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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Trash Service Announcement

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Monday May 25th is not a holiday for the trash service. Waste Management will service normal schedule next week.

Elgin News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

City offices will be closed on Monday May 25th for Memorial Day

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All city offices will be closed on Monday May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Elgin News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Guidance from Office of the Texas Governor

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Recommendations for Individuals from Office of the Texas Governor: Six feet separation from individuals not in the same household. Self-Screen and stay home if you have symptoms of COVID19 or are sick. Wash hands frequently and or use hand sanitizer. Use ...

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Elgin News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Nursing Home Facilities COVID-19 Test Results

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The Bastrop County Health Authority and the Office of Emergency Management have been monitoring the nursing home facilities in Bastrop County. The results of a recent survey for the COVID-19 virus showed one positive out the 94 tests taken. The person wit...

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Elgin News
Posted on: May 2, 2020

Juneteenth Parade & Festival and Western Days Parade and Festival cancelled

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 These are historic annual events that are important to the community and enjoyed by all who attend and participate. As difficult as they were to make, these decisions by the organizers were the correct ones: as they were focused  on the...

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Elgin News
Posted on: May 2, 2020

Test Results Bastrop County Random COVID19 testing

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Last week the Bastrop County Health Authority, in cooperation with the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, conducted random COVID-19 testing at 8 locations around Bastrop County. Samples were taken from volunteers who saw the collection tent an...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Medical Services in Elgin

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Medical care available in Elgin – Telehealth options are available at local clinics, please seek help and save trips to the emergency room for medical emergencies. Clinic info here

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Free Books for All Ages

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Free books and activity packets available this week at the Public Library and the Recreation center. Materials at each location are in plastic bins. Please take items to use for your family so that we will have enough materials for many families. Remember...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Uninsured? Free virtual doctors visits are available

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Uninsured?  Free virtual doctors visits are available through the Smithville Clinic.  Thank you for slowing the spread of COVID19 by limiting essential trips to one member of your household, wearing cloth face coverings, practicing socia...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Elgin Police Department

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Chief South swears in Officer Todd Johnson. Providing essential services, Elgin PD is moving forward during the COVID19 pandemic. Thank you for slowing the spread of COVID19 by limiting essential trips to one member of your household, wearing cloth face c...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Elgin Main Street Board Advertising Assistance Program

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Elgin Main Street Board offers Advertising Assistance program for downtown businesses  here

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Public Schools in Bastrop County closed for remainder of school year

Bastrop county public schools to remain closed for remainder of school year.  Information in English here and in Spanish Here  

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Bastrop County reports 2nd death due to COVID19

 The individual was a 56-year-old male from an unincorporated area of Bastrop County. Joint statement available here in English and in Spanish

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Park Facility Update

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Parks are open - no group gathering. Cloth face covers and social distancing required. Sport courts and restrooms are closed. please follow COVID19 precautions and help stop the spread

Elgin News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

TXDOT Update

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Sunday 4/19/20 Texas Materials Company will start work on the 1.6 million dollar paving project on US 290 through Elgin from SH 95 N to SH 95S. The project will repair those areas that are failing and will mill out all of the existing surface and will rep...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Essential Services - Elgin Streets Department

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Elgin Streets Department serving you, using proper PPE – thank you for using cloth face coverings, making only essential trips with one member of your household, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands!

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

We're Open - Shop Elgin

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Many businesses have added online stores and services even if their physical location is closed and many businesses have temporary operating hours.  Check out the list here  and check with them on social media or by calling &...
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Elgin News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Essential Services - Elgin Police Department

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Elgin Police Department serving you, using proper PPE – thank you for using cloth face coverings, making only essential trips with one member of your household, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands!

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Thank You Elgin Streets Department

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Thank you Elgin Streets Department for providing essential services to our community. Let’s continue to work together during the COVID19 Crisis – stay home, essential trips by one member of your household, wear a cloth mask, wash your ...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Thank You Waste Services

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Thank you Waste Services for providing essential services to our community. Let’s continue to work together during the COVID19 Crisis – stay home, essential trips by one member of your household, wear a cloth mask, wash your hands, pra...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

We're Open - Dine Elgin

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Check out this list for options to go curbside pickup Dine Elgin - at this link here

Elgin News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Thank You Elgin Water & Wastewater Department

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Thank you Elgin Water and Wastewater Department for providing essential services to our community. Let’s continue to work together during the COVID19 Crisis – stay home, essential trips by one member of your household, wear a cloth mas...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Bastrop County 26 COVID-19 cases, 12 are in Elgin

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The Bastrop County Health Department has confirmed today eight (8) new COVID-19 positive-test cases over the past two days, bringing the revised total of all such cases in Bastrop County to twenty-six (26).  Seven (7) of these eight new cases are...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 12, 2020

Thank you Fire Workers

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Thank you Fire Workers for providing essential services to our community. Let’s continue to work together during the COVID19 Crisis – stay home, essential trips by one member of your household, wear a cloth mask, wash your hands, pract...
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Elgin News
Posted on: April 11, 2020

Thank you Acadian Ambulance

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Thank you Acadian Ambulance for providing essential services to our community. Let’s continue to work together during the COVID19 Crisis – stay home, essential trips by one member of your household, wear a cloth mask, wash your hands, ...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Thank you Grocery Store Workers

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Thank you Grocery Store Workers for providing essential services to our community. Let’s continue to work together during the COVID19 Crisis – stay home, essential trips by one member of your household, wear a cloth mask, wash your han...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Thank You Health Care Workers

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Thank you Health Care Workers for providing essential services to our community. Let’s continue to work together during the COVID19 Crisis – stay home, essential trips by one member of your household, wear a cloth mask, wash your hands...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Bastrop County COVID-19 Order #1 A

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“Today I have amended my Bastrop County COVID-19 Order #1 to include additional measures as we continue the fight to slow the spread of this deadly virus.…” From the Office of Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape

1. All parks in Ba...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Thank You Elgin Police Department

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Thank you Elgin Police Department for providing essential services to our community. Let’s continue to work together during the COVID19 Crisis – stay home, essential trips by one member of your household, wear a cloth mask, wash your h...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Family Crisis Center Hotline

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Are you or a loved one experiencing stalking, sexual violence, or dating or domestic violence? The Family Crisis Center’s hotline is available, call 512-303-7755. For other mental health resources click here and refer to the Resources for People...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Mental Health Support Line

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The Health and Human Services Commission has launched a statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line. This hotline operates 24-7 and is answered by mental health professionals who give trauma-informed support and psychological 1st aid at no cost. There i...
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Elgin News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Grocery Delivery for Seniors

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1. HEB Favor Senior Support– available to seniors 60+ in a select vicinity from a curated list of select products. Reach out to the HEB Favor Senior Support Line at 1-833-397-0080. HEB Favor Fees May Apply.2. HEB Curbside with Volunteer Delivery...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Wear a Face Covering When Out in Public

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THE CDC RECOMMENDS WEARING A FACE COVERING WHEN OUTSIDE THE HOMEEasy-to-make own sew or no-sew face covering instructions online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dr. Desmar Walkes, Bastrop County Health Authority, recommend using fa...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Agricultural Loan Guarantee

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Financial program information for farming and ranching operations or an agriculture-related business available here.

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Bastrop County First Death COVID-19

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The Bastrop County Health Authority has confirmed the first local death from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was a 58-year-old male from Elgin, in northern Bastrop County.   “This troubling news hits close to home,&...

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 4, 2020

Emotional, Behavioral & Mental Health Resources

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Emotional, behavioral and mental health resources are available look under Resources for People at this link here.

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Travis County COVID19 Dashboard

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The Travis County COVID-19 Public Health Dashboard is available here 

Elgin News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Bastrop County COVID19 Dashboard

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Bastrop County has a COVID19 Impact for Bastrop County and Surrounding cities dashboard available. The number of COVID confirmed cases is updated daily at 10am.  Click here 

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Elgin News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Social Distancing Elgin Style

An Elgin Guide to Social Distancing

Social Distancing Elgin Style

Elgin News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Park Facility Update

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City of Elgin Park restrooms and sport courts are closed to the public until further notice. Follow social distancing  of 6 feet and groups of ten or less.   
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Elgin News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Permitting & Construction Status in Elgin under COVID19

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The City of Elgin is continuing to issue development permits and allow construction on all job sites related to any development whether this be new construction or repairs. Compliance with Executive Orders issued by the Governor, including but not limited...

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Elgin News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Elgin Stay Home-Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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Residents are strongly advised to stay at home and leave their residence for only essential errands or to perform essential work; and to continue Social Distancing protocols and proper hygiene. Read the full document in English here. Read in Spanish here....

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Elgin News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Bastrop County COVID-19 Order #1 and Update

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Order for Bastrop County residents asking everyone to Stay Home and Stay Safe from COVID-19. Read the County Order #1 here. Read the County Update 3-30-20 here.

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Elgin News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Working together to flatten the curve

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Working together to flatten the curve

Elgin News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Elginites Helping Elginites

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All of our local Food Pantries are in need of assistance. At this time the easiest way to assist is by financial donations. These funds will be used to purchase items from the Capitol Area Food Bank and stock the pantry shelves. If a monetary donation is ...

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Elgin News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Utility Billing

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For utility bills, the City will work with those needing extensions or payment plans on a case-by-case and demonstrated needs basis, click here for more information.

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Elgin News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Local Business Operations Updates during COVID-19

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Under COVID-19 many local businesses have updated hours or available services, check out the list here.

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Elgin News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

UPDATE: Second COVID-19 Case Bastrop County

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To read the full statement in English click here, for Spanish click here.

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Elgin News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Symptoms of Coronavirus or Something Else?

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More information about COVID-19 symptoms from the CDC website here .

Elgin News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Need Wifi?

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Free internet is available at the Elgin Public Library Parking Lot and at Advocacy Outreach (you must call to make an appointment 512-281-4180)

Elgin News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Bastrop County Test Center FAQ

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View FAQs on Bastrop County Test Center click here.

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Elgin News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 City Operations Update 03/20/2020

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Click here to view the latest update on city operations. 

Elgin News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Restaurant Options during COVID-19

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Click here to view a full list of to-go, drive-thru & carry-out options.

Elgin News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Avoid sewer backups in your home or business

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To avoid sewer backups in your home or business, City staff would like to remind you that only toilet paper should be flushed into the sewer system.

Elgin News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Elgin Municipal Court Cancelations

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Regarding COVID-19, court dates and hearings are canceled for March and April. Operations will continue via telephone and mail. Click here for detailed information.

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Elgin News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Detailed Information

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For detailed information regarding the novel Coronavirus, click here.

Elgin News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Of Elgin facilities closed to the public

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IMPORTANT: ALL City of Elgin Facilities are closed to the public until further notice - City of Elgin COVID-19 readiness plan approved by City Council March 17, 2020.  

Elgin News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Paying Utility Bills

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Utility bills can be paid online or by utilizing our drive thru window at City Hall. Drive thru hours are M-F 8AM to 4:30PM. You can pay online here.

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Elgin News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Junk Vehicle Initiative

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In recent years the City has experienced an unsightly accumulation of junked vehicles in many neighborhoods that became a concern for both residents and city officials. In response, the City began a city-wide effort last May through its Police and Code En...

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Elgin News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Residential Recycling and Waste Collection Schedule for 2020

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2020 Recycling and Waste Collection Schedule. Showing where to place your containers, acceptable recyclable materials and non-acceptable recycling materials. Click here to view the full PDF.

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Elgin News