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

 PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE

NOTICE OF TAX RATE FY 2022

"THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 2.79 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY -$15.18."

 

For more information regarding the FY 2022 Proposed 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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17 Sep

Street Closures & Projects

September 17: TxDOT will be performing Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) testing on South Prairieville Street near Ben Belt Dr and Campus Dr. next Tuesday, Sept. 20. The road will be closed from approximately 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the safety of the work crews.September ... Read More about Street Closures & Projects
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13 Sep

Athens Fire & Rescue Makes Second Deployment to Louisiana

The Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) continues to provide assistance to areas of southern Louisiana that were hit hardest by Hurricane Ida. Athens Fire/Rescue deployed initial TIFMAS resources on Monday, Aug. 30. Over the past couple of weeks, Assistant Fire Chief Paul Crayton, ... Read More about Athens Fire & Rescue Makes Second Deployment to Louisiana

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