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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 1:44pm

The Elgin ISD school board did not take action on the rules requiring masks at school during their regular meeting on Monday, January 25, instead planning to discuss it again at next month’s meetin

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 1:43pm

On January 13, 2022, a theft from a person was reported to the Bastrop Police Department that occurred in the parking lot of the Old Navy, located at 767 State Highway 71 in Bastrop.

News

An additional 812 acres were burned last Tuesday in central Bastrop County after a prescribed burn at Bastrop State Park escaped its boundaries. The wildfire forced the evacuation of about 250 families and shut down State Highway 21, but did not cause any reported injuries or loss of homes.

As a wildfire threatened homes nearly 30 miles away, residents in the path of the Rolling Pines fire were offered a place to stay at the Elgin Recreation Center.

The Elgin ISD school board did not take action on the rules requiring masks at school during their regular meeting on Monday, January 25, instead planning to discuss it again at next month’s meeting.

On January 13, 2022, a theft from a person was reported to the Bastrop Police Department that occurred in the parking lot of the Old Navy, located at 767 State Highway 71 in Bastrop. A male subject grabbed the victim’s purse, jumped into the passenger side of a nearby silver or white four-door vehicle and then fled the scene. 

Sports

On the road against rival Bastrop High School on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Elgin’s Cpeeritt Plummer piled up four of her 19 first-half points within the game’s opening 68 seconds, drawing a quick timeout from the Bears.

Elgin varsity soccer player Courtney Shepard was right back on the pitch as she had been the previous January, but things were far from the same.

Bastrop’s varsity boys’ basketball team picked up its third win in four games with an 82-70 victory over Elgin High School on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Elgin Middle School’s eighth grade boys’ basketball “A” team secured a 50-27 victory against Farley on Wednesday, Jan. 19, improving to a season-long record of 8-2.

Opinions

“If you need a bit of perspective, climb a tree.” – Pooh Bear

Perspective matters. And oftentimes what drives perspective is how we view something and the place from which we view it. 

For example, if you want to see the entire forest, you climb a tree (like Pooh Bear).

If you want to see what is on the other side of the mountain, you hike to the top of it.

Jan 11, 2022 - 13:49

To the Elgin and Bastrop County communities,

I'm sure we all feel the same way about the events of January 6th in our nation's capitol, a deep sense of sorrow and a profound sense of being disrespected by some of our own. When I think of the capital riots, I get flashbacks of Viet Nam, civil unrest at Berkley, the JFK assassination, and of course 9/11 and every other problem our nation has overcome in the past 70 years.

Serving the people and the communities of House District 17 is an enormous privilege and responsibility that I have not taken lightly over the last seven years. It is my hope that our district will continue to have a strong, qualified leader to represent us at the Capitol, and I am giving my full endorsement to my friend, Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape, to be our next state representative.

Obituaries

Jan 25, 2022 - 11:51

Brian Tucker, 79, of Elgin, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022.  Services are private.

Arrangements and care are entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Jan 25, 2022 - 11:50

Deacon Lawrence Douglas Price, 93, of Elgin, Texas, passed away Sunday evening, January 23, 2022.  Family and Friends will gather at Elgin Funeral Home for Vastation, Monday, January 31st from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM with a Wake Service at 6:30 PM.  A Home-Going Celebration will be conducted at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Elgin, Tuesday, February 1st at 11:00 AM with Reverends, Stev

Jan 25, 2022 - 11:49

Sara Lee Mazone, 60, of Elgin, passed away Friday evening, January 21, 2022.  Family and Friends will gather at Elgin Funeral Home for Visitation, Friday, January 28th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  A Home-Going Celebration will be conducted at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Elgin, Saturday, January 29th at 11:00 AM with the Reverends, Tommy Garner and Steven Ward presiding.  Interment

Jan 19, 2022 - 10:51

Alicia Nicole Mills, 39, of Fort Worth, passed away Saturday, January 8th.  She will lie in state at Elgin Funeral Home Thursday, January 20th from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM.  A Celebration of Life will be conducted graveside, at Greenwood Cemetery of Austin, Friday, January 21st at 11:00 AM with Pastor Stanley Mills, Jr.