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  • City Accepting Applications for Summer Pool Staff

    Are you looking for a great summer job?' The City of Abilene Recreation Division is seeking Certified Lifeguards, Head Lifeguards, and a Pool Manager to work this summer.

    04/23/2014 3:42 PM

  • Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District hosts Child Immunization Fair

    In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is hosting the 2014 Immunization Celebration Health Fair on Saturday, April 26 at the Sears Park Recreation Center, 2250 Ambler Avenue.

    04/22/2014 1:07 PM

  • 'Best Tasting Water Contest' searches for best water in the region

    The 46th annual Central West Texas Regional Water School will hold the 'Best Tasting Water Contest' at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the main foyer of the Abilene Civic Center located at 1100 N. 6th St.

    04/15/2014 3:09 PM

  • Summer Camp Registration to Begin April 16th

    Registration for the City of Abilene Recreation Division Summer Playground Camp starts on Wednesday, April 16.' Registration is available online

    04/10/2014 3:17 PM

  • City of Abilene Launches Mosquito Prevention Hotline

    In anticipation of mosquito season the City of Abilene has launched a Mosquito Prevention Hotline. Citizens are encouraged to call the hotline to report standing water, which can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

    04/08/2014 10:04 AM

  • Citizens Reminded to register Storm Shelters

    The City of Abilene and Taylor County remind citizens to register their storm shelter/safe room/basement in a free and voluntary program available to all residents. Data collected will provide emergency responders with a database of storm shelter/safe room/basement locations within the City of Abilene and Taylor County

    04/04/2014 8:11 AM

  • Street Closure planned for City Enhancement Project

    North and South bound traffic on Butternut St. will be closed Wednesday, April 9th through Monday, April 14th for construction related to the South 1st enhancement project. During this time the Public Works Department will complete construction of the cross walks across Butternut St., while minimizing the impact to citizens and local businesses.

    04/03/2014 10:41 AM

  • Abilene participates in World Autism Awareness Day

    The City of Abilene is taking part in World Autism Awareness Day by turning the lights of the Abilene Civic Center blue tonight April 2, 2014. This is part of the Light It Up Blue movement started by the organization Autism Speaks.

    04/02/2014 11:38 AM

  • Abilene Zoo earns AZA Accreditation

    The Abilene Zoo has been granted accreditation by The Association of Zoos & Aquariums' (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission.

    04/02/2014 8:59 AM

  • 'Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off' to take place Saturday, April 5th 2014

    Saturday, April 5, Keep Abilene Beautiful, the City of Abilene, and Texas Department of Transportation are partnering to host the 'Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off'. The beautification event will bring together hundreds of volunteers who will pick up litter in public areas such as streets, highways and empty fields.

    04/01/2014 10:30 AM

  • New Playground Equipment to be installed at Red Bud Park

    The project is estimated to be completed by mid-May. In the meantime residents are encouraged to visit the other great playground facilities at Abilene Parks locations throughout the City.

    03/31/2014 12:01 PM

  • City Prepares 5,000 Eggs for Evening Easter Egg Hunt

    The City of Abilene Recreation Division will be hosting an Evening Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 5th at 7 p.m.' The Egg Hunt will take place at the Action Sports Zone, located at 1633 Cottonwood Street in Abilene

    03/31/2014 10:13 AM

  • Spring Clean and Tire Amnesty Days coming Apr. 10 - 12

    Clear out unwanted items from your property and recycle them during the upcoming Spring Clean and Tire Amnesty Days. During this annual event, citizens have a chance to spruce up their homes and properties while conveniently dropping off their cast-off items at the City of Abilene's Environmental Recycling Center (ERC), 2209 Oak St.

    03/26/2014 10:13 AM

  • Abilene Leaders attend Texas Military Community Summit

    Several Abilene leaders are teaming up to prepare for the future of our military community. Monday, March 17, 2014 Mayor Norm Archibald, City Manager Larry Gilley, Councilman Joe Spano, and members of the Abilene Industrial Foundation and Military Affairs Committee joined City leaders from across the state at the Texas Military Community Mayors Summit organized by mayors of cities with military installations.

    03/21/2014 3:54 PM

  • 'Project Re-Directory' old phone book recycling collection

    It's that time of year when area schools begin collecting old telephone directories in the annual Project Re-Directory recycling program sponsored by Keep Abilene Beautiful and the City of Abilene.

    03/21/2014 1:54 PM

  • Animal Services to re-launch volunteer program

    This month, Animal Services is re-launching the volunteer program that will enhance the services available to the animal population of our community. The program will feature several volunteer positions and opportunities for individuals (age 18 and up) and groups.' The main focus will be on volunteers that can help with off-site adoptions and special projects; then on-site shelter help with evaluation of animals and adoptions.

    03/17/2014 3:31 PM

  • Health District expands Women's Health Services at no cost to patients

    The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is now offering Expanded Primary Health Care (EPHC) Services for Women at the Sears Clinic location, 2250 Ambler Avenue. EPHC delivers comprehensive health care services to women that qualify for the program at no cost.

    03/11/2014 10:24 AM

  • Register now for the 22nd Annual Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race and Fun Ride

    03/07/2014 4:11 PM

  • Register now for 11th Annual Mayor's 5/10K and Fun Run

    It's time to sign up for the 2014 Mayor's 5K or 10K and One-Mile Family Fun Run. The event will begin at the Civic Center on Saturday, April 12 at 8:30 a.m.' The race will take participants through a downtown Abilene course that begins and ends at the Abilene Civic Center. The 5K and 10K will be chip timed.

    03/05/2014 3:14 PM

  • City's Recreation Division to host Mardi Gras dog parade

    The City of Abilene Recreation Division will host a Mardi Gras inspired Krewe of Barkus dog parade on Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m.' The dog parade will be held at Camp Barkeley Dog Park located near the entrance of the Abilene Zoo at Nelson Park.' Dogs and their owners are encouraged to dress in Mardi Gras attire.

    02/26/2014 11:32 AM

  • Community Services Division hosts Parks and Recreation Master Plan Open House

    The City of Abilene is updating its citywide parks, recreation and senior facilities master plan to guide future decisions for parks, recreation, trails and open spaces for the City. The City is asking all residents to get involved in the planning process by sharing opinions and concerns about parks and recreation in Abilene.

    02/25/2014 10:07 AM

  • City seeks input for CDBG & HOME Grant projects

    The City of Abilene Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) will hold an ONS Advisory Council meeting and public hearing on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Training & Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Conference Room located in the basement of City Hall, 555 Walnut Street.

    02/24/2014 4:25 PM

  • Abilene Regional Airport to receive Airport of the Year Award

    Abilene Regional Airport will be presented with the Airport of the Year Award for Region Four from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

    02/18/2014 4:29 PM

  • City of Abilene offers Spring Break Camp

    The City of Abilene Recreation Division will host Spring Break Camp for students 6 to 13 years of age during the Spring Break holiday Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14. The camp will offer themed activity days that include arts and crafts, gym games, field trips and more. Spring Break Camp is an opportunity for children to stay active over the school holiday.

    02/14/2014 4:11 PM

  • City Closings 2/11

    As of 5:00 p.m. Cobb Daniels Chavez South Park & Rose Recreation Centers will close at 6 p.m. Sears will remain open for Northern Little League sign-ups.

    02/11/2014 7:54 AM

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