Governor visits Elgin after tornado Posted in: News State and local leaders encouraged Elgin residents affected by last week’s tornado to seek assistance and have begun looking towards the recovery process.On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference in the Elgin Fire Department station with Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape and Elgin Mayor Ron Ramirez. The press conference focused on the effects of the tornado and the future recovery efforts.On Tuesday, Abbott signed a disaster declaration regarding last week’s severe weather for 16 counties, including Bastrop County, which he showed at the press conference. This declaration can ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!