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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Tell us what improvements you'd like to see in Abilene neighborhoods!

ONS Community Meetings August 11

The City of Abilene Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) is in the process of completing the FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and the PY 2020-2021 Action Plan, ONS will be holding 2 Community Meetings.

The Community Meetings will discuss community developme...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020 COVID-19 testing numbers for Taylor County

COVID-19 testing numbers from the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District for August 4, 2020. There are 17 new positives (PCR and Antigen), 53 recoveries, 36 current hospitalizations, and one additional death to report; a male in his 60s with preexis...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

Tax Increase Notice

A tax rate of $.7877 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of the City of Abilene.

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2020 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for the City of Abilene from t...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Mayor Anthony Williams tests positive for COVID-19

Mayor Williams tests positive for COVID-19

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams announced Wednesday that he has received notification of testing positive on a PCR test for COVID-19. At this time, the Mayor remains in self-quarantine at his home, and has yet to experience any symptoms of the virus, or fe...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Abilene Police Impound Auction July 28

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Abilene Police Impound Auction

Notice of Public Sale of Abandoned Vehicles

The Abilene Police Impound Facility has scheduled an auction of abandoned motor vehicles with RENEBATES.COM. The auction opens for bids at 8:00 am on Tuesday July 28, 2020, and biddi...

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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 - Highlights
Posted on: July 27, 2020

2020 Notice of Tax Rates in the City of Abilene

Notice of Tax Rates in City of Abilene 2020

This notice provides information about two tax rates. The no-new-revenue tax rate would Impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt...

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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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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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Posted on: July 3, 2020

New hours of operation for Abilene Animal Shelter

New hours of operation for Abilene Animal Shelter to include Saturday adoption services

In an effort to better serve the community and facilitate the adoption of more animals to loving homes in our area, Abilene Animal Services will be shifting the Abilene Animal Shelter hours and operations beginning Monday, July 6, 2020 to be open on Satur...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Unclaimed Property List for 2020

Unclaimed Property Post 2020

Unclaimed Property List of 2020

In accordance with Title 6, Chapter 76 of the Texas Property Code, the City of Abilene is hereby publishing notice of unclaimed property in the form of uncashed checks for amounts of $100 or less issued by the City of Abilen...

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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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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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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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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Sayles Boulevard Repairs Begin

Sayles Blvd Repair begins June 15 - Use Alternate Routes

Sayles Boulevard repairs have begun with improvements expected until the fall of 2020.

  • Please use caution while traveling in the area
  • Please use detour routes around active construction

This project is funded with surplus funds from the 2015 Street Bond Prog...

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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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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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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mayor Williams requests permission to hold August election

Mayor Williams requests permission to hold August election

Mayor Anthony Williams has sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott requesting a proclamation allowing Abilene and other public entities to conduct elections in August following Abbott’s postponing of May 2020 local elections to lessen the sp...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Abilene Street Projects

Abilene Streets - Projects

Learn about Abilene's current Street Projects, from the Bond Program passed in 2015 to the Street Maintenance Fee on Your Abilene Investment: Streets.

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