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Posted on: January 17, 2020

City Closures & Operations for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

Notice for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday closures

The majority of City of Abilene offices and service centers will close Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. For water emergencies, call the water hotline 325.676.6000 at any time. For animal related emergencies, ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
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: January 10, 2020

Utility bill due date extended for customers who received incorrect January bill

Close up image of a water faucet with a drop of water

Abilene water utility customers in Districts 3 and 5 who received an incorrect January utility bill have an additional week to pay their bill, moving the due date from January 10th to January 17th, 2020.

A billing error caused bills from 2018 to be reprint...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Abilene WIC Giving Our Kids & Families a Great Start

Four women sitting and smiling, each with their infant child

A newly published study shows once again how beneficial Abilene's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, and those across the country, are in saving babies and helping grow healthy toddlers and young children.

The study, published in the Journal of th...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District Receives Five Star Award

Congratulations to Abilene Taylor County Public Health District for receiving a Five Star Award from

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District is closing out the decade with a Five Star Award from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

The Five Star award, given to local registrars, comes as the facility has met award criteria including...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Minter Park Renovation Set for January 2020

An artistic mock up giving the overhead view of the new Minter Park

Abilene's Parks and Recreation Board has voted to move forward with the $500,000 Minter Park renovation project that will rehabilitate the city park at the corner of Cypress and North 2nd Streets. Funding for the renovation comes from a combination of sou...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Click Home for the Holidays

Click Home for the Holidays

If you can read this, you're here! The City of Abilene is happy to introduce our new website with more ways to serve our community.

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City of Abilene - Highlights
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: December 14, 2019

So-Called Flushable Wipes Still a Problem Despite Progress

Sewer Worker Extracting a Brown Mass of Clumped up Flushable Wipes from an Underground Pipe

The City of Abilene has been working this past year to educate our community about the harm of pouring fats, oil and grease down the drain, and it's had a big impact. In 2018 grease was the primary instigator in approximately 83% of overflow incidents. As...

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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
Posted on: August 1, 2019

How the Railroad and a Handful of Men Changed the Future for Abilene & Buffalo Gap

A Union Pacific train passes over T&P Lane near downtown Abilene

Abilene owes its genesis to the Texas and Pacific Railway, and a group of ranchers and land speculators. Before the coming of the railroad, the Abilene area had been inhabited by nomadic Native Americans and United States military personnel, and later by ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights