City of Elgin eNews

March 2017

Please call 512-285-5757 for after hours utility emergencies.

Image of children at Bike Safety Rodeo
Children at Bike Safety Rodeo

Spring Break activities  

Enjoy activities throughout the week at our parks & downtown library.  Kickball, Bike Safety Rodeo, Community Bike Ride, fishing, movies, crafts and more for all ages. For detailed information see flyer 

 Community Clean up -

March 25 Meet at Elgin Memorial Park on North Main at 8:30am to help pick up litter throughout the community. For additional information see flyer

image of Elgin spelled with three dimensional letters

Sip Shop & Stroll Live Music 

Thursday March 9 from 5 to 8 enjoy a variety of Live music including Fletcher Clark, Austin Troubadour Billy Eli, Patric D’Eimon, Wild Fitz, and Sam Peters.  In addition to the live music check out the expanded space for Tattered Shutter, new business Colorworks Salon, and samples of the spring inspired menu at The Brique.  Look for store specials, wine and beer samples, refreshments and experience a beautiful evening strolling through downtown Elgin!   or on Facebook, VisitElginTx or  


Elgin Historical Association 2nd Edition of "Elgin" 

Elgin Historical Association is planning their 2nd edition of "Elgin, Etc."  
Stories being accepted until July 1, not more than 1,500 words.  If you are a newcomer, the first edition was published in 2008 with 81 authors writing 117 stories for the book. (The first edition is for sale in the depot museum.)  Elgin stories only - people, events, family lore, funny memories.  Click here for more information. 

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. 

Business Expo/Career Fair
The Elgin Chamber of Commerce and Elgin Independent School District invite you to participate in the annual Elgin Business Expo. Thursday March 23, the business Expo will be from 4 to 7 and is free and open to the public at the Elgin High School gym.  To reserve your booth for the Business Expo, please contact the Elgin Chamber of Commerce  at 512-285-4515, or e-mail
Hands on Facebook for Your Business
Wednesday, March 29th 7:30am at ACC Elgin Campus
Katy Gassaway-facilitator   
Register with Chamber of Commerce 512-285-4515 $10 per person 

Local Lore: April 1st  in Downtown 10am. Enjoy games of the past, live music, Lone Star Car Club Cruise-in. For additional information see flyer.  

Instagram for Your Business – from start to finish 
Wednesday, April 5th 7:30am ACC Elgin Campus
Katy Gassaway- facilitator
Register with Chamber of Commerce 512-285-4515 $10 per person

Guerilla Marketing
Wednesday April 12 7:30am at ACC Elgin Campus
Google Pages, Yelp Pages, partnerships with non-profits & More!  
Join Katy Gassaway, Gena Carter and Amy Miller and develop creative, cost effective marketing options for your business! 
Register with Chamber of Commerce 512-285-4515 $10 per person

Austin Community College Career Fair: April 28th from 11am-2pm at Elgin ACC campus. See flyer for details.  

Music in the Park: Fridays in April at Veterans' Memorial Park from 8-10pm. See flyer for details. 

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

Sip, Shop & Stroll: Thursday, March 9, 5 - 8 pm in Historic Downtown Elgin. Every 2nd Thursday - 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  

**** MARCH EVENTS! ****
Spring Break Activities - see flyer 

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!

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, march 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

Human Resources Director 
Bilingual Telecommunications officer
Telecommunications Officer I 
Police Officer
Equipment Operator II
Additional information available at: Job openings

Become a Lifeguard
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.

image with information about alarm permits requirements
Dog n Cat

Support for Animals 

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.

Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic at Elgin General Store. Appointments required.

Share this eNewsletter with Your Friends!

We hope you like our new format and continue to receive the eNewsletter. You can control your subscriptions on the website via the "Notify Me" section. 

Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus