City of Elgin eNews

April 2017

City of Elgin Offices will be closed April 14 in observance of Good Friday.  
Please call 512-285-5757 for after hours utility emergencies.

Local Lore

Local Lore Elgin's History Adventure!

Saturday, April 1 from 10am-5pm at Depot Museum 14 Depot Square.  Enjoy games of the past, Live Music, Lone Star Car Club Cruise-in, Architectural Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tours. flyer

Sports Courts

Check out the new sport courts at Elgin Memorial Park!

These Sport Courts feature a tennis court and basketball court with an acrylic medium play surface. The courts are lighted at night and there is a park curfew at 10:30 pm The courts were resurfaced after many years as concrete Tennis Courts. The resurfacing project was made possible by Frontier Bank of Texas and City of Elgin.  

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Sip Shop & Stroll Live Music 

Thursday April 13 from 5 to 8 enjoy a variety of Live music, look for store specials, find great items for Easter Baskets, wine and beer samples, refreshments and experience a beautiful evening strolling through downtown Elgin!   or on Facebook, VisitElginTx 


Elgin Historical Association 2nd Edition of "Elgin Etc." 

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. 

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

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

City of Whoville Garage Sale
Saturday April 1 Support the City of Elgin Relay for Life team and find some great bargains 9 am to noon Saturday at the library community room downtown. 

World War I Depot Museum exhibit
 April 6, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, on April 6, 1917.  2017 is declared a Centennial Year to honor Texans in the Great War.  The display will be about the people of Elgin and area rural settlements who served in World War I (WWI). The Elgin exhibit will open April 6, 2017.  Depot Museum is open Tuesday Saturday from 2-5 in Downtown Elgin at Main and Depot Streets.

Walk or Bike to School Day 
Friday April 7 Students are invited to participate and increase their awareness of how to walk and bike safely. Each campus will have volunteers to offer support and reinforce safety rules. Booker T Washington Elementary will celebrate with morning recess walking the track.

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 12th 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

Sip, Shop & Stroll
Thursday, April 13th, from 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. 

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15th  10am-1pm Thomas Memorial Park 411 Madison Street
Elgin Sub-District Sponsored Easter Egg Hunt for all ages. All welcome - Bring your own basket!!! See flyer for times by age group. Flyer

Taste the Town
Thursday, April 20th - For a really fun evening and one of the biggest annual fundraising events for Drive a Senior- Elgin, join us for our annual Taste the Town. We stroll through historic downtown Elgin, stopping at local businesses to sample food and beverages. For additional information click here. 

EAA Pearls of Youth Art Show
Friday-Sunday, April 21st- 23rd  Fleming Center 802 N. Avenue C. See website for details: website

Parks Volunteer Day
Saturday, April 22nd- 8am Fleming Community Center. Donuts and coffee provided.  See flyer for details.  

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

Relay for Life Elgin
Saturday April 29 from 4pm to midnight at the Elgin Middle School track on North Avenue C.  To join a team or make a donation visit this online site:

****May Events****
Friday, May 5 Walk or Bike to School Day

Students are invited to participate and increase their awareness of how to walk and bike safely. Each campus will have volunteers to offer support and reinforce safety rules. Booker T Washington Elementary will celebrate with morning recess walking the track.

Saturday, May 6- Community Wide Garage Sale
The first Saturday in May is the City Wide Garage Sale. Residents all over Elgin put out their items so you can find a special treasure at a bargain price. Contact the Elgin Courier to be included on the garage sale map at 512-285-3333

Saturday, May 6- First Saturday Sidewalk Sales

Take a stroll through Historic Downtown Elgin. Check out the specials on selected merchandise at participating retailers & restaurants. New retailers and restaurants are popping up all over downtown. You will find an eclectic selection of gifts, clothing, housewares, decor, art and more.

Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21- Art Studio Tour
Art demonstrations, live music, eclectic variety of art by local artisans. Meet more than thirty artists at fourteen locations,  including private art studios not normally open to the public.  Free tour, open Saturday and Sunday. See flyer for details. 


Sip, Shop & Stroll
Every 2nd Thursday, from 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  

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!

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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, April  4- 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 
Police Officer
Equipment Operator II
Seasonal Aerobics Instructor-Part time 
Seasonal Pool Cashier Part-time
Additional information available at: Job openings

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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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Air Quality Awareness! 

Please consider signing up for Air Quality Alerts and Ozone Action Alerts and download the AirNow app. For More information visit our website.
Learn how residents and businesses across Central Texas can “Be Air Aware”:Explore additional information at Air Quality Resources - CapCoG

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.

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