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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00am

After an hour of discussion ranging from the effect of Confederate monuments on black Elginites to the city’s authority in the state’s jurisdiction, the Elgin City Council passed a motion

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00am

Elgin-area voters failed to pass a proposition that would have allowed the local emergency services district to collect sales tax in its jurisdiction. As of 7:11 p.m. on Election Day

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Protesters filled the streets marching around the governor's mansion in Austin on Saturday afternoon, shouting “Free Rodney Reed,” on behalf of a Bastrop man currently on death row. Rodney Reed

After an hour of discussion ranging from the effect of Confederate monuments on black Elginites to the city’s authority in the state’s jurisdiction, the Elgin City Council passed a motion

Nov 13, 2019 - 00:00

Elgin-area voters failed to pass a proposition that would have allowed the local emergency services district to collect sales tax in its jurisdiction. As of 7:11 p.m. on Election Day

Recently, County Judge Paul Pape announced to the Commissioners Court that he has hired Christine Files as his new Deputy Director of Emergency Management. Ms. Files started in the position

Sports

Nov 13, 2019 - 00:00

It was beautiful weather for the Texas State Cross Country Tournament held in Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock on Saturday. A cool morning led to an absolutely great day

Nov 13, 2019 - 00:00

The last game of the season. Due to many factors, injuries being key, the Wildcats (3-7) were not in the hunt for a playoff spot. They were, however, in the

Last Tuesday, the Elgin Wildcats Girls’ basketball team began their 2019 season against the Lady Ducks of Taylor with an early 5:00 p.m. game. The Lady Cats got on the

If you follow the Wildcat football team, these three players are well-known to you as well as to many different colleges that are looking at student athletes for the next

Opinions

Nov 13, 2019 - 00:00

Americans should be supporting Hong Kong protestors Well, someone check the temperature down below, because I find myself agreeing with Jerry Kraft. Not about the rights of all gender identities,

Dear Governor (Greg) Abbott: I join many of my colleagues in respectfully requesting your consideration of a reprieve for Rodney Reed, and that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

Well, someone check the temperature down below, because I find myself agreeing with Jerry Kraft.

Highway marker has historical ties to Elgin The Jefferson Davis Highway Marker located at Main and Taylor Road (known as Jefferson Davis Park) has sat quietly often unnoticed since 1937.

Obituaries

Nov 13, 2019 - 13:12

Viola Estelle Daugherty Maynard passed away peacefully in the arms of her Lord on Monday, November 11, 2019, in Elgin TX. She was born on March 29, 1924 in Austin, Texas, the daughter of Dora Daugherty Landrum and E.D. Daugherty. Viola was born at her home on Salado Street in Austin and graduated from John B. Winn school.

Nov 13, 2019 - 00:00

Keith Rutherford, 59, passed away peacefully, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Family and friends will gather for visitation at the Elgin Funeral Home on Thursday, November 14th at 10:00 AM. Funeral

Nov 13, 2019 - 00:00

Reuben Darnell Madison, Jr., 66, of Houston, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019. Services are currently pending. Arrangements are entrusted to:

Nov 13, 2019 - 00:00

Rodger “Six-Pack” Dell King, 55, of Elgin, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019. Services are currently pending. Arrangements are entrusted to: