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Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 3:34pm

Holiday breaks, early release dates and graduation plans were recently solidified at Elgin Independent School District’s Jan.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 3:29pm

TAYLOR – Williamson County Emergency District No.


Jan 31, 2023 - 15:38

City and school elections are Saturday, May 6, and so far, only one person has filed for the city council seat. 

Jan 31, 2023 - 15:36

It’s time for Elgin’s annual Hatitude check. 

On Saturday, Feb. 4, Hatitude 2023 will be held at FireWild, 201 N. Main St. in Elgin. This year’s honoree is Sister Gwendolyn Johnson, Mount Moriah Baptist Church’s first lady. 

Holiday breaks, early release dates and graduation plans were recently solidified at Elgin Independent School District’s Jan. 23 board meeting. 

Jan 31, 2023 - 15:29

TAYLOR – Williamson County Emergency District No. 10 services rural Elgin and Coupland but could be extending into Taylor extraterritorial jurisdiction. 


The Smithville Tigers basketball squad suffered two gut-wrenching defeats last week. 

The Elgin boys basketball team was unable to pull out victories last week. 

Elgin High School’s football program is still reaping the benefits of a magical 2022 season. 

Head coach Heath Clawson recently earned Coach of The Year honors among 5A – region 8 schools. The award was given by the Texas High School Coaches Association. 

Elgin’s varsity soccer programs tasted victory last week as district play began. 


Jan 31, 2023 - 15:54

Michael Young and his family gave their name to Young’s Settlement and Perryville at Hogeye when the post office was established in 1849. 

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.


Jan 24, 2023 - 14:01

Funeral services for Max Gilbert Thiele, 84 of Giddings, formerly of Thorndale, was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Donna Krueger and Rev. Keith Weise officiating. Burial followed in the Friendship Cemetery in Paige.

Jan 24, 2023 - 14:00

Carl Scott, 82, of Tomball, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 15, 2023.

Family and friends gathered for a visitation at Eternal Faith Baptist Church of Manor on Monday, Jan. 23, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.  A Life Well Lived celebration was conducted at 2 p.m. with Pastor Wes Hodges presiding. Interment followed at Manor Cemetery.

Jan 24, 2023 - 14:00

Julius Andrew Schwartz Jr., affectionately know as “Shorty” or “Jewels,” surrounded by his loving family and friends, made his way home after a courageous battle with cancer Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, 2023.

Jan 24, 2023 - 13:58

Sarah Irene Rogers, 79, of Elgin, passed away Saturday evening surrounded by her family, Jan.21, 2023.

Services will be private.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.