News Flash

Posted on: September 14, 2020

Finalists named in Abilene Chief of Police search

Chief of Police finalists

Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna is pleased to announce the City’s Police Chief Search Committee has named three finalists for the position of Abilene Chief of Police.

The three finalists, in alphabetical order by last name, are as follows:

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

Help Abilene Animal Services win $100K from the Petco Foundation

Help the Abilene Animal Shelter win 100k with the Petco Holiday Wishes grant campaign

Individuals who have adopted a pet from the Abilene Animal Shelter are invited to share how their pet has changed their life and help give the shelter a chance to receive a $100,000 grand prize Holiday Wishes grant award from the Petco Foundation.

In partn...

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

Bat found in downtown area tests positive for rabies

Bat found in downtown area tests positive for rabies (2)

The City of Abilene would like to advise residents and those who frequent the downtown area that a bat found on September 2, 2020 in the 1100 block of North 2nd Street between Cedar and Cypress Streets has tested positive for rabies. Abilene Animal Servic...

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

Health District receives notification of COVID-19 cases at local nursing facility

Health District receives notification of positive COVID-19 test results from local nursing facility

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District has received notification of eighteen positive COVID-19 test results from residents of the Northern Oaks Living & Rehabilitation Center at 2722 Old Anson Road, and notification of one COVID-19 related d...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

United Express Service to Take Off at Abilene Regional Airport

United announces beginning of flights between Abilene Regional Airport and Houston October 21, 2020

Abilene Regional Airport announces today that United Express flights, operated by SkyWest Airlines, will begin this fall. The new service will provide daily flights from Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)....

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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.

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

Minter Park reopens after community led reconstruction

Community leaders gather for the unveiling of newly renovated Minter Park in downtown Abilene

The City of Abilene Community Services department is happy to announce Downtown Abilene’s historic Vera Hall Minter Memorial Park is now open for the public to enjoy once again after the completion of a major reconstruction effort, made possible...

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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: June 17, 2020

Welcome, Library Director Julee Hatton!

The City of Abilene welcomes its first Library Director

The City of Abilene is excited to announce the hire of Julee Hatton, Abilene’s first Library Director. Ms. Hatton joins the City’s executive management team from Lincoln, Nebraska, where she most recently served as Assistant Director o...

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

Appointments now available for BACK TO SCHOOL immunizations

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District is now scheduling appointments for back to school i

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health Department would like to encourage residents to schedule an appointment for BACK TO SCHOOL immunizations as soon as possible. The District is hosting its annual immunization clinic by appointment only this year to e...

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

Abilene Animal Shelter coordinates flight to save more than 60 dogs and cats

An Animal Shelter staff members stands near an airplane being loaded with cats and dogs that will be

The City of Abilene’s Animal Services has teamed up with the non-profit organization Dog Is My Copilot to relocate more than 60 animals to shelters experiencing a shortage of adoptable pets.

Abilene Animal Services staff and volunteers were at th...

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

New street sweepers help save Abilene streets and improve stormwater drainage

A picture of one of the City's new Dulevo street sweepers, designed to improve stormwater drainag

Four first-of-their-kind street sweepers are now at work on Abilene streets, eliminating curb and gutter debris in an innovative way that will not only clear stormwater drainage pathways, but also increase the longevity of city roadways.

The Dulevo 6000 Ti...

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

Best Friends and City of Abilene partner to improve shelter outcomes during director search

Best Friends and City of Abilene partner in operation of Animal Shelter during search for permanent

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce that Best Friends Animal Society will be committing a qualified staff member to serve as interim director of Abilene Animal Services for the next 12 months. Under the terms of the partnership, the interim directo...

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

UPDATED: Reopening dates for City of Abilene services and facilities

City Facilities Reopening

The City of Abilene is working to open several programs and facilities in the coming weeks:

  • Abilene Animal Shelter - Reopening May 11, no Saturday hours, owner surrenders/euthanasia by appointment only
  • Abilene Public Library 
    • Main & South Branch...
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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

Coronavirus-Update_4-4-NewsFlash

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

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 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
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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City of Abilene - News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: September 10, 2020

Notice of General Election on November 3, 2020

Notice of General Election November 3, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a general election will be held within the City of Abilene, Texas, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 am. and 7:00 p.m., as provided in Resolution Nos. 130-2020 ca...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Notice of Possible Quorum

Development Corporation of Abilene, Inc (DCOA) Board of Directors Notice of Possible Quorum

Abilene City Council Meeting

Thursday, July 9, 20208:30am

Abilene City Hall2nd Floor Council Chambers555 Walnut StreetAbilene, Texas 79601

No DCOA business will be dis...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Modifying the Extension of the Disaster Declaration to Adopt Executive Order GA-18

On the 16th day of March, 2020, a Declaration of Local Disaster was issued to allow the City of Abilene to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Abilene residents.

On April 30, 2020, the Disast...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Modifying the Extension of the Disaster Declaration Until April 30

On the 16th day of March, 2020, a Declaration of Local Disaster was issued to allow the City of Abilene to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Abilene residents.

That this Declaration and Ord...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Modifying the Extension of the Disaster Declaration

On the 16th day of March, 2020, a Declaration of Local Disaster was issued to allow the City of Abilene to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Abilene residents.

That this Declaration and Ord...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mayor Issues Modified Order

On the 16th day of March, 2020, a Declaration of Local Disaster was issued to allow the City of Abilene to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Abilene residents.

Due to the substantial risks ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Issues Disaster Declaration

On the 16th day of March, 2020, a Declaration of Local Disaster was issued to allow the City of Abilene to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Abilene residents.

Read the Full Order by the Ma...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Notice of Drawing for a Place on the General Election Ballot

NOTICE OF DRAWING FOR A PLACE ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

Notice is hereby given of a drawing to determine the order in which the names of candidates for Mayor and City Council Place 3 and Place 4 are to be printed on the ballot for the General Election...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Notice of Possible Quorum

Development Corporation of Abilene, Inc (DCOA) Board of Directors Notice of Possible Quorum

Retirement Reception of Kim Tarrant

Thursday, January 30, 20205:00pm

The Mill239 Locust StreetAbilene, Texas 79602

A discussion will be held relating to the retirement...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Notice of Possible Quorum

Abilene City Council Notice of Possible Quorum

City of Abilene Recreation Feasibility Community Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 20205:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Abilene Convention CenterConference Room 41100 North 6th StreetAbilene, TX 79601

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Notice of Possible Quorum

Development Corporation of Abilene, Inc. Notice of Possible Quorum

Abilene City Council

Thursday, December 193:30 p.m.

Abilene City Hall555 Walnut StreetAbilene, TX 79601

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Notice of Possible Quorum

City of Abilene City Council Notice of Possible Quorum

Airport Development Board Meeting & Airfield Tour

Wednesday, December 11th3:00 p.m.

Abilene Regional Airport2933 Airport Blvd.Lower Level Conference Room of the Terminal

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Public Notices