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.”


Event Calendar
  • Aug

    Tuesday, August, 2, 2016

    Public Hearings - Zoning Change

    Notice of Public Hearings before the Aurora Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council:  Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission will... Learn More ›
  • Aug

    Saturday, August, 20, 2016

    End of Summer Concert at the Park

    Join the City of Aurora for a End of Summer Family Fun Event at the Aurora Ballpark.  Food trucks, music, water activities, distance hitting competition... Learn More ›
News & Announcements

Closed – July 4th

July 1st, 2016 - The Aurora City Hall and Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, July 4th for... Read More ›


June 2nd, 2016 - Mill Creek at Brammer Drive remains closed due to flood damaged.  There are... Read More ›