News Flash

Posted on: November 15, 2021

Mayor Anthony Williams commended for 20 years of public service

Jay Hardaway and Mayor Anthony Williams stand with flag flown over Texas capitol

Mayor Anthony Williams was presented Monday with a flag flown over the Texas Capitol to commemorate his twenty years of public service in Abilene.

Jay Hardaway, Senior Policy Adviser for State Representative Stan Lambert, presented the fl...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Downtown traffic flow changes begin Tuesday, November 9

Map showing changes to downtown traffic flow around construction of new hotel

The City of Abilene would like to notify drivers of traffic flow changes taking place in the downtown area beginning Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The changes are in part due to downtown hotel construction, and what will be a permanent change to street and t...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2021

Cardboard recycling returns to Abilene drop-off recycling centers

cardboard recycling returns to abilene drop off centers

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce the return of cardboard recycling at its recycling drop-off centers, effective immediately.

The Abilene area vendor that collects recyclable materials has partnered with a new buyer that now accepts cardboard prod...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Work to begin on reconstruction of North 18th Street bridge

Work to begin on North 18th Street bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has notified the City of Abilene that work to repair the North 18th Street bridge will begin the week of November 7, 2021.

A contractor working for TxDOT will mobilize Monday, November 7 as crews begin the rec...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Abilene Taylor County Public Health District welcomes Medical Director Dr. Gary Goodnight

Graphic announcing Dr. Gary Goodnight as the new medical director for the health district

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District is pleased to welcome Dr. Gary Goodnight as the new Health Authority for Taylor County effective October 30, 2021.  Dr. Goodnight replaces Dr. Annie Drachenberg whose contract ended October 29, 202...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2021

East South 7th closed at Cedar Creek bridge for maintenance and repairs

graphic design communicating closure of east south 7th street at cedar creek bridge

East South 7th Street from Maple to Pickard Streets is closed until further notice as the bridge over Cedar Creek undergoes maintenance and repair. Drivers and area residents should plan their route accordingly.

A detour around the closed portion of East S...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Four capybaras born at the Abilene Zoo

Picture of capybara pups born at abilene zoo september 15

Come see our newest babes! The Abilene Zoo is proud to announce the birth of four capybaras on Wednesday, September 15. This is the first time the Abilene Zoo has had a capybara birth, and zoo staff is thrilled to welcome the new additions.

Animal Care Sup...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Abilene Zoo celebrates birth of zebra foal

Picture of zebra and newborn foal at abilene zoo

It’s a boy! The Abilene Zoo discovered the birth of a zebra foal on the morning of Wednesday, September 8, 2021. This male foal is a first birth for his mother, Bishara, who was the most recent zebra to be born at The ...

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City of Abilene - News Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Self-scheduling for COVID-19 vaccination clinics now available

Directions on how to self schedule for a covid vaccine appointment at abilenetx.gov/vaccineschedule

Individuals who qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccination can now schedule themself for a vaccination appointment at an upcoming Abilene Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD) vaccine clinic. 

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointmen...

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City of Abilene - News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Downtown Street Improvement

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

Downtown Abilene’s Central Business District streets will undergo a major rehab and reconstruction during 2020 and 2021, a project funded through the 2015 bond package. This work will affect downtown streets spanning from Hickory to Walnut, and ...

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Your Abilene Investment - Highlights
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Street Projects

cones at a construction site

The City of Abilene is working to invest over $20 million into our streets in 2020, through funding sources including the new Street Maintenance Fee, the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA), and the 2015 bond program.

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Abilene Heritage Square

Abilene Heritage Square

Abilene Heritage Square is now a Texas non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that has been formed to rehabilitate and re-purpose the former Lincoln Middle School and original Abilene High School.

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