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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Starting this upcoming school year, the Elgin Middle School will require all of its students to use only clear backpacks. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Last Tuesday afternoon, a burn ban was issued to prohibit all outdoor burning in Bastrop County, which was extended for the next six weeks during Monday’s commissioners’ court meeting. 

News

The Art Institute of Austin is relocating its campus to Bastrop from Round Rock. 

The Elgin City Council approved a development and consent agreement with a proposed 1,200-home development on County Line Road during last Tuesday’s meeting. 

Last Tuesday afternoon, a burn ban was issued to prohibit all outdoor burning in Bastrop County, which was extended for the next six weeks during Monday’s commissioners’ court meeting. 

Dr. Deirdre Doughty, a social studies teacher at Colorado River Collegiate Academy (CRCA), was named the 2020 Region 13 Secondary Teacher of the Year at an awards luncheon at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center on August 2. 

Sports

Last week, kids and young teens from second grade to high school freshmen worked with Elgin High School Football coaching staff to learn fundamentals of football while having fun. The

Elgin Wildcat football fans who have previously held reserved season tickets will have the opportunity to claim their season tickets for the 2019 football season at the Elgin ISD Administration

Nearly 150 Angelo State University student-athletes and student athletic trainers, including Zachary Bronkhorst of Bastrop, have made the Lone Star Conference (LCU) Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2019 spring semester.

Elgin sophomore Alec Horn will be racing at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch from July 28 to August 3. 

Opinions

AUSTIN — Following the Aug. 3 shooting that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 24 others at a popular El Paso shopping venue, Gov. Greg Abbott and a group of officials met in the border city to discuss ways to address violence. 

Jul 31, 2019 - 00:00

I want to extend my gratitude to the County Commissioner Donna Snowden for taking the time to listen to my concerns. I know that she

Jul 24, 2019 - 00:00

This sounds like a reasonable enough question. 

Although a little tardy, I want to thank you very much for the support you have provided the Bastrop County Historical Society

Obituaries

Aug 14, 2019 - 00:00

Sandra Dileonardo, of Elgin, TX, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 Services are currently pending. Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Aug 14, 2019 - 00:00

Saditya Risal, age 30, of Austin, Texas, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 Services are private. Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Aug 14, 2019 - 00:00

Samuel Lonnie Robinson, age 58, of Cedar Creek, Texas passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. Services are currently pending. Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Aug 14, 2019 - 00:00

Lynda Edmonson, of Pflugerville, Texas, formally of McDade, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019. Services are currently pending. Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.