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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00am

Last week, Elgin ISD released an update about its current plans for returning to school in August.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00am

Nearly 1,500 Bastrop County voters cast their ballots last week during the first week of early voting.


Last Wednesday, the Elgin City Council passed an ordinance requiring face coverings in many public situations during a special emergency meeting.

The County Health Authority, Dr. Desmar Walkes, and the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management were notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) of the death of a female in her fifties from the Elgin area in Bastrop County due to COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. This death is the 7th death in Bastrop County from COVID-19.

Last week, Elgin ISD released an update about its current plans for returning to school in August.

Nearly 1,500 Bastrop County voters cast their ballots last week during the first week of early voting.


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.

The Elgin boys’ varsity soccer team took on the Georgetown East View Patriots on Tuesday evening, March 10.

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.


Bastrop County Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing Tuesday, July 7 at 9 a.m. “regarding racial injustices, interracial tensions, and ways to promote equality for all.” I believe that we need to address the systemic racism present in ourselves, our community, our county, and our country. We must acknowledge that there is a problem, that systematic racism exists and that it negatively

Please exercise your right to vote in the primary runoff. 

If voting in the Congressional District 17 Republican primary runoff, your choice is simple. Are you tired of business as usual in DC? Or would you like to drain the swamp? 

I have watched the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin over and over again, and I believe the consensus of the U. S. believe is that it was murder. That should not be done to an Asian, Hispanic, Indian, or any ethnicity. The right to peacefully protest is as American as apple pie, but you do not have the right to loot and burn.

As a 20-year-old, lifelong Elginite, the internet has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. While some may call that a privilege and others a curse, the simple fact is that in today’s world, information is being spread at historic rates. With the simple click of a button, you can learn about events happening in Elgin or worldwide. 


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Lorene Estelle Romine Wilcox, 90, of Elgin, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  Lorene was born to Allie and Effie Romine on January 10, 1930.

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Bobby Dan Walker, age 84, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Thursday, July 2, 2020. He was born in Elgin, Texas, on April 9, 1936, the third son of Pauline and Millard “Buck” Walker.

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Carol F. Krech passed away peacefully from heart failure at age 87.

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Carol passed away peacefully on 06/30/2020. She was born on March 26, 1943 in Hempstead, Texas to J.B. and Edna Cole. She graduated from Elgin High School and then worked in Austin for a short time before marrying Darry Carlson. Most of her professional career was spent as a loving wife, mother and self-employed Wallpaper Contractor. Carol and Darryl lived in several states before residing in Clear Lake (Houston, TX) for over 30 years, then returning to Elgin in 2008.