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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00am

With their chairs spaced feet apart in the parking lot of City Hall to maintain social distancing, a quorum of the Elgin City Council called a special meeting on Monday, March 23 to discuss the city’s upcoming council elections.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00am

A father of three school-aged children, a husband to Erin—who also works for the school district—and a father figure to many more kids that he feels responsible for and worries about, Elgin High School Head Coach Jens Anderson took the time to speak about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his family, his job and his student “kids.” Do you still come to

News

Today Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape announced an Order for Bastrop County residents asking everyone to Stay Home and Stay Safe from COVID-19. The order will be effective on March 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM and is set to expire on April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Mar 27, 2020 - 10:56

Update: After an executive order announced by Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday, March 31, saying that all schools would be closed until at least Monday, May 4, Elgin ISD will remain closed until that time. Visit the link at the end of the article for the latest information.

Five more presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, have been detected in Bastrop County since last week. One of those cases was found in Elgin.

With their chairs spaced feet apart in the parking lot of City Hall to maintain social distancing, a quorum of the Elgin City Council called a special meeting on Monday, March 23 to discuss the city’s upcoming council elections.

Sports

A father of three school-aged children, a husband to Erin—who also works for the school district—and a father figure to many more kids that he feels responsible for and worries about, Elgin High School Head Coach Jens Anderson took the time to speak about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his family, his job and his student “kids.” Do you still come to

Lady Cats track has a new coach at the helm.

Coach Hope Pawlik assumed head coaching duties for the 2019-2020 season after Coach Jenny Fajkus resigned her position.

The Elgin boys’ varsity soccer team took on the Georgetown East View Patriots on Tuesday evening, March 10.

Members of Elgin High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were recognized for their hard work on and off the court. Eleven players were awarded all-district honors for the 2019 basketball season.

Opinions

House impeachment group: have you no shame?

On January 15, the first day of the filing period, Mayor Chris Cannon and wife Lauren filed his re-election paperwork as they have done many times before.

Feb 19, 2020 - 09:29

It is your constitutional right as a citizen of the United States of America to vote in every election—city, school board, county, state and United States.

I wanted to send a note to someone at the newspaper to commend a couple of businesses in Elgin who were such kind and professional representatives of your city during a very difficult time when we recently visited.

Obituaries

Apr 1, 2020 - 00:00

Jimmy Earl Kylberg, 64, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born September 3, 1954 in Elgin, TX at the Fleming Hospital and was a lifelong resident of Elgin, TX.

Apr 1, 2020 - 00:00

Diane Marley Dailey died Friday, March 27, 2020 in Austin, Texas.  A sixth generation Austinite, and third generation member of St. David’s Episcopal Church.  She was born on July 15, 1930 to James B. and Etta Gilbert Marley in Austin, Texas, in the original St. David’s hospital, which her grandfather, Dr. Joseph Gilbert, helped co-found.  She grew up in Washington, D.C., New York City, Austin, Alamo Heights, San Antonio, Texas.  Diana graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, San Antonio, Texas and attended the University of Texas.

Apr 1, 2020 - 00:00

Howard Thomas, 78, of Elgin, passed away, Sunday, March 29, 2020. Services are currently pending. Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Apr 1, 2020 - 00:00

Janie Orozco, age 88, of Elgin passed away Monday, March 30, 2020.