News Releases

Use this page to find City news releases, along with links to Abilene Police and Fire Department news releases. Scroll down for an archive of previous year releases from the City.

  1. North 18th Street bridge closed for redesign

    North 18th Street from Park Avenue to Kirkwood Drive is closed to through traffic, and all drivers are encouraged to avoid any travel over the bridge. Read on...
  2. City ready to address traffic concerns at new Taylor Elementary campus

    Both the City and AISD aim to ensure a safe pick-up and drop-off of students, and are reviewing the Taylor Elementary School site plan to address traffic operations. Read on...
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  1. Abilene Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charge

    The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes arrested 66-year-old Rickylee Stafford on January 14, 2021. Read on...
  2. Cyber Crimes Arrests Abilene Man for Child Sex Crimes

    The Abilene Police Department’s Cyber Crimes Unit served a search and arrest warrant and arrested 23-year-old Yu Zhong on Friday, January 15, 2021. Read on...
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  1. Structure Fire: 4600 Block of Maple Street

    On January 21 2021, The Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 4600 block of Maple Street. Read on...
  2. Structure Fire: 1700 Block of North 8th

    On January 10, 2021 at approximately 7:48 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire located in the 1700 block of N 8th Street. Read on...
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2020 City News Releases

  1. CityLink NR - Passengers limited to 10
  2. NR 011020001 Utility bill due date extended for those who received incorrect January bill.docx
  3. NR 011720002 City closures and operations for MLK holiday.docx
  4. NR 020420003 Applications now accepted for Abilene Academy
  5. NR 022520004 Abilene police chief submits resignation
  6. NR 022720005 North 18th Street bridge found unsafe, closed until further notice
  7. NR 030620006 Street work begins on downtown Central Business District project
  8. NR 030920007 Citywide tornado drill set for Wednesday, March 18th
  9. NR 031220008 Abilene-Taylor County Public Health Distric reports no confirmed cases of COVID-19 inTaylor County
  10. NR 031620009 Gatherings limited, municipal services closed to limit potential for spread of COVID-19
  11. NR 031820010 Gatherings limited to 50, City extends closures to limit potential for spread of COVID-19
  12. NR 032320011 Extention of disaster declaration limits gathering to 10
  13. NR 032620012 Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District recevies first confirmed positive case of COVID-19
  14. NR 032620013 Residents urged to practice social distancing and sanitize at City parks
  15. NR 032720014 Investigation into first confirmed case of COVID-19
  16. NR 032720015 Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District receives second positive COVID-19 test result
  17. NR 032820016 A message from Mayor Anthony Williams
  18. NR 032820017 Abilene Taylor County Public Health District receives four positive COVID-19 test results
  19. NR 040120018 City staff determining effect of Governor Order on LSIP
  20. NR 040420019 Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports first COVID-19 related death
  21. NR 040920020 Possible exposure to COVID-19 at Abilene area Walmart
  22. NR 041320021 Abilene area COVID-19 cases expected to increase over next two weeks
  23. NR 041520022 Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports second COVID-19 related death in Taylor County
  24. NR 042220023 Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports third COVID-19 related death for Taylor County
  25. NR 042220024 MERCY Clinic and Abilene Taylor County Public Health District closed to public
  26. NR 042420025 Mayor forms committee to advise in reopning of local economy
  27. NR 042620026 Thirty-six Abilene Fire Department personnel test positive for COVID-19
  28. NR 050120027 Abilene Mayor requests permission to hold August election
  29. NR 050120028 City plans for reopening under Governor Abbott guidelines
  30. NR 050620029 Required change in test reporting brings COVID-19 total test results to 206 in Taylor County
  31. NR 051220030 West Texas Water Partnership secures long term water source for Abilene
  32. NR 052220031 Most City offices closed for Memorial Day holiday
  33. NR 052220032 Reopening of Abilene Taylor County Public Health District
  34. NR 052820033 Best Friends Animal Society and City of Abilene partner to improve animal outcomes
  35. NR 060520034 New street sweepers play importnat role in saving Abilene streets and improving stormwater system
  36. NR 061720035 Appointments now available for BACK TO SCHOOL immunizations
  37. NR 061720036 City of Abilene welcomes first Library Director
  38. NR 062620037 Kirby Lake Park closing at 7 p.m. July 4th
  1. NR 070120038 Most City offices closed July 3rd for Independence Day holiday
  2. NR 070220039 Mayor Williams thanks Freedom Festival organizers for decision to cancel events
  3. NR 070220040 Hours and operations shift for Abilene Animal Services
  4. NR 070820041 Water line replacement project beginning along South 14th Street
  5. NR 070820042 Minter Park reopens after community led reconstruction
  6. NR 072720043 Traffic interruptions begin August 1st along Buffalo Gap Road
  7. NR 072920044 Mayor Anthony Williams tests positive for COVID-19
  8. NR 081120045 United Express service to take off at Abilene Regional Airport
  9. NR 081320046 Free adoptions from Abilene Animal Shelter August 17 - 22
  10. NR 081820047 Boil water notice for Lake Ft. Phantom Hill area
  11. NR 081920048 ATCPHD receives COVID19 results from area nursing home
  12. NR 081920049 Boil water notice rescinded
  13. NR 082420050 City of Abilene mourns passing of employee with COVID-19
  14. NR 090220051 Most City offices closed for Labor Day holiday
  15. NR 090420052 Bat found in downtown area tests postitive for rabies
  16. NR 090820053 Help Abilene Animal Services win 100k from Petco Foundation
  17. NR 091420054 Three finalists named in Abilene Chief of Police search
  18. NR 092920055 Public Works Department annual crack sealing program underway
  19. NR 100520056 Registration open for free, drive through flu shots
  20. NR 100920057 Current downtown parking limits in effect through Oct 20
  21. NR 102120060 Inaugural United Express flight between Abilene and Houston takes off from Abilene Regional Airport
  22. NR 102620061 Chief Stan Standridge Appointed Chief of Police of San Marcos,TX
  23. NR 102720062 City solid waste services suspended for Tuesday, October 27
  24. NR 110120063 Join us for Abilene Academy 2021
  25. NR 110620065 Most City offices closed for Veterans Day holiday
  26. NR 110920066 City of Abilene Animal Services Executes Animal Seizure Warrant to Paw Angel Animal Rescue
  27. NR 111020067 COVID Data Reporting Will be Delayed During Holidays
  28. NR 112320069-correction City of Abilene Thanksgiving holiday closures
  29. NR 120720071 United Airlines temporarily reduces flight schedule at Abilene Regional Airport
  30. NR 120820072 CDC releases new guidelines for quarantine measures
  31. NR 121520074 Holiday Hike December 24 - Jan 2
  32. NR 122120075 ABI reminds new drone owners to register with FAA
  33. NR 122120076 City of Abilene Christmas holiday closures
  34. NR 122220077 ATCPHD will receive 600 Moderna Vaccines
  35. NR 122820078 Abilene Area Recycler No Longer Accepting Cardboard and Paper
  36. NR 123020080 ATCPHD builds list for next round of COVID vaccinations
  37. NR 123120081 City of Abilene closes most facilities at 3 30pm Thursday due to Inclement Weather