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Welcome to the City of Tye
The City of Tye is located at the intersection of Interstate 20 and Farm-to-Market Road 707 in Taylor County, west of Abilene and north of Dyess Air Force Base.  The community was laid off by the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881 and originally named Tebo.  In 1901, the community name was changed to Tye, in honor of John P. Tye, who served as the first postmaster and as a Methodist minister.  The city incorporated in 1954.  During World War II, Tye Field was built just south of the community for the Army Air Corps.  In 1956, the base was renamed Dyess Air Force Base.

Today, the city boasts a population of over 1200 residents and over 50 businesses.  As it was in the 1980's, trucking is still a major sector of the economy.
Upcoming Events
  1. Community Christmas
    DEC 20
    Community Christmas
    The annual Community Christmas will kick off with the Christmas parade at 6pm and will run from the Wes-T-Go to Townsend St. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then make their way to the Community Center to meet with the children. Refreshments will be served.
  2. DEC 24-25
    Christmas Holiday
    City Hall will be closed in observance of Christmas. Services will reopen Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 8:00am.
  3. JAN 01
    New Year's Day
    City Hall will be closed for the New Year holiday. Services will reopen Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 at 8:00am.
  4. City Council Meeting
    JAN 21
    City Council Meeting
    The monthly City Council meeting will be held at 6:30pm at City Hall, located at 205 North St. Agenda can be viewed on the Public Notices page.