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Posted on: September 23, 2020

New Traffic Signal on Ridgemont and Rolling Green

New Traffic Signal - Ridgemont & Rolling Green

A new traffic signal will be activated on Ridgemont & Rolling Green during the week of September 28th. Until then, the light will be in a four-way flash. Please use caution as we prepare for this traffic change.

The Public Works department appreciates ...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: September 16, 2020

South Willis Construction Begins

Road Repairs - South Willis from Edgemont to South 27th

Construction will begin on South Willis on September 22 between Edgemont and South 27th Street.

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

The Public Works department appreciates your patience. Should...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Latest COVID-19 testing numbers as of September 26, 2020

September 26, 2020 COVID-19 testing numbers for Taylor County

COVID-19 testing numbers from the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District for September 26, 2020 include 29 positives (PCR and antigen), 25 recoveries, and 20 current hospitalizations.

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Finalists named in Abilene Chief of Police search

Chief of Police finalists

Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna is pleased to announce the City’s Police Chief Search Committee has named three finalists for the position of Abilene Chief of Police.

The three finalists, in alphabetical order by last name, are as follows:

Rober...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Bat found in downtown area tests positive for rabies

Bat found in downtown area tests positive for rabies (2)

The City of Abilene would like to advise residents and those who frequent the downtown area that a bat found on September 2, 2020 in the 1100 block of North 2nd Street between Cedar and Cypress Streets has tested positive for rabies. Abilene Animal Servic...

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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: August 11, 2020

United Express Service to Take Off at Abilene Regional Airport

United announces beginning of flights between Abilene Regional Airport and Houston October 21, 2020

Abilene Regional Airport announces today that United Express flights, operated by SkyWest Airlines, will begin this fall. The new service will provide daily flights from Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)....

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Health District receives notification of COVID-19 cases at local nursing facility

Health District receives notification of positive COVID-19 test results from local nursing facility

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District has received notification of eighteen positive COVID-19 test results from residents of the Northern Oaks Living & Rehabilitation Center at 2722 Old Anson Road, and notification of one COVID-19 related d...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Traffic interruptions begin August 1st along Buffalo Gap Road

Buffalo Gap traffic interruptions begin August 1 as water crews prepare for TXDOT widening of road

Work is scheduled to begin for the relocation of water utility lines on FM 89/Buffalo Gap Road beginning August 1, 2020. The utility line relocation is in preparation for a TxDOT project which will widen the road from South Clack to Chimney Rock Road.

Area...

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City of Abilene - Highlights
Posted on: July 27, 2020

2020 Notice of Tax Rates in the City of Abilene

Notice of Tax Rates in City of Abilene 2020

This notice provides information about two tax rates. The no-new-revenue tax rate would Impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt...

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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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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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City of Abilene - Highlights
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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City of Abilene - Highlights
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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City of Abilene - Highlights
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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City of Abilene - Highlights
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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City of Abilene - Highlights
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 - Highlights
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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