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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 12:00am

On July 23, the Bastrop County Broadband Committee launched a new effort to help expand and improve internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 12:00am

The Round Rock Police Department is investigating the death of Christopher Branham after his body was found and identified in a field between Elgin and Manor.

News

After over a month of listening to arguments by citizens on either side of the issue, the Bastrop County Commissioners Court voted to begin the process of moving the Confederate monuments from the county courthouse lawn.

Bastrop County’s COVID-19 dashboard now shows a total of 17 deaths due to COVID-19 after the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) changed its method of reporting fatalities.

On July 23, the Bastrop County Broadband Committee launched a new effort to help expand and improve internet access for all county residents, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations.

A Bastrop County man wanted in connection with a homicide was arrested and taken to jail last week.

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.

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

Aug 5, 2020 - 00:00

I hope all of you have or had a Jimmy in your life.

“When your door of opportunity opens, remember it’s because someone oiled the hinges for you.” — Old saying certified by Jim Chionsini as an “Old Italian Saying.”

I never heard of old Italian sayings before I met Jim Chionsini. Since that day, however, there’s hardly a day passes that I don’t think about one.

To those of you who think it's not really necessary to wear masks in public, I'd like to ask you to refuse to be taken to the hospital when you actually do catch this virus. The "survival rate" may be quite high, but at what price? Many people are spending weeks in ICU, followed by more weeks in rehab.

Obituaries

Aug 5, 2020 - 00:00

Raul Guadalupe Trevino, 77, of Elgin, Texas, went to his Heavenly Home on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Aug 5, 2020 - 00:00

Juan Pablo Carrillo, age 48, of Elgin, Texas passed away Friday, July 31, 2020

Aug 5, 2020 - 00:00

Linda Jane Brinkley, 77, of Elgin, passed away on Monday evening, July 27, 2020. Services will be private. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Aug 5, 2020 - 00:00

Roy Dale Benford, 60, of Bastrop, passed away on Sunday evening, August 2, 2020. A Home Going Celebration will be conducted, Friday, August 7, 2020, graveside at Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop, at 10:00 AM with the Reverend, Leon Benford presiding. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.