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COVID-19 Update

As of May 22, 2020 at 4:31 pm: Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the area:Henderson County: 55 casesAthens (inside City limits): 12 cases; 6 recoveredAthens (outside City limits): 7 casesClick on the links below for the most updated numbers.Texas Health

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Cain Center Construction Begins

ATHENS, Texas (May 7, 2020) -- Representatives from the Athens City Council, the Cain Center Public Steering Committee, and Construction Manager-at-Risk Berry and Clay gathered Thursday morning to break ground on the long-awaited Cain Center rehabilitation project.“A lot of work

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Athens Police Chief Warns About Stimulus Check Scams

ATHENS, Texas -- Athens Police Chief Buddy Hill is warning residents to be on the lookout for scam attempts connected to COVID-19. These scam attempts could lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft, he said.“The most important thing to remember

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How to Determine if you are and Essential Service

On March 31, 2020, Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in

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Water Update

**UPDATE**City of Athens water customers may be noticing an earthy or musty taste and smell in their drinking water. The cause of this odor is compounds associated with algae in lake water. Although the compounds aren’t pathogenic or toxic, they