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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 11:00pm

BASTROP — May stood as National Foster Care Month, and according to the county’s Court Appointed Special Advocates it takes more than one person to make a difference.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 11:00pm

This column represents the thoughts and opinions of Dr. Ron Braley. This is not the opinion of the Elgin Courier.


Council members agreed to rezone 60 acres of land last week, set aside for the largest centralized commercial area the city has seen yet.

Jul 10, 2024 - 00:00

4th annual Fourth the biggest yet

Jul 10, 2024 - 00:00

Construction at the heart of the city continues to progress smoothly, with the Elgin City Council eyeing completion dates around the corner.

Conversations during last week’s council meeting turned towards a potential bump in compensat ion and term length for Elgin’s chair holders.


SMITHVILLE — Smithville Independent School District recently announced the return of Jaimie Kadlecek to the high school athletic program as the girls athletic coordinator and head basketball coach.

May 21, 2024 - 23:00

Top essays recongized

Elgin Future Farmers of America members rounded out the school year with top awards at competition.

BRENHAM — The Elgin Wildcats left it all on the field this past weekend as their playoff run came to an end in two games against the Magnolia West Mustangs.


A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported.



Jun 26, 2024 - 00:00

“Fine honey, as long as you get it delivered.”


Jul 10, 2024 - 00:00

Ramiro Guzman Herrera, 61, of Elgin, formerly of Mezquital del Oro, Mexico, passed away July 6, 2024.

Jul 10, 2024 - 00:00

Debra Raedean Drosche, 69, of Manor, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2024.

Jul 10, 2024 - 00:00

James Emmett Amundson, 86, of Smithville, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Jul 10, 2024 - 00:00

Coy Ray Doss, 77, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away Friday, July 5, 2024.