City of Athens, TX Blog

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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

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Mark Carroll Appointed for City Council

The Athens City Council unanimously appointed Mark Carroll to fill the unexpired term for Council Member Place 1 during Monday night's meeting.The Place 1 seat was left vacant when Toni Garrard Clay was appointed to serve as Mayor earlier this

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Monte Montgomery Resigns

Monte Montgomery submitted his resignation as mayor of Athens Friday, June 4, "effective immediately." According to the City Charter, the council “shall” appoint a replacement when a council seat is vacated. As stated in Section 3: “Any vacancy or vacancies occurring

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Fireworks Safety

Summer is here and the Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means family gatherings and fireworks. "As a reminder, it is illegal to pop fireworks inside the city limits," said Athens Fire Marshal Lance West. "If you

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Staying Safe in a Tornado

Two simple words can put Texans on edge: severe weather.Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can cause death and destruction for those who aren't ready.“The tornado season is upon us and we want to make sure that the residents of Athens and