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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:43pm

City Manager Tom Mattis announced on October 11 the appointment of Chris Noble as the new Elgin Chief of Police.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:42pm

Bastrop County is no longer under a burn ban, effective at noon on Monday, October 18.

News

Oct 20, 2021 - 12:43

City Manager Tom Mattis announced on October 11 the appointment of Chris Noble as the new Elgin Chief of Police. Chief Noble has served as commander for the Elgin Police Department (EPD) for nearly four years and has most recently served as EPD Acting Police Chief.

Oct 20, 2021 - 12:42

Bastrop County is no longer under a burn ban, effective at noon on Monday, October 18.

On Monday morning, the Bastrop County Commissioners’ Court held a special meeting to discuss and vote on a handful of agenda items, including an order to lift the burn ban.

Cheryl Reese announced she will again seek the Precinct 4 Bastrop County Commissioner seat.

The former Bastrop County Democratic Party Chair stated she has always wanted to serve her community.

Oct 20, 2021 - 12:39

Early voting for the 2021 election began this week on Monday.

Sports

The McDade High School Bulldog Band marched in a UIL competition for the first time in school history on Saturday in Giddings.

McDade marched alongside schools in Class 4A and below on Saturday’s Region 8 marching contest. The band received a Division 2 rating on a scale of 1 to 5, with 2 being “excellent.” The individual judges gave scores of 2, 2 and 1.

Oct 20, 2021 - 12:37

For the fourth time this season the Wildcats football team was shut out as they fell this past weekend at Leander Glenn 55-0.

Nathen Lewis led the Wildcats in passing going 4-for-13 for 42 yards and one interception.

Elgin cross country was in action at the 5A-18 district meet on Friday, October 15 in Pflugerville.

In the junior varsity girls’ two-mile event, results were:

The McDade Bulldog Band travelled to Caldwell on Saturday, October 2 for their first marching band competition at Caldwell High School’s first annual Brazos Valley Marching Festival, competing against bands from high schools of all sizes.

 

Funds raised for McDade band director

Opinions

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. 

Please try to remember for the next 14 months.

Eighty billion state of the art military equipment abandoned to the terrorists in Afghanistan.

Hundreds of U.S. citizens abandoned to the terrorists in that country.

Dear Editor:  

Who would believe that the numbers 9/11 would be remembered by the world forever?

My father was part of a middle class family before they were wiped out by communist revolution in Russia. By the 1920s, everyone was stripped of everything: homes, money, rations, jobs, and of course, freedom. They had to sneak and hide, lest they be killed at the whim of empowered nobodies. The stunned majority in a daze would ask, "How did this happen?"

Obituaries

Oct 20, 2021 - 10:54

Veola Palmer, age 91, of Elgin, Texas, passed away on October 6, 2021.

A Viewing will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Weeping Willow Baptist Church in McDade, Texas. Interment will follow at Littig Cemetery in Elgin, Texas.

Oct 20, 2021 - 10:53

Allison Martinez-Sanchez, age 5, of Elgin, Texas, passed away on October 16, 2021.

Services are pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Oct 20, 2021 - 10:53

Don Ray Childress, age 81, of Austin, Texas, passed away on October 15, 2021.

Services will take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Oct 20, 2021 - 10:52

Robert Renteria, Jr., age 68, of Elgin, Texas, passed away on October 14, 2021.