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Guilty verdict announced in Smith murder trial

Attorney General Paxton is pleased to announce on June 30, 2022, after six hours of deliberations, a jury returned a capital murder guilty verdict in the case of State v.

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Election results: Gerdes, Klaus win Republican runoffs

According to unofficial results from the May 24 runoff election, Gregory Klaus won the Republican primary for Bastrop County judge over Don Loucks, while Stan Gerdes won the primary for District 17 state representative, which includes Bastrop Coun

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Unofficial results: McShan beats Lippke two-to-one for Elgin mayor

Over two-thirds of Elgin voters chose Theresa McShan as the city’s next mayor in Saturday’s local elections.

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Former mayor arrested on theft charge

Christopher Alan Cannon, 37, the former Elgin mayor, was arrested last week on a theft of property charge.

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Emergency burn ban declared, effective Tuesday at 2 p.m.

An emergency burn ban is in effect beginning on Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m.

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National Weather Service releases report on Elgin tornado

  • Rating: EF2
  • Estimated peak wind: 130 mph
  • Path length/statute: 12.12 miles
  • Path width/maximum: 500 yards
  • Fatalities: 0
  • Injuries: 3
  • Start date: 3/21/2022
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Bastrop County reports damage around Elgin due to tornado

On the evening of March 21, Bastrop County and the City of Elgin was hit by severe weather including a tornado, which passed south and east of the City of Elgin.

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