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The City of Athens 2020 Water Improvement Project

It is time to start the project!The City of Athens 2020 Water Improvements project -- which includes replacing water system mains, services, and fire hydrants along Park, Prairieville, and E. Clinton streets -- is set to begin Monday, Sept. 14.This

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City is Cutting Tax Rate

As City Councilman Robert Gross put it, the City of Athens is about to do something “unheard of right now.”The City is going to lower the ad valorem tax rate 2 cents to .660221 per $100 valuation. The Council heard

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Financial Aid to Help Replace Sewer Pipe on North Pinkerton

The City of Athens has landed more financial help for the water system.Wednesday, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved financial assistance in the amount of $1.5 million -- $1,080,000 loan and $466,404 in loan forgiveness -- for the City

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Chief Buddy Hill is Retiring from the Police Department

Buddy Hill is retiring as chief of the Athens Police Department effective Aug. 28 and will be taking an investigator’s position with the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office beginning in January 2021.“I look forward to the opportunity I’ve been given,”

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East Tyler Street is going to get a major upgrade.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to install sidewalks along both sides of East Tyler Street, from Carroll Street to the intersection of FM 2495. The best part is the $1.5 million project is only going to cost