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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00am

Law enforcement is warning Bastrop County citizens about a gift card scam with a new twist. According to an announcement on the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Facebook post, a

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00am

Over the past seven years, our school district has steadily grown. This year is no exception. In fact, our enrollment has reached an all-time high of 4,580, a three percent

News

The 31st Annual Bastrop County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Walk for Peace, Justice and Equality will be held here on January 20th in Elgin. The theme continues to

Law enforcement is warning Bastrop County citizens about a gift card scam with a new twist. According to an announcement on the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Facebook post, a

Another residential development along County Line Road is on the way after the Elgin City Council approved a rezoning to allow for a planned development district. Peppergrass is a proposed

Jan 15, 2020 - 00:00

McDade is growing, and the McDade ISD School Board reached out to the community for their ideas on how to manage and plan for the growth. On Tuesday, January 7

Sports

Cedar Creek’s Eagles (10-12) came onto Elgin’s home court last Tuesday night and proceeded to show off some long-distance shooting skills for the fans as they outpaced a decent shooting

The Lady Cats had a rough first week back from the holiday break losing to the Cedar Creek Eagles and Hutto Hippos. On Tuesday, January 7, the Lady Cats met

The Elgin Middle School boys polished off 2019 in a sparkling fashion over the Buffalos of Giddings. Led by coaches Aaron Griffin, Travis Early, Dustin Maedgen and Corey Bullard, they

Opinions

The United States killing of the Iranian general who was in Iraq was courageous and justified. The surprising extremely negative condemnation by Trump’s opposition in the U.S. would be laughable

Jan 15, 2020 - 00:00

Over the past seven years, our school district has steadily grown. This year is no exception. In fact, our enrollment has reached an all-time high of 4,580, a three percent

In the trials of the Nazis in Germany for the Holocaust, after all of the evil-doers were tried and punished, when

Jan 1, 2020 - 00:00

We’ve all read a newspaper. In fact, we are reading one right now. Some people may choose to read it cover to cover, others read what interests them most and

Obituaries

Jan 15, 2020 - 00:00

Michael “Mike” David Howard, 33, of Elgin, passed away Friday morning, January 10, 2020. The family invites all who loved him, to come Celebrate Mike’s Life at the Elgin Funeral

Jan 15, 2020 - 00:00

Linnie Love Solomon Moses, age 84, of McDade passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020. She was born March 7, 1935 to Alvin Lisper (Doc) Solomon and Irene (Stone) Solomon in

Jan 8, 2020 - 00:00

Maria Cantu English, age 71, of Elgin, Texas passed away Monday, January 6, 2020. Maria is survived by her children; Billy Jack English, Shannon Marie English, and Michael Edward English,

Jan 8, 2020 - 00:00

Terry G. Blackwell, age 62, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at his home in Elgin. He was born May 25, 1957, in Hamlin, TX. He is preceded in