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  • City of Abilene announces Family Holiday Festival

    The City of Abilene Senior Services Division will be hosting the Family Holiday Festival on Friday, Dec. 13 at Rose Park Senior Activity Center.' The Festival will have many exciting and fun events throughout the day and serves as the annual fundraiser for the Rose Park Senior Activity Center.

    12/05/2013 3:20 PM

  • Animal Services offers tips to keep pets safe in winter weather

    Despite their fur coats, domesticated animals depend on humans for protection from elements such as freezing temperatures. Animal Services is offering the following suggestions to help keep all pets safe through the cold winter months.

    12/05/2013 11:31 AM

  • City of Abilene announces Winter Break Camp

    The City of Abilene Recreation Division is offering a fun-filled winter break camp to thrill and challenge youngsters during their school vacation.

    12/04/2013 9:42 AM

  • City of Abilene welcomes new Health Administrator

    The City of Abilene would like to welcome Derrick Neal to the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District as the new Health Administrator.

    12/03/2013 4:21 PM

  • Community Christmas Tree Lighting set for December 3

    The annual Community Christmas Tree lighting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center. Along with the tree lighting, AHS Pure Gold will perform along with the AHS/CHS Combined Chamber Orchestras.

    11/27/2013 9:33 AM

  • City of Abilene Recreation Guide available online

    The City of Abilene Recreation Division 2014 Winter Activity Guide is available on the City of Abilene's website at www.abilenetx.com 'under the Recreation tab.

    11/26/2013 10:58 AM

  • Most City offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving

    Most City of Abilene offices and community service centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday with the exception of those providing life safety services such as fire and police protection.

    11/25/2013 2:51 PM

  • CityLink to launch Food for Fares Campaign

    CityLink Transit's annual 'Food For Fares' campaign begins Monday Dec. 2, 2013, and will run through Saturday Dec. 7, 2013.' CityLink passengers will get a free ride for each can of food or non-perishable food items donated.' Food donations are accepted on both Fixed Route Bus and Paratransit Van Service. All food and cash donations collected by CityLink are provided to the Food Bank of West Central Texas.

    11/25/2013 11:52 AM

  • City of Abilene Emergency Management encourages winter weather safety

    The City of Abilene Office of Emergency Management is encouraging people to avoid unnecessary travel and stay inside.' Weather for the next three days is forecasted to be very cold with temperatures forecasted to be well below freezing with low wind chill values.

    11/22/2013 11:28 AM

  • Abilene Animal Shelter offers special holiday adoption promotion

    Dozens of animals are in need of a loving home this holiday season. From Nov. 25 to Dec. 31, the Abilene Animal Shelter is giving a special holiday discount of $20 for puppies, kittens, dogs and cats that are adopted from its facility. In addition, Rescue the Animals, SPCA is partnering with the Abilene Animal Shelter to offer additional promotions.

    11/21/2013 11:25 AM

  • Most City offices closed for Veterans Day

    Most City of Abilene offices and community service centers will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday with the exception of those providing life safety services such as fire and police protection.

    11/08/2013 8:48 AM

  • Halloween Pet Safety Tips

    With Halloween around the corner Abilene Animal Services wants to remind residents of a few safety tips to assure a pleasant and incident-free night:

    10/23/2013 9:50 AM

  • City's current 'AA+' bond ratings affirmed

    In preparation for next week's issuance of $65 million in Certificates of Obligation bonds for Water and Sewer System Improvements, the City of Abilene recently received affirmation of its 'AA+' (just one step below the best possible rating of Triple-A) long-term rating for its series 2013 certificates of obligation (CO), and the 'AA+' long-term rating and Standard & Poor's underlying rating (SPUR) on the City's previously issued debt.

    10/18/2013 1:40 PM

  • October is Adopt a Shelter Animal Month

    October is Adopt a Shelter Animal Month at the Abilene Animal Shelter. These specials will be available until Thursday, Oct. 31:

    10/15/2013 10:38 AM

  • City Completes Pedestrian Crossing Enhancement Project

    The City of Abilene has completed a pedestrian crossing enhancement project at Lee Elementary

    10/15/2013 10:35 AM

  • Fall Clean and Tire Amnesty Days Coming Oct. 10-12

    Abilene's annual 'Fall Clean' event will be held Oct. 10-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the City of Abilene Environmental Recycling Center (ERC) located at 2209 Oak St.

    10/15/2013 10:33 AM

  • Health District to Hold Flu Clinic

    The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District will hold a clinic to provide flu vaccinations on Monday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 850 N. 6th St. Regular and high dose vaccines will be available.' The high dose vaccine is available for individuals 65 and over and is designed to induce a stronger immune reaction in individuals who may have a weaker response to the regular vaccine.' All of the vaccines contain the same 3 flu viruses which provide protection for the most commonly circulating flu viruses, including the novel 2009 H1N1 flu virus.

    10/15/2013 9:46 AM

  • New Bike Racks Installed on CityLink Buses

    Abilene CityLink Transit and the City of Abilene announce new bike racks on all CityLink fixed route buses.' The bike racks are installed on the front of the bus and have space for two bicycles.' A bicycle rider can safely place their bike on the front of the bus and then board and ride the bus.

    09/27/2013 6:39 PM

  • Adjustments in Water & Sewer Rates Discussed at Upcoming Media Conference

    The City of Abilene will host a media conference in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 555 Walnut Street on Wednesday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m. Information about the adjustments in water and sewer rates will be discussed at that time

    09/27/2013 6:38 PM

  • Abilene to Receive Funding for S. 11th Street Sidewalk and Bike Route

    The City of Abilene will receive funding for sidewalk and bicycle improvements along South 11th St. between Elmwood Dr. and Treadaway Blvd. The City submitted a request for $946,220 in State funding in December of 2012 as a part of the highly competitive Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program (STEP). The program is administered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

    09/27/2013 6:36 PM

  • Trail Marker Signs to be Placed Along Cedar Creek Waterway

    A work party to install the first trail marker signs along the Cedar Creek Waterway is planned for Saturday, Sept. 14. The group will begin placing markers at 9:30 a.m. along portions of Cedar and Lytle Creeks.

    09/27/2013 6:35 PM

  • Rabies Case Confirmed within Abilene City Limits

    The City of Abilene's Animal Services Division announced today that a skunk found in west Abilene tested positive for rabies. The specimen was confirmed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

    09/27/2013 6:34 PM

  • Animal Services Receives $7,000 Donation from Local Car Wash

    Abilene Animal Services will receive $7,146 from a fundraiser held by Mister Car Wash. The check will be presented today at 10:30 a.m. at the Mister Car Wash south side location; 4002 Buffalo Gap Road.

    09/27/2013 6:31 PM

  • Men's Flag Football League to Begin

    The City of Abilene Recreation Division is hosting a Men's 8 on 8 Flag Football League this fall.' Cost is $400 per team.' The league is open to men ages 18 and older.

    09/27/2013 6:30 PM

  • Punt, Pass & Kick Local Competition

    The City of Abilene's Recreation Division will host the NFL/Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick local competition on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Rose Park located at S 7th and Barrow Streets.

    09/16/2013 7:22 PM

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