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Posted on: March 30, 2020

City of Abilene issues Limited Shelter in Place Order to prevent against the spread of COVID-19

City of Abilene Limited Shelter in Place Order effective 3/31/20 at 12 noon

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Limited Shelter in Place Order effective March 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District receives four positive COVID-19 test results

Testing Update March 28 2020

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received four additional positive test results for COVID-19, bringing the total positive test count for Taylor County and Dyess Air Force Base to seven. 

The four new positive test results are a...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2020

A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

Over the last few weeks, the City Council and I have worked to take measured, responsible steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community; we first restricted gatherings to 250 individuals, and as new data was collected, to 50. When Governor Gre...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District receives second positive COVID-19 test result

Testing Update for March 27 2020

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received its second confirmed positive test result for COVID-19 in Taylor County. This brings the total positive test count for Taylor County to three, including a positive result reported by Dyess Air ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Details around first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Taylor County

Coronavirus update for March 27, 2020

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the first individual to test positive for COVID-19 in Taylor County has revealed the following information:

  • The infected individual is a resident of Disability Resources, Inc., and was not recently engage...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Residents urged to practice social distancing and sanitize at City parks

Remember to practice social distancing and sanitize at City parks

The City of Abilene’s Department of Community Services would like to encourage all Abilene area residents using City parks and playgrounds to practice social distancing, and properly sanitize before and immediately after visiting a park, touchin...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Abilene Taylor-County Health District receives first confirmed positive test result for COVID-19

Graphic image announcing first confirmed positive COVID-19 test result in Taylor County

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received its first confirmed positive test result for COVID-19 in Taylor County.

The infected individual was tested Wednesday, March 25, and received notification of their positive test result Thursday, ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Extension of Disaster Declaration Limits Gatherings to 10

Graphic image for COVID-19 update as of March 23, 2020

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective immediately after signing on Monday, March 23, 2020, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 10. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 1...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Gatherings Limited to 50, City Extends Closures to Limit Potential for Spread of COVID-19

Latest COVID19 information as of 3/18

 Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective 8 p.m., Sunday, March 22, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 50. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 51 or more people,...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Gatherings Limited, City Closures Announced to Limit Potential for Spread of COVID-19

Graphic image stating COVID19 update from City of Abilene as of March 17 2020

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 250. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 250 or more people, and will ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District Reports No Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Taylor County

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IN AN EFFORT TO FURTHER EDUCATE AND INFORM THE PUBLIC ON CONCERNS AROUND THE COVID-19 VIRUS, MAYOR ANTHONY WILLIAMS HAS ASKED THAT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT BE MADE:

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reports there are currently no confirmed ca...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Street Work Begins on downtown Central Business District street improvement project

Map of downtown streets set for concrete repair and reconstruction through the CBD street improvemen

Work begins Friday, March 6th on the City of Abilene’s Central Business District street improvement project in downtown Abilene.

The first portion of roadway to undergo construction is Cedar Street from North 1st to North 2nd. Over the next year,...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

North 18th Street Bridge Found Unsafe, Closed Until Further Notice

Image alerting residents to bridge closure at North 18th over Catclaw Creek

The bridge over Catclaw Creek at North 18th Street has been found unsafe and closed until further notice. All drivers and area residents are urged not to travel over the bridge until it is fully repaired.

North 18th from Park Avenue to Kirkwood Drive has b...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Abilene Police Chief Submits Resignation

ABILENE, Texas – Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna has accepted the resignation of Police Chief Stan Standridge.

“Chief Standridge informed me earlier this week of his intentions to leave employment with the City of Abilene on or before...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Abilene Trout Fest and more activities at Parks and Rec this winter

Abilene Texas Trout Fest 2020

The City of Abilene’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a number of family-friendly events this winter, starting with the Abilene Trout Fest on January 11th at Cal Young Park. This free event includes fishing, casting, and knot tying ac...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Attorney Comment Regarding Carter v. City of Abilene Verdict

Abilene City Attorney Stanley Smith has issued the following statement regarding today’s verdict in the Carter v. City of Abilene lawsuit:

“The City of Abilene respects today’s verdict by the jury in the Chad Carter v. City of...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

Most City of Abilene offices and service centers will close Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. For water emergencies, call the water hotline 325.676.6000 at any time. For animal related emergenc...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mayor Anthony Williams Receives Council of Governments Regional Services Award

Mayor Williams receives the WCTCOG Regional Services award

The West Central Texas Council of Governments and City of Abilene is proud to announce Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams as the latest recipient of the West Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Services Award.

Mayor Williams is the fourth person to r...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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