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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:07am

The City of Elgin announced the final results of a city-wide initiative to address issues associated with junk and/or abandoned vehicles.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:05am

Last Monday, the Bastrop County Commissioners Court continued their discussions about funding an environmental peace officer and considering a bid to repair a damaged jail building.


Bastrop County taxing entities will be awarded $5 million as the result of settlement of a lawsuit growing out of the 2011 Bastrop Complex Fire.

MA Partners, the developer of the 35-acre Co-Op District mixed use destination on U.S. Highway 79 in Hutto, announced that its first commercial tenant, Southside Market & Barbeque, has begun construction on its newest restaurant with plans to open by late summer 2020.

Dozens of cars lined up outside of the Bastrop County Household Hazardous Waste Facility (BCHHWF), some before the facility even opened, to drop off their unwanted tires and electronics on the morning of February 1.

The City of Elgin announced the final results of a city-wide initiative to address issues associated with junk and/or abandoned vehicles.


Tuesday night, February 11 was a good night.

Oh, it was cold that night. And rainy as well. But inside the Wildcat gym, it was a darn good night for the Elgin varsity basketball team (12-18) and their fans.

After a tough week previously, the ‘Cats put together a solid performance on offense and defense to get back on the “win side” of the ledger, 71-65.

On Tuesday, February 11, the Elgin Wildcats girls’ varsity basketball team played the last game of the 2019-2020 season in Bastrop against the Lady Bears. For seniors, Ashanti McGriff (#14), A.J. Thompson (#35) and Kel Holiday (#44), it was their last games as Wildcat basketball players.

For the second week in a row, the Elgin boys' varsity soccer team battled the elements and district foes.

On Tuesday, February 11, the ‘Cats hosted the Hutto Hippos at Wildcat Stadium. Due to weather conditions, the varsity game was moved up to 5:30 p.m.

Last week, the Elgin High School girls’ varsity soccer team faced the first place Lady Hippos of Hutto with a record of 3-0 and the fourth place Lady Patriots of East View (2-2).


Feb 19, 2020 - 09:29

It is your constitutional right as a citizen of the United States of America to vote in every election—city, school board, county, state and United States.

I wanted to send a note to someone at the newspaper to commend a couple of businesses in Elgin who were such kind and professional representatives of your city during a very difficult time when we recently visited.

I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Elgin. I have had numerous discussions with family, friends and supporters in reaching this decision.

The Elgin Depot Museum on Depot Square (train depot on tracks) has just received a spiffy new facelift thanks to the incredible generosity of the Main Street Board Design Team, Melissa Ladd and our city’s Community Development leader Amy Miller.


Feb 19, 2020 - 09:45

LaDonna Sue DelValle, age 86, of Bastrop, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Services will be private.

Feb 19, 2020 - 09:44

Charles David Mabry, age 68, of Elgin Texas, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020. David was born on August 29, 1951 in Austin, Texas to Earl and Jule Mabry.

Feb 19, 2020 - 09:42

Baby Girl, Chaselie Maebelle Craig, joined her two siblings and all of Heaven’s Angels, on February 14, 2020.

Feb 19, 2020 - 09:39

On Monday, February 10, 2020, Edmund Arthur Siegmund, loving husband and father passed away at the age of 86.  Edmund was born October 8, 1933 in Paige, Texas to Arthur and Frieda (Jenke) Siegmund.  He served in the Army for two years and then began a long career in the construction business as a framing contractor.