City of Elgin eNews

February 2017

City of Elgin offices will be closed
Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents Day. 
Please call 512-285-5757 for after hours utility emergencies.

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Black History Month 

Hatitude event Saturday, February 4  celebrates the contributions of African American women to the Elgin Community.  Starting at 10am at the library enjoy light refreshments, music and join in honoring  Sister Diane Sadberry – Garner, the first lady of Weeping Willow Baptist Church.  Program includes a presentation about traditional church hats in the African American community. 
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Sip Shop & Stroll and Valentine Pop UP Art Show 

February 9th enjoy a pop up art show, chocolates, live music, and more during Sip Shop and Stroll from 5 to 8 throughout downtown.  The pop up art show continues through February 14th at ATX Homemade Jerky and The Brique.  Sip Shop and Stroll is organized by the Main Street Board, the art show by Elgin Arts Association.  For more information about Sip Shop and Stroll visit    and for more information about the Pop UP Art Show visit  visit   or on Facebook, VisitElginTx or  


Save the Date

Community Calendar

Find all the upcoming events, meetings, & classes via the Community Calendar on the website home page. 
The calendar lets you view all items or you can select
a category, such as events, meetings, library or parks, etc.  You can also sign up to get notifications when the calendar is updated and specify the types of events you want to know about. 

Elgin Farmers' Market:
 Open every Saturday in Veterans' Memorial Park, 109 Depot Street from 9am to 1pm.  

Sip, Shop & Stroll: Thursday, February 9, 5 - 8 pm in Historic Downtown Elgin. Sip a little wine as you shop and stroll through unique shops with eclectic decor, clothing, art, gifts and more. In Store Specials updated for each event. 

Bulk Trash:  New information 
The City of Elgin has Residential Bulk Pickup every other Tuesday. All bulk requests are to be submitted in writing, at ,our website at or forms may be picked up at City Hall. Call in requests will not be accepted. The deadline to schedule a pickup is Friday at 5pm prior to the next scheduled bulk date. 
Chapter 42, Article IV, Section 42-272 “Bulky waste and brush waste shall not be placed out for collection earlier than 5:00 p.m. two days before the established collection day and shall be moved from the collection site no later than 7:00 a.m. the date after the collection day.”
Violation of the rules and requirements –including exceeding the limit for bulk trash placed at the curb may result in citation and potential fines per City Ordinance.
Bulk dates, Acceptable/ Non-acceptable items can be found on the City Calendar/Services at  

Movie Night at Fleming Community Center: Friday February 10th,  starting at 6pm 802 N Ave C. 

Check out the Community Calendar on our website for more information about these events, and keep up with the fun in Elgin! Also see the City of Elgin Annual Events List!

Sign up for Notifications to get emails regarding events you want to know about!

Barn Concert

Barn Dance

Saturday February 4th
We're kicking off the 2017 season with our 8th Annual Barn Concert featuring Christine Albert and Chris Gage. Tickets $40 per person including a Texas BBQ reception.

A Traditional Texas BBQ buffet will be provided by our friends and sponsors at PROSPERITY BANK. Our popular silent auction will return this year, including a three-night stay at the Queen-Williams adobe in Marfa, TX.

Albert and Gage will start at 7:30. 

Gena & Jeff Carter's Barn at 1005 Red Town Road, Elgin Texas.  
Bring your own adult beverages.
Movie night, Gnomeo and Juliet
Enjoy a free movie at the Fleming center!

Elgin City Council Meeting Information

  • City Council meets first Tuesday of the month. View Meeting Agendas for details
  • You may contact the City Secretary at 512-281-5724  with questions. 
Tuesday, February 7- Regular Meeting
Elgin City Council  2016-2017
Chris Cannon, Mayor & Juan Gonzalez, Mayor Pro-Tem 
Jessica Bega & Mary Penson - Ward 1
Juan Gonzalez & Susie Arreaga - Ward 2
Phillip Thomas & Craig Fromme - Ward 3 
Sue Brashar & Neil Beyer - Ward 4 

Serve on a Community Board - Complete the Application for Community Boards and submit it online. Read more about all the Community Boards and Committees

Current job openings

Librarian Circulation Clerk
Parks and Recreation Program Director
Additional information available at: Job openings

Library News

Elgin Public Library 
Book Club, Story Times, Family Movie Nights, Arts and Crafts, Materials Galore, Free Wi-Fi!
Hours of Operation 
Tuesday & Thursday - 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday & Friday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm

The Elgin Public Library has activities, classes, children's programs and more every week. To find out what they have for You view their Library Newsletter or the Public-Library webpage.

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Dog n Cat

Protect Your Pets from the Cold!

Cold weather is here!  See these flyers for important information on keeping your pets safe and warm.
If You're Cold - He's Cold!
Cold Weather Information 

Want to lend a helping hand to the Bastrop County Animal Shelter?  Here's a
Shopping List for items they need year round!

Visit our Animal Control web page to read all about finding lost pets, reporting pest problems or pet concerns, pet care and more. 

To request assistance from the Animal Control Officer call the Elgin Police Department at 512-285-5757.

Monday, February 6, 2017, Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic at Elgin General Store. Appointments required.

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