The Bastrop Public Library will receive a $7,902 federal grant to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced. This is a part of the $2.6 million Texas received from the Institute for Museum and Library Services as part of the CARES Act, which Sen. Cornyn supported in March.Read more
Elgin ISD faculty and staff returned to campus last week to prepare for the new school year amidst COVID-19’s challenges . Students will begin school virtually on Monday, August 24, with the plan to bring some students back on campus on September 21. Here, teachers and staff at Elgin Middle School celebrate their first day back and get ready for the upcoming school year.Read more
As of Monday afternoon, Bastrop County has confirmed a total of 1,452 positive cases of COVID-19, according to the county’s dashboard.
So far, 1,192 people have recovered from the illness in Bastrop County, leaving 233 active cases.Read more
Doing their part to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a sewing group from First Presbyterian Church of Elgin has been working to make and distribute hundreds of free masks to community members, local organizations and hospitals as far away as Lubbock and Los Angeles.Read more