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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 1:51pm

Janayja Jones is a 2019 scholarship recipient of the Elgin Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk & Scholarship Foundation.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 1:50pm

With some officials not seeking re-election this year, competition will be fierce for a few seats in Bastrop County politics, such as county judge and state representative, in both party primaries

News

One Bastrop County resident’s death was caused by last February’s winter storm, according to a final report from the state.

With some officials not seeking re-election this year, competition will be fierce for a few seats in Bastrop County politics, such as county judge and state representative, in both party primaries this March and the election in November.

The Lost Pines Republican Women will host a free GOP Candidates Forum on Monday, January 24 at the Bastrop Convention Center, located at 1408 Chestnut Street in Bastrop.

The forum will begin with networking at 6 p.m. and the program will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

McDade ISD announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student's household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

Sports

The Elgin Middle School boys basketball “B Team” edged Hutto Middle School 30-27 on Wednesday night, in what became a thrilling contest down the stretch.

The varsity Lady Cats basketball team dropped a 70-36 decision to Pflugerville High School on Tuesday, Jan. 4, in what was a conference road game for Elgin. The win pushed Pflugerville to an impressive 22-4 record on the season.

Students from Elgin, McDade and all over the county showed off their animals at the Bastrop County Junior Livestock Show on Saturday at the I.G. Janca Showbarn near Elgin. Over two dozen FFA and 4-H students showed rabbits, chickens, lambs, goats, pigs and cattle. Find more photos and results in the 2022 Livestock Show special section with the January 26 edition.

Lyndon Rangel, a former Elgin High School football player (class of 2021), helped Division III Mary Hardin-Baylor secure the program’s second national title of the past four seasons during a 57-24 triumph over North Central College (IL) on Dec. 17. The title game was held at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, OH.

Opinions

Jan 11, 2022 - 13:49

To the Elgin and Bastrop County communities,

I'm sure we all feel the same way about the events of January 6th in our nation's capitol, a deep sense of sorrow and a profound sense of being disrespected by some of our own. When I think of the capital riots, I get flashbacks of Viet Nam, civil unrest at Berkley, the JFK assassination, and of course 9/11 and every other problem our nation has overcome in the past 70 years.

Serving the people and the communities of House District 17 is an enormous privilege and responsibility that I have not taken lightly over the last seven years. It is my hope that our district will continue to have a strong, qualified leader to represent us at the Capitol, and I am giving my full endorsement to my friend, Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape, to be our next state representative.

I felt the need to address this because there has been so much misinformation spread about the reason the Fire Department Christmas Parade will be held in McDade instead of Elgin this year (as it was last year as well) as far as the City of Elgin is concerned.

Obituaries

Jan 11, 2022 - 13:19

Alicia Nicole Mills, 39, of Fort Worth, Formerly of Austin, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022.  Services are currently pending.  Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Jan 11, 2022 - 13:18

Barbara R. Carson, 85, of Manor, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022.  Services are currently pending.  Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Jan 11, 2022 - 13:17

Daniel “Danny” Lopez, Jr.

Jan 11, 2022 - 13:16

Earl Baldwin, 76, of Katy, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022.  Services are currently pending.  Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.