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Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 12:55pm

Office closures and changes in services are aplenty this week as many sit down to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 12:36pm

After losing a nailbiter, the Elgin girls basketball team bounced back and enjoyed the sweet taste of victory for the first time this season.

News

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Nov 29, 2022 - 12:28

Elgin will light up with the spirit of the holidays on Saturday.

The Elgin Lighted Christmas Parade will be Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Registrations forms to participate are available on the Elgin municipal government website.

Construction is set to start in spring on some school bond projects approved in last year’s November election as design continues on others.

Superintendent Jana Reuter updated the community on bond projects during an online address to Elgin Independent School District Nov. 14.

Nov 29, 2022 - 12:20

BASTROP — A road connected to possible SpaceX interests in Bastrop County has gotten help from another Elon Musk company.

County commissioners approved a donation from The Boring Company for Walker Watson Road during the Nov. 28 commissioners court meeting. The Boring Company, owned by Musk, has property at 130 Walker Watson Road, near where SpaceX-connected property intersects.

Sports

The Elgin girls and boys basketball teams fell short in their pre-Thanksgiving contests last week.

​On Monday, Nov. 21, The Lady Wildcats hosted the Lampasas Badgers, hoping to redeem their 82-34 loss to the same team just a few days prior. 

​The Bastrop Tribe Warriors are in position to win their fifth TAIAO state championship in six years.

​After dismantling the Bryan Christian Homeschool Mustangs with a score of 46-0, the Tribe Warriors are set to take on Bulverde Gloria Deo. A win would lock up an undefeated season for Bastrop, further solidifying the program’s status as a six-man football dynasty. 

Nov 29, 2022 - 11:11

​Cedar Creek’s basketball programs are off to a strong start.

​The Lady Eagles currently have a 6-3 record, while the boys team is 6-1 and is just seven points away from being undefeated.

​The boys went unbeaten in a recent tournament by earning wins over Lanier, Cinco Ranch and Austin. The latter two ended in thrilling fashion.

​The Elgin boys basketball team hosted the Taylor Ducks on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and found themselves on the losing end of a thrilling matchup. 

​After the Wildcats led for the majority of the game, the Ducks ultimately prevailed at the end to claim a 40-39 victory.

Opinions

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:48

We are all guilty of faking gratitude to God and to others.

To Bastrop County Voters,

Aug 23, 2022 - 16:51

Addie Lee Madison, age 88, of Elgin, Texas, passed away on August 17, 2022.

Even though we all expect our gardens to slow down significantly this time of year, July 2022 seems to have halted most natural growth. It’s no surprise that only the most heat- and drought-tolerant summer crops have been somewhat productive in the vegetable gardens. In my backyard garden, okra is still the star.

Obituaries

Nov 29, 2022 - 13:11

Charles Weston Bickham, age 45, of Georgetown, passed away on Nov. 19, 2022.

Services are pending.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

Nov 29, 2022 - 13:10

Michael Hill, 75, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 26, 2022.

He is survived by his wife, Darla Hill.

Services are pending.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Nov 29, 2022 - 13:09

Larry Ray Lyons, 72, of Pflugerville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Lyons.

Services will be private.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.

Nov 29, 2022 - 13:08

Jon Warren Marshall II, 62, of Austin, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022.

Services will be private.

Arrangements and care entrusted to Elgin Funeral Home.