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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Minter Park reopens after community led reconstruction

Community leaders gather for the unveiling of newly renovated Minter Park in downtown Abilene

The City of Abilene Community Services department is happy to announce Downtown Abilene’s historic Vera Hall Minter Memorial Park is now open for the public to enjoy once again after the completion of a major reconstruction effort, made possible...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

South 14th Street water line replacement project begins

South 14th water line project begins between Pioneer and Willis

Work has begun to replace the water line along South 14th street in Abilene, improving water service to businesses and residents in the area. 

The project is designed to replace the aging cast iron pipe with approximately 5,000 feet of new 8&r...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020 COVID-19 testing numbers for Taylor County

These are the latest COVID-19 testing numbers and results reported to the Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District as of July 13, 2020.

Probable COVID-19 positives (antigen and antibody test results) have been fully integrated into the Abilene...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Governor issues Executive Order requiring face masks in public spaces

Public health emergency alert to wear face masks in public spaces

Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order July 2, 2020 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. For a full look at the Governor&...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: July 3, 2020

New hours of operation for Abilene Animal Shelter

New hours of operation for Abilene Animal Shelter to include Saturday adoption services

In an effort to better serve the community and facilitate the adoption of more animals to loving homes in our area, Abilene Animal Services will be shifting the Abilene Animal Shelter hours and operations beginning Monday, July 6, 2020 to be open on Satur...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Unclaimed Property List for 2020

Unclaimed Property Post 2020

Unclaimed Property List of 2020

In accordance with Title 6, Chapter 76 of the Texas Property Code, the City of Abilene is hereby publishing notice of unclaimed property in the form of uncashed checks for amounts of $100 or less issued by the City of Abilen...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City response to Governor Abbott's June 26th Executive Order

The City's response to Governor Abbott's June 26, 2020 Executive Order

The City of Abilene encourages all business owners and citizens to follow Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order issued earlier today, limiting certain businesses and services in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. The City of Abilene n...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Welcome, Library Director Julee Hatton!

The City of Abilene welcomes its first Library Director

The City of Abilene is excited to announce the hire of Julee Hatton, Abilene’s first Library Director. Ms. Hatton joins the City’s executive management team from Lincoln, Nebraska, where she most recently served as Assistant Director o...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Appointments now available for BACK TO SCHOOL immunizations

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District is now scheduling appointments for back to school i

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health Department would like to encourage residents to schedule an appointment for BACK TO SCHOOL immunizations as soon as possible. The District is hosting its annual immunization clinic by appointment only this year to e...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Sayles Boulevard Repairs Begin

Sayles Blvd Repair begins June 15 - Use Alternate Routes

Sayles Boulevard repairs have begun with improvements expected until the fall of 2020.

  • Please use caution while traveling in the area
  • Please use detour routes around active construction

This project is funded with surplus funds from the 2015 Street Bond Prog...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Abilene Animal Shelter coordinates flight to save more than 60 dogs and cats

An Animal Shelter staff members stands near an airplane being loaded with cats and dogs that will be

The City of Abilene’s Animal Services has teamed up with the non-profit organization Dog Is My Copilot to relocate more than 60 animals to shelters experiencing a shortage of adoptable pets.

Abilene Animal Services staff and volunteers were at th...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

New street sweepers help save Abilene streets and improve stormwater drainage

A picture of one of the City's new Dulevo street sweepers, designed to improve stormwater drainag

Four first-of-their-kind street sweepers are now at work on Abilene streets, eliminating curb and gutter debris in an innovative way that will not only clear stormwater drainage pathways, but also increase the longevity of city roadways.

The Dulevo 6000 Ti...

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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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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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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Butternut Street Detour Begins

Butternut Repairs May 26 Detour

Butternut Street repairs have begun with improvements expected until August 2020. A detour is currently in place for all through traffic as construction continues. Local traffic may continue to access homes & businesses along construction route.

  • Please...
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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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Posted on: June 8, 2020

T&P Lane Repairs Begin

T&P Repairs

T&P Lane repairs have begun with improvements expected until August. Expect lane closures between East Hwy 80 and East South 11th as construction continues.

  • Please use caution while traveling in the area
  • Please use alternate routes to access businesses ...
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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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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Abilene Street Projects

Abilene Streets - Projects

Learn about Abilene's current Street Projects, from the Bond Program passed in 2015 to the Street Maintenance Fee on Your Abilene Investment: Streets.

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