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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04 Jun

Monte Montgomery Resigns

Monte Montgomery submitted his resignation as mayor of Athens Friday, June 4, "effective immediately." According to the City Charter, the council “shall” appoint a replacement when a council seat is vacated. As stated in Section 3: “Any vacancy or vacancies occurring in the city council shall ... Read More about Monte Montgomery Resigns
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03 Jun

Fireworks Safety

Summer is here and the Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means family gatherings and fireworks. "As a reminder, it is illegal to pop fireworks inside the city limits," said Athens Fire Marshal Lance West. "If you choose to buy fireworks and ... Read More about Fireworks Safety

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