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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 11:26am

The Elgin City Council approved issuing debt to fund more infrastructure projects, from road upgrades to park improvements, during their most recent meeting on November 16.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 11:25am

Elgin ISD conducted a survey to gauge support and opposition to its face mask rules, and the school board plans to revisit the mandate at their January meeting.

News

Nov 23, 2021 - 11:59

You may have noticed yet another building being built next to Prosperity Bank on Highway 290. Would you have ever guessed it was Whataburger? After years and years of waiting, they are finally here!

The Elgin City Council approved issuing debt to fund more infrastructure projects, from road upgrades to park improvements, during their most recent meeting on November 16.

Elgin ISD conducted a survey to gauge support and opposition to its face mask rules, and the school board plans to revisit the mandate at their January meeting.

City of Bastrop Mayor Pro Tem Lyle Nelson is formally announcing his candidacy for Bastrop County Judge. Nelson said his decision to lead the Bastrop County Commissioner’s Court comes after gathering input from residents and supporters throughout the County.

Sports

The Wildcats had their six-game winning streak snapped in the SWISD tournament this past week. Entering the tournament 2-0, Elgin defeated Pleasanton, Edison, Southwest Legacy and KIPP University Prep before falling to SA-Stevens 65-58.

The McDade Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs faced the Buckholts Badgers last Tuesday, November 16.

The McDade varsity boys’ basketball team nearly doubled Buckholts’ score with a 88-47 victory over the Badgers.

Tiger Football

Bi-District Qualifiers

 

Lady Tiger Volleyball

Bi-District Qualifiers

All-district MVP - Kiyanna Sampson

Defensive MVP - Brooke Otto

District 1st team - Hadlee Ladewig and Kinsey Goertz

District 2nd team - Karsyn Randall, Claire Kennon, and Lauren Hanslik

 

The Bastrop Bears boys basketball team wrapped their first week of games this past week. The Bears start the season 1-1 after home games against Salado and Belton.

Against the Eagles on Nov. 15, the Bears found themselves down after the first half 43-32.

Opinions

It was wonderful seeing all the people out celebrating for our festivities for the Hogeye festival. The streets of downtown were filled for the Pearls Before Swine Art Show on Thursday, the street dance on Friday was a huge success and Saturday looked to be one of the best Hogeyes ever. Our downtown was bustling with people excited to be out.  

After nearly 15 consecutive years of public service to my county, region, and state, I have decided to not seek re-election to the Texas House. Serving the communities throughout District 17 has truly been a privilege and something I will always cherish. I am immensely proud of the work we have accomplished and believe the time is right to embark on new opportunities. 

Nov 10, 2021 - 07:08

The results are in, and I am very pleased with the outcome.

Two of the three bond propositions passed!

The Elgin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously on October 14 to endorse the Elgin Independent School District’s 2021 bond proposal, a $190 million bond package that school district residents will vote on in the November 2 election. 

Obituaries

Nov 23, 2021 - 10:26

Elsie Irene Detrick of Austin, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021. She was born in McDade, Texas on November 5, 1930, to Betha and Henry Wolf. She was an accomplished Auditor of Travis County for 25 years and retired in 1997. Elsie was a caring and generous mother who always put everyone needs before her own. Her home was always open to all and provided shelter to anyone in need.

Nov 23, 2021 - 10:25

John C.

Nov 23, 2021 - 10:23

Charles Wayne King, 62 of Elgin, entered into Eternal rest on November 18, 2021. He will lie in state at Elgin Funeral Home, Wednesday, December 1st from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  A Home-Going Celebration will follow at 12:00 PM.  Interment will be private.

Nov 16, 2021 - 12:39

A very special angel was called home on September 11, 2021. Aloha Cody, 75, of Bastrop, Texas, passed away on September 11, 2021.