Phone Numbers & Addresses

To help you contact the appropriate organization quickly, we have put this list of useful local contacts together for you.

Emergency Contacts

Athens Police Department

202 West Scott Street
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-675-5454 (non-emergencies, please)

Michael D. Hill, Jr., Chief of Police 
R. Rodney Williams, III, Asst. Chief of Police

Athens Fire Department

Central Fire Station
610 South Prairieville Street
Athens, TX  75751
Phone: 903-677-6636 (non-emergencies, please)

John McQueary, Fire Chief

East Texas Medical Center – Athens

2000 South Palestine (Hwy. 19)
Athens, TX  75751
Phone: 903-676-1000

ETMC Athens is a full-service hospital devoted to meeting the expanding needs of the Athens community. They offer advanced diagnostics, obstetrical services and Level II emergency care with a commitment to excellence and compassion that is unrivaled.

Trinity Clinic (part of the Trinity Mother Frances Health Care System)

1505 Hwy. 19 South 
Athens, TX  75751
Phone: 903-675-1725

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with Health South, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty physician group with more than 200 providers representing 36 specialties serving 27 counties in east, northeast and north-central Texas in 35 clinic locations.

Local Government

City of Athens 

City Hall








508 E. Tyler Street
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-675-5131

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.  till 5:00 p.m.

City Council Regular Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 p.m. and are held at the City Hall Annex at 501 N. Pinkerton Street. All meetings of the City Council are open to the general public. The City Water Department is located in Athens City Hall and residents are welcomed to make their monthly water payments at City Hall.

Jerry Don Vaught, Mayor 
Monte Montgomery, Council Member, Place 1 
Joe Whatley, Council Member, Place 2 
Charles Elliott, Council Member, Place 3 
Tres Winn, Council Member, Place 4 
Philip Rodriguez, City Administrator

Henderson County Offices

County Courthouse
Downtown Square
Athens, TX 75751

Richard Sanders, County Judge
100 East Tyler, Courthouse Room 102
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-675-6120

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Closed Noon to 1:00 p.m. daily.

Scotty Thomas, Precinct 1 Commissioner
6002 Spring Creek Park Road
Malakoff, TX  75148
Phone: 903-489-1665

Wade McKinney, Precinct 2 Commissioner
12416 US Hwy. 175
Eustace, TX  75124
Phone: 903-425-2611

Ronny Lawrence, Precinct 3 Commissioner
10731 State Hwy. 31 East
Murchison, TX  75778
Phone: 903-469-3430

Ken Geeslin, Precinct 4 Commissioner
9769 CR 4719
Larue, TX  75770
Phone: 903-676-4054

Henderson County Sheriff’s Department

206-A N. Murchison Street
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-675-5128 (non-emergencies, please)

Ray Nutt, Sheriff

Henderson County Appraisal District

1751 Enterprise Street
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-675-9296

This organization assigns value to your property and establishes your annual property taxes accordingly.

Business Development

Athens Economic Development Corporation

201 W. Corsicana, Suite 3
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-675-4617

Residents of Athens recognize that in order to be successful as a community, we have to attract businesses!  It’s the role of the Athens Economic Development Corporation to do just that.  Utilizing funds generated through a half-cent sales tax collection, AEDC assists businesses with manufacturing, research & development, transportation, recycling, distribution, job training, headquarter facilities, and city parks.  Since 1990, they have completed 50 economic development projects, created over 3,000 new full-time jobs and generated $12 million in new taxable revenue.

Athens Chamber of Commerce

201 W. Corsicana, Suite 1
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-675-5181

The Athens Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst organization to advance Athens’ businesses into the future and toward prosperity. The Chamber achieves this by creating programs, services and activities which are of value to Chamber members and the community. They provide a positive community image for businesses while promoting a business friendly environment in the Athens area. 

Education & Quality of Life

Athens Independent School District

104 Hawn Street
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: 903-677-6900

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

Athens ISD strives to create an environment where students reach their full potential and become productive, successful citizens.  With this in mind, they strive to become an exemplary school district in which every child achieves to his or her maximum ability through rigorous and relevant curriculum with relationships that cultivate the potential and promote the well-being of every individual child for the sole purpose to graduate every student on time, college and work-ready.  Campuses include:

Athens High School
708 East College
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: (903) 677-6920
Fax: (903) 677-6925

610 East College
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: (903) 677-6940
Fax: (903) 677-6956

Athens Middle School
6800 State Highway 19 South
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: (903) 677-3030
Fax: (903) 677-2111

Athens Intermediate School
307 Madole Street
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: (903) 677-6960
Fax: (903) 677 6987

Bel Air Elementary School
215 Willowbrook
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: (903) 677-6980
Fax: (903) 677-6986

South Athens Elementary School
718 Robbins Road
Athens, TX 75751
Phone: (903) 677-6970
Fax: (903) 677-3470

Trinity Valley Community College
100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751

Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library
121 S. Prairieville Athens
TX 75751
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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