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Elgin City Council Meeting Information

Elgin City Council  2017-2018
Tuesday, September 4th 2018 7pm City Hall Annex 310 North Main Street 

Chris Cannon, Mayor
Jessica Bega, Mayor Pro-Tem 

Jessica Bega – Ward 1            Mary Penson - Ward 1
Juan Gonzalez - Ward 2          Susie Arreaga – Ward 2
Phillip Thomas – Ward 3          James Daniel Lopez – Ward 3
Sue Brashar – Ward 4             Neil Beyer – Ward 4 
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Elgin ISD Homecoming Parade & Community Pep Rally

Join us as we celebrate with Elgin ISD! 
Wednesday, September 5th 
6:30 PM Downtown & Veteran's Memorial Park 
Parade steps off on 2nd street at the water tower, continues to 2nd street where it will turn south on Main Street through downtown to Depot Street.  Parade ends on Depot Street.  Pep rally occurs immediately after on Depot Street.  


Be a Hogeye Vendor! 

We're currently accepting vendor applications for the 31st annual Hogeye festival. See link for additional information and applications. 

Be a Hogeye Hogunteer!!  
Volunteers are needed and welcome to help with the Hogeye Festival! 
Save the Dates!!  Hogeye Festival Saturday, October 25 - 27

Walk or Bike to School Day

Join us and celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling. 
  • Physical activity
  • Reduces traffic congestion and pollution
  • Promotes being healthy
  • Builds community awareness 

Save the date: 

Friday, September 14th
Friday, October 12th 
Friday, November, 2nd 
Friday, December, 14th 

Parks & Rec. Upcoming Programs 

September 29th Couples Cooking Class
6-8pm at the Rec. Center
$20 per person

October 18th Free Pumpkin Carving
6-8pm at the Rec. Center
Space is limited. Register online or at the Rec. Center 

October 25th Decorate Trick or Treat Bags
Free! 6-8 pm at Fleming Center . Space is limited. Register online or at the Rec. Center

October 31st Safe Trick or Treat
6-8 pm Veterans Memorial Park & Downtown

November 10th Grown & Golden Senior Dance 60+free  
2-5pm at the Rec. Center 
Live Music, refreshments, dancing and open mic. 

Bulk Trash 

Bulk trash pickup is once per quarter and is serviced on your scheduled trash day. The next bulk trash pick up will be the week of December 10th-14th. Items may be placed at the curb two days before, no earlier than 5PM. Any items that are not serviced, must be removed no later than 7 AM the day after collection. Click here for the Trash & Recycling Procedures.

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Be Air Aware

Check the air pressure on your vehicle's tires once a month. Properly inflated tires save money, provide more traction, last longer, reduce emissions, keep you safe, and improve gas mileage. Learn more clean air driving tips at:

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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, September 8th- Community Clean-Up Day 
8:30am Elgin Memorial Park Small Pavilion .
Registration is at 8:30am at the small pavilion. Clean up location will be assigned at check-in. Refreshments, grabbers, gloves, trash bags and volunteer vest provided.

Thursday, September 13th- Sip, Shop & Stroll 
5-8pm in Historic Downtown Elgin 
Enjoy live music, wine and beer tasting, shopping and more.  

Be a vendor or a hogunteer at the Hogeye Festival- applications available at

Thursday, October 11th- Sip, Shop & Stroll 

5-8pm in Historic Downtown Elgin 
Enjoy live music, wine and beer tasting, shopping and more.  

Thursday, October 25th- Hogeye Stroll 

Stores stay open until 9pm, Live music, refreshments and Hogeye specials.  Kendra Scott pop up at Rainey Real Estate. 

Thursday, October 25th- Hogalicious Dessert Contest
6pm at Eva Mae's Kitchen 

Put on your baking cap and apron and make a dessert (or two) to enter in the Hogalicious Dessert Contest. Desserts must fall into one of two categories; pies or cakes and be home baked (no store bought items. A Professional category is also available - check out the Hogeye Festival page to get a registration form.

Thursday, October 25th- Pearls Before Swine Art Show
Pearls showcases the Elgin area’s finest artists and brings together diverse and stimulating pieces of their work. The Opening Gala includes a silent auction, the proceeds go to the Pearls Before Swine Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded by the Elgin Arts Association each year to Elgin-area graduating seniors who plan to continue studies in any of the arts including visual, music, theater, dance, creative writing, and more. See the EAA website for more information.

Friday, October 26th- Hogeye FREE Street Dance

8pm-midnight on Depot Street.  Featuring Kenny Orts and No Chance. Vendors providing food, and drinks will be available in addition to the carnival which will be open the same hours. You can also enjoy dinner downtown. 

Saturday, October 27th- 31st Annual Hogeye Festival 

The FREE festival features live music and entertainment on three stages , handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, a children’s costume pet parade, a carnival, Road Hog Car Show, BBQ Pork Cook-Off, Hogalicious Dessert Contest, Cow Patty Bingo, the Pearls Before Swine Art Show and great festive food! Free Festival Shuttle available at the Hwy 95 North Park and Ride. See website for additional information. 

Wednesday, October 31st- Safe Trick or Treat
6-8pm at Veterans Memorial Park & Downtown Elgin 
Bring your trick or treaters to downtown for fun and free treats. 

Save the date! 

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!

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Current Job Openings

Patrol Officer 
Equipment Operator IV
Parks Program Manager 
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.  

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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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