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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Best Friends and City of Abilene partner to improve shelter outcomes during director search

Best Friends and City of Abilene partner in operation of Animal Shelter during search for permanent

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce that Best Friends Animal Society will be committing a qualified staff member to serve as interim director of Abilene Animal Services for the next 12 months. Under the terms of the partnership, the interim directo...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Reopening of Health District and MERCY Clinic set for June 1

Reopening of Health District and MERCY clinic set for June 1

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District is preparing to reopen its 850 North 6th and 1902 Shelton MERCY Health Clinic location on Monday, June 1, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Temperature checks will be conducted on site for a...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

UPDATED: Reopening dates for City of Abilene services and facilities

City Facilities Reopening

The City of Abilene is working to open several programs and facilities in the coming weeks:

  • Abilene Animal Shelter - Reopening May 11, no Saturday hours, owner surrenders/euthanasia by appointment only
  • Abilene Public Library 
    • Main & South Branch...
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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

CityLink to Remove 10 Passenger Limit on Buses

CityLink 10 Passenger Limit Removed

Effective May 18, 2020, CityLink Transit is removing the 10 passenger per bus limit on all fixed routes. The return to normal fixed route service is being restored to provide the public with essential transportation services as local businesses are reopen...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Long-term water source secured for Abilene, Midland, and San Angelo

West Texas Water Partnership reaches 50 year agreement securing water source for Abilene, San Angelo

What began a decade ago as a collaborative effort by the cities of Abilene, Midland and San Angelo to address long-term water needs culminated today with the signing of a multi-generational groundwater supply contract.

The cities negotiated a 50-year agree...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Required change in test reporting brings total cases of COVID-19 in Taylor County to 206

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of May 6, 2020

The Texas Department of State Health Services has notified the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District of two changes needing to made in its reporting of COVID-19 positive test results in Taylor County, which will bring the known number of total COVI...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mayor Williams requests permission to hold August election

Mayor Williams requests permission to hold August election

Mayor Anthony Williams has sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott requesting a proclamation allowing Abilene and other public entities to conduct elections in August following Abbott’s postponing of May 2020 local elections to lessen the sp...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2020

Thirty-six Abilene Fire Department self-isolate with COVID-19

Thirty six AFD personnel self isolate with COVID-19

 The Abilene Fire Department reports thirty-six of its members have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the past seventy-two hours. An additional seven members of the department are in self-quarantine awaiting test results.  In...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

MERCY Clinic and Abilene Taylor County Public Health District closed to public

MERCY Clinic and Health District close to public until further notice

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District at 850 North 6th Street, and MERCY Health Care Center at 1902 Shelton Street are now closed to the public until further notice.  

Residents are still able to access resources and COVID-19 testing pr...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports 3rd COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

Coronavirus update for April 22, 2020

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the third COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:53 a.m.

The deceased patient was a male in his 60s, with underlying health conditions, who was being cared for at ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports second COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports 2nd COVID-19 death for Taylor County

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the second COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

The deceased patient was a male in his 70s, with underlying health conditions, who was being cared for at Hendrick Me...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Possible exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals at Southwest Drive Walmart

Coronavirus update for April 9, 2020

CORRECTION/UPDATE: This news release pertains to the Southwest Drive Walmart on Abilene’s south side, not the Highway 351 Walmart previously reported.

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District would like to notify the public of possible ex...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports first COVID-19 related death for Taylor County

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The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District reports the first COVID-19 related death for Taylor County on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

The deceased patient was a female in her 40s, and a resident of Disability Resources, Inc. (DRI) with underlying medical...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District receives four positive COVID-19 test results

Testing Update March 28 2020

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received four additional positive test results for COVID-19, bringing the total positive test count for Taylor County and Dyess Air Force Base to seven. 

The four new positive test results are a...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2020

A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

A message from Mayor Anthony Williams

Over the last few weeks, the City Council and I have worked to take measured, responsible steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community; we first restricted gatherings to 250 individuals, and as new data was collected, to 50. When Governor Gre...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District receives second positive COVID-19 test result

Testing Update for March 27 2020

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received its second confirmed positive test result for COVID-19 in Taylor County. This brings the total positive test count for Taylor County to three, including a positive result reported by Dyess Air ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Details around first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Taylor County

Coronavirus update for March 27, 2020

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the first individual to test positive for COVID-19 in Taylor County has revealed the following information:

  • The infected individual is a resident of Disability Resources, Inc., and was not recently engage...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Residents urged to practice social distancing and sanitize at City parks

Remember to practice social distancing and sanitize at City parks

The City of Abilene’s Department of Community Services would like to encourage all Abilene area residents using City parks and playgrounds to practice social distancing, and properly sanitize before and immediately after visiting a park, touchin...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Abilene Taylor-County Health District receives first confirmed positive test result for COVID-19

Graphic image announcing first confirmed positive COVID-19 test result in Taylor County

The Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District has received its first confirmed positive test result for COVID-19 in Taylor County.

The infected individual was tested Wednesday, March 25, and received notification of their positive test result Thursday, ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Extension of Disaster Declaration Limits Gatherings to 10

Graphic image for COVID-19 update as of March 23, 2020

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective immediately after signing on Monday, March 23, 2020, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 10. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 1...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Gatherings Limited, City Closures Announced to Limit Potential for Spread of COVID-19

Graphic image stating COVID19 update from City of Abilene as of March 17 2020

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams has issued a disaster declaration, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, limiting the gathering of individuals in our community to 250. This action makes it a criminal offence to hold a gathering of 250 or more people, and will ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Street Work Begins on downtown Central Business District street improvement project

Map of downtown streets set for concrete repair and reconstruction through the CBD street improvemen

Work begins Friday, March 6th on the City of Abilene’s Central Business District street improvement project in downtown Abilene.

The first portion of roadway to undergo construction is Cedar Street from North 1st to North 2nd. Over the next year,...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

City Attorney Comment Regarding Carter v. City of Abilene Verdict

Abilene City Attorney Stanley Smith has issued the following statement regarding today’s verdict in the Carter v. City of Abilene lawsuit:

“The City of Abilene respects today’s verdict by the jury in the Chad Carter v. City of...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mayor Anthony Williams Receives Council of Governments Regional Services Award

Mayor Williams receives the WCTCOG Regional Services award

The West Central Texas Council of Governments and City of Abilene is proud to announce Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams as the latest recipient of the West Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Services Award.

Mayor Williams is the fourth person to r...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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City of Abilene - News Releases