City of Elgin eNews

February 2018


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 6 - Regular Meeting
Elgin City Council  2017-2018
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 


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Seton to Build in Elgin

In December, the City of Elgin announced that a partnership agreement had been reached with the Seton Family of Hospitals/Ascension Texas that will facilitate the development of a multi-phase medical center complex within the city, including the construction of a Seton Clinic with after-hours urgent care by the end of 2018. A detailed presentation was provided January 31st  the slides are available here.


Lee Dildy Blvd. Ground Breaking 

Please plan to join the City of Elgin, Bastrop County, TRC Engineers, Inc., and Patin Construction, LLC ground breaking for the Lee Dildy and Roy Rivers Boulevard Extension Project. This major expansion of public infrastructure into previously undeveloped areas, which Is anticipated to support and encourage additional residential, and commercial development, including national retailers, multi-phase medical center complex, retail business, restaurants, hotels/motels and mixed use.
Date: February 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Roy Rivers Boulevard 



Serve on a Community Board- Read more about all the Community Boards and Committees.
Email for more information Contact the City Secretary, Amelia Sanchez at 512-281-5724 or  or Complete the Application for Community Boards and submit it online.
Interested in helping with Main Street and Community Development projects? Help is needed throughout the year. Details and the volunteer application is located here 

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Sip Shop & Stroll Live Music 

Celebrate Dorothy's Fine Jewelry 20th year in Downtown. Rededication and Ribbon cutting at 5pm during Sip, Shop & Stroll. 
Stick around and 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 



Pop Up Valentine Art Show

– February 8th through 14th
EAA will host a Pop-Up Art show featuring Two and Three-Dimensional Art at 115 N. Main Street, Elgin Texas. The show will open on Sip Shop and Stroll Thursday, February 8th and remain open through February 14th. Art will be available for viewing and sale from Noon to 8 pm on Sip Shop and Stroll evening. Be sure to come by, enjoy some wonderful original art and refreshments on Sip Shop & Stroll night. Hours are noon to 6 pm all other days.

Thank You

Community Blood Drive 

Thank You for supporting the Elgin Community Blood Drive! We had a total of 43 donations which comes to over 5 gallons of blood! Way to go! 

Sidewalk Connection Project 

Texas Department of Transportation and City of Elgin officials broke ground for new sidewalks on FM 1100, State HWY. 95 North and County Line Road on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10:00am.  The project includes 1,896 linear feet of sidewalk that will complete missing sections of sidewalk along these roads.  The $1.3 million project is funded through a Transportation Alternatives Project grant with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Elgin. Read more

Social media workshop

Business Training Classes

Go for Gold with a new and improved social media presence for your business.  Facebook, Instagram, Yelp and more.  Classes provided by Elgin Main Street Board, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation, $10 each. Details and reservation information here.  


Movies, Crafts & More!

 At our parks and Fleming Center. Volunteer for Park projects and find out about all the fun at this link!  

Book Club

Library programs 

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

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. 


Saturday, February 3- Black History Month Program 
6:15pm Meet & Greet 6:30pm Program 
Elgin Public Library Civic Center 

$3 Donation See flyer for additional information

Saturday, February 3- Friends of Elgin Parks Market Days
Elgin Memorial Park 

Tuesday, February 6- ACC Grand Opening Ceremony 

Wednesday, February 7- Ground Breaking for Lee Didly Blvd. 
10am at Roy Rivers Blvd. 

Thursday, February 8- Sip, Shop & Stroll
5pm - 8pm, Historic Downtown Elgin

Thursday, February 8-14 - EAA Valentine Pop-Up Art Show 
115 North Main Street 

Friday, February 9- Valentine's Movie Night

6-8pm Fleming Community Center

Saturday February 11- Hatitude 
10am, Elgin Public Library, Black History Month program 
See flyer for additional information

Friday, February 23- Movies in the Park 42 The Jackie Robinson Story 
6-8pm Elgin Memorial Park 

Saturday, February 24- Friends of Elgin Parks- Winter Fundraiser Dinner/Dance 
6-9pm Elgin Memorial Park See website for additional information. 

Save the Date: 

Friday, March 2- Walk or Bike to School Day

Saturday, March 3- Friends of Elgin Parks Market Days
Elgin Memorial Park 

Saturday, March 24- Community Clean-up Day
8:30am Elgin Memorial Park see flyer for more information

Fridays in April- Music in the Park
7-9 pm Veteran's Memorial Park 

Friday, April 21- Local Lore
Historic Preservation Celebration Event
Depot Museum 

Saturday- Sunday May 19-20 Elgin Art Studio Tour
Sat. 10am-6pm  Sun. 12-4pm 

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

Grounds and Facilities Laborer I 
Part Time Recreation Facilities Assistant 
Patrol Officer I 
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.


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  

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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