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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:19pm

Several people spoke in support of requiring masks at Elgin ISD, and some spoke against the mask mandate, at this week’s school board meeting on Monday night.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:17pm

Willie Simmons III had dreams of being a coach, a mentor to the next generation of kids. Those dreams were suddenly extinguished by tragedy this past April 18.

News

Two 18-wheelers crashed on U.S. Highway 290 in front of Southside Market & BBQ early Monday morning, causing an explosive fire that shut down traffic but did not lead to any injuries reported.

Governor Abbott has appointed Cynthia Stinson and reappointed Paula E. Anthony-McMann, Ph.D., Victoria Ai Linh Bryant, Pharm.D., Shannon S. Calhoun, Salil V. Deshpande, M.D., Emily F. Hartmann, Kenneth S. James, Jerome P. Lisk, M.D., Leticia C. Rodriguez, Jonathan J. Sandstrom Hill, Siobhan Shahan, and Carlos J. Vital, M.D.

Sep 21, 2021 - 12:19

Several people spoke in support of requiring masks at Elgin ISD, and some spoke against the mask mandate, at this week’s school board meeting on Monday night.

Although the massive wildfire that raged through the Lost Pines beginning on September 4, 2011 changed Bastrop County forever, that’s not the end of the story. In the years since, the community has come together to move forward and rebuild.

Sports

Relay for Life of Elgin took their cancer research fundraising to the green with their first golf tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society on Saturday.

Sep 22, 2021 - 09:15

The Lady Cats volleyball team improved to 2-1 in district with a 3-1 win over Manor last Friday.

Photos by Erin Anderson

Sep 21, 2021 - 13:09

Last Wednesday, McDade ISD announced that last week's varsity football game against Concordia on Saturday, September 18, as well as all Homecoming activities for the rest of the week, would be cancelled out of an abundance of caution. 

Homecoming activities will be rescheduled for a game later in the season.

Sep 21, 2021 - 12:39

Photos by Erin Anderson

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

Sep 21, 2021 - 12:08

Leonardo Yanez-Flores, age 27, of Elgin, Texas passed away on September 12, 2021.

A Visitation was held on September 17, 2021, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on September 18, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at Elgin Latin Cemetery.

Sep 21, 2021 - 12:08

Sharon Lee West, age 65, of Bastrop, Texas, passed away on September 14, 2021.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 2:00 PM at the Family Worship Center in Elgin, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Sep 21, 2021 - 12:07

Billie M. Walden, age 90, of Pflugerville, Texas, passed away on September 20, 2021.

Services are pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Sep 21, 2021 - 12:07

David Kline McCormick, age 67, of Taylor, Texas, passed away on September 14, 2021.

Services are pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.