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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.


Jun 12, 2024 - 00:00

The city’s annual homecoming and celebration of neighborly communion returns next week with three full days of entertainment and activities culminating in a glittering parade.

Jun 12, 2024 - 00:00

The district’s onboarding sixth graders will meet slight changes to their curriculum next year with updated advanced mathematics pathways.

Deciding which of the city’s many engaging playgrounds to visit may become a bit harder, with massive upgrades at Thomas Memorial Park opening this weekend.

Jun 12, 2024 - 00:00

Early Elgin event draws hundreds


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.



Jun 4, 2024 - 23:00

Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun. I fought the law, and the law won.

House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, narrowly won re-election in a hotly contested runoff race and has vowed to seek his third term as speaker, drawing threats from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to oppose any of his supporters in the 2024 primary.

Seven Texas counties have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grants for emergency work and replacement of disaster-damaged public infrastructure, after severe weather and flooding struck much of Deep East Texas, Gov. Gregg Abbott’s office reported. Counties eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance program include Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker.


Jun 12, 2024 - 00:00

David Scott Mogonye, 45, of Elgin, passed away Monday, May 27, 2024.

Jun 12, 2024 - 00:00

Jessie Ferrales, 73, of San Antonio, passed away Saturday surrounded by family, May 25, 2024.

Jun 12, 2024 - 00:00

Leah Ann (Helgren) Pace, beloved wife, mother, Nina, daughter, aunt, sister and friend departed from her stay on earth to be with our Lord and Savior June 4, 2024.

Jun 12, 2024 - 00:00

Dr. Irvin McCorkle passed into the presence of the Lord Friday June 7, 2024. He was born July 8, 1939, in Yakima, Washington, to Vera and Glen McCorkle.