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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Update: Land acquired for Pet Adoption & Resource Center

land acquired for abilene pet adoption and resource center

The City of Abilene is pleased to share this update from All Kind Animal Initiative:

All Kind Animal Initiative is making great strides towards a new animal adoption center with a focus on providing excellent animal welfare to homeless pets in Abilene.

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Calling all skateboarders!

180 skateboard competition and graffiti art show on saturday July 9

Ollie on over to Rose Park Saturday, July 9th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for a night of music, art, and skateboarding!

The art show will feature artwork inspired by street art and graffiti, and the skateboard competition will start at 7:00 pm.&...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Most City offices closed Monday for Independence Day holiday

Most city offices closed Monday July 4 for independence day holiday

The majority of City of Abilene offices and service centers will close Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. For water emergencies call the water hotline at 325.676.6000. For animal related emergencies contact Abilene Police...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Kirby Lake Park early closure times for July 3 & 4

information on closure of kirby lake for july 3 and 4

Kirby Lake Park will close at 7 p.m. the evenings of July 3 & 4, 2022, in an effort to minimize the risk of wildfire and other hazards caused by the use of fireworks during Independence Day celebrations. 

Closing Kirby Lake Park the nights of ...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Statement on Roe v. Wade and proposed Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance

statement on roe v wade and sanctuary city for the unborn ordinance proposal

 The Supreme Court of the United State’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have no effect on the City of Abilene’s upcoming Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance vote, set for the November 2022 ballot.

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Rose Park playground temporarily closed

Rose Park playground temporarily closed for renovations

The Rose Park playground, located at South 7th and Barrow Streets in central Abilene, is temporarily closed while crews work to install new equipment.

We thank you for your patience, and look forward to reopening the playground with the new equipment later...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: June 3, 2022

City Hall's water & parking ticket payment drop box has moved

Picture of water and parking drop box now on east side of City Hall

City Hall's water and parking ticket payment drop box has moved from the south side of the building. 

You'll now find it on the northeast side of the back (east) parking lot. 

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Information on electric scooter operations within the city of Abilene

Graphic image linking to information about electric scooter ride share operations in Abilene

You may have noticed electric ride share scooters have returned to Abilene, and can be found in the downtown and college campus areas.

Bird, the company currently providing this service in our area, has complied with municipal code and paid the permit fee ...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Abilene Zoo celebrates rare birth of giant anteater twins

Twin giant anteater pups born at the Abilene Zoo March 28, 2022

The Abilene Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of twin giant anteater pups; a first of its kind birth for the zoo! The twins were born to their two-and-a-half-year-old mother, Demo, the morning of March 28, 2022. 

The giant anteater twins, one b...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Reconstructed North 18th Street bridge is now open

graphic showing picture of cone and stating north 18th bridge now open

The City of Abilene is pleased to share that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has completed the reconstruction of the North 18th Street bridge, and the bridge is now open to traffic.

The North 18th Street bridge over Catclaw Creek was first c...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Abilene firefighters are ready to help identify lost pets

picture of firefighters scanning dogs with microchip scanners

Thanks to a grant from Best Friends Animal Society, Abilene Animal Services has delivered microchip scanners to each fire station across the city.

Now, lost pets that have been microchipped can be scanned and reunited with their families without ever needi...

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City of Abilene - News & Events