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Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:01pm

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many spring graduation ceremonies are either being held online or are invitation-only.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:00am

The Bastrop County Elections Department released an action plan last Wednesday detailing the steps they are planning to take to make the July 14 special election safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

News

On Friday, the Bastrop County Health Authority announced the third confirmed death in Bastrop County as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many spring graduation ceremonies are either being held online or are invitation-only. Here is where you can view online videos and livestreams of various local graduation ceremonies:

As students and teachers prepare to finish an unprecedented semester and start to look forward to an uncertain fall semester, in the meantime Elgin ISD issued some information about the district’s summer operations.

The Bastrop County Elections Department released an action plan last Wednesday detailing the steps they are planning to take to make the July 14 special election safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sports

A father of three school-aged children, a husband to Erin—who also works for the school district—and a father figure to many more kids that he feels responsible for and worries about, Elgin High School Head Coach Jens Anderson took the time to speak about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his family, his job and his student “kids.” Do you still come to

Lady Cats track has a new coach at the helm.

Coach Hope Pawlik assumed head coaching duties for the 2019-2020 season after Coach Jenny Fajkus resigned her position.

The Elgin boys’ varsity soccer team took on the Georgetown East View Patriots on Tuesday evening, March 10.

Members of Elgin High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were recognized for their hard work on and off the court. Eleven players were awarded all-district honors for the 2019 basketball season.

Opinions

Jun 3, 2020 - 00:00

As a child I was taught when to speak and when not to speak… Well, it is time to speak. As the President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Elgin Branch 6174; and after speaking to Reverends Byron Green, D. W. Townsend, Steven Ward, EPD, Chief Patrick South, Mrs. Bettye Lofton and Mr.

In the April 23, 2020 print edition of the Elgin Courier, there was the "Police Blotter" section. Though I hadn't as yet read my Courier, a couple of friends did, and immediately recognized one of the incidents in this Police Blotter section as being similar to an unpleasant event in my own life.

Apr 15, 2020 - 00:00

While these times continue to create great uncertainties, they also have created one crystal clear certainty: the ability to continue the mission of Down Home Ranch (DHR) is at risk.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact individuals in our local communities and across the globe, our healthcare systems are working collaboratively each day with local public health authorities and community leaders to prepare for the future. The situation continues to evolve daily, and our plans and preparations are also evolving to meet community needs.

Obituaries

Jun 3, 2020 - 00:00

August Edward “Uce” Gruetzner fell asleep in Jesus and entered eternal life with God in Heaven on May 29, 2020. He was born in Lee County, Texas on June 19, 1931 to Otto and Andanilla Gruetzner. He was reborn into God’s Kingdom through Holy Baptism on June 28, 1931 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings and confirmed his Christian faith on April 2, 1944, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas.

Jun 3, 2020 - 00:00

Hattie Pearl Higgins, age 63, of Manor, Texas passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020

Jun 3, 2020 - 00:00

George Henry Ray, age 85, of Elgin, Texas passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Jun 3, 2020 - 00:00

Ora Mae Blackwell, 83, of Lockhart, passed away, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Service are pending. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.