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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 8:24am

In the midst of a hot, dry summer, a brush fire on Tuesday, July 26 burned several acres near McDade.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 8:23am

Recent comments from coaches and a 2021 report provided by ConTex- a Texas concussion research team- indicates that considerable progress has been made in mitigating sports related concussions.

News

Within the next decade, Bastrop County could have a brand-new multi-building campus housing the animal shelter and other services for pets and their owners.

Aug 4, 2022 - 19:13

The nationwide issue of teacher shortages has affected Elgin ISD as well. However, according to the district communications coordinator, certain strategies have been implemented to alleviate this issue, including competitive benefits packages, mentorship programs, and creative recruiting tactics. Stay tuned for next week's issue (Aug.

In the midst of a hot, dry summer, a brush fire on Tuesday, July 26 burned several acres near McDade.

No Kid Hungry Texas announced $180,000 in funding to address childhood hunger in rural communities through its Rural School District Cohort, a collaboration with the Texas Rural Education Association. This marks the second cohort of school districts to participate in the initiative, first launched in 2021.

Sports

The Elgin High School football team will be leaning on senior leader, Justin Strong, as one of the key contributors this upcoming season.

Strong is coming off a stellar junior season where he led the team in numerous statistical categories, including receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, tackles, and interceptions.

Recent comments from coaches and a 2021 report provided by ConTex- a Texas concussion research team- indicates that considerable progress has been made in mitigating sports related concussions.

Jul 19, 2022 - 15:28

A hoard of track stars from Elgin represented Coach Carment Kiara’s group at the Coaches Coalition National Championship this past week at Nelson Field in Austin. The local athletes who competed at the meet were Nicolette Harvey (6 years old), Camille Harvey (8), Kellan Harvey (8), Zaylen McCoy (12), and Darrell Blaylock (15).

The Bastrop All-Stars baseball team recently competed in the Intermediate League State Tournament (11-13 year old division) after winning both the District and Sectional Tournaments.

Opinions

Jul 12, 2022 - 14:54

When you read your community newspaper, you’re opening a treasure trove of local information, nuggets of pure gold you won’t find anywhere else and certainly not all in one convenient place.

It’s official! The petition and application for a place on the November general election ballot allowing former Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald to run as an Independent for Bastrop County Judge has been reviewed and accepted by the Secretary of State.

Students of local history know how Bastrop County values and depends on its wealth of trees. Over-harvesting in its early days and recent wildfires are painful reminders of human encroachment on this treasured resource. Unfortunately, our school system leaders haven’t taken this lesson to heart.

Obituaries

Aug 3, 2022 - 08:20

Rita Faye Cortinas, age 65, of Granger, Texas, passed away on July 28, 2022.

Services are pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Aug 3, 2022 - 08:19

Shane Vernon Stull, age 45, of Granger, Texas, passed away on July 28, 2022.

Services are pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Aug 3, 2022 - 08:19

James Thomas Horn, Sr., age 61, of Bastrop, Texas, passed away on July 31, 2022.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 9:00 AM at Oak Hill Cemetery in McDade.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Aug 3, 2022 - 08:18

Eunice Iva Wright, age 94, of Elgin, Texas, passed away on July 23, 2022.

Services will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.