City of Elgin eNews

August 2017

Amazing race

Elgin Amazing Race 

On August 5th, teams of 2 will embark on a trek around the city of Elgin. At every destination, each team must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. The first team to arrive at the final destination and complete the task will win The Amazing Elgin 5k Race and receive a prize of 2 $100 dollar gift cards! Call 512-285-6190 for additional information. 

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, August 1 - 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 & James Daniel Lopez, 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


School Supply Drive 

Donate school supplies now through August 17. 
All donations will be distributed at EISD campuses. 
See link for drop off locations. 

Dine Elgin

Dine Elgin First 

The Dine Elgin First program invites the local community to sample more local restaurants. With every local dining experience they can enter a weekly drawing to win gift cards for participating Elgin restaurants. A grand prize drawing will be held August 16 resulting in over $800 in local dining gift cards during the promotion! Enter at participating restaurants to win over $800 in gift cards! See flyer for list of businesses. 

Blood Drive

Community Blood Drive 

We are Blood, formerly the Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas will hold a blood drive in Elgin in August.  August 23, 2017 at Fleming Community Center from
Noon-6pm. Register by calling 512-206-1316 or call Jason Tatum at 512-731-0352.  

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Sip Shop & Stroll Live Music 

Thursday August 10th  from 5 to 8 enjoy a variety of Live music, store specials, wine and beer samples, refreshments and experience a beautiful evening strolling through downtown Elgin!   or on Facebook, VisitElginTx 


Technology & Health Care Degree Scholarships

Austin Community College, Elgin Campus is working with Capital IDEA , a nonprofit, community based organization that provides financial support and extensive professional guidance to motivated, non-traditional students who want to earn more and move up in a great career. See flyer for details on the next CareerUp info. session in Elgin. Flyer

Capital Idea
Citizen Police Academy Class 8
Book Club

Library programs 

Bluebonnet Book Club for kids, Pot Luck Book Club for adults, arts and crafts classes and activities for all ages. Check for all the details! 


Watering Your Yard Tips! 

Take Care of Texas has tips for maintaining a healthy beautiful yard while conserving resources.  Ideas include adjusting sprinklers so they water only yard and plant area, not the sidewalk and the driveway, watering in the morning, water thoroughly but infrequently and many more.  Check out this website for more information. 

Become a Published Author

Elgin Historical Association is planning their 2nd edition of "Elgin, Etc."  
Stories are being accepted until August 24, 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.  The Elgin Historical Association operates the Depot Museum.  Open Tuesday through Saturday 2-5 in downtown Elgin at Depot Square and Main.  

Long Term Disaster Recovery in Bastrop County 

The Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team has been helping disaster survivors with recovery assistance since 2012. Assistance is available for individuals and families with unmet needs and is coordinated using a process of case management, including the development of a recovery plan based on personal responsibility and accountability. Additional information and presentation available here

Disaster To Do List:

1 Call FEMA 1-800-621-3362

2. Call BCLTRT 512-521-3001

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. 


School Supply Drive through August 17- See flyer for drop off locations. All supplies will be distributed to Elgin ISD schools. Flyer

August 10 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. 

August 23- Community Blood Drive 12-6pm Fleming Community Center 
Register by calling 512- 206-1316  or call Jason Tatum at 512-731-0352.  


September 14 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. 

September 28-December 7 Citizen Police Academy Class 8
FREE - The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to foster better communication between Citizens and the police through education. The academy creates a core of well-informed Citizens who possess greater insight into police practices and services. Applications and additional information available here


Saturday, October 7th-Community Clean-up Day,  Volunteers will be assigned a location at check in. Register at 8:30am, Litter pick at 9am, Refreshments & Door prizes directly after Flyer 

October 12 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. 

October 26 - 28, 2017 Hogeye Festival 

The festival is held the fourth Saturday of October in Historic Downtown Elgin and features food, kids activities, handmade arts and crafts, live music on 3 stages and plenty of pig puns to go around. Events include Friday Night Street Dance from 6 to 10 on Depot Street with the Shop Dawgs and Sean Orr and The Texas Gold Band,. Lindsy Kay Wing Children's Pet Parade, Pearls Before Swine Art Show, Road Hog Car Show, Gordon Swenson Memorial BBQ Pork-Off, Carnival, Cow Patty Bingo, and last but not least, the Hogalicious Dessert Contest! For more information available at: Hogeye Festival.

Bulk Trash:  New information 

The City of Elgin has Residential Bulk Pickup every 2nd and 4th  Wednesdays of each month. 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!

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

Current Job Openings

Patrol Officer I 
Telecommunications Dispatcher
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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Get the Facts on Ozone Advance 

Learn about what is being done about ozone in Central Texas
"Be Air Aware" 

Learn more about Ozone Action Days here
Sign up for air quality alerts.  

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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