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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:00am

On the ballot this spring is one contested race each for the Elgin City Council and the Elgin ISD school board. Early voting starts on April 22, with election day

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Elgin snatched the lead late in a 14-3 victory over Bastrop on Friday, avenging a home loss to the Bears earlier in the week. Last Tuesday, the rival Bears shut

News

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

On the ballot this spring is one contested race each for the Elgin City Council and the Elgin ISD school board. Early voting starts on April 22, with election day

On Saturday, the Mc-Donalds in Elgin hosted their 25th anniversary event. The event was open to the public and jam-packed with fun activities and prizes. Children could get autographs, take

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

Last month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) installed new signs in Elgin officially designating a truck route on U.S. Highway 290. According to a Facebook post by the City

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

Local taxpayers will soon receive an appraisal notice from the Bastrop Central Appraisal District. The district is mailing notices on April 15 to those property owners in which the market

Sports

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

After a week’s break from district baseball, the ‘Cats (11-13) came back last Tuesday night to take on their rivals, the Bastrop Bears. I would like to say the team

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

Both pitching staffs had their hands full last Tuesday in a high-scoring affair where the Elgin Lady Cats bested Cedar Creek, 14-8. Elgin (18-8, 9-1 District 18-5A) got on the

Girls’ track and field coach Jenny Fajkus volunteered three very interesting young ladies to interview for this week’s Wildcat Athlete Spotlight. Senior Shanice Ross, senior Andrenique Roberson and freshman Jasmine

Friday night’s varsity game at the Elgin Softball field started with the coaches, players and staff honoring all active and retired military, veterans, and first responders in a “Salute to

Opinions

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

Dear readers, my name is Joshua Orr. I am 19 years old and a first-year junior at Texas State University, where I will begin studying social work in the fall

I write to you from the Texas Capitol, where the House just overwhelmingly passed a major school finance reform package, House Bill 3. If finally passed into law, this legislation

AUSTIN — The Texas House of Representatives on April 3 approved much-anticipated legislation written to revise the state’s public school finance system. The vote was 148-1, and the bill now

Apr 10, 2019 - 00:00

Most six-year-olds probably were anxious to attend class in Old Red, Elgin’s stately red-brick elementary school located on South Avenue C. From my kindergarten porch, I often sat staring at

Obituaries

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

Today we gather to celebrate the life of Harold William Sandifer. Harold was born November 21, 1933 at home in the Post Oaks of Manor, Texas to Mr. Bill and

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

Gertie Hill Williams, 64, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, April 10, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Elgin, under the auspices of Mount

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

Manuel V. Guerrero, age 54, of Austin, Texas, passed away, Sunday, April 14, 2019. A Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home with

Apr 10, 2019 - 00:00

Oralia Gonzales Tamez, 85, of Elgin Tx passed away April 6, 2019 in her home surrounded by her family. Oralia was born on October 29, 1933 to Antonio and Nasaria