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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:35pm

Elgin ISD is one of six schools that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he is filing lawsuits against regarding mask mandates.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:34pm

The Elgin City Council voted on a resolution to hold a public hearing and adopt the proposed tax rate for next year during their next meeting on September 21.

News

Although the massive wildfire that raged through the Lost Pines beginning on September 4, 2011 changed Bastrop County forever, that’s not the end of the story. In the years since, the community has come together to move forward and rebuild.

Elgin ISD is one of six schools that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he is filing lawsuits against regarding mask mandates.

The Elgin City Council voted on a resolution to hold a public hearing and adopt the proposed tax rate for next year during their next meeting on September 21.

Smithville celebrated photography and nature with both in-person and online activities during its annual Eco/Photo Fest.

Sports

The Wildcats' homecoming was spoiled by the visiting Bryan Rudder Rangers last Friday, September 10 as they fell in a 51-0 defeat.

The Wildcats tallied just 109 yards of total offense compared to the Rangers’ 427 yards. The ground game for Elgin accounted for just 17 yards on the ground, with the air attack barely topping the century mark.

If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go and why?

Lucia: I would like to go to Venice, Italy because they have some of the most beautiful art pieces there and the beautiful canals.

Sep 14, 2021 - 13:32

The McDade Bulldogs had no problem grabbing their second straight home shutout victory last Friday as they defeated the NYOS Charter Jaguars 58-0. Improving to 2-1 on the season, the Bulldogs have now outscored their opponents on their turf 108-0 this season.

Opinions

Dear Editor:  

Who would believe that the numbers 9/11 would be remembered by the world forever?

My father was part of a middle class family before they were wiped out by communist revolution in Russia. By the 1920s, everyone was stripped of everything: homes, money, rations, jobs, and of course, freedom. They had to sneak and hide, lest they be killed at the whim of empowered nobodies. The stunned majority in a daze would ask, "How did this happen?"

Sep 8, 2021 - 08:21

Thomas Jefferson said “Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”

From the moment COVID-19 emerged in the United States, we have all been asked to make sacrifices to protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors from this terrible virus. At Ascension Seton – and health systems everywhere – our caregivers have worked long hours on the front lines to care for those afflicted with the worst symptoms of the virus.

Obituaries

Sep 14, 2021 - 13:14

Alondra Nataly Pena, age 24, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on August 27, 2021.

A Visitation was held on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Sep 14, 2021 - 13:13

Jody Lynn Oliver, age 61, of Elgin, Texas, passed away on September 2, 2021.

A Visitation was held on September 11, 2021, followed by a Celebration of Life at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Sep 14, 2021 - 13:13

Patricia Ramirez, age 81, of Elgin, Texas, passed away on September 2, 2021.

A Visitation was held on September 7, 2021, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on September 8, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at Elgin Latin Cemetery.

Sep 14, 2021 - 13:12

Leonardo Yanez-Flores, age 27, of Elgin, Texas passed away on September 12, 2021.

Services are pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.