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Posted on: January 14, 2022

City closures and operations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

graphic image of martin luther king jr, notifying of city closures for mlk holiday

ABILENE, Texas – The majority of City of Abilene offices and service centers will close Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. For water emergencies call the water hotline 325.676.6000. For animal related...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

South 27th road construction begins the week of January 10

Image of cone on roadway with information on South 27th street reconstruction beginning Jan 10

Drivers who travel South 27th Street from Barrow to Buffalo Gap Road will want to prepare for possible detours and delays beginning the week of January 10 as a contractor will start work to reconstruct and repave that area of roadway.

The intersections of ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

All Kind Animal Initiative hosts free vaccination and microchipping clinic January 22

Graphic telling of All Kind's free vaccination and microchipping clinic on January 22

All Kind Animal Initiative is hosting a free vaccination and microchipping clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, January 22. Here are the details from All Kind:

  • FREE PET VACCINATION CLINIC
  • Saturday, January 22nd, 2022  8 AM - 12 PM
  • 2641 Post Oak Rd

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Baby steenbok born at the Abilene Zoo

Baby steenbok at Abilene Zoo

The Abilene Zoo had a wonderful Christmas gift born on December 9, 2021; a baby steenbok!

Go to MyABI TV, the City's YouTube channel to see video of the newborn steenbok nursing. You can also click here: https://youtu.be/ABLMJmfTQng

This species of...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Lancium to build a renewable energy powered data center in Abilene

Image of open field with windmill and Lancium logo

December 21, 2021, Abilene, Texas— Taylor County and the City of Abilene have approved a project with Lancium, a Houston-based energy technology and infrastructure company, to build a large scale, renewable energy powered data center ca...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

City partners with All Kind Animal Initiative to build state-of-the-art animal adoption center

City partners with All Kind Animal Initiative to build new animal adoption center

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with All Kind Animal Initiative to manage the completion of the design work for the building of a new state-of-the-art animal adoption center to replace the existing Abilene Anima...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Downtown traffic flow changes begin Tuesday, November 9

Map showing changes to downtown traffic flow around construction of new hotel

The City of Abilene would like to notify drivers of traffic flow changes taking place in the downtown area beginning Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The changes are in part due to downtown hotel construction, and what will be a permanent change to street and t...

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Posted on: November 7, 2021

Cardboard recycling returns to Abilene drop-off recycling centers

cardboard recycling returns to abilene drop off centers

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce the return of cardboard recycling at its recycling drop-off centers, effective immediately.

The Abilene area vendor that collects recyclable materials has partnered with a new buyer that now accepts cardboard prod...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Work to begin on reconstruction of North 18th Street bridge

Work to begin on North 18th Street bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has notified the City of Abilene that work to repair the North 18th Street bridge will begin the week of November 7, 2021.

A contractor working for TxDOT will mobilize Monday, November 7 as crews begin the rec...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District welcomes Medical Director Dr. Gary Goodnight

Graphic announcing Dr. Gary Goodnight as the new medical director for the health district

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District is pleased to welcome Dr. Gary Goodnight as the new Health Authority for Taylor County effective October 30, 2021.  Dr. Goodnight replaces Dr. Annie Drachenberg whose contract ended October 29, 202...

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