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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Parade Entry Forms Now Available

“Peace on Earth”2020 City of Athens Christmas Parade Entry Forms Now AvailableATHENS – The City of Athens is pleased to announce that the 2020 Athens Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Entry forms and