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Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 12:55pm

Office closures and changes in services are aplenty this week as many sit down to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 12:36pm

After losing a nailbiter, the Elgin girls basketball team bounced back and enjoyed the sweet taste of victory for the first time this season.

News

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:55

Office closures and changes in services are aplenty this week as many sit down to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.

Elgin’s municipal government offices will close for the week starting Wednesday, Nov. 23, at noon. Offices will resume normal hours Monday, Nov. 28.

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:47

“The ESD#10 board meetings are held in person at the Coupland Fire Station each second Tuesday of the month. The meetings are also available via telephone conferencing,” reports Maranda Cummings. Meeting notices are posted each month at the Coupland Fire Station, Coupland Post Office, Citizens National Bank in Coupland, Thrall Fire Station and Thrall Post Office.

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:47

If you have bigger items of garbage lying around, you can get rid of it in a few weeks.

Elgin’s bulk trash pickup is scheduled for Dec. 12-16 on each resident’s trash pickup day. 

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:45

AUSTIN — A local deputy is recovering after being stabbed while off duty and trying to assist in a store’s investigation.

Jaime Eliseo Canales, 40, is charged in the Nov. 12 incident that occurred at an H-E-B in Austin. He is charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

Sports

​The Elgin boys basketball team hosted the Taylor Ducks on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and found themselves on the losing end of a thrilling matchup. 

​After the Wildcats led for the majority of the game, the Ducks ultimately prevailed at the end to claim a 40-39 victory.

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:39

Note: This an editorial column by Elgin Courer​ sports reporter Quinn Donoghue.

When I first started with the Elgin Courier back in June, realizing I’d be covering sports, I immediately looked at the Elgin football team’s record from the previous season.

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:36

After losing a nailbiter, the Elgin girls basketball team bounced back and enjoyed the sweet taste of victory for the first time this season.

​The Smithville Tigers’ postseason run came to an end at Waller ISD Stadium on Friday Nov. 18.

​Smithville took on the Silsbee Tigers and lost 34-0 on a cold, dreary night.

Opinions

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:48

We are all guilty of faking gratitude to God and to others.

To Bastrop County Voters,

Aug 23, 2022 - 16:51

Addie Lee Madison, age 88, of Elgin, Texas, passed away on August 17, 2022.

Even though we all expect our gardens to slow down significantly this time of year, July 2022 seems to have halted most natural growth. It’s no surprise that only the most heat- and drought-tolerant summer crops have been somewhat productive in the vegetable gardens. In my backyard garden, okra is still the star.

Obituaries

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:28

Jessica Tolliver, 44, of Elgin, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 19, 2022.

Services are pending.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:28

Felicia Miller, age 79, of Bastrop, passed away on Nov. 21, 2022.

Services are pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:27

Stephanie Gomez Martinez, infant, passed away Saturday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2022.

Services are pending.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:27

Beverly Jean Kinsinger, 87, of Elgin, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

Services will be private.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.