City of Elgin eNews

May 2018

Special Edition 


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Elgin Recreation Center Opening!  

Join the Elgin City Council and partners for the ribbon cutting and facility preview Tuesday, May 29 4 pm to 8 pm. Soft soled shoes required to access full facility.  Elgin Recreation Center, 361 North Hwy. 95  Elgin, Texas 78621 
Elgin Parks & Recreation Department 512-285-6190  
Open Saturday June 2 at 11 am  
Enjoy indoor full size basketball court, fitness room, hardwood floor aerobic studio, commercial kitchen, restrooms with showers. 
Operating hours 
Monday - Friday 8 am to 9 pm  
Saturday 11 am to 7 pm 
Sunday 1 pm to 7 pm  
Membership information will be posted at  

Art Tour

Elgin Art Studio Tour Saturday May 19 from 10-6 and Sunday May 20 from 12 - 4 with 14 Locations and 40 Artists! Studio 621, Earthen Metals and downtown locations See flyer for details 

Primary Run off Election
Tuesday, May 22

Reminder to cast your vote for your local officials. Find your official voting location and additional information  here


Pool Opening

Saturday-Tuesday, May 26-28 Morris Memorial Pool Soft Opening 12-7pm
Morris Memorial Park 


Telecommunications in Elgin?

You bet! A comprehensive look at the
communication equipment since Elgin
became Elgin will be featured in an
exhibit at the Elgin Depot Museum.
Opens June 2, at 10 a.m
. with welcome and introductions. Extensive collections will
be featured. All people with connections
to the telephone industry are especially
invited to attend.  The women of the
fledgling telephone industry will be honored,
especially the ladies who provided Elgin's excellent telephone service.

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

Saturday-Tuesday, May 26-28 Morris Memorial Pool Soft Opening 
12-7pm Morris Memorial Park 

Tuesday May 29 Elgin Recreation Center Ribbon Cutting and Facility Preview 

Save the date! 


Saturday, June 2 Elgin Recreation Center 
open for regular operating hours starting at 11 am.  

Saturday, June 2- Community Clean-up Day 
8:30am Elgin Memorial Park see flyer for details 

Fridays in June- Movies in the Park
6-8pm Elgin Memorial Park 
Free, bring a chair or blanket, refreshments and snacks available for purchase. See website for additional information 

Friday, June 8- Juneteenth Street Dance

8pm-12am Depot Street

Saturday, June 9- Juneteenth Parade & Celebration
10am-6pm Veteran's Memorial Park 
For information, or to become a member,  volunteer or sponsor of Elgin's Juneteenth Organization, please contact Bettye Lofton at 512-963-2721

June 14- Sip, Shop & Stroll
5-8pm in Historic Downtown Elgin 

Monday, June 18- Saturday, June 23- Western Days 

Elgin Memorial Park & Historic Downtown Elgin

Visit to learn more. 

Monday, June 25- Emancipet Mobile Clinic 
Low cost spay/neuter 
Appointments required for spay/neuter procedures
1155 Didly Drive
8am dropoff / 5pm pick up 
Call 512-587-SPAY to make an appointment

Thursday, June 28-Paddle-boarding Lady Bird Lake 
Join the Park Dept. for a fun day of Paddleboarding at Lady Bird Lake! You need to pack your own lunch and drink for the day, bring your own towel, sunscreen and bug spray. 
Must preregister at website


Wednesday, July 4- Fourth of July "Push, Pedal and Pull People's Patriotic Parade" and Celebration 

9:30am- meet at City Hall for parade line up 

10am- Parade begins, followed by a program at Veteran's Memorial Park

Thursday, July 12- Perndenales State Park Hike & Swim
Join the Park Dept. for a fun day of hiking & swimming at Perndenales State Park ! You need to pack your own lunch and drink for the day, bring your own towel, sunscreen and bug spray. Must preregister at website

Thursday, July 12- Sip, Shop & Stroll
5-8pm in Historic Downtown Elgin 

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!

Save the date! 

Current Job Openings

Patrol Officer I 
Bi-Lingual Telecommunications officer 
Equipment Operator I Water Distribution 
Equipment Operator I Water Treatment 
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.

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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