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Smithville High School, junior high get new assistant principals  Austin American-Statesman

The Smithville school district has named new assistant principals for both the high school and junior high school.The administrators will begin in their new roles ...



TxDOT insists Smithville school district rebuild high school driveway due to student safety  Austin American-Statesman

As the Smithville school district works on building a new athletic stadium and junior high school, the Texas Department of Transportation is now insisting that the ...



UPDATE: Police: Threat to Smithville schools came from outside Texas  Austin American-Statesman

The Smithville police department and school district have verified that the threat against Smithville schools left on a voicemail Thursday morning originated from ...



Smithville football to play similar opponent in MICDS this weekend  News-Press Now

SMITHVILLE, Mo — Smithville has had its fair share of challenges on the gridiron throughout the 2018 season.



Police: No threat to Smithville school after student had gun in car  Austin American-Statesman

A day after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., an unloaded small caliber rifle and ammunition were found in a student's vehicle at ...



Smithville school board hires first female superintendent  Austin American-Statesman

The Smithville school board last week unanimously appointed Cheryl Burns as the district's superintendent, the first woman to hold the top administrator post.



Michael Caudill named assistant superintendent for Smithville schools  Austin American-Statesman

Brown Primary Principal Michael Caudill has been named assistant superintendent of Smithville schools after Cheryl Burns was promoted from assistant ...



Early vote: 18.7% turnout in Smithville city races, 11.8% school races  Austin American-Statesman

The Smithville City Council races for the Place 4 and 5 seats, which voters will decide on Saturday, had 471 ballots cast early, according to figures released by ...



Smithville city, school candidates talk qualifications, vision  Austin American-Statesman

Smithville's bevy of candidates running for City Council and school board laid out their platforms and credentials last week before a crowd of about 100 ...



Smithville Corner: Smithville sport teams performing well, lets support our Tigers  Austin American-Statesman

Well, like I said before – I will be doing these as best I can weekly. This week was a busy week for me, so you will get a quick and short Smithville Corner today ...



Smithville High junior makes All-State Band three years in a row  Austin American-Statesman

Smithville High School junior Hailey Sherrill will join the All-State Band next month after earning a spot three years in a row with her French horn."Three years in ...



Stephanie Foster named principal of Smithville’s Brown Primary School  Austin American-Statesman

Mary A. Brown Primary School has a new principal after Michael Caudill, who had served as that campus' leader, was named assistant superintendent for ...



Smithville High School names valedictorian, salutatorian  Austin American-Statesman

Smithville High School has named its top students for 2017.As the highest academically-ranked student, Caitlin Duty earned the designation of valedictorian.



Chilly weather, weekend, Veterans Day events on tap in Bastrop County  Austin American-Statesman

Brrrrrrr! It's chilly out there. This weekend won't get any warmer as high temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to low 50s.Saturday should be mostly ...



Smithville ISD teacher accused of making insensitive remarks resigns  KXAN.com

The Smithville ISD School Board was in the process of firing the teacher when he decided to turn in his resignation letter.



Bastrop, Smithville schools earn highest 2017 accountability ratings  Austin American-Statesman

All Bastrop area school districts achieved the highest performance rating awarded by the Texas Education Agency for the 2016-17 school year, according to ...



Smithville softball stops Lafayette in playoffs  News-Press Now

Looks like the Irish luck finally ran out. After winning the Class 3 District 16 tournament as the second-lowest seed, the Lafayette Fighting Irish couldn't produce ...



SWAT situation near Smithville's town square ends  KXAN.com

KXAN staff - SMITHVILLE, Texas (KXAN) -- A SWAT situation in Smithville involving a man who barricaded himself inside Serenity Star, a treatment center for ...



A ‘Film Friendly Community,’ Smithville featured in country music movie  Austin American-Statesman

Hollywood actors and producers transformed Smithville's quaint streets into a film set for a honky-tonk movie coming out in March.Production crews wrapped up ...



First National Bank in Elgin announces promotions  Elgin Courier

The First National Bank recently announced three promotions in Elgin.



Elgin opens cross country season in Temple  Elgin Courier

TEMPLE – Elgin's cross country teams opened the season Friday at the Temple Invitational meet at Lions Park.The varsity girls had six runners par- ticipate in ...



Cheers to the Elgin Young Guns  Elgin Courier

Congratulations to the Elgin Young Guns 8U Coach Pitch Baseball team for finishing second at the End of Fall Tournament in Hutto.



Smithville approves move to Suburban league  News-Press Now

Smithville will officially make the move to a new league when it joins the Suburban Conference in two years' time.



Wilson, David F. 1932-2018  News-Press Now

David Fred Wilson, 86, of St Joseph, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care. He was born May 19, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Goldie ...



Smithville welcomes Main Street’s newest business  Austin American-Statesman

The Smithville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 1 for Main Street's newest business, Golden Girls Boutique. This fabulous new store, ...



Elgin Wildcats triumph over Bastrop  Elgin Courier

Elgin defeated Bastrop 24-21 in the game of the season. In the two weeks prior, Elgin had taken tough losses to Brenham and Cedar Creek teams. Now came ...



Smithville’s Texas Photo Festival winners announced  Austin American-Statesman

The Smithville Chamber of Commerce congratulates the winners of the Texas Photo Festival Photo Contest and the Fan Favorite Model Contest. We had some ...



Moore: Bastrops Christmas parade rolls through Saturday  Austin American-Statesman

I have been to just about all of Bastrop's Lighted Christmas Parades since I moved here in November 2004. The grand marshals have been celebrities, elected ...



Airing of the Quilts in Smithville this weekend  Austin American-Statesman

The ninth annual Airing of the Quilts is coming to Smithville's Main Street Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Come out and view the beautiful quilts that will be ...



Hometown favorite named athletic director  Austin American-Statesman

The Smithville school board called a special meeting on June 23 with the sole purpose of hiring new high school football coach and district-wide athletic director ...



Lady Cats' struggles continue  Elgin Courier

BASTROP – Elgin's start to the volleyball season went from bad to worse last week at the 2018 Bastrop ISD Classic, where the young Lady Cats lost seven of ...



Smithville police offer $10K reward in cold-case murder  Austin American-Statesman

Almost two years after a Smithville resident was found dead in his home, police are still looking for a suspect.On July 15, 2013, Vernon Troy Davis, 44, was found ...



Shirlene Thomas  Elgin Courier

On Tuesday, November 1, 1949, McKinley and Sarah Thomas baby girl was born in Taylor, Texas at the Dr. Dickey Clinic.



Sharon and Ray Johnson  Elgin Courier

Sharon Orsak Johnson and son, Victor Ray Johnson passed away in a tragic accident on July 2, 2018. Sharon and Ray were the wife and son of Rev. Sheldon ...



McDade ISD launches satellite in Florida  Elgin Courier

McDade ISD middle school students traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to launch their satellite they had designed and built. The students, teacher ...



Smithville’s only pediatrician leaving town  Austin American-Statesman

Neal Spears, Smithville's only pediatrician and one of a very few in Bastrop County, traded big-city life in Houston for life in a small town when he and his family ...



Slain man remembered as caring, good father  Bryan-College Station Eagle

A man who was shot Monday night in his Brenham-area home was remembered by family and friends as a devoted father, avid outdoorsman and top-notch ...



Gromacki commits to pitch at Missouri  News-Press Now

Nolan Gromacki knows all too well the backgrounds of Jayce Tingler and Andrew Jones before they left Smithville to play Division I athletics at Missouri.



EPD mourns loss of Elgin Police Officer Bill Silva  Elgin Courier

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 EPD mourned the death of one of our own, Officer William “Bill” Silva (69 years of age). Officer Silva was working at his duty ...



ABOR awards $78K in college scholarships  Austin Business Journal

The Austin Board of Realtors Foundation this week awarded $78000 in scholarships to 29 high school and college students in Central Texas.



High school cowboy  Austin American-Statesman

Whether under the homemade lights of the family's rodeo ring or the big lights of a national competition, Smithville High School student Reid Zapalac is at home ...



Angst for Commissioner Snowden  Elgin Courier

When my daughter purchased the house at 418 Taylor Road in Elgin, she nor I had any prior knowledge of anything except that the property was located in Elgin ...



City council discusses raising council members' salary  Elgin Courier

After hearing about the salaries at similar city councils, the Elgin City Council discussed the possibility of raising compensation for council members again at the ...



Benefit set for child who had stroke after birth  News-Press Now

Wyatt Fisher is a warrior. The 18-month-old fights all day every day to do things others take for granted, such as sitting up and eating.



Henry L. McBride, Sr.  Elgin Courier

Henry McBride Sr. was born in Elgin, Texas to Willie Lee McBride and Eliza Jane McBride. He attended Elgin High School. He worked for the City of Austin for ...



Lady Cats dominate at state powerlifting meet  Elgin Courier

Competing in a different weight class this season didn't deter senior Salma Ramirez, who won gold at the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association ...



Wildcats still hunting for playoff spot  Elgin Courier

The Wildcats are still in the hunt for a playoff position after getting swept by Rouse in two games last week, a 5-2 loss on the road and a 4-1 loss at home Friday.



HEB ribbon cutting celebrates curbside service  Elgin Courier

The H.E.B. ribbon cutting for their curbside *service* took place early the morning of October 3, 2018. The Elgin HEB is the 47th Curbside location in Central Texas ...



Elgin ISD receives Ds, F in new accountability system  Elgin Courier

School district officials have been warning the community that the “preliminary” letter grades assigned to Elgin ISD and the campuses within the district would be ...



Playhouse Smithville opens ‘Making Love in Public’  Austin American-Statesman

"Making Love in Public," written and directed by john daniels, jr. (sic), opens at Playhouse Smithville this week.Welcome to Dry Creek Relationship Retreat and ...



Lady Roadrunner soccer signs 14 players for 2017 | Community  Lufkin Daily News

The Angelina College Lady Roadrunner soccer team on Wednesday held a ceremony welcoming its new signees for the upcoming 2017 season. The ceremony ...



The story of John Hill Westbrook  Elgin Courier

On September 10, 1966, John Hill Westbrook of Elgin became the first African American to play varsity football in the Southwest Conference. He made his debut ...



Family awarded $5.2 million after fatal accident  Elgin Courier

Earlier this month, a law firm secured a multimillion-dollar verdict against the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) after a fatal accident in 2016 onU.



Bryan Carl Sullivan  Elgin Courier

The Reverend Bryan C. Sullivan was born November 14, 1941, in Houston, Texas to Darwin B. Sullivan and Helen Winkelmann Mize. He attended Messiah ...



Lady Cats earn silver in home powerlifting meet  Elgin Courier

The Elgin powerlifting teams hosted more than a dozen schools for the Elgin Wildcat Invitational and turned in impressive team and individual performances ...



Club grows a community for gardeners  Elgin Courier

As the Texas flora prepares for the approaching cooler weather, the Elgin Gardening Club braved mist and the threat of rain to learn about winter gardening ...



Elgin ISD honors standout employees  Elgin Courier

Elgin ISD honored employees with 5 years with the district with 5-year pins during an awards breakfast on May 25.



Bastrop County Democrats elect new party chair  Austin American-Statesman

The Bastrop County Democratic Party recently elected Cheryl Reese as county chair after its leader resigned.Chris Smith of McDade resigned as party chair on ...



Harold Gene Brown  Elgin Courier

Harold Gene Brown, age 68, of Pflugerville, Texas passed away December 5, 2018.



Evergreen Farms celebrates 15 years of pumpkin hunting  Elgin Courier

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Fifteen years ago, Evergreen Farms began hiding mini pumpkins amongst the Christmas trees and invited people old and ...



Wilkerson/Easley engagement announced  Gonzales Inquirer

Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Wilkerson are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, D'laine, to Matt Easley, son of Ronnie Glen Brzozowski and Julie ...



Gladys Smith  Elgin Courier

Gladys Smith, 84, of Elgin, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 25, 2018. The family will receive guests at the Elgin Funeral Home on Friday, August 31st ...



McDade Elementary adds a Buddy Bench  Elgin Courier

McDade Elementary School was the recipient of a Buddy Bench recently.



Significant corrosion found on Old Iron Bridge  Elgin Courier

After the bridge was closed to all pedestrian access last month, a representative from Kimley-Horn presented the findings from their inspection of the Old Iron ...



Frontier Bank names new market president in Elgin  Elgin Courier

As the new Elgin Market President for Frontier Bank, longtime Elginite Vicki Dumbeck is ready to continue building relationships and working with the ...



Paper will be delayed in mail until Thursday due to national day of mourning  Elgin Courier

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, December 5, a national day of mourning in honor of late former president George H. W. Bush, who died on ...



Giving back to Elgin: The Advocacy Outreach Center  Elgin Courier

Hidden and unknown to most of the locals, but very well known to those in need, is one of the most vital agencies in Elgin. The Advocacy Outreach is run by a ...



LETTER: Congratulations Class of 2014 from SISD superintendent  Austin American-Statesman

Dear Smithville High School Class of 2014,I want to express my congratulation to each of you on successfully completing an important milestone in what will be ...



Rockne couple’s wedding brings community together to celebrate  Austin American-Statesman

There's nothing like a big, joyous Rockne wedding to bring the community together, especially a wedding where both the bride and groom have roots that run ...



Diane Dildy  Elgin Courier

Diane Dildy, age 63, died on June 28, 2018. A native of Elgin, she graduated from Elgin High School in 1973. She completed her education with a business ...



Two fatal crashes on State Highway 71  Elgin Courier

An accident on State Highway 71 last week left one driver dead and caused injuries for another.



Olives, the new crop on the block  Elgin Courier

September will be an exciting time for Frank and Renee Majowicz. Years of dreaming and planning, followed by years of hard work will come to fruition, quite ...



Peterson Brothers to play at Elgin's Hogeye Festival  Elgin Courier

Hogeye will be rocking in downtown Elgin with live music on three stages all day on Saturday, Oct. 27. Come listen to the Peterson Brothers, one of Bastrop ...



Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender from Galveston County  Elgin Courier

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Demus Lee Westmoreland, 52, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash ...



Benton replaces its gym floor  News-Press Now

Springer Gym at Benton High School received a face-lift over the holiday break.



Volunteers plant trees at Memorial Park  Elgin Courier

A small but enthusiastic group of civic minded citizens pitched in to plant several new trees at Memorial Park Saturday morning. It was a cool and sunny morning ...



Self-defense: teaching women in Bastrop County to be their ‘own hero’  Austin American-Statesman

"Be your own hero," the mantra of Charlie Parrish, directly applies to the self-defense courses he teaches.Parrish believes women can and should be able to ...



Nation's Top 100 Senior Girls Recruits Returning For Outdoor Track & Field  milesplit.com

Check out the nation's top 100 senior girls recruits by event returning for the outdoor track season. California state champ sprinter Lauren Rain Williams still ...



Elgin in red light camera suit  Elgin Courier

Elgin City Council members Wednesday night unanimously approved a letter of agreement for legal services with Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla, Elam attorneys ...



Rush Chevrolet - Elgin, TX  Elgin Courier

Why Buy From Rush Chevrolet? With over 33 years in the automotive industry, we know that there are many places you can choose to visit and I want to ...



Elgin troupe to showcase 'Wild Strawberries' March 21  Elgin Courier

Elgin High School's Troupe 6755 will be performing “Wild Strawberries,” a frolicking, fast- paced comedy.



Elgin Little League registration begins January 4  Elgin Courier

Elgin Little League will host registration for the Spring 2017 season on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the month of January.



Martinez pleads guilty to murder  Elgin Courier

The trial of Isaac Anthony Martinez, 40, was cut short last week by his plea of guilty and subsequent sentencing in the 2010 murder of Donna Marie Self, 40.



Do's and dont's of garage sale signs  Elgin Courier

Elgin City Council member Jessica Bega recently expressed concern some Elgin residents may not be familiar with the sign ordinance when having a garage ...



Clara Lee Vincent Jefferson  Elgin Courier

Clara Lee Vincent Jefferson, a lifelong resident of Elgin community, was called to her heavenly home on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.



Mayor announces he will not seek re-election  Elgin Courier

City of Elgin Mayor Marc Holm announced last week that he will not seek reelection to a fourth term in office. Holm made the announcement at the conclusion of ...



Kenneth James Beauchamp  Elgin Courier

Kenneth James Beauchamp was born Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1975, in Austin, Texas, to Kenneth D. and Jennifer Beauchamp. He passed away Monday, March 21, ...



Arrows that fall short of the mark  Elgin Courier

Sin is an ancient archery term for the 'one that falls short of the mark.'



Smiles Dental Care - Elgin, TX  Elgin Courier

Nothing boosts self-esteem and self-confidence more than a beautiful smile. That's why Dr. Robertson and his staff offer a variety of cosmetic dental services to ...



Parobek Plumbing LLC - Bastrop, TX  Elgin Courier

Parobek Plumbing specializing in residential and commercial plumbing solutions for your drain, water heater, water treatment, shower, tub, sink, toilet, and ...



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