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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:27pm

Although the schools are shut down for at least the next couple of weeks, the Elgin Independent School District is still providing meals to school-aged children.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 7:50pm

On Saturday, March 21, at 12:18 a.m., Taylor Police responded to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Taylor for a deceased female with a gunshot wound to the face.


The first presumptive case of COVID-19 has been discovered in Bastrop County, according to an announcement on Saturday.

The Elgin City Council discussed the city’s plan to face the COVID-19 pandemic during the regular meeting last Tuesday.

The Bastrop County Health Authority confirmed March 28, 2020 the first presumptive positive test for the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) within the City of Elgin. This is the third positive case announced in Bastrop County; and is the first as a result of sampling done at the County’s test site.

Schools in Bastrop County will remain closed for at least an extra two weeks as a protective measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus.


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.

Mar 18, 2020 - 00:00

Note: To slow the spread of the COVID-19, Elgin ISD has suspended all school operations from Monday, March 23 to Sunday, April 5. As a result, the Wildcats will not participate in any sporting events for three full weeks. See page 1A for more information.


House impeachment group: have you no shame?

On January 15, the first day of the filing period, Mayor Chris Cannon and wife Lauren filed his re-election paperwork as they have done many times before.

Feb 19, 2020 - 09:29

It is your constitutional right as a citizen of the United States of America to vote in every election—city, school board, county, state and United States.

I wanted to send a note to someone at the newspaper to commend a couple of businesses in Elgin who were such kind and professional representatives of your city during a very difficult time when we recently visited.


Mar 27, 2020 - 15:15

David Lundgren of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Elgin, TX, died peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep on March 23, 2020.

Mar 24, 2020 - 14:13

April 15, 1927 – March 17, 2020

August Martin Hannemann was called to be with his Lord and Savior on March 17, 2020 at his home in San Antonio, Texas.   He was born on April 15,1927 to Fred and Caecilia Sagebiel Hannemann in Fredericksburg, Texas, the eighth of nine children.  

Mar 24, 2020 - 14:04

Adela Flores-Esparza, 68, of Elgin, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020.  Services are currently pending.  Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Mar 24, 2020 - 14:04

Roy Lee Dove, age 85, of Richmond CA, formerly of Elgin, TX, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Services are currently pending.