City of Elgin eNews

June Special Edition 


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. 
Elgin City Council  2017-2018
Chris Cannon, Mayor
 Jessica Bega,  Mayor Pro-Tem 
Mary Penson & Jessica Bega - 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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and VisitElginTX.  Follow us on Instagram @VisitElginTX 
western days

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

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

  • Tuesday June 19th- Western Days Pageant at Elgin High School at 7pm $5 adults $3 students. 
  • Thursday June 21- Family night with carnival & Free Movie in the Park at Dusk- Finding Dory. 
  • Free Friday night dance Elgin Memorial Park & Family night with Carnival. 
  • Saturday June 23- Free events all day. 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. 

Switchboard Exibit at Museum 

A comprehensive look at communication equipment since Elgin became Elgin and an exhibit on World War I are new featured exhibits at the museum.  Communications exhibit features a restored switchboard.  Thank you to all the volunteers with the Elgin Historical Association who made these exhibits possible. 

Depot Museum will be open Saturday June 23 from        2-4pm for Western Days. Regular hours Wednesday - Friday 10am-2pm and Saturday or tours by appointment.  


Chalk It Up!

Tuesday July 3rd Chalk It UP Sidewalk chalk art in Veterans Memorial Park. DJ and FREE snow cones while supplies last! 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

Chalk it up
4th of July

4th of July Parade & Program- Elgin Community Choir will share a lineup of patriotic songs during the program, military servicemen and women and veterans will be recognized. Veteran's Memorial Park 109 Depot Street. Program begins immediately following the parade. 

rec center

Elgin Recreation Center!  

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  


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

parks and rec

Park Programs - Movies, Field Trips, fitness, !  

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

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. 


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 

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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