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    USDA Grant could be start of Community Kitchen & Packaging Facility

    The Elgin City Council unanimously approved Elgin’s EDC to submit an application for approval to qualify for a $50,000 USDA grant that would start the ball rolling on development of a packaging facility and community kitchen in Elgin. Read on...
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    Warm Weather Increases Snake Activity

    As warmer weather sets in the City of Elgin residents are more likely to see snakes everywhere. Elgin Animal Control has had reports of many snakes all over the city. Read on...
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    Food Trucks Sprout Up in Elgin

    Food trucks are slowly becoming more common in Elgin; the most noticeable trucks are on the corner of Main Street, seated on a spacious green lot that sits right next to the city’s railroad tracks, Read on...
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    Chris Cannon Sworn in as New Mayor of Elgin

    Chris Cannon was sworn in as Mayor in front of a standing room only crowd at City Hall last Tuesday. Read on...
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    Elgin Agrarian Community Moves Closer to Reality

    Ground will soon break for the Elgin Agrarian Community (EACO), a housing development community that will be built on the Mary Christian Burleson homestead off of Lexingtion near downtown Elgin. Read on...
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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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