City of Athens, TX Blog

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Guarding Against Vehicle Burglaries

The Athens Police Department has seen a recent increase in theft reports from unlocked vehicles.  Most burglaries occur at night while the vehicle is parked outside the owner’s residence however, some burglars target vehicles that are parked in parking lots

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City of Athens Hiring Police Chief

The City of Athens has retained Baker Tilly US to lead a national search to help identify its next Police Chief.Consistent with our commitment to openness and community involvement, we ask that you take a few minutes to share your

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Henderson County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard mitigation describes actions taken to help reduce or eliminate long-term riskscaused by hazards or disasters, such as flooding, earthquakes, wildfires, landslides, or damfailure. As the costs of disasters continue to rise, governments and citizens must find waysto reduce hazard risks

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Mitigate Wildfire Risk During the Fall Season

It is getting to be that time of year again in Texas; our fall season! With fall comes nicer weather and hunting season – both things that are getting people outdoors and, on the road, more often. As more folks

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Street Closure Projects

November 16, 2020: For the majority of the day, Pinkerton Street from Joseph St. to Palmetto St will be closed for utility repair. Thank you for your patience.November 12, 2020: Please be advised that beginning on Friday November 13th, 2020