is now available to all residents.  Rave Alert is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from state and local authorities. Rave ... Read More about The City of Athens Announces Rave Alert to Keep Community Informed During Emergency Situations
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16 Dec

New Stop Sign Installation Notice

Due to safety concerns the City of Athens will install a stop sign for North boundtraffic, and the installation of a stop sign for South bound traffic on Maryland St. where it intersects withClinton St. creating a 4-way intersection. Effective date: December 20, 2019 Read More about New Stop Sign Installation Notice

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