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Posted on: January 21, 2021

North 18th Street bridge closed for redesign

North 18 bridge closed for redesign

The North 18th Street bridge is now closed as the City of Abilene works with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to address needed repairs. North 18th Street from Park Avenue to Kirkwood Drive is closed to through traffic, and all drivers are e...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: January 6, 2021

City ready to address traffic concerns at new Taylor Elementary campus

Message saying the City is ready to address traffic concerns at the new Taylor Elementary campus

Abilene City Council and City staff would like to reassure residents that they are aware of concerns expressed in relation to traffic created at the opening of the new Taylor Elementary located at 1719 East North 10th Street, and are working with Abilene ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 30, 2020

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District builds list for next round of COVID Vaccinations

NewsFlash- ATCPHD Builds List for next round of vaccinations

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is preparing a screening tool to assist in scheduling people who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine based on the criteria in the Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines for distributi...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Abilene Area Recycler No Longer Accepting Cardboard & Paper

Recycling Changes - Cardboard & Paper no longer accepted after Jan 31, 2021

Due to a prolonged depressed recycling market, Abilene’s contractor for the processing and marketing of recyclable materials, Texas Metals and Recycling Company, will no longer accept cardboard or paper materials. This change results in the City of Abilen...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: January 16, 2021

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers for January 22, 2021

COVID-19 Summary Daily 01-22-21

COVID-19 testing numbers from the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District for January 22, 2021 include 89 positives (PCR & antigen), 40 recoveries, 117 hospitalizations, & 3 deaths:

  • 252: a male in his 80s with preexisting conditions
  • 253: a male...
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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 21, 2020

ABI reminds new drone owners to register with FAA

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If a new drone is on your gift list this year there are a couple of things Abilene Regional Airport wants to remind you of before taking off for that first flight.  

Unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones,&a...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: December 18, 2020

CityLink releases a "Where's My Bus?" App, TransLoc

CityLink TransLoc App - Download in the App Store or Google Play

CityLink is proud to introduce a “Where’s My Bus?” App by TransLoc.

With this app CityLink riders will be able to:

  • See scheduled arrival times of the bus
  • Live tracking of bus location
  • Pin your favorite stops and more

Download the ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Need to talk to someone?

Free helpline available to help those dealing with COVID-19 related mental health concerns

The Crisis Counseling Program at the Betty Hardwick Center, through funding from a FEMA grant, is now offering resources from Texans Recovering Together to help folks deal with the mental health challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Those reso...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Inaugural United Express flight between Abilene and Houston takes off from Abilene Regional Airport

Inaugural United flight between Abilene and Houston has taken off from ABI

Abilene Regional Airport is happy to celebrate the return of direct flights between Abilene and Houston through United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines. The first flight from Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airp...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: October 9, 2020

New on-street parking limits for downtown Abilene take effect October 21st

Downtown Parking limit changes effective October 21, 2020

Drivers utilizing on-street parking in downtown Abilene will be required to comply with existing, posted parking limits and parking meters through Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to avoid parking fines or towing.

Abilene City Council voted at its October 8, 2020...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
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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