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Street Closures & Projects

September 21:The 100 block of W. Larkin and 300 block of La Rue St. will be closed to traffic overnight on Thursday, September 23, for road repair. Both roads will open back up on Friday morning. Barricades and traffic control

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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,

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Athens Fire/Rescue Deploys to Louisiana

Firefighter Justin Miller, Fire Driver Ricky Harris, and Assistant Fire Chief Paul Crayton (pictured from left) deployed to Lousiana Monday morning in response to Hurricane Ida. The team was first headed to Beaumont’s Fire Station 1, where they will

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Back to School Safety Tips

It is that time of the year again with students returning to class."With the new school year beginning, we would like for it to be on everyone's mind to be aware of their surroundings," said Athens Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Lance

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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