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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.

News

ELGIN — A roadside dispute has left one man dead and another behind bars, police said.

Officers responded to calls for a disturbance and shots fired about 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, on U.S. 290 near County Line Road, according to the Elgin Police Department.

Bastrop County remained largely unaffected last week by Hurricane Beryl, but its impact on other areas of the state still managed to hit local homeowners and businesses with Spectrum.

The 76th annual incarnation of Mc-Dade’s flagship festival returned this past weekend with big fruit and bigger crowds.

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

Sports

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.

Opinions

TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION

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.

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TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION

Obituaries

Jul 17, 2024 - 00:00

Aurora Loza Sanchez, 82, of Elgin, passed away Monday, July 8, 2024.

Jul 17, 2024 - 00:00

Dora Hernandez, 52, of Austin, passed away Friday, July 12, 2024.

Jul 17, 2024 - 00:00

Annette Shackelford, 66, of Dallas, passed away Friday, July 12, 2024.

Jul 17, 2024 - 00:00

David Whitley, 70, of Elgin, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2024.