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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Reopening of Health District and MERCY Clinic set for June 1

Reopening of Health District and MERCY clinic set for June 1

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District is preparing to reopen its 850 North 6th and 1902 Shelton MERCY Health Clinic location on Monday, June 1, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Temperature checks will be conducted on site for a...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Most City offices closed for Memorial Day holiday

Memorial Day closures and City operation for May 25, 2020

The majority of City of Abilene offices and service centers will close Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Abilene Police Department, Fire Department, and those providing life safety services will be in operation. For water emergenc...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of May 24, 2020

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of May 24, 2020

These are the latest COVID-19 testing numbers and results reported to the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District as of May 24, 2020.

Please note one death has been removed from the previous count of 6 and reassigned to that individual’s cou...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
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 - Highlights
Posted on: May 18, 2020

CityLink to Remove 10 Passenger Limit on Buses

CityLink 10 Passenger Limit Removed

Effective May 18, 2020, CityLink Transit is removing the 10 passenger per bus limit on all fixed routes. The return to normal fixed route service is being restored to provide the public with essential transportation services as local businesses are reopen...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
Posted on: May 4, 2020

John Knox Repairs Begin

John Knox Repair Begins May 4, please use alternate routes during this time

John Knox repairs expect to begin on May 4 with improvements expected for approximately 1 month. John Knox will be closed from Ridgemont to Curry Lane.

  • Please use caution while traveling in the area
  • Please use alternate routes to access businesses & par...
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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Entry Level Police Officer Applications Accepted

Now Hiring News Flash

Now through June 14, answer the call and apply to be an entry level police officer with the Abilene Police Department.

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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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City of Abilene - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
Posted on: April 16, 2020

News conference set to discuss COVID-19 testing at AbiMar Foods

Notice of news conference April 20, 2020 at 11:15 a.m.

A news conference will be held Monday, April 20, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. to discuss COVID-19 testing at AbiMar Foods, and the company’s proactive response in minimizing the spread of the virus within their workforce and our community.

AbiMar Foods vol...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
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 - Highlights
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Butternut Street Repairs Begin

Butternut Repairs

Butternut Street repairs have begun with improvements expected until August 2020.

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

The Public Works department appreciates your patience as the improvements to ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Abilene area COVID-19 cases expected to increase over the next two weeks

How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 through social distancing and hygiene practices

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District would like to encourage Abilene area residents to continue social distancing efforts implemented by Abilene City Council and Texas Governor Greg Abbott as local health authorities expect the number of cases...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
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 - Highlights
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Answers to frequently asked questions on Abilene's Limited Shelter in Place Order

Answers to FAQs on Limited Shelter in Place

Click here, on the image to the right, or go to https://www.abilenetx.gov/939/FAQs for answers to frequently asked questions about Abilene’s Limited Shelter in Place Order.

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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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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 - Highlights
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Not Feeling Well? Call First!

What to do if you think you may have COVID-19 - Call your physician first, call ahead before arrivin

If an individual feels they may be showing symptoms for COVID-19, it is important they first call their medical provider or the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District at 325.692.5600 for screening and further instruction.

 Please do not arri...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
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 - Highlights
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Registration Opens March 2nd for 2020 Summer Camps

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Registration opens March 2nd for the City of Abilene’s Parks and Recreation’s summer camps. 

To learn more about each camp session, check out our latest Adventure Guide at www.abilenetx.gov/364Adventure-Guide

Our summer camps ar...

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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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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Medical Professionals Encouraged to Join the Greater Abilene Medical Reserve Corps

A line of Medical Reserve Corps volunteers lined up to help citizens during a public health emergenc

The Greater Abilene Medical Reserve Corps (GAMRC) is looking for members of Abilene’s medical and first responder community to join their ranks!

GAMRC is a part of the national Medical Reserve Corps, which works to help local communities during a public he...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Welcome to the Storybook Capital of America!

Graphic design image of logo for Storybook Capital of America

In 2015, the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of Texas for its efforts to celebrate literary works for children. Since then, the Storybook Capital’s draw has expanded across America.

The ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights