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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:16pm

After another round of discussions among the conflicting parties, the local board governing groundwater will continue their hearing again on a controversial groundwater hearing at a later date.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:15pm

A proposed bond referendum for Elgin ISD would provide new buildings and upgrades critical to addressing population growth without increasing the tax rate, committee members who worked on the bond

News

After another round of discussions among the conflicting parties, the local board governing groundwater will continue their hearing again on a controversial groundwater hearing at a later date.

A proposed bond referendum for Elgin ISD would provide new buildings and upgrades critical to addressing population growth without increasing the tax rate, committee members who worked on the bond recommendations this summer told the school board last Monday.

The new evidentiary hearing for a decades-old Bastrop murder case began last week with testimony from several witnesses.

The Elgin City Council voted to approve the latest iteration of the city’s list of proposed construction and improvement projects for the next five years.

Sports

This is the fourth article in a series of articles about fishing in Bastrop County. Each article covers detailed information about the lakes, rivers, and streams that call to seasoned and novice anglers, alike. This week's recommended fishing spot in Bastrop County Nature Park located at 375 Riverside Drive in Tahitian Village.

There is little surprise in Silvia Speyer’s voice as she talks about the accelerated growth of families relocating to Travis and Bastrop Counties.

This is the third article in a series of articles about fishing in Bastrop County. Each article will cover detailed information about the lakes, rivers, and streams that call to the seasoned and novice anglers, alike.

Texas high school football from the comfort of your home. On Tuesday, July 6, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) approved a proposal to allow Friday night Texas high school football games to be streamed live on the web for the 2021 season.

Opinions

Jul 13, 2021 - 14:18

Is our government a democracy or a republic? What is the difference? We hear a lot of people in the news talking about our democracy. The term democracy means government by the people, a form of government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people, according to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.

It was so intentionally wrong. It was an insult to every white American. We fought in wars and died by the hundreds of thousands through history to protect and preserve our documents of origin: Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights.

Jul 6, 2021 - 13:03

What is liberty and how is it connected to the Declaration of Independence? The signers of the Declaration of Independence were pursuing liberty. Liberty is freedom from restraint, in a general sense and applicable to the body, or to the will or mind. The body is at liberty when not confined; the will or mind is at liberty when not checked or controlled according to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary.

Have you ever heard of The Declaration of Independence? Have you read it, studied it and pondered it? I would say for most of us, that answer would be no.  We might have heard it, casually read it, or it was a previously required school assignment. To consider the dire conditions that spurred this famous document will give us a lot of insight as to why America was birthed.

Obituaries

Jul 29, 2021 - 11:34

Andrew Reid Johnson, 16, of Elgin, passed away suddenly, Sunday, July 25, 2021. Family and friends will gather at Elgin Funeral Home for Visitation on Saturday, July 30th from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM, followed by a Celebration of Andrew's Life at 3:00 PM, with Pastor Garland Moffet presiding.  Interment will follow at Lawhon Springs Cemetery.

Jul 27, 2021 - 15:05

Alejandra Sanchez Lara, 48, of Elgin, formerly of Monterrey, Mexico, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Friday evening, July 23, 2021.  A Memorial Service is currently pending. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Jul 27, 2021 - 15:05

Diana B. Benitez, 35, of Austin, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021.  Services are currently pending.  Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Jul 27, 2021 - 15:04

Maximiliano Tamez, Jr., 73, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 25, 2021.  Family and Friends will gather at Elgin Funeral Home for Visitation, Thursday, July 29th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM.  Celebration of Christian Funeral Mass will be conducted at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Elgin, Friday, July 30th at 10:00 AM with Father Paul presi