This month marks one year since Ascension Seton Bastrop opened its doors to the community.Read more
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The whole press and media, which has been trying to destroy Donald Trump for the last four years, is now expectedly condemning his continuing efforts to clarify the Constitution’s standards for the validity of mail-in votes.Read more
I was saddened to read about the Christmas parade held in McDade this year.Read more
We are nearing the end of the year and we want to take a moment to reflect on 2020. The impact of COVID-19 on our residents, staff, programs, and mission has been considerable. It was a year of adapting and overcoming challenges almost daily.Read more
What is an ESD? ESD stands for Emergency Services District. Bastrop/Travis Counties ESD No. 1 is one of these districts. It is a government entity. The district is the financial arm for the Elgin and McDade Fire Departments and the Medical First Responder unit. The ESD is not a part of the school district or the City of Elgin. The B/TC ESD is one of just a few located in more than one county. The multi-county districts’ boards of commissioners are elected by voters of the counties they are in. A district located in just one county has its commissioners appointed by the county commissioners of that county. Please read the following information about the value ESDs in the state provide. —Bastrop/Travis Counties ESD No. 1Read more
In my smallish Kentucky hometown, being known as “Sarge’s Son” (Him: USMC Ret.) enabled me to be hired as a church janitor.
1. It paid $50 a month, good money for an 18-year-old in the 60’s.
2. I worked every week.Read more
Fresh air, clean water, beautiful views and treasured wildlife—these are things we need to lead healthy and happy lives. They make up our natural heritage that is uniquely Texas.Read more