Last weekend, downtown Elgin turned into a giant art studio for a festive two days. Local artists of all kinds—painters, musicians, sculptors and many more—showed off their work and gave
A craft brewery is two steps closer to bringing their business to Elgin after the city council approved a zoning amendment and an economic agreement at last week’s meeting. Circle
Over a hundred people came to the dedication and ribbon cutting for Bastrop County’s new emergency communication center, named the Mike Fisher Building. The new building will be the home
Relay for Life in Elgin has been growing strong fighting against cancer for the past 14 years. This year’s event began with an opening ceremony and a pep rally this
On Sunday, the Bastrop County Animal Shelter celebrated the grand opening of the Mary E. Barina Pet Wellness & Spay/Neuter Center with a ribbon cutting. The wellness clinic, named after
The board of directors of the Bastrop Central Appraisal District have hired a new chief appraiser effective August 1. Faun Cullens, deputy chief of appraisal services, has been chosen to
After trekking around Central Texas trying to avoid lightning and storms, the Elgin Lady Cats were finally able to play Game 2 late Thursday night against the College Station Lady
Three Wildcat athletes’ dreams came true Tuesday evening by signing athletic scholarships to further their schooling and athletic endeavors in college. Shanice Ross, Atyanna Freeman and Jacob Harkins celebrated this
Editor, Appreciate the Elgin Stories printed weekly in the Elgin Courier. I save several of the articles for my great-grandchildren—they all live in Tennessee and will only know about Elgin
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On June 1st back in 2017, Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill—House Bill 25—that will eliminate the option to vote straight-ticket in Texas, starting in 2020. Basically, this means you
I’m old school. That makes me old-fashioned. To some, I’m a curmudgeon because I’ve got a few pet peeves. That’s fine by me. Days leading up to Easter, I saw
Dietrich Kessel, age 97, died peacefully Wednesday, May 15th at the Elgin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where he had resided since 2010. Dietrich was born in Paige, Texas on September 27, 1921 to Emily and Gerhard Kessel into a family that would eventually grow to comprise 14 children. He was always a person of faith, being baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Paige.
Matthew Richard Lewis, 46, passed away suddenly, Friday, May 10, 2019. Matt was born in Minot, North Dakota on February 19, 1973. Matt had an early affinity for light bulbs
Eulalio Ugarte Santaolaya, age 54, of Bastrop Texas passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019. A visitation will be held from 6:00-9:00 P.M. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at
Areanna Adree Cardiel, age 22, of Elgin, Texas passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at