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Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 1:36pm

Nationwide attention centered on Elgin after cheerleaders on their way home were hit by gunfire last Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 1:35pm

Altercations at Elgin High School led to speculation of a much more dangerous situation Monday.


CEDAR CREEK —The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Bastrop County Soil and Water Conservation District are seeking input from the public on how to best serve local citizens through Farm Bill conservation programs and technical assistance.

Police are investigating a late night shooting north of the U.S. 290 and Texas 95 intersection.

At 11:26 p.m. Monday, March 27, the Elgin Police Department responded to a call for shots fired in the 800 block of South Martin Luther King Boulevard. The road was shut down, and residents were ordered to shelter in place.

Mar 22, 2023 - 13:02

Officers are another step closer from their new home from which they can serve and protect.

Elgin police and officials broke ground on their planned police station March 20. The new 11,000-square-foot facility is meant to enhance growing police service in Elgin.

Mar 22, 2023 - 12:57

Thirteen reports of vandalism were reported recently in downtown Elgin.

Police are investigating the graffiti seen on several buildings. Business owners and city employees reported the crimes.


SMITHVILLE – Down 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh with runners on second and third, Lady Tigers junior Raini Stanley stepped into a pitch that soared all the way to the wall before hitting the ground and scoring the winning run.

The Lady Tigers fought back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat the La Grange Lady Leopards 10-9 last week at home. 

The Elgin Lady Wildcats took on the Pflugerville Panthers Friday, March 24, and picked up their fifth district win of the season.

The Lady Cats would walk away with a 3-1 win over the Panthers, but things seemed uncertain ntil the fifth inning.

The Elgin Wildcats varsity baseball team took on the Pflugerville Connally Cougars in a two-game series last week Tuesday, March 21 and Friday, March 24, to pick up back-to-back district wins.

The two teams split the opportunity to have home field advantage, with the Cougars having the honors during the first matchup.

Mar 28, 2023 - 12:47

CEDAR CREEK – The Bastrop LadyBears gave the Cedar Creek Lady Eagles a crash landing on the softball field on Friday, March 24, in a district matchup.

Now tied for fourth place in district, the Lady Bears took the 14-0 win in stride as they are currently in a playoff spot.


May 24, 2023 - 00:00

Dear Elgin Courier: It’s hard to believe it’s the last week of school for Elgin Independent School District. As I reflect on the school year, it occurs to me what a great year it’s been. We count on our schools to keep our children safe, to teach them reading, writing and arithmetic, and to enrich their lives.

A key House education committee adjourned last week without voting on a school voucher bill that is Gov. Greg Abbott’s top priority this session, the Houston Chronicle reported. Barring some unforeseen maneuver in the last week of the regular legislative session, the bill is effectively dead for now.

By Gary Borders

Feb 14, 2023 - 13:52

Dear Editor,

I have heard through the Elgin recycling dropoff "grapevine" that our precinct location will be eliminated.  I have written to our county commissioner, David Glass, to urge reconsideration if 

indeed this is true.


May 24, 2023 - 00:00

Leonard Joseph Rolland, of Hutto, lost his battle with dementia Monday, May 15, 2023, at the age of 74. Family and friends will gather for a visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Elgin Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Reverend Calvin Richard presiding. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements are care entrusted to

May 24, 2023 - 00:00

Carl Maculey Chatman, 69, of Elgin, passed away Friday morning, May 19, 2023. Services are currently pending. Arrangements and care entrusted to

May 24, 2023 - 00:00

Paul Keith Earnhart, 85, passed away April 28, 2023. He was born Nov. 13, 1937.

May 24, 2023 - 00:00

Corene King Ingalls, age 87, was called home by her Heavenly Father May 8, 2023. Corene was born July 1, 1935, to her mother, Euna Lee King and her father, James Ernest King, in Bernice, Louisiana, along with her twin sister, Florene. They were known as “Co & Flo.” They had two older siblings, Dot and Everett.