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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:00am

During a special meeting last Monday morning, the Bastrop County Commissioners Court discussed applying for funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) program to offset the costs of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:00am

During their first online meeting on Monday, May 18, the Elgin Independent School District board of trustees listened to a presentation summarizing population growth in the district.

News

As of Monday evening, Bastrop County has confirmed 173 positive cases of COVID-19, according to the county’s dashboard.

The Bastrop County Health Authority has confirmed the third local death from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was a 62-year old male from Elgin, in northern Bastrop County.

During a special meeting last Monday morning, the Bastrop County Commissioners Court discussed applying for funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) program to offset the costs of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During their first online meeting on Monday, May 18, the Elgin Independent School District board of trustees listened to a presentation summarizing population growth in the district.

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

In the April 23, 2020 print edition of the Elgin Courier, there was the "Police Blotter" section. Though I hadn't as yet read my Courier, a couple of friends did, and immediately recognized one of the incidents in this Police Blotter section as being similar to an unpleasant event in my own life.

Apr 15, 2020 - 00:00

While these times continue to create great uncertainties, they also have created one crystal clear certainty: the ability to continue the mission of Down Home Ranch (DHR) is at risk.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact individuals in our local communities and across the globe, our healthcare systems are working collaboratively each day with local public health authorities and community leaders to prepare for the future. The situation continues to evolve daily, and our plans and preparations are also evolving to meet community needs.

Apr 8, 2020 - 00:00

BTW teachers put on a parade Friday, April 3, I just came inside after cheering on a Booker T. Washin gton Elementary School teachers parade of honking cars driving through the neighborhoods. Some had signs on the cars—”We Miss You.” I know that the students could hear them coming because I could! It was an awesome sight! Cannot thank them enough—it means a lot to all of us. Our teachers are the best.

Obituaries

May 27, 2020 - 00:00

Paula Gauna, age 66, was born in Granger, TX at home.

May 27, 2020 - 00:00

Judy Louis Cox, age 63, of Elgin, Tx passed away Monday, May 18, 2020.

May 27, 2020 - 00:00

Chandra Kandel, age 63, of Pflugerville, Texas passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

May 27, 2020 - 00:00

Pablo Antonio Henriquez Ventura, 21, of Bastrop, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. His casket will lie in state at Ascension Catholic Church of Bastrop on Wednesday, May 27th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. A Celebration of Christian Funeral Mass will follow at 2:00 PM with Father Ramiro presiding. Christian Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery.