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    Economic development leaders from Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville work together

    Bastrop, TX - May 10, 2016: Economic development leaders from Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville work together with the Bastrop County Commissioners Court on behalf of the citizens of Bastrop County. Read on...
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    Award winning actor talks of speed records, good dirt and living life in Elgin

    “It’s a totally different lifestyle than the west side of Austin. Out here you get to be who you want to be. You don’t have to dress a certain way or talk any particular way. It is not pretentious at all. I get to be myself and I love it.” — Mike Gassaway Read on...
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    Texans Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now

    Bad Weather, Storm Warnings, Floods, Tornadoes, all these are signs of Spring and Summer rolling into Texas. You can reduce your stress over these events by being prepared and informed. Read on...
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    Revitalization Continues as Apartments Near Completion

    Allan Tolbert built a lighthouse back in 2008 because he always wanted to do it. He’s built more than a dozen apartments and renovated three buildings in downtown Elgin in the last year-and-a-half for almost the exact same reason. Read on...
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    More than $100K Awarded to 44 Public Libraries Across Texas

    Out of the 44 public libraries awarded, the Elgin Public Library is a Texas Book Festival library grant recipient. The TBF’s Texas Library Grants support collection enhancement to help public libraries meet the needs of their communities. Read on...
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    The Elgin Economic Development Corporation has named Owen Rock as its New Director

    Rock who was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland started his career in economic development in South Bend, Indiana. Read on...
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    Mayor Marc Holm Serves the City of Elgin for 8 years

    Marc Holm finished his fourth term as Mayor for the City of Elgin and is not running for re-election. A reception honoring Mayor Marc was held on Tuesday, May 10, at The Owl Wine Bar & Home Goods Store. Read on...
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    City Manager Retired

    Kerry Lacy has served as City Manager of Elgin, Texas from August 2013 through April 2016. His retirement marks 46 years of public service and municipal management in seven Texas cities since 1969. Read on...
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