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Posted on: November 24, 2023

Donated Locomotive sculpture unveiling & City Hall Christmas tree lighting

Christmas Tree - Locomotive Unveiling

The City of Abilene will welcome a new addition to the Storybook Sculpture Project and light the City Hall Christmas tree during City Sidewalks holiday festivities on Tuesday, Nov. 28. 

The community is invited to join the festivities, which will ...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Four finalists announced for Abilene Chief of Police

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Four finalists have been announced in the search for Abilene Chief of Police. 

Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna says the candidates will travel to Abilene for in-person interviews and meet-and-greets with the police department December 11.

The fou...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: October 31, 2023

Solid Waste Services Holiday Collections

graphic image showing the solid waste holiday schedule days of no collection

City of Abilene Solid Waste Services collects residential and commercial trash throughout the calendar year, observing just four holidays. Those holidays are:

New Years Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Solid Waste Services does not collect resident...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: October 31, 2023

City of Abilene Holiday Operations

Graphic art showing an American flag in watercolor, with where to go for a list of holiday closures

Click here for a look at City of Abilene holiday operations and closures throughout the year.

City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: October 24, 2023

Solid Waste Residential Roll-Out Billing Error

map showing two areas of Abilene that may have seen a billing error on their municipal bill

Some City of Abilene residents living within the two zones of town seen below may have noticed a mistaken double charge on their October Municipal Services Bill under Solid Waste Services' Residential Roll-Out fee.

That fee should be listed as $22...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: October 10, 2023

Understanding your Municipal Services Bill

Graphic about how to read your municipal services bill

Residents of the City of Abilene are sent a monthly Municipal Services Bill. While colloquially still called the “water bill” by some, the bill represents payments for a suite of services offered by the City to help with everything from road maintenance t...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Reconstruction of South 27th Street underway

A view of street construction trucks working on South 27th street in south Abilene

Residents driving through the south side of Abilene will want to be aware of traffic flow changes along South 27th Street. Lanes have been rerouted as crews begin work to reconstruct the roadway from Barrow Street to Danville Drive.

East and westbound traf...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: August 27, 2023

ZipZone on-demand public ridesharing now available

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CityLink is pleased to announce the addition of an on-demand public ridesharing service called ZipZone. Through the ZipZone app, public transit users can request, book, and pay for on-demand rideshare service from any mobile device, much like other well-k...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: July 18, 2023

City of Abilene Scalps 1 Billion Gallons of Water to Secure Water Supply

A pump station that brings water into Lake Fort Phantom Hill.

Thanks to recent rainfall, the City of Abilene has successfully scalped 1 billion gallons of water from the Clear Fork of the Brazos River to bolster its water supply in Lake Fort Phantom Hill.

For perspective, a typical Olympic-sized swimming pool contain...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Upgrades to your Municipal Services Bill payment portal

Graphic showing the ability to pay municipal bills online through a new pay portal

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce enhancements to its Municipal Services Bill payment portal aimed at improving the user experience and making information more accessible to residents.

The changes are designed to streamline navigation and provide ...

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City of Abilene - News & Events
Posted on: July 3, 2023

Additional recycling receptacles now at Southwest Drive Neighborhood Recycling Center

Graphic describing the temporary relocation of recycling receptacles from buffalo gap to southwest

Due to the construction along Buffalo Gap Road, it is difficult for residents to access the Neighborhood Recycling Center at 4579 Buffalo Gap Road. 

Because of this, City of Abilene Solid Waste Services has relocated some of the receptacles to the...

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