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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 3:17pm

The family of a man who died after an incident with police in 2020 have filed a lawsuit accusing the officers involved of excessive force.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 3:14pm

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S.

News

The family of a man who died after an incident with police in 2020 have filed a lawsuit accusing the officers involved of excessive force.

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced the opening of five Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who were affected by severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on March 21, 2022.

A restaurant chain that began in Elgin and has expanded throughout the Austin area is planning to build a larger commercial and entertainment facility in its hometown.

May 11, 2022 - 08:47

Learn how to make your very own "Gutbucket", singing glasses and mini maracas out of reusable materials around your home. Have you ever wondered where the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" came from? You know the song, but do you understand the meaning?

Sports

As the lone McDade High School representative at the 2022 UIL 1A State Track & Field Championships, senior Anthony Cottrill put on yet another marvelous performance at Austin’s Mike A. Myers Stadium, earning second place in the 200-meter dash finals, second place in the triple jump finals, and fifth place in long jump.

Elgin High School held its 2022 spring sports banquet last Sunday evening at SPJST Lodge 18, as student-athletes participating in baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls track, golf, boys and girls powerlifting, tennis and track were honored with academic and athletics-based awards.

Smithville High School senior Nikolette Schmidt closed out her 2022 Track & Field campaign at Austin’s Mike A. Myers Stadium last Thursday evening, as she tied Stephenville’s Keidra Mills for a bronze medal in the girls pole vault 4A State Championship finals.

The Elgin High School varsity softball team was eliminated from the 2022 UIL 5A State Championships last Saturday evening, after absorbing a 3-2 defeat to the Brenham Cubettes in Game 2 of their area round playoff series.

The series-opening game, held Friday night in Elgin, resulted in a 9-0 Brenham victory.

Opinions

Recently, we have seen added a feature to the City of Elgin’s social media titled the “Rumor Mill.” This was added to address “some of the more well-known rumors that may be out in our community.”

Mar 9, 2022 - 09:03

Dear Elgin ISD Families and Staff,

 

As you know, the District has enforced a mask mandate since August 17, 2021.  The District chose this route for a variety of reasons, but most of all in the best interest, health, and safety of our students, staff, and Elgin ISD families. 

I would like to take this opportunity to clear up a point referenced in last weekend's article, "Council narrowly rejects contract."

Feb 9, 2022 - 09:01

This February 16 will be the 55th anniversary of the one casualty of 58,220 killed in the Vietnam War that was from Elgin, Texas. An anniversary of a young man who served and gave his all, but perhaps by now a long-forgotten fact except by one Elgin family. Anastacio 'Tacho' Beltran was drafted by the U.S. Army under the then-Selective Service System not long after high school.

Obituaries

May 17, 2022 - 11:32

Peggy Joyce Johnson, age 73, of Caldwell, Texas, passed away on May 11, 2022.

A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Burleson County Cowboy Church in Caldwell, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

May 17, 2022 - 11:31

Karen Evelyn Kaliss, age 74, of Elgin, Texas, passed away on May 11, 2022.

Services will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

May 17, 2022 - 11:29

Anthony Brage, 50, of Manor, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 10, 2022.  Services are private.  Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

May 17, 2022 - 11:28

Bruce Brockway Lynn, 95, of Elgin, passed away Monday morning May 16, 2022.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn. Services are pending.  Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.