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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 12:00am

At last week’s regular meeting, the Elgin City Council heard more details about an imminent initiative to deal with junked and abandoned vehicles. A junked vehicle is any motor vehicle

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 12:00am

On Friday, May 3, severe thunderstorms brought flash flooding, heavy winds, hail and threats of tornados to Bastrop County. The rainy weather continued the following week with storms and flooding

News

On Saturday, May 4, the McDade community came together with Bastrop County Cares and St. David’s Foundation to build a playground. St. David’s Foundation hired the non-profit corporation KaBOOM! to

The Elgin Farmer’s Market is back in business, starting with a run during last week’s Sip, Shop & Stroll. Despite a grim forecast of intense storms, the rain stayed away

Relay for Life in Elgin has been growing strong fighting against cancer for the past 14 years. This year’s event began with an opening ceremony and a pep rally this

On Sunday, the Bastrop County Animal Shelter celebrated the grand opening of the Mary E. Barina Pet Wellness & Spay/Neuter Center with a ribbon cutting. The wellness clinic, named after

Sports

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After trekking around Central Texas trying to avoid lightning and storms, the Elgin Lady Cats were finally able to play Game 2 late Thursday night against the College Station Lady

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The Coupland Civic Organization (CCO) will host a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, at Taylor’s Mustang Creek Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m.,

Opinions

May 14, 2019 - 17:05

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On June 1st back in 2017, Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill—House Bill 25—that will eliminate the option to vote straight-ticket in Texas, starting in 2020. Basically, this means you

I’m old school. That makes me old-fashioned. To some, I’m a curmudgeon because I’ve got a few pet peeves. That’s fine by me. Days leading up to Easter, I saw

You go to a bank or some other lending agency and get a loan to purchase a piece of land, home or business.

Obituaries

May 15, 2019 - 00:00

Eulalio Ugarte Santaolaya, age 54, of Bastrop Texas passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019. A visitation will be held from 6:00-9:00 P.M. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at

May 15, 2019 - 00:00

Areanna Adree Cardiel, age 22, of Elgin, Texas passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at

May 15, 2019 - 00:00

Matthew Richard Lewis, 46, passed away suddenly, Friday, May 10, 2019. Matt was born in Minot, North Dakota on February 19, 1973. Matt had an early affinity for light bulbs

May 8, 2019 - 00:00

Danny Ray Dagenhart age 63 of Elgin, TX passed away in his sleep on April 25, 2019. Dan was born on July 15, 1955 in Charlotte, North Carolina to Paul