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Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 12:00am

BASTROP — Bastrop Police Department Officers were dispatched near Fisherman’s Park March 24, responding to reports of an unresponsive adult man in the water.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 12:00am

AUSTIN — University of Texas at Austin mass communication doctoral candidate Ryan Wallace, 33, of Bastrop, was just weeks away from receiving his Ph.D. when a crash took his life.

News

May 21, 2024 - 23:00

The Elgin Garden Club has chosen Debora Marzec’s greenery at 1114 W. Second St. as winner of May’s Yard of the Month. The garden emphasizes the importance of native wildflowers to support bees, butterflies and other pollinators, including a complete bee sanctuary. Floral displays include salvia, datura, echinesia and canna. The local gardeners meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 11th Street and U.S. Highway 290._Visitors and new members are welcome.

May 21, 2024 - 23:00

This column represents the thoughts and opinions of The Rev. Carl Roth. This is not the opinion of the Elgin Courier. Needs the disclaimer Some of us are plagued by a “bad memory” in the sense of forgetfulness. Most serious of all is when we forget about God and His Word, and when we deliberately forget about our sins instead of repenting of them. But our forgetting of God and forgetting of the sins we have committed aren’t our only type of bad memories, as all of you know. You also remember the many sins that have been committed against you, the abuse you have received at the hands of others. You also remember all the sufferings you have experienced as a result of this world being held in bondage by sin and decay. And these bad memories are tools that the devil uses to incite anger against your neighbor and against God.

MANOR — A Manor- based ranch serving Bastrop County with “the power of the horse” is hosting its annual gala this weekend, raising funds to provide free-ofcharge therapeutic services for veterans, first responders and individuals with disabilities.

May 21, 2024 - 23:00

APA! transportation hub already saving animals

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

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April was a busy month for tornadoes across the United States with 373 recorded, bringing the total for the year to 549, the Austin American-Statesman reported. That is nearly double the average at this point in the year, the National Weather Service says.

May 7, 2024 - 23:00

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Obituaries

May 21, 2024 - 23:00

Larry Gilbert Wray, 88, of Elgin, passed away surrounded by family Sunday evening, May 19, 2024.

May 21, 2024 - 23:00

Carl Lee Bunton, Jr., 26, of Harker Heights, passed away Friday afternoon, May 10, 2024.

May 21, 2024 - 23:00

Lillie Barnett, of Bastrop, passed away surrounded by her family Sunday morning, May 12, 2024. She laid in-state from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Elgin Funeral Home. Family and friends gathered for a visitation from 10 to11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Providence District Primitive Baptist Tabernacle of Cedar Creek.

May 15, 2024 - 00:00

Our beloved, beautiful, sensitive son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend and neighbor, Shawn Reagan Hofmayer of Georgetown, went home to be with Jesus, his Lord and king, Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Shawn’s passing has caused a profound sadness and a tremendous loss to his family and friends.