City of Elgin eNews

June 2018


Elgin City Council Meeting Information

  • City Council meets first and third Tuesday of the month. View Meeting Agendas for details
  • You may contact the City Secretary at 512-281-5724  with questions. 
Tuesday, June 5  - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 19- 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 

Look for us on Facebook City of Elgin
and VisitElginTX.  Follow us on Instagram @VisitElginTX 

volunteers needed

Community Clean up Day
Saturday, June 2

Volunteers needed to pick up litter along public right of way throughout Elgin.  Meet at Elgin Memorial Park by the Sand Volleyball Courts.  Sign in 8:30am.  Divide into teams at 9am, return by 11am.  Volunteer vests, grabbers, gloves provided.  Refreshments and door prizes!  Bring a water bottle, wear hat and sunscreen, close toe shoes.  Thank you for supporting the Adopt a Spot program in Elgin!  Details here 

rec center

Elgin Recreation Center Opening!  

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 and fees available here.   

Elgin Recreation Center, 361 North Hwy. 95  Elgin, Texas 78621 
Elgin Parks & Recreation Department 512-285-6190  

Preservation Board needs volunteers 

Elgin Historic Review Board is appointed by city council to review any physical alterations to the exterior of buildings in the downtown historic district.  Interest in history, preservation, architecture, and or downtown, would make a great board applicant.  Training available - Application here     


Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Public participation opportunity on Monday, June 18 at 6:30pm in Council Chambers. Please see link to review the annual report and learn more about your local water source and the quality of the water


Railroad Safety 

  • LISTEN - if you wear earbuds - you cannot hear the train. Best practice - do not walk or run on or along railroad tracks.  Next best - do not wear earbuds or headphones when in railroad track area.  
  • Always yield to flashing lights, whistles, closing gates, cross bucks or stop signs.
  • Watch out for vehicles that MUST stop at railroad crossings, like school buses or trucks carrying hazardous materials.
  • Don’t be fooled by the optical illusion presented by the train. It is always moving faster and is much closer than you think.
  • Never race a train to cross the tracks.
Learn more about railroad safety at link

Juneteenth Festival Parade & Street Dance 

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

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Sip Shop & Stroll Live Music 

Thursday, June 14 from 5-8pm in downtown Elgin
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 


western days

Western Days Festival, Parade, Pageant, Carnival & More! 

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

Western Days Pageant June 19, Family night with carnival Thursday June 21, Friday night dance Elgin Memorial Park.  Saturday June 23 Grand Parade at 10 am through Historic Downtown Elgin.  Live music, arts & crafts, games, contests kids activities, fun for all ages FREE!  Visit to learn more. 

Book Club

Library Summer Reading programs 

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

parks and rec

Park Programs - Movies, Field Trips, fitness, !  

Movies at the Rec Center  
June 8th,6-8pm. 

McKinney Falls State Park Hike & Swim 
June 14th 9am-4pm 

Movies in the Park 
June 21st 8am-10am 
Paddleboarding Lady BIrd Lake 
June 28th 9am-4pm 
See website for additional information or to register. 


Pool, water aerobics, swim lessons  and more

Morris Memorial Pool summer hours 
June 1-Aug10 M-F 12pm-6pm  & Sat. 12pm -7pm

Free Family Swim 
Every Friday 

Water Aerobics/lap swim
June 4-Aug. 31st. MWF 10am-11am
TTH 7:30pm-8:30pm .

Swim lessons 
Swim lessons are provided by the Elgin City Pool. Each session will consist of 4 lessons over the span of 2 weeks on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:45pm - 7:30pm. Cost per session is $75 per child. If for some reason the lesson is cancelled due to weather, the make up class will be that following Saturday morning.

  • Session 1 - June 4th - June 14th
  • Session 2 - June 18th - June 28th
  • Session 3 - July 16th - July 26th
  • Session 4 - July 30th - August 2nd

You may register your child for swim lessons online at

Thank you for your support!

The totals are in!  At the May 17th blood drive we collected 36 whole blood donations and 2 double red cell blood donations! Way to go Elgin! The Bloody Good Folks won the team competition for the event.  Thank you for your support.

We are blood

Fleming Community Center 

 Programs for all ages and Volunteer opportunities.  Find out about all the fun at this link!  

Meet Up Spot

Internet Purchase Exchange Point

Elgin has an internet purchase exchange point available for all to use. Internet users can buy and sell in confidence. Location is 202 Depot Street by the Elgin Police department.  



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 

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, June 1 Elgin Recreation Center 
open for regular operating hours starting at 11 am Saturday June 2.  Membership information available  here   

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

Save the date! 


Tuesday July Chalk It UP Sidewalk chalk art in Veterans Memorial Park 
Bring your friends and family - draw on your own or as a team - enjoy the evening downtown and help decorate the park to celebrate the 4th of July!  Flyer here 

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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