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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:00am

County deputy Paula Birran was appointed by the Bastrop County Commissioners Court during last Monday’s meeting as the new Precinct 4 constable. During the May 28 commissioners’ court meeting, County

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:00am

Police are searching for an Elgin man who was reported missing by his family last week. Last Thursday, Alex Aviles, a Hispanic male, was reported missing since August 12 by


The Mary Christian Burleson Foundation has been awarded a grant of $158,968 by the Texas Historical Commission to repair and restore the homestead of Mary Christian Burleson. “We are honored

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. 

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

Aug 21, 2019 - 00:00

Since the beginning of the month, Bastrop has seen two fires along State Highway 71 and a third fire in Bastrop State Park shortly after a burn ban was ordered.


On July 11 through 16, the ETX Outlaws, a baseball team made up of 10 and under boys from Elgin, competed at the DFW World Series in Dallas. The ETX

I have to admit, when I took on this piece, I had no idea what to expect. I was to interview a young man who was good at gaming, or

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


Aug 21, 2019 - 00:00

To all the skeptics out there, Delaware has proven TNR does work. What can we do in Texas to help improve these numbers?

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. 


Aug 21, 2019 - 00:00

Mark Anthony Rodriguez, 35, of Elgin, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. Mark was born as a blessing from God, to Ruben Rodriguez and Christina Rainwater, in Austin, Texas. Mark

Aug 21, 2019 - 00:00

Gilbert Garcia, Jr., 60, of Elgin, passed away, Friday, August 16, 2019. Family and friends will gather at the Elgin Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 21st, from 5:00 PM until

Aug 21, 2019 - 00:00

George David Hughes, 66, of Elgin, passed away Wednesday morning, August 14, 2019. Survived by wife, Maria. Services are currently pending... Arrangements and care are entrusted to:

Aug 21, 2019 - 00:00

Helen Irene Atkins, 77, of Smithville, formerly of Austin, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 8, 2019. Family and Friends will gather at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day