Welcome to the City of Aurora

The City of Aurora is located in the great State of Texas.  Aurora is nestled quietly between the cities of Rhome and Boyd, on Highway 114, in Southeast Wise County.  Aurora was once the largest city in Wise County, with a population over 4,000 persons in the late 1800’s.  It was home to many businesses, including dry goods, furniture, feed and grocery stores, a farrier, multiple pharmacies, shoemaker, blacksmith shop, post office, barbershop, a hotel and six saloons.

Today, Aurora is again growing.  Our population is just over 1, 400 persons.  Aurora is a Type A General Law municipality, operating under the aldermanic form of government. The City is sectioned into three wards, with two representative council members from each area.

The phenomenal working relationship between the Mayor, City Council,  Planning and Zoning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission, has allowed Aurora to begin redevelopment of the “Old Town Square.” There are many bright things on the horizon for Aurora, as we return to our western heritage and embrace the history of “The Town that Almost Wasn’t.”

General Election Information – May 6, 2017

The Aurora City Hall (303 Derting Road) is the joint election poling place for both the City and Northwest ISD Elections.  Voting by personal appearance begins Monday, April 24th and continues through Tuesday, May 2nd.  Voting hours are from 8a.m. to 5p.m., with extended hours on Tuesdays of 7a.m. to 7p.m.  Polls will be open on General Election Day, Saturday, May 6th, from 7a.m. to 7p.m.

Election Notice (click here)

Event Calendar
News & Announcements

Public Hearing – Zoning

April 24th, 2017 - Notice of Public Hearings before the Aurora City Council: Notice is hereby... Read More ›

Aurora Alien Encounter Conference

March 1st, 2017 - September 16th - Aurora... Read More ›

Aurora Ballpark Scheduling

November 22nd, 2016 - Please contact Chad Tredaway for scheduling field use... Read More ›