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.”


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News & Announcements

Voter Registration Deadline – Monday, February 1st

January 31st, 2016 - The last day to register in order to be eligible to vote in the Republican or... Read More ›

General Election – Filing period for ballot place

January 31st, 2016 - The filing period for the May 7th, 2016 General City Elections opened... Read More ›

Ballpark will re-open – January 30th

January 18th, 2016 - The Aurora Ballpark will reopen for scheduled practices on January 30, 2016.... Read More ›