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

Aurora Cemetery Association Annual Meeting

May 3rd, 2016 - ACA Annual Meeting Sunday, May 15th 2:00p.m. Aurora Cemetery Pavilion 509... Read More ›

Planning and Zoning Commission – Meeting Tuesday, May 10th at 5p.m.

March 2nd, 2016 - The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, May... Read More ›

City Council Meeting – Thursday, May 5th, 2016

January 18th, 2016 - The Aurora City Council will meet Thursday, May 5, 2016 Pre-Council Work... Read More ›