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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:32am

The next virtual Superintendent’s Chat scheduled for October 19 will focus on the upcoming bond election for Elgin ISD.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:27am

Memorial benches for civil rights leader Harvey Westbrook, educator Annie Lee Haywood and gospel recording artist Monty Thomas will be dedicated at Elgin City Hall, 310 North Main Street, on Thursd

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The next virtual Superintendent’s Chat scheduled for October 19 will focus on the upcoming bond election for Elgin ISD.

A fiery crash on U.S. Highway 290 last month was caused by one truck failing to yield to another when attempting to turn onto State Highway 95, according to the official crash report.

Oct 12, 2021 - 08:52

Thanks to a collaboration between local non-profits and the county, Bastrop County residents in areas of high COVID-19 spread can take advantage of free nearby testing at a mobile testing clinic.

Sports

The McDade Bulldog Band travelled to Caldwell on Saturday, October 2 for their first marching band competition at Caldwell High School’s first annual Brazos Valley Marching Festival, competing against bands from high schools of all sizes.

 

Funds raised for McDade band director

Oct 13, 2021 - 09:23

The Wildcats managed to match their scoring high in a game with 13 points after being limited to just six points the past three weeks, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell to 0-6 on the season, losing to the district-leading Leander Rouse Raiders 52-13.

After a delay, McDade High School celebrated their fall sports season with Homecoming activities this past weekend.

McDade High School’s football and volleyball teams and band paraded through McDade, escorted by the McDade Volunteer Fire Department, on Thursday evening, ending with a community-wide pep rally at the football field.

The Cedar Creek cross country team lace up their shoes and get into competition.

 

Photos courtesy of Naomi Kramer

Opinions

Please try to remember for the next 14 months.

Eighty billion state of the art military equipment abandoned to the terrorists in Afghanistan.

Hundreds of U.S. citizens abandoned to the terrorists in that country.

Dear Editor:  

Who would believe that the numbers 9/11 would be remembered by the world forever?

My father was part of a middle class family before they were wiped out by communist revolution in Russia. By the 1920s, everyone was stripped of everything: homes, money, rations, jobs, and of course, freedom. They had to sneak and hide, lest they be killed at the whim of empowered nobodies. The stunned majority in a daze would ask, "How did this happen?"

Sep 8, 2021 - 08:21

Thomas Jefferson said “Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”

Obituaries

Oct 13, 2021 - 09:17

Jimmy Nolan Holder, age 70, of Lockhart, Texas, passed away on October 7, 2021.

Services will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Oct 13, 2021 - 09:16

Larry Don Shiller, age 64, of Thorndale, Texas, passed away on October 7, 2021.

Services will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Oct 13, 2021 - 09:16

Kerri Lynette Washington, age 53, of Bastrop, Texas, passed away on October 6, 2021.

A Viewing will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Clearview Cemetery in Bastrop, Texas.

Oct 13, 2021 - 09:15

Veola Palmer, age 91, passed away on October 6, 2021.

Services are pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.