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From left, former Elgin Courier general manager Heather Ott, Elgin Public Library director Paula Waak, Elgin Courier reporter Fernando Castro and Granite Media Partners area editor Jason Hennington look at the  The Portal to Texas History website at the Elgin Public Library in Elgin April 14.   Photo by Sonia BrowderThe Portal to Texas History website can be accessed at the Elgin Public Library.   Photo by Fernando Castro

News from Elgin's past is now more readily available.Elgin Courier editions spanning back to 1936 can be viewed at The Portal to Texas History, a University of North Texas Libraries website. The Courier and Elgin's municipal government collaborated on making the editions available through the UNT project.“Thanks to a grant from the Tocker Foundation in 2022,” said Amy Miller, city community services director, “four decades of the Elgin Courier's newspapers have been digitized and made available online for anyone around the world to view.”As part of an Elgin Sesquicentennial project, newspaper and city staff's goal was to make past Couriers ...

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