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Posted on: November 24, 2020

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District’s Thanksgiving Gathering Tips

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The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD) recommends a few tips for Thanksgiving gatherings based on CDC guidelines.

Host a virtual Thanksgiving! Plan ahead and determine your video service; Zoom, Skype, faceTime, Google Hangouts, Housepart...

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

Most City offices closed Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving holiday

Most City offices closed November 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving holiday

The majority of City of Abilene offices and service centers will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Abilene Police and Fire will be in operation. For water emergencies, call the water hotli...

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

CityLink Tour of Lights Canceled due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to limit social gatherings while observing social distancing guidelines, CityLink is canceling its annual Tour of Lights event.  

An annual tradition for over 25 years, the CityLink Tour of Lights has prov...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

COVID Data Reporting Will be Delayed During Holidays

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The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District will delay reporting COVID data during the upcoming holiday season and wants to alert the media and public about this change in routine.

“It’s time we give our frontline public health staff a much-needed bre...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

City of Abilene Animal Services Executes Animal Seizure Warrant to Paw Angel Animal Rescue

City of Abilene Animal Services Executes Animal Seizure Warrant to Paw Angel Animal Rescue 

ABILENE, Texas – On Monday, Nov. 9, The City of Abilene executed an animal seizure warrant to Paw Angel Animal Rescue in the 1500 Block of Park Av...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Where to Dispose of Tree Limbs, Brush? Abilene Brush Center and Residential Pick-Up Information

Abilene, Texas – – After last week's cold snap, Abilene area residents may be looking for the right place to take tree limbs or brush caused by last week’s freezing temperatures.

The City of Abilene reminds residents that the Abilene Brush Center ...

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

Chief Stan Standridge Appointed Chief of Police of San Marcos, Texas

Abilene Police Dept. Chief Stan Standridge has been appointed Chief of Police for the San Marcos Police Department in San Marcos, Texas.

His last day serving APD will be November 13, 2020, and Assistant Chief Mike Perry will serve as Interim Chief until Ch...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Inaugural United Express flight between Abilene and Houston takes off from Abilene Regional Airport

Inaugural United flight between Abilene and Houston has taken off from ABI

Abilene Regional Airport is happy to celebrate the return of direct flights between Abilene and Houston through United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines. The first flight from Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airp...

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

Abilene Public Form on Downtown Street & Parking Restriping Program

Public Forum for Downtown Parking Mon Oct 26 at 4:30pm

Abilene residents are invited to attend a Public Forum Monday, October 26th, at the Abilene Convention Center, 2nd floor Conference Room (1100 N. 6th St.) from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the future downtown street and parking restriping program.

The...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Marcus Dudley, Jr. named City of Abilene's next Chief of Police

Welcome Marcus Dudley Jr, Abilene's Next Chief of Police

The City of Abilene and its Police Chief Search Committee is pleased to announce Marcus Dudley, Jr. will serve as Abilene’s next Chief of Police.

“Mr. Dudley exhibits the servant leadership, commitment to fairness, and professional expertise that is necess...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Current downtown parking limits in effect through October 20, 2020

Downtown Parking limit changes effective October 21, 2020

Drivers utilizing on-street parking in downtown Abilene will be required to comply with existing, posted parking limits and parking meters through Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to avoid parking fines or towing.

Abilene City Council voted at its October 8, 2020...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

CityLink routes 7 & 28 moving to John Knox Drive

CityLink has changed routes 7 & 28 to travel from Curry Lane, to John Knox Drive, and Ridgemont

To provide much safer access to the Target, VA clinic, and Goodwill area, CityLink will change routes 7 and 28 to travel on John Knox Drive instead of Ridgemont Drive. The change to routes 7 and 28 will be effective October 12, 2020.    ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Public Works' annual crack sealing program underway

Benefits and purpose of public works crack sealing program

The City of Abilene’s Public Works Department has begun its annual crack sealing program, the single most important step taken to prolong the life of asphalt roadways across the city. Crews will be working to seal cracks in several sections of ro...

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

Ridgemont at Rolling Green traffic signal fully operational Wednesday, September 30th

New Traffic Signal - Ridgemont & Rolling Green

The new four-way traffic signal located at the intersection of Ridgemont Drive, Rolling Green Drive, and the west entrance of the Mall of Abilene will be fully operational on Wednesday, September 30th. Drivers will need to be prepared to stop at the inter...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Mayor's Hike, Trout fishing, and Winter Break Camp top Parks & Rec fall activities

Fall events and activities for parks and recreation

My Abilene Parks and Recreation would like to invite the public to take part in events and activities planned for this fall, including the return of Winter Break Camp December 21st - 31st (excluding December 24th and 25th). Details and registration inform...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2020

Join us for Abilene Academy 2021!

Applications now accepted for Abilene Academy 2021

The City of Abilene is now accepting applications for Abilene Academy 2021. Interested applicants can submit their information directly through the City’s website at www.abilenetx.gov/abileneacademy. The application deadline is December...

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

Traffic interruptions begin August 1st along Buffalo Gap Road

Buffalo Gap traffic interruptions begin August 1 as water crews prepare for TXDOT widening of road

Work is scheduled to begin for the relocation of water utility lines on FM 89/Buffalo Gap Road beginning August 1, 2020. The utility line relocation is in preparation for a TxDOT project which will widen the road from South Clack to Chimney Rock Road.

Area...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

South 14th Street water line replacement project begins

South 14th water line project begins between Pioneer and Willis

Work has begun to replace the water line along South 14th street in Abilene, improving water service to businesses and residents in the area. 

The project is designed to replace the aging cast iron pipe with approximately 5,000 feet of new 8&r...

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

City response to Governor Abbott's June 26th Executive Order

The City's response to Governor Abbott's June 26, 2020 Executive Order

The City of Abilene encourages all business owners and citizens to follow Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order issued earlier today, limiting certain businesses and services in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. The City of Abilene n...

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

Long-term water source secured for Abilene, Midland, and San Angelo

West Texas Water Partnership reaches 50 year agreement securing water source for Abilene, San Angelo

What began a decade ago as a collaborative effort by the cities of Abilene, Midland and San Angelo to address long-term water needs culminated today with the signing of a multi-generational groundwater supply contract.

The cities negotiated a 50-year agree...

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

Required change in test reporting brings total cases of COVID-19 in Taylor County to 206

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of May 6, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services has notified the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District of two changes needing to made in its reporting of COVID-19 positive test results in Taylor County, which will bring the known number of total COVI...

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

Thirty-six Abilene Fire Department self-isolate with COVID-19

Thirty six AFD personnel self isolate with COVID-19

 The Abilene Fire Department reports thirty-six of its members have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the past seventy-two hours. An additional seven members of the department are in self-quarantine awaiting test results.  In...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

MERCY Clinic and Abilene Taylor County Public Health District closed to public

MERCY Clinic and Health District close to public until further notice

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District at 850 North 6th Street, and MERCY Health Care Center at 1902 Shelton Street are now closed to the public until further notice.  

Residents are still able to access resources and COVID-19 testing pr...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports 3rd COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

Coronavirus update for April 22, 2020

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the third COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:53 a.m.

The deceased patient was a male in his 60s, with underlying health conditions, who was being cared for at ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports second COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports 2nd COVID-19 death for Taylor County

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the second COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

The deceased patient was a male in his 70s, with underlying health conditions, who was being cared for at Hendrick Me...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Possible exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals at Southwest Drive Walmart

Coronavirus update for April 9, 2020

CORRECTION/UPDATE: This news release pertains to the Southwest Drive Walmart on Abilene’s south side, not the Highway 351 Walmart previously reported.

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District would like to notify the public of possible ex...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports first COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

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The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the first COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The deceased patient was a female in her 40s, and a resident of Disability Resources, Inc. (DRI) with underlying medical...

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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

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 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: 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