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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 12:00am

Important Dates 

Early Voting: Feb. 20-March 1 

Election Day: March 5 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 12:00am

Presidential election years in the United States garner significant attention within the country and across the globe. 

News

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

Morris Memorial Park finally received its proper dedication, Feb. 24, after several weather delays, resetting focus onto Elgin’s other upcoming open-space renovations.

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

School Board denies chaplains as counselors

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

A pair of local lawyers stated that they don’t see much of a case for Elgin in its lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, but there are other factors to consider.

James Ringel and Jimmy Brymer, founding attorneys of Bastrop’s Ringel & Brymer, PLLC, claimed that the filing boils down to public opinion and enforceability, in a recent interview with the Courier.

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

The first leader for Elgin’s latest elementary school has been named.

Sports

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

WACO — The Elgin High School varsity baseball team began its 2024 season last week as the Wildcats competed at the Waco Tournament.

BASTROP — The Cedar Creek High School boys varsity basketball team picked up its first playoff victory in school history last week as the Eagles had 5A playoff game against Austin McCallum High School and fell to Killeen Shoemaker High School.

ROUND ROCK — The Elgin High School varsity softball team picked up its first three victories of the season Feb. 22-24 as the Lady Wildcats competed at the Round Rock Tournament.

Four Elgin High School boys varsity basketball players were named to the 5A-District 23 all-district team. Wildcats senior standout Nathen Lewis was a first-team selection for Elgin and was also named as an academic all-district award winner.

Opinions

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

Early voting in the March 5 primary election ends Friday with a host of candidates on the ballot in both parties, including president, U.S. Senate, all 38 Texas U.S. representatives, all 150 Texas House representatives, and down to local races for district attorney, sheriff and other positions.

Check with your local elections office for more information or go to votetexas.gov.

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

In Ephesians 6:10-20, St. Paul highlights the fact that Christians are soldiers in the Lord’s army. Christians are baptized into Christ’s legions as soldiers of Christ; we have been clothed with the armor of Jesus Christ’s righteousness in Baptism, which covers all our sins and will keep our souls safe from Satan’s attacks. But even though we have been saved for everlasting life and enlisted in the Lord’s army, we need to learn how to make use of the “whole armor of God” that Paul refers to.

Feb 21, 2024 - 00:00

As we face diseases and disasters around us, and as we observe the horrors of war and violence around the world, we can’t help but asking, “Why is there so much suffering in the world?” This is an important question and troubles many people. Even Christians ask sometimes, “If God is good and all-powerful, then how could He let us suffer evil, pain, and death? Why doesn’t He do something to help us out of our misery?”

Feb 21, 2024 - 00:00

“Only memories remain, For a time, there by the sea.

There was only you and me.”

— Song lyrics by ‘My Morning Jacket’

Stumbling onto tidbits of history about an old friend last week was heartwarming.

Obituaries

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

Jesus Ochoa Franco, 77, of Austin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024.

Services are currently pending.

Arrangements and care entrusted to 712 N. AVE C, 512.281.5697, elginfuneralhome.net.

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

Gary Don Robinson, 65, of Del Valle, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024.

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

Janell C. Lawhon, 89, of Mansfield, joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.

Feb 28, 2024 - 00:00

Claudia Salazar, 83, of Manor, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 18, 2024.