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Athens, Texas

Athens, Texas
Full nameAthens, Texas
Official nameAthens, Texas
Settlement typeCity
CountryUS United States
City CouncilMayor Randy Daniel
Jerry Don Vaught
Carol Barton
Carroll Maberry
Elaine Jenkins
City ManagerPam J. Burton
Total Area17.0 sq mi (44 km2)
Land Area14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2)
Water Area2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
Elevation489 ft (149 m)
Total Population12458 (2006)
Density (pop.)298.3/km2 (772.8/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes75751-75752
Area code430, 903
FIPS code48-04504 
GNIS feature ID1329816 

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Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,710. It is the county seat of Henderson County . According to the Texas Legislature, Athens is the "Original Home of the Hamburger". The city also calls itself the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World." Athens was selected as one of the first 'Certified Retirement Communities' in Texas.

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11/5 The East Texas Fishing Report - Athens Daily Review Tweet this news
Athens Daily Review---ATHENS- -ATHENS- Lake -Athens- is about two feet low and slightly stained to clear. Water temp is in the upper 60s, low 70s. Bass to six pounds are hitting ... - Date : Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:58:47 GMT+00:00
Sunrise, sunset - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--31 from Corsicana to -Athens-. My schedule is pretty hectic during the week, so I have to enjoy moments of inspiration wherever I can catch them -- even ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 02:57:47 GMT+00:00
Lyle Lovett is Feelin' Lucky - Online Athens Tweet this news
Online Athens--"I've only played in -Athens- one time, and that was years ago," Lovett says. "So I'm hoping people will show up." Prior to Game Four of the World Series in ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 05:48:40 GMT+00:00
Georgia-Colorado game time changed - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) Tweet this news
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)---ATHENS- - The starting time for Georgia's Oct. 2 football game at Colorado has been changed to 7 pm ET (5 pm Mountain Time). ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:10:39 GMT+00:00
Busy weekend in Texas - ESPN Tweet this news
ESPN---...- the TX BFN will play host to an angler/biologist workshop on Saturday, August 7, at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in -Athens-, -Texas-. ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:34:48 GMT+00:00
Catching up with MLB - Online Athens Tweet this news
Online Athens--By AP - -Athens- Banner-Herald Baltimore's Brian Roberts, center, is mobbed by teammates after hitting a game-winning solo home run aMonday. ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 04:13:27 GMT+00:00
Hamilton to start for AL team - Cary News Tweet this news
Cary News--Josh Hamilton, the former -Athens- Drive High School star and current left fielder for the -Texas- Rangers, will start in the Major League Baseball All-Star ... - Date : Sun, 11 Jul 2010 06:06:02 GMT+00:00
Texas Freshwater Center in Athens gearing up for 4th of July - Liberty Vindicator Tweet this news
Liberty Vindicator--There will be free fishing until 8:30 pm The TFFC is located at 5550 FM 2495 in -Athens-, -Texas- 75752. The phone number is (903) 676-2277.--- - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:40:39 GMT+00:00
Nebraska decision on Big Ten switch could come Friday - Online Athens Tweet this news
Online Athens--By AP - -Athens- Banner-Herald The university's Board of Regents on Wednesday evening amended the agenda for its previously scheduled Friday meeting to ... - Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 04:14:03 GMT+00:00
East Texas families needed for foster kids - Tri County Leader Tweet this news
Tri County Leader--“Currently, there is a serious shortage of foster homes for children and teens with special needs in the East -Texas- cities of Tyler, Longview, -Athens-, ... - Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 20:18:49 GMT+00:00

Local government :
City Department Director
City Administrator Pam J. Burton
Director of Finance and Technology David Hopkins, CPA
Human Resources Director Haven Cox
Fire Chief John McQueary
Police Chief Michael D. Hill, Jr.
Director of Planning & Development Gary Crecelius
Director of Tourism Darlene Forshage

Municipalities and communities of Henderson County, Texas

County seat: Athens
CitiesAthens * Brownsboro * Chandler * Eustace * Log Cabin * Malakoff * Moore Station * Murchison * Seven Points * Star Harbor * Tool * Trinidad
TownsBerryville * Caney City * Coffee City * Enchanted Oaks * Gun Barrel City * Mabank * Payne Springs * Poynor
Cross Roads * LaRue * New York
FootnotesThis populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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