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RECENT WEATHER – From March 5-11, the Elgin Cotton Oil Mill recorded a high of 77 degrees on March 7 and a low of 41 degrees on March 5. The mill recorded 2.54 inches of rain for the week. A BENEFIT BARBECUE will be held Sunday, March 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Linda Hernandez Gamez to help with medical expenses. Chicken and sausage barbecue plates to-go will be sold at Ralph Upholstery Shop at 105 W. Brenham Street in Elgin. Plates are $8. VISTA ACADEMIES will be hold exploratory meetings to open a Tuition Free academy in Elgin, (grades K-4) on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.; Thursday, March 29th at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Family Worship Center, 2425 FM 1704. See page 14 for more info. THE CATTLEMEN FOR CANCER Research Western Gala will be Saturday, March 24 at the Elgin SPJST Hall. A steak dinner from Southside Market & BBQ will be 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research between Elgin and Bastrop. Music will be provided by the ‘Can’t Hardly Playboyz’ for the dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Call (512) 321-3991 for more information. THE RELAY FORE LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Mustang Creek Golf Course in Taylor. Registration and lunch start at noon with the Shot Gun Start at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $50 per person. Complete an entry form and send payment to: Relay FORE Life, PO Box 223, Elgin, TX 78621. For more info call Sheri Mac, Relay For Life Chair, at 512-629-2041, follow us on Facebook at “Relay For Life of Elgin” or visit MEALS ON WHEELS is looking for volunteer drivers. Meals on Wheels serves congregate and homebound meals Monday through Friday. The operation recently moved to 101 Robin Street in Elgin (First Christian Church). Call Mickey Hyatt at (512) 229-6261 for volunteer information. FOR ADDITIONAL NEWS, see the Courier’s online edition at


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County races get more competitive By CHARLES WOOD Elgin Courier

Several Bastrop County races got more competitive as the sign-up deadline passed on March 9. The Democratic and Republican primary elections were recently set for May 29, as federal judges in San Antonio settled on an interim voting map for the state of


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Texas. In the race for Bastrop County Sheriff, Roger Mathis signed up to run against incumbent Terry Pickering in the Republican primary. In the race for Bastrop County Judge, Ed Rivers, former independent candidate for Pct. 4 Bastrop County Commissioner, will run See “ELECTION,” Page 14

By CHARLES WOOD Elgin Courier

Former Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald made his decision last weekend: He will run for the U.S. Congress. Last week, a f t e r announcing Ronnie his resignaMcDonald tion as judge, McDonald had been weighing his options and was considering a run for either Texas House District 17, currently

held by Republican Tim Kleinschmidt or for the newly created U.S. House of Representatives seat, which encompasses part of Bastrop County and runs south to Corpus Christi. “I’m excited about going out and shaking hands,” McDonald said. “I’m looking forward to representing District 27. I will spend next week on the phone, raising funds. Then I’ll go out to the outlying areas.” Asked why he chose to run for the U.S. Congressional spot, he said, “I spent much See “McDONALD,” Page 14

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SAFETY FIRST. Elgin children took part in a bike safety rodeo, put on by the city in the Elgin High School Parking lot. Kids who participated rode through an obstacle course, received a lesson in bicycle safety and got free helmets and reflectors. Pictured above, Giselle Ayon, 7, and Edwyn Ayon, 8, prepare to go through the obstacle course.

Elgin sidewalk project moves forward By CHARLES WOOD Elgin Courier

Elginites will soon see sidewalk improvements in the downtown area thanks to a grant. Several new sidewalks will be built, along with handicap access ramps. Work on the new sidewalks should begin in early or midsummer. At their March 6 meeting, the Elgin City Council voted unanimously to hire TRC as a con-

tractor for engineering services. Sidewalks will be constructed on the following streets: • South Main Street, from El Maguey Restaurant to the Depot Museum parking lot; • 1st Street, from the alley to Ave. C (near the fire station), • Central Ave, from Ave. C to Ave. B. American Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps will be constructed at: • Ave. C and 2nd Street,

• Ave. C and 1st street, • Ave. C at Advocacy Outreach. Community Development Director Amy Miller recommended that the city accept the bid from TRC because of the firm’s experience with sidewalk projects, which have included work in historic districts and its experience with the reviews required by the Texas Historic Commission. TRC has been the engineering firm for six sidewalk proj-

Jordan sisters make a name for themselves

Bastrop-Travis ESD No. 1, the taxing entity that governs the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department, will have an election on May 12, in conjunction with the Elgin school and city council elections. Candidates signed up for the election are incumbent Tommy McCullough, Julius Schwartz, Larry Foehner, Justin Gwinn, Carl Newstrom, Jim McCarty and Buddy


They are often accused of being twins, but they’re not — Ella is 11; Minnie is 14. Coupland’s Jordan sisters have been playing music almost as long as they can remember. “We know about 25 songs by heart,” said Minnie. “When we practice, we can do up to 50.” And by playing along with older musicians, they learn “new” songs all the time, though most of the songs are quite old — exactly the kind of music they love most.

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from CMA Engineering, Inc., but Miller said the company did not show experience with sidewalk construction or working with the Texas Historic Commission. Elgin has officially been under contract since Feb. 16; the contract runs through Feb. 17, 2014. The council also voted unanimously to hire Langford Community Management Services to administer the grant.

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ects in Elgin, including four Texas Capital Fund projects. Miller said the company is particularly familiar with Texas Capital Fund projects and meeting extensive program rules and regulations specific to their grant program. TRC’s previous projects have ranged from $103,000 to $3 million. “Ours is $154,000,” Miller said. “It’s a small project, but it will definitely get a lot done for us.” The city received a second bid

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TxDOT crews to work on two streets starting March 19 Charles Wood photo

RAISED ON COUNTRY. Fiddlers Minnie and Ella Jordan perform at the Country Hoedown in Lexington. The sisters can usually be found performing in small town venues like Lexingtonʼs Senior Center, McDade Jamboree and the River Valley Farmers Market in Elgin.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is scheduled to work on the ditches on two streets in downtown Elgin. Starting March 19, TxDOT crews will clean the right-ofway on both sides of Main Street from SH 95 N to

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Lewis. Three four-year terms are open, currently held by Tommy McCullough, Damon Doss and Rick Harkins. Harkins and Doss did not sign up to run again by the 5 p.m. deadline on March 5. Voting will take place at the Elgin Public Library, 404 N. Main Street, Elgin, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 12.

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Courier welcomes its new subscribers Thanks to the following people for renewing their subscriptions to the Elgin Courier: Steven Heath, Center Point Energy, John and Catherine MacKillop, Dale Leatherwood, Heather Johnson, Ivy Ann Cronin, Fletcher Ramirez, Terry Wright, Kathleen Wolfington, Steve Haisler, Irwin Ingalls, Kraig Gallimore, Winkler and Co., Bob Webb, Carola Turnipseed, Mary Glaspy and Evelyn Sinnigson. Thank you to Lawrence Matetzschk for giving a gift subscription to Frank Campbell and to Fletcher Ramirez for giving a gift subscription to Fletcher Ramirez III. Thanks also to our new subscribers John and Marilyn Cornelius, and Alma Schmidt gifted from Linda Jackson. The Elgin Courier appreciates subscribers.

Courier readers’ special dates Happy birthday wishes this week go to Marchelle Sutton, Carla Gilmore, Anthony Cottrill, Lisa Hughes, Victor Garza Sr., Judy Lloyd, Shae Prinz, Tyler Bradley, Lucille Bahn and Kirk Brown on March 23; to Glenn Davis, Danny Gonzales, Nora Vasquez, Pat Tingle, JoAnn Clements, John Coleman and Rebecca Smith on March 24; to Anthony Wier, James Wilson Owens, Mary Lois Summers, Jesse Resendez, Ella Kreidel, Justin Von Arx, Shelia Nolan, and Tyler Sharp on March 25; to Lana Pearl Crim, Boone Jones, Linda Moos, Allison Reinbolt, Elsie Herrin, Wilford Scott, Robert Watson, Eileen Newstrom, Peggy Deolloz and Vale Thomas on March 26; to Gary Evans, Elizabeth Ann Kisamore, Norman Hall, Kaitlyn Martin, Destiny Talbert, Carl Gilmore and Kathy Stanard on March 27; to Heather Hernandez, Crystal Jackson, Shellsea Scott and Willie Norris on March 28 and to Michael Norton, Jackie Williams, Mary Kastner Evans, Andrea Helgren, Wesley Marshall, Karen Bostic Main, Randy Stockton and Stephen Peterson on March 29. Happy wedding anniversary wishes go to Ronny and Cindy Crim on March 25; Chris and Lisa Crawford and John and Gloria Murray on March 29. To be added on to the birthday or anniversary list call the Courier at 285-3333 or come by 105 N. Main.


EMS students learn serious consequences of drinking and driving By CHARLES WOOD Elgin Courier

Watching “Jacqui’s Story� wasn’t easy for the eighth graders at Elgin Middle School, but its message could ultimately save their lives. Project Celebration hosted the DVD presentation on Wednesday, March 7, in which Jacqui Saburido and Reggie Stephey told how their paths crossed in September 1999 with tragic results. Stephey, a popular student who played football for Lake Travis High School, made a decision which destroyed several lives and changed his forever. After a party, he got behind the wheel after drinking, crossed the center line and struck a car head on. Stephey only had minor injuries, but two people in the other car died in the crash. Jacqui, a girl from Venezuela who was attending college and had plans to become a singer, was burned over 60 percent of her body, losing her nose, ears, fingers, hair, eyelids and most of her eyesight. Stephey was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and served seven years in prison. Every day, 75 people in Texas are killed or injured in alcohol-related accidents. “We’re showing this because these eighth graders will be

in high school next year and many will get their drivers permits,� said Pam Harkins, president of Project Celebration Elgin. “We want to make them aware of the dangers of drinking and driving.� Project Celebration representative Tim Schultz said he wanted to get the point across that this is a real risk the students will face at some point. “Anybody can be affected, the passenger or the driver,� he said. “In the next year or two they will be driving and will be exposed to alcohol. We See “DWI,� Page 11

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EHS excels at regional art competition Farmers Market to host cheesecake chef The River Valley Farmers Market will be a busy place next weekend. The Saturday, March 17 market will be at Veterans Memorial Park starting at 10 a.m. Expert chef Phyllis Masalkoski will be on hand, demonstrating how to make the cheesecake she is famous for. She will make three different kinds, which will be available for sale. There will be free samples as well. At the same time, the city of Elgin will be sponsoring the Elgin’s Got Talent show, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the gazebo. Be sure to wear green as

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YOUNG ARTISTS. Eighteen EHS students participated in the Region XIIIN Visual Art Scholastic Event on Saturday, Feb. 25 with outstanding results. Out of a total of 31 entries, 23 were awarded medals for highest ratings of IV, with the remainder receiving second highest ratings of III. One student, Ivett Marin, qualified for the state level of competition to be held at Bryan High School on April 14th; this is a big honor since only 90 of the 1,300 entries from our region qualified. Pictured are (front, l-r) Skylar Thomas, Jackie Hernandez and Megan Waters; (middle, l-r) Vanessa Torres, Edith Valle, Jennifer DePaz, Mariana Shelby, Ivett Marin, Mallory Smith, Sarah Clark and Marilyn Cornelius (Teacher/Sponsor); (back, l-r) Emily Bruce, Jaime Vega, Caylor Clark, Erick Valladares, Cheyenne Connors, Ariel Edmon, Elizabeth Valle and Dean Wright.

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Are you sick of it? THE CLERGY TEAM who attended the Dedication of Faith Village in Smithville included (l-r) Rev. Amy Meyer (First Presbyterian Church, Elgin), Rev. Lisa Hines (Calvary Episcopal Church, Bastrop), Rev. Jane Johnson (First Presbyterian Church, Smithville), Rev. Karen Boehk (First United Methodist Church, Smithville), Bro. Mike Murphy (First Baptist Church, Smithville) and Rev. Russ Oechsel (Episcopal Diocese). administration. They have also provided a much-needed shower trailer, as the building itself is not equipped with showers. The United Methodist Church has provided a call center through which volunteers may book their trip to Bastrop County and the Episcopal Church has provided five new refrigerators for the kitchen. A Service of Dedication for Faith Village was held on Sunday, March 4th and repre-

Methodist Church. Faith Village is located at 306 Hudgins Street in Smithville in a building owned by the First Baptist Church of Smithville. The building is now prepared to house up to 40 volunteers and includes kitchen and dining facilities as well as a lounge area. The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program is currently providing a village manager who will be onsite to handle logistics and

sentatives from many local churches were in attendance. “I’m very excited about Faith Village,� said Rev. Amy Meyer, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Elgin, “I pray that this Village will be a place of blessing and healing where God’s presence will be made visible.� For further information go to: or byterianElgin.

are not accepted. A recycling station for oil, aluminum, tin and plastic is available at Precinct Four County Barn located at Bull Run Road and Central Avenue. Paper recycling is available at all Elgin ISD School campuses. Paper items that are accepted are newspapers, magazines, office paper, paperback books and catalogues. Phone books are not accepted. Old glass can be recycled at 707 E 9th (9th and IH 35) Ecology Action in Austin. For old electronics contact ESPI (512) 251-4691.

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City of Elgin offers bulky trash pickup Time for a spring cleaning? Elgin offers a free service to pick up bulky trash for Utility Customers. Call 1-800-252-3586 anytime and sign up for FREE bulky trash pick –up. Call before the end of the month and you’re items will be picked up on the first Monday of the month. Items that can be put curbside are box springs, mattresses, large pieces of furniture, stoves, washers, dryers and appliances that have had the refrigerant removed and are red tagged. This is a FREE service. Arrangements must be made with Allied/Republic Waste Services in advance of the pick-up day. The numbers to call are either 512-247-5647 or 1-800-252-3586. Do you have a usable item that you don’t need? Lions Thrift Store accepts donations Wednesday through Saturday at 108 North Main Street. They can be reached at 285-5525. Advocacy Outreach accepts donations Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. They can be reached at 281-4180. Weekly trash Service Information Weekly trash service for residents of the City of Elgin includes the following: blue recycle box for tin, plastic, aluminum and paper, the blue cart for household trash, up to three extra bags, boxes or containers of household trash and

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On EMS use of fundraising money Dear Editor, To coin a phrase, I am neither the parent of an EMS child, nor do I play one on TV. However, my wife and I have each spent nearly 40 years in various fields of lower and higher education, so we are familiar with the environment and politics of such institutions. It is the job of parents to make sure their kids attend classes regularly; that they (the kids) behave themselves and generally do what is required to get good grades. It is also useful if the parents work with their children’s teachers to make sure the youngsters demonstrate a basic understanding of grammar, composition, math and all the other subjects which mold them into useful, productive citizens after the El-Hi experience is complete. Fundraising and its tie to campus activities ought to be an ancillary part of campus life. Management of this money is the job of the faculty, staff and trustees of the school's administration. If every parent saw it as their

job "to get them (the Administration) on the straight and narrow..." the faculty and staff couldn't do their job, which is to teach. To impose one's code of conduct in this case on the faculty and staff is out of the bounds of the parent-teacher relationship — that is, unless one has a political ax to grind. When is "our" money not "our" money? Decades ago in another city, we gave thousands of dollars to our church, specifically earmarked to go to a piano fund. Instead, the minister (whose path should have been on the "straight and narrow") put that money in the general fund and we were powerless to change it. Only the wealthiest donors among us can attach conditions to funding; viz, unless the money is spent in specific ways, the funding will stop. School activity moneys seldom fall in that category. I only know what I read in the newspaper and we recall the recent Aqua Water/City See “LETTER” Page 5

Ten Commandments Hike set for March 24 in Elgin On March 24, Boy Scout Troop 182 in Elgin will be sponsoring Elgin’s first 10 Commandment Youth Hike. All youth and their parents are invited to join us. Youth groups such as Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Church Youth Groups and Sunday Schools are also encouraged to attend. The Hike will begin at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 401 E. 8th St., in Elgin promptly at 9 a.m. (Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m.). The hike will stop at churches of various denominations in and around historic downtown Elgin and should be completed by 2 p.m.. A sausage wrap lunch will be served at a local park during the hike and the hike will end back at St. Peter’s. Patches will be available for

those interested in having a souvenir from the hike. The hike is a rain or shine event. The route will be approximately 2.5 miles, visiting eight churches. Participating churches are Sacred Heart Catholic Church, First Presbyterian, Strait Gate, First Methodist, First Baptist, Glory Temple, Seventh Day Adventist and St. Peter’s Lutheran. This is a free event, although voluntary donations will be accepted. Put on your walking shoes, bring a water bottle and come join the fun!! For more information about the hike or how your group can participate please contact: Chris Holder, Chaplain of Troop 182, at, 680-8108, or Stephen Kylberg, Scoutmaster of Troop 182, at or 7846143.

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Crime of the Week U-Haul trailer stolen from Elgin Elgin Police are investigating the theft of a U-Haul trailer that occurred Friday, March 9. The theft took place at 7:45 a.m. at Elgin General Store at 1155 Dildy Drive Elgin. A store employee observed a U-Haul van with a 6-foot by 12foot International U-Haul trailer assigned to the General Store hitched up. The employee believed the driver of the van was waiting for someone to open the store at 8 a.m. While the employee was looking to see if the trailer had been rented out, the driver, a white male, left the scene. The license plate number is U1469. Contact Crime Stoppers or the Elgin Police Department at (512) 281-5758 to report information.

MARCH 2, 2012 100 Blk. Taylor Ln., 3:37 p.m. The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office said they received a call about a disturbance between a land lord and a tenant. The complainant said she was moving out of a rent house and while she was out the owner took her refrigerator. The owner said it was a mechanics lien. It was later learned that lien was not properly filed and an officer advised the owner to return the refrigerator, which he did. Hwy 290 and 11th St., 6:42 p.m. - Received a complaint about a driver throwing cans out the window of a red Ford pick-up truck. The driver possibly hit a red Dodge Durango. An officer performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and learned that the truck driver had hit a maroon GMC Envoy on the 1100 Blk. of Hwy 290 frontage and left. Jesus Torres was subsequently arrested for committing a vehicle collision and leaving the scene of the accident. N Ave. C and Vicksburg Loop, 9:03 a.m. - Two EPD officers assisted Texas Department of Public Safety Air Unit 100 with a reported suspicious vehicle in the 150 blk. of Vicksburg Loop. The officer detained a vehicle with three juvenile-male occupants for DPS. MARCH 3, 2012 100 Blk. Elgin Woods Ln., 3:13 a.m. - The Bastrop County Sheriff's office requested assistance for a man who accidently shot himself. An officer arrived on location and assisted BCSO units with a man who had a self inflicted gun shot wound. EMS responded. MARCH 4, 2012 100 Blk. Shenandoah Trl., 12:46 a.m. - Complainant said her ex-husband was calling and saying he is going to come to her home and run his truck through it. She said he is driving a Maroon Ford F-150 pickup truck. Information was taken and a report was made. 1500 Blk. FM 1100, 1:42 a.m. While on patrol an officer observed a vehicle with flashing hazard lights. Driver was a 22 year-old female with two juvenile-female passengers. After moving the vehicle from the roadway the officer spoke with the occupants. Each had a different story and the juvenile females could not provide reasoning why they were riding around after 12 a.m. The juveniles were cited for Violation of City Ordinance (VCO) Curfew, and were taken to a location in Crescent Village and turned over to an adult. Elgin Jewelers, 2:26 a.m. Someone broke into the jewelers and stole a computer. An officer arrived at the location, spoke with the complainant and gathered information regarding burglary of a building. Crescent Village Apartments, 10:55 a.m. - A complainant said several children are jumping on

the fence on the side of the apartment complex and are destroying the fence. On arrival an officer spoke with the complainant who said two boys and two girls were damaging the chain-link fence at the back of the complex. She said the oldest girl was about 10-12 years old while the other girl and two boys were all younger. The complainant said the children were jumping on the fence and tearing at it. The officer investigated the area of damage and found the top-cross bar had been pulled down and had dried mud on it. The tie wires holding up the chain link had been pulled off from about three posts. The chain link was sagging and appeared to have been forcibly pushed down. Apartment management was informed and said they would take care of it. Littig Rd. and Monkey Rd., 3:25 p.m. - An officer received a call for an agency assist regarding loose livestock and responded. The officer located a red steer in the road and honked at it and the steer ran through a hole in the fence. The officer repaired the gap in the fence and notified county. 1000 Blk. N Main St., 4:16 p.m - A complainant said a chow dog was running loose in the area and had entered his yard and killed 10 of his chickens. The neighbor of the complainant saw the chow killing the chickens and caught the dog and put it in her back yard, but it jumped the fence. From the previous encounter with the same dog the complainant contacted the owner of the dog. The dog owner paid restitution to the complainant and said she would surrender her dogs to the animal shelter as soon as she could catch them. Crescent Village Apartments, 4:57 p.m. - An officer said he was flagged down by Child Protective Services for assistance with a possible child abuse situation. When they arrived they found no one at the residence. 800 Blk. Lloyd Ln., 6:43 p.m. A complainant said a person who lives in a nearby residence had not been there since midDecember. The complainant said she came home and the side door on the subject residence is open and had been closed earlier in the day before she left. An officer arrived and found the door would not latch, and the residence was vacant. No concern noted. 400 Blk. Houston St., 7:06 p.m. - Received call for agency assist on an abandoned call. Two Elgin Police Department officers assisted the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office on the call. The complainant said her grandson refused to obey her. An officer spoke with the child and gained his compliance, at which point he was returned to his grandmother. 100 Blk. W 2nd St., 9:24 p.m. An officer recognized and locat-

Correction Last week, the front page story, “Constable candidate forum set for March 13” listed the candidates incorrectly. The correct list of candidates for Constable Precinct 4 is: Incumbent Democrat Roy Pruneda and Republicans Sal Abreo, Paula Birran, Ron Lundrigan and (added on Friday, March 9) Michael R. Knight.


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SERVING IT UP. Volunteers kept the food moving in the to-go line during the annual Elgin Firemanʼs Barbecue on March 4, which this year also benefited the Elgin Caregivers Organization. Pictured are (l-r) Denise Brown, Krystal Carlson, Caron Edge, Kathy Brown, Joy Schiller, Emily Reyna, Jennifer Bray, Stacey Gruetzner, Erin Heine, Shirley James, Kim Tabor, Debra Cole and Kristin Schroeder.

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BBQ DONATION. Elgin Caregivers officers Beverly Daughtry, vice president; Paul Henry, treasurer and Beth Walterscheidt, president and its Executive Director Erin Heine were elated to receive an $8,075 check on behalf of the Elgin Caregivers from the Elgin Fire Department. The check signified the Caregivers' portion of the proceeds from the annual Fire Department barbecue held last Sunday. Presenting the check was Fireman Chuck Fromme with Fire Chief Liston Crim and Fireman Jay Schwartz, barbecue committee fundraising chair. The Elgin Caregivers assist local senior citizens with their travel to doctors' visits and other appointments.

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of Elgin controversy, wherein the staff of The Elgin Courier laid out in considerable detail both sides of the quarrel. Those whom (not "who") they interviewed were given adequate coverage for a thorough explanation of the facts as they saw them. In the case of EMS activity funds, the TEA and the District Audit Manager all found no significant misuse or misdirection of the funds. Here in Texas, The Texas Rangers are the nearest thing we have to God (or at least Solomon) when it comes to seeking out the truth and even THEY found no proof of malfeasance. If one has political ambitions in a school district, it does not look good on one's

résumé to say that they birddogged a matter for 12 months, only to be told by various authorities (including THE TEXAS RANGERS) that their claim had no merit. A better credential would be how the candidate had worked within the district to promote activities and relationships for the uplifting of student morale, thus increas-

ing communication between parents and administration, etc. Misplaced zeal is a dangerous thing and at the end of the day we all need to able to say we've done everything we can to affirm the community, not to impose our own code of conduct upon it. David K. Phillips McDade




Marie P. Moore Marie P. Moore, age 84, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, March 2, 2012. Marie was born on March 12, 1927 in Elkhart, Texas to Claude and Mae Pearson. She was a stay at home mom until her children were in Jr. High School. Afterwards, she began employment with the Pickwickian Schools, where she worked for over 18 years. She loved to sew and she collected every kind of clock she could find. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and her only son, Ronald Marcus Moore. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, John H. Moore; daughter, Cathy L. and husband Clint Blaylock; two grandsons, Christopher S. Moynihan and his wife Crystal, Ryan J. Moynihan; two granddaughters, Haley M. Moynihan and Amanda R. Moynihan, one great-granddaughter, Alexis and one great-grandson, Carson; her sister, Ima Lee Parker and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Franklin Chang and also to Antonio Cruz for all of her special care. The family received guests at the Elgin Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, March 5th. A funeral service was conducted at the Elgin Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6th with Brother Oscar Graves officiating. Interment followed at McDade Cemetery. Arrangements and care were entrusted to

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Gladys Ruth Mehner Koeppe Gladys Ruth Mehner Koeppe, having reached the age of 87 years, peacefully passed from this life in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 08, 2012. Originally from the Manor area and having previously resided in the Elgin and McDade communities, Gladys had lived the past nine years at the Parmer Woods Assisted Living, five of which were in the Garden House Memory Unit. After graduating from Manor High School in 1942, she attended Austin Business School. Her work history included Hilidibrand Construction, the Masons, the State Liquor Control Board, Lawson Rivers - cotton buyers, Mr. John Burleson - Public Accountant and the Mogonye Brothers Lumber Company. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Mehner and Dora Buechmann Mehner; her four brothers James, Paul, Miles and Wilson Mehner and her sister Alice Witte. Also preceding her in death were her husbands, Elmer Koeppe and Leon Parsons. She is survived by her three daughters Linda and husband Jerry Hicks, Carolyn and husband Jeff Smith, and Doris and husband Tom Howard; three grandchildren, Tyler Smith, Jarrod Banks and Emily Banks; her sister, Dora Nauert; sister-in-law, Colleen Mehner; two brother-in-laws, Herbert Nauert and Wilbert Witte and many extended family members and friends. The family would like to acknowledge the loving support and care given to Gladys through all the years by the special friends and staff of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the Parmer Woods Assisted Living Community and especially the staff of the Garden House Memory Unit and Hospice of Austin.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 401 East 8th Street, Elgin, Texas 78621, the American Diabetes Association, 9430 Research Blvd. Bldg 2, Ste. 150, Austin, TX 78759 or any charity of your choosing. Serving as pallbearers will be Herb Nauert III, John King, Guy Mehner, Martin Mehner, Jerry Witte, Delbert Overstreet, Wes Weise, Ted Nicolaou and Melvin Dube. The family received guests at the Elgin Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, March 9th. A funeral service was conducted at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Elgin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10th with the Reverend, Bridget Thien officiating. Interment followed at the Siloah Cemetery in McDade, Texas. Arrangements and care are entrusted to

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Peggy Delores Ingram Smith Peggy Smith passed away on March 8, 2012. She was born in Austin, Texas, on December 15, 1936. Peggy was a kind, gentle & loving mother, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nick Smith and parents Lola Pearl Caffey Leach, Oscar Leach and Leland Ingram. Completely computer literate, she enjoyed playing pinochle online and keeping up with her beloved grandchildren on Face Book. She could recite the lyrics to music from days gone by to current tunes. She was a voracious reader. She adored her cat, Cocoa. Peggy will always be remembered for her optimism, joyful spirit, dignity and courage. Peggy is survived by her children, Kim Case of Pflugerville, Texas; Larry Klingemann and wife Karen of Austin, Texas; Mike Klingemann of Austin, Texas; and Kelly Hughes and husband Greg of Flower Mound, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Sarah Brock, Daniel, Charlie, and Justin Klingemann, Joe and Miles Klingemann, Aaron, Lana, and Dayna Crim, Hunter and Adam Hughes, and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sis-

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From Page 3 ter, Judy Perrone and husband Charles of Manchaca; stepmother Mary Lou Ingram, half-siblings Larry, Gary and Donna Ingram. For their devoted, compassionate care of Peggy over the last years of her life, her family would like to extend special thanks and gratitude to Dr. Sean Gilbey and staff of Austin Pulmonary Consultants. Visitation for Peggy was held on March 12, 2012 at 10a.m. and funeral services at 11 a.m. at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745. The burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her name to the American Lung Association.

Troy Albert Fisher Troy Albert Fisher, age 85, of Elgin passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012. He was born December 4, 1926. Troy was preceded in death by his wife Billie Fisher. He is survived by his children; David Fisher, Gerald Fisher, Michael Fisher, Susie Jennings, Debbie Richart, LuAnn Wilson, Christy Severson, Troy Allen Fisher and Teresa Garza, brother; Raymond Fisher and numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March14, 2012 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to

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Helen Doris Bishop Larkin Helen Doris Bishop Larkin, 73, housewife of Elgin, passed away peacefully Friday evening, March 9, 2012. The family will receive guests at the Elgin Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, March 16th. A homegoing celebration will be conducted at First Baptist Church of Elgin at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17th with the Reverend, Don G. Cyphers officiating. Interment will follow at Elgin Latin Cemetery. Arrangements and care are entrusted to

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ing machine was taken, but they do not have the serial number to it. Information was gathered for a report. 400 Blk. Blanco Woods Blvd., 10:28 p.m. - A complainant said that her daughter left the home; however, the daughter had called and spoke to an officer about leaving due to feeling unsafe with her mother. The daughter was 17 years old and was staying down the street from the mother's home. The mother and daughter had a verbal confrontation. An officer spoke with both subjects and found there was no offense. MARCH 6, 2012 Speedy Stop, 4:24 a.m. Complainant said two hispanic males took a 24 ounce beer. Elgin Middle School, 9:15 a.m. - SRO officer responded to a complainant about a disruptive student. The student disrupting class was cited. 202 Depot Ave., 11:06 a.m. - A complainant said his name was used to obtain a lease agreement and utilities without his

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permission. Information was gathered for an offense report. Elgin Middle School, 11:07 a.m. - SRO officer intervened on a student disrupting class and sent him to ISS. 1400 Blk. Hwy 290 W, 2:36 p.m. - During a traffic stop an investigation was conducted which led to the arrest of Alejandro Castro for Violation of a Protective Order. 18000 Blk. Sierra Wind Cv., 5:49 p.m. - A complainant said that the neighbors dogs are in her yard. The dogs chewed through the fence and were in the neighbors yard. The owner of the dogs was not home and the neighbor wanted the dogs removed. Animal Control was contacted and the dogs were removed from the property. Crescent Village Apartments, 13000 Blk. County Line Rd., 8:07 p.m. - While investigating a call regarding suspicious activity an officer conducted a vehicle search which led to the arrest of Darryl Davis for Possession of Marijuana in quantity of less than two ounces. MARCH 7, 2012 One Stop Food Mart, 8:26 a.m.

- A complainant said there was a tan car parked in the entrance/exit way since Sunday. An officer checked to learn if the vehicle was reported stolen, but it was not. Management was informed that they could have the offending vehicle towed. D.A.E.P., 9:41 a.m. - A caller said a female student was laidout on the floor and was nonresponsive, but still breathing. An officer arrived on scene with EMS and the student was transported to an Austin hospital. 202 Depot Ave., 10:35 a.m. Complainant said he is trying to serve papers to a suspect that had moved to the Elgin area. He said the City Water Department told him the police department had to request the address before it can be released. An officer met with the complainant who said he had two judgements out of a Dallas County District Court that he was trying serve through the Sheriff's Office. The officer contacted the Water Department, obtained an address and provided it to the complainant.

Billy Alan Brinkley Billy Alan Brinkley, 61, optician of Elgin, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, March 10, 2012. A funeral service will be held at Walnut Creek Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14th, with Pastor Randall Wyles officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements and care are entrusted to the staff of

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Ronald E. Walters, age 69, of Elgin, passed away March 9, 2012. He was born in Waco, TX on October 19, 1942 to John H. Walters and Vaida M. Walters. He moved to Elgin in 1983. He was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Betty Walters. He is survived by his mother, Vaida Walters of the Dallas area; two sons, John M. Walters of Lincoln, TX and Richard S. Mellen of Glendale, AZ; 5 grandchildren, Andrew Sanchez and wife Mallory of Elgin, Krystal Starr of Drippings Springs, Jordan Gick of Lincoln and Justin Walters of Lincoln, Austin Mellen of Glendale, AZ; 3 great-grandchildren; nephew Darryl Ward of Temple; sister Glenda Gustin and husband, Don of the Dallas area; niece Theresa Turner and husband Randy and their four children of the Dallas area. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Capital Parks Cemetery in the Mausoleum Chapel, 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, TX.


The Hermann Sons Lodge located near Elgin, Coupland Lodge No. 113, has been recognized for reaching its goal as part of a membership campaign conducted by Hermann Sons Fraternal Insurance in 2011. Lodges across the state were challenged to “Reach Higher” by adding new members to their rolls. Each lodge was given a new member goal for the year with members encouraged to help agents reach that goal by recommending their family and friends for membership. Lodges that met that goal were recognized at officer installation ceremonies held in January.

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On Saturday morning April 21 at 9 a.m., the Elgin CROP Hunger Walk will be held at the gazebo park downtown to show our love and active concern for neighbors in need near and far. The participants, ranging from newborns to nonagrarians, will be raising awareness and funds to change the world in real and measurable ways — digging wells that will bring clean water to villages; providing seeds and tools so that people can grow their own food; helping communities and families rebuild after disaster. Whether it's responding to flood and tornado damage in parts of the U.S. or helping to rebuild earthquake-damaged homes in Haiti, CROP Hunger Walks are making a difference. CROP Hunger Walk funds will benefit the overall work and ministry of Church World Service — working around the world to help those in need help themselves through refugee assistance, self-help development programs, advocacy and disaster relief. And, it’s important to note that 25 percent of what we raise will help the Food Pantry and the Community Cupboard in their important work here in Elgin. So please mark your calendars and join us, whether as a walker or sponsor. Together — with your family, group, or congregation — we can change the world, one step at a time. You can register online today and begin gathering sponsors at For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Steven Cox or Dorothy Doolittle at the First United Methodist Church office by calling 512-285-4503 or emailing Also, an Elgin Kickoff meeting in will be held at the First United Methodist Church library on March 20, at 10 a.m. Breakfast treats, coffee, etc will be served. Church World Service representative, Howard Hartman will speak.


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PLEASANT BETHANY BAPTIST 217 Church Street Reverend Louis Harrison Jr., Pastor Sunday: 9 a.m.-Sunday School 10 a.m.- Baptist Training Union 11 a.m.-Morning Worship Wednesday: 6 p.m.-Brotherhood,Mission, Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m. PLEASANT HILL MISSIONARY 1838 Sayers Road, Bastrop 321-2661 Reverend R.W. Carter, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Prayer Meeting, Mission, Bible Study Tues. 6 p.m. PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA 700 E. 10th St. - Elgin - 281-3380 Cesar Murillo, Pastor Escuela Dominical - 6 p.m. Culto de Adoracion - 10 a.m. Servicio de Adoracion -11 a.m. Miercoles: Culto de Oracion y Biblico-7 p.m.

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST Mitchell Jones, Pastor 709 Hwy. 95 N. 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 10:45 a.m.-Morning Worship 6:30 p.m.-Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.-Wednesday Service ETERNAL FAITH BAPTIST Pastor Gene Smith, 272-4043 Sunday School - 9:30 p.m. Worship - 10:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer Meeting -6:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST 205 West 2nd- 285-4161 Jason Huddleston, Pastor Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study for All Ages 10:45 a.m. - Worship Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 Food Pantry is Open 6:45 p.m. Midweek Worship FIRST BAPTIST, MANOR 407 E. Eggleston St. 272-5552 Robert Howe, Pastor Sunday School, 10 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 Wednesday -Prayer Service-7 p.m. FREEDOM CHURCH Gerald Aalbers, Pastor - 278-9500 Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Manor New Tech High, 10323 U.S. Hwy. 290 E- Manor McDADE BAPTIST CHURCH Randy Tumlinson, Pastor 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School 11 a.m - Sunday Worship Services 6 p.m. - Sunday RA’s & GA’s Wednesday-Mid-week Prayer Service & Bible Study- 7 p.m. MOUNT CARMEL BAPTIST 400 Q. S. Goins Lane Rev. Byron Green, Pastor Sunday - 9 a.m. Sunday School BTU - 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship - 11 a.m. STRAIT GATE FELLOWSHIP Rev. Don G. Cyphers 209 N. Ave. C Sunday Morning Worship - 11 a. .m. Sunday School - 9 a.m. B.T.U. - 10 a.m. Wednesday Worship - 7 p.m.

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CATHOLIC SACRED HEART CATHOLIC Father George Joseph - 281-3536 MASSES: Sat.-5 p.m. Vigil Sun.-7:30 a.m.-Spanish 9:30 a.m.-English 11:30 a.m.-Spanish 1:30 p.m.-English, Youth CONFESSIONS: Saturday- 4-4:30 p.m.

ABUNDANT RAIN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Anthony Buchanan, Pastor 403 N. Main - 285-6238 Sunday Worship - 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7 p.m.

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Corner of W. 1st & Ave. B Kevin Haywood, Minister Sunday Bible Study - 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship -10:50 a.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN Corner of Robin & W. 10th St. Minister Ronnie Gregory - 285-2629 Wednesday: Youth Activity & Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. Sunday: Bible Study-10 a.m. Worship Service-11 a.m. Communion Every Sunday

CHURCH OF CHRIST ELGIN CHURCH OF CHRIST John Poole, Minister 703 North Avenue C 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School 10:40 a.m. - Morning Worship 6 p.m. - Evening Services Wed.-7 p.m. - Mid-week Service McDADE CHURCH OF CHRIST 211 El Paso, Oscar Graves, Minister Sunday Bible Class - 10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 11 a.m.

EVANGELICAL FREE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 1209 N. Ave. C. Mark Stroup, Pastor 10:30 a.m.-Sunday Morning Worship 7 p.m. - Wednesday Night Bible Study YEGUA CREEK EV. FREE Type Comm.-Mark Nygard-Pastor Sunday School-9 a.m., Church-10 a.m Wed. Night-7:30 p.m.

LUTHERAN BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN-Lund 285-5036 Worship Leaders: Rev. David Klumpp & Dale Kessell Worship -10 a.m.; Sunday School-9 a.m. Holy Communion on first Sunday FAITH LUTHERAN - McDade Pastor Mike Werner 9:15 a.m.-Sunday School 10:30 a.m.-Church Service GRACE LUTHERAN Carl D. Roth, Pastor Eleventh St. & Hwy. 290 9:15 a.m. - Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. - Worship

DECKER UNITED METHODIST 8304 Decker Lane-272-5371 Rev. Jeana Martin 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 10:30 a.m.-Morning Worship FIRST UNITED METHODIST 216 W. 3rd, - 285-4503 Rev. Joyce McCormick Sunday Worship-8 a.m., 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday School-10 a.m. Wednesday - 6:45-7:15 p.m. Prayer & Communion Service MANOR UNITED METHODIST Rev. Elizabeth Kevilus - 272-4914 510 N. Burnet St. Sunday School-9:30 a.m. Morning Worship-10:30 a.m.

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ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN Pastor Bridget Thien 401 East 8th - 285-4844 9:15 a.m.-Sunday School 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.- Sunday Worship ST. JOHN LUTHERAN-Paige Pastor Mike Werner Church Service-Sunday-8:30 a.m. Sunday School Sunday-9:30 a.m.

By Pastor Jerry Edmon, Family Worship Center I understand that disappointment is hard to overcome when the people around you are not behaving as they should. This is especially true when you are believing for a broken relationship to be restored. God will not change another person’s will. He won’t make anyone do anything. In spite of this you have to trust the Lord. Continue to persevere, and don’t quit. You can’t be responsible for what other people do, but you can be responsible for what you do. If you let rejection fester in you it will poison your present and your future. Overcoming disappointment requires us to let go of the past. I am not saying that God won’t deal with their heart and send people and circumstances their way to encourage them to change, but your life and future cannot be held hostage to the inconsistencies of another person’s character. In that case how can I ever trust anyone again? I would like for you to look at trust from a different point of view. Trust is not “being able to predict what other people will do”. Trust is knowing that I can handle what other people do. I know that I am going to be ok and I can enter a relationship because I know what to do if something goes wrong. I set myself up for disappointment if I place my trust in other people. I think you should have confidence in other people and give them the benefit of the doubt but it is misplaced to put your trust in other people. You should trust in the Lord and trust in yourself. If you have unrealistic expectations about other people, they will most likely fall short of them and in the end you will be disappointed. That can result in an emotional wound that is felt on some level by everyone that you come in contact with. If you bring negative trust issues into a new relationship you will sow seeds of suspicion, fear and rejection into everything you do together. These things are toxic to new relationships. Your new relationships should not have to pay for what your old relationships did to you. That’s really not fair.

LIVING FAITH WORSHIP CENTER Rev. Leon L. Lott, Senior Pastor 175 Hwy. 95 S. -303-2078 Sunday Service - 10 a.m Sunday Servicio - Centro de Oracion De Fe Viva - 5 p.m. Wednesday Service - 7 p.m.

PENTECOSTES TEMPLO SAMARIA Reverend Raquel V. Isas 423 S. Ave. A Sunday School & Church-10 a.m. Sunday Evening Services - 6 p.m. Wednesdays - 7 p.m.

LIGHTHOUSE OF LEXINGTON Mike & Jackie Pate, Pastors Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Prayer-line 979.773.4900

OAKWOOD EVANGELICAL CHURCH FM 3000 Pastor Basilio Rodriguez Sunday School - 10 a.m. Sunday Worship - 4 p.m. Wednesday & Saturday Worship - 7 p.m. Thursday - 7:30 p.m. Bible Study Every Other Saturday - Youth 7 p.m.

CELEBRATION COMMUNITY CHURCH 107 Longhorn Dr. (LBA area) Hwy 95 --7 miles S. of Elgin, left at Pershing Dr., 512-332-2537 John Eason, Sr. Pastor Sunday Worship: 10am Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Offsite home groups Full Children’s Church - Sun., 10 a.m.

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Lady Cats trounce two district foes By JAMES WORSHAM Staff Reporter

What some thought would be a 5-1 Bastrop win turned out to be an 11-1 Elgin rout behind Jenna Wings’ 11 strike outs as the Lady Cats stay undefeated in district through Monday, March 12. Wing threw only 3 balls and gave up only 1 run off a few of Bastrop’s doubles. “She looked good today,” Coach Amanda Wolf said. “She’s throwing with a lot more pop and spin on the ball and is more balanced at the moment. She worked really hard to get back on track and we got her refocused and ready. ” Wing threw her first 5 strikeouts early with 3 in the bottom of the first inning and 2 in the second. In the third, Bastrop got a runner on base; two outs later Wing gave up a double that gave Bastrop their lone run of the game, but she stayed calm and struck out the next batter. Offensively Elgin got on the board early with a Shelbi

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Despite the big win, Coach Wolf was not 100 percent pleased with her team’s performance. “We looked a little flat out there,” she said. “I guess it’s because they’re on Spring Break.” Lady Cats bury Connally with runs The Elgin Lady Cat Softball team blew out Pflugerville Connally 17-0 Monday, March 5 and needed only three wins to do it. Scoring 5 runs in the first inning, 7 in the second and 5 in the third made for a short game against the Lady Cougars and keeps Elgin at the top of district. The dominating victory follows the Lady Cats’ 9-5 win See “SOFTBALL,” Page 14

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Lady Cats in playoff hunt The game between the Elgin Lady Cat soccer team and the Hutto Hippos was cancelled after the first half due to severe lightning storms and a torrential downpour. The game ended with a score of 1-1, with the Elgin goal scored by senior Edith Valle and assisted by senior Estefany Reyes. It was a defensive battle with both teams having equal number of opportunities to take the lead. Another fine performance by freshmen goalkeeper Kenia Valladares kept the Lady Cats in the hunt for a 4th consecutive run in the playoffs. The team will have to defeat the Connally cougars in the last regular season game and hope that Hutto

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JV baseball on 6-game win streak, 9-2 start Before the Elgin Junior Varsity tournament was cancelled the home team got two games under their belt, both wins, which propel the JV Cats to 9-2 overall. Thursday afternoon, March 8, the Elgin JV team beat the Lehman Lobos 5-2 in a game, which, for the most part, they controlled.

Up 2-1 at the end of the first inning, Elgin added three more runs in the second and third for a 5-1 lead. Lehman scored a late run in the top of the sixth, but Elgin quickly put an end to that. The win comes after an earlier 14-4 blasting of Lanier See “JV,” Page 9

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Sports Griffin named girls varsity basketball coach By JAMES WORSHAM Staff Reporter

After a two-week search, the Elgin Athletics Department named Terra Griffin as the new head coach of the girls Varsity Basketball team. Girls’ Athletics Coordinator Sherry Pfister informed Griffin she was selected for the position Monday, March 5, after a series of interviews with several coaches. “It was a good experience,� Terra Griffin said of the interview process. “It will have its obstacles and change is always difficult.

I just wanted them to know I was interested in the job and to have the opportunity to get my portfolio together and show what kind of coach I can be.� Griffin had previous experience as a head coach at high Terra Griffin school in Pensacola, Fla, from 2005 to 2006.

“Once I began coaching I realized I had an awful lot to learn,� said Griffin. “When I moved to Texas I wanted to learn under someone else. Before, when I was a head coach I was overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.� After the experience she decided to spend a few years as an understudy, learning by working as an assistant with other head coaches. “I spent five to six years studying and learning both what I thought was good and what was bad,� Griffin said. The early hire gives Griffin time to prepare and imple-

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ment the over-arching goals for the girls basketball program. Her first goal is to improve the number of players in the girls basketball program “There’s a lot of talent in the community and a lot of kids playing on the middle school teams, but they aren’t making that transition to high school,� said Griffin. Her second goal is to turn the program that is annually in playoff contention and make runs in the playoffs. “There’s a lot of potential here,� Griffin said.

Thursday morning. Elgin went to work early, scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-1 lead and by the end of the fourth was up 10-1. Lanier scored 3 runs in the top of the fourth to cut the Elgin lead to 10-4, but the Cats responded with four runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth and got the “run rule� win. Leading up to the tournament, Elgin stole a 2-1 victory over the Hutto Hippos in Elgin in a pitchers duel

Monday, March 5. Elgin held quiet through most of the evening and gave up a run to Hutto in the top of the sixth inning. Down 1-0 entering the bottom of the seventh, Elgin finally cracked the Hutto defense and scored two runs. Pitcher James Stanesic struck out 7 batters and pitched the entire seven innings. Elgin hosts Cedar Ridge at Elgin High School Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. and visits Cedar Creek Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, Elgin hosts Hendrickson at 6:30 p.m.

Wildcats seeking first district win Correction The Elgin Wildcat baseball team’s participation in the Austin Tournament was cut short by the weekend’s foul weather, but they did manage to get an 8-2 win over Eastside Memorial in Thursday, March 8, before the storms came. After getting out of the first inning tied 1-1, Elgin went to work building a solid lead with consistent batting in the next four innings. The Cats

scored to runs in the top second inning to get things started and were 1, 2 and 2 over the next three innings to go up 8-1. Eastside Memorial managed to round the bases once in the bottom of the fifth inning to bring the score to 82, but Elgin put an end to that and came out with the win in the sixth. Dalton Irwin was 2-2 at the plate and scored a run. Devin

Work had 2 runs batted in, while Geno Perez and Leo Castro both scored two runs each. The win helps Elgin rebound from a disappointing district loss to Hutto and helps them break even on the season overall with a 6-6 record. The 7-1 loss to Hutto, however, puts Elgin at 0-2 in disSee “BASEBALL,� Page 13

In the Feb. 29 issue of the Elgin Courier story “Powerlifting sends 3 to state.� Evonny Mendoza, who will also be an alternate at the Girls State powerlifting meet, was not mentioned in the story. The Girls State Powerlifting meet is being held Saturday, March 17 at the Americans Bank Center in Corpus Christi.

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Wildcat alum a junior college stand out Ethan Lynch is making himself known this year on the basketball court at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde. In his first year at SWJTC he is already a starter. The Cowboys finished in first place in the South Texas Club Sports League, with an 11-3 record. They were the top seed in the post-season tournament March 7-11 in San Antonio. At 6 feet 3 inches, Lynch may not be the tallest on the team, but is more than able to do the job and his stats for the year are impressive for his first year on the team. He is averaging 15 points per game, making 95 percent of his free throws, takes 3 charges a game, and has numerous “double-doubles� and several “triple-doubles� this year. Continuing his love of the game and still drawing charges he continues to stand out as one of the leaders on the team. At Elgin High School Lynch won newcomer of the year in 2009, MVP both his Junior and Senior years, All-District two years and All-Academic Team his whole varsity career. He was the Bastrop County Defensive player of the year his senior year. Most fans remember him for

ETHAN LYNCH in uniform for the Elgin Wildcats during his senior year. standing his ground taking charges and being on the floor a lot, which earned Lynch National Charge Leader (110) on in 2010.

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Local Sports Legend Wins State Championship Local sports legend Eric “Paco� Haywood, and the members of the Austin Vipers of the South Texas Amateur Football League, won the STAF Championship and finished their season with a perfect 13-0 record, and a #1 ranking in the nation in AA Semi-Pro football this season. Athletic dreams are something that many young children have, and a few actually get to accomplish. The city of Elgin has had hundreds of these dreams over the past 20 years and will see hundreds more over the next 20. Eric “Paco� Haywood’s dream of sports excellence was developed back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, when he first discovered the game of football. Elgin did not have a Pop Warner league for Haywood to participate in so he initially learned the game in vacant fields and the school playground. Haywood began playing organized football at Booker T. Washington Middle School


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BUSINESS SERVICES Miscellaneous ROZNOVAKʼS RADIATOR, 1700 CR 452, Taylor, 512-3656933. Metal & plastic repairs, new radiators, tractor recores, 22 years. 9-4-2800v PIANO LESSONS Experienced college educated teacher. $30/hr; $20/half hour. All year. Mon.-Sat., Elgin. 2812544. 11-3-2300v SUMMER MOBILE DETAIL - Wash, wax, shampoo (cars, trucks, vans). Call Tim O., home, 281-4582; cell, 554-4506, 103 Fisher Street. 11-22000 BOOK YOUR Disney Cruise today. Call Sherrill at 512-281-4743. No air fare needed as they now depart from Galveston. 13-2-2800ol Advertise In The Courier! Call 285-3333 For Information

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TEXAS JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT Giddings State School is looking for qualified applicants to work with youth in a correctional facility.

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NOW ACCEPTING employment applications. The Treehouse Early Learning Center, 989 Old McDade Rd., 285-5437. 12-2-c HAIRSTYLIST NEEDED. Come by TGF Hair Cutters at 910 W. 11th St., Ste 130; or apply online: 512-2855657. 13-1-c NATIONAL GUARD IS NOW HIRING! Paid training. Great benefits.100% paid tuition, part-tme service. 915667-0639. 11-4-3000v AVON - Earn $$. START TODAY. FREE TRAINING. 512-9409 1 7 6 . ennett Ind. Rep. 11-8-pd-combo FULL TIME COOK POSITION NEEDED. Email or call 979366-2422. 10-tf-c BLUEBONNET HOME HEALTHCARE is now accepting applications for attendants in the Bastrop, Smithville, Elgin and La Grange areas. No certifications necessary. Please apply in person Mon.-Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 1005 Main Street, Bastrop. JOIN A WINNING TEAM!Granite Publications, a family of community newspaper across Texas, is looking for entry-level reporters and ad sales representatives. Experience in newspaper preferred. Excellent benefits package. Great opportunity to begin a rewarding career in newspapers and for advancement with a solid company dedicated to publishing quality community newspapers. Send resume to Granite Publications, PO Box 1010, Taylor, TX 76574, or email No phone calls please. EOE. 33-tf-nc-tay Advertise In The Courier!


NEWNow LOCATION Hiring Full-Time & Part-Time THEnursing NEW NURSING HOME IS in NOW OPEN The new home is scheduled to open late January 2008. LVNʼs We are interviewing staff to help with the larger number of residents we Full-Time will be caring for at the new location Nurse Aide Call or apply in person to: Dianne Overby/Nina Jaimes

We are hiring Nurses for all shifts: Benefits Include: Paid Vacation • Sick Pay 512-285-2457 Holiday Pay • Health Insurance • Dental Insurance Built in Overtime 1373 N. Avenue C., Elgin Every other weekend off • Elgin Nursing and Rehabilitation 12-hour Center isshifts. an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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BASTROP COUNTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ROAD & BRIDGE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/TRUCK DRIVER – PCT. 1 (JOB # 120301) BASTROP COUNTY is currently accepting applications for a fulltime Road & Bridge E q u i p m e n t Operator/Truck Driver with Precinct 1. This position is responsible for performing tasks associated with road maintenance and construction work, including the operation, maintenance, and repair of tools, machinery, and construction equipment. Will be responsible for transporting equipment and materials used in the performance of County business from site to site. Work involves assisting in maintaining and repairing roadways, bridges, trimming trees and brush, paving, packing and watering roads, constructing and maintaining structures, loading and unloading trucks, digging, shoveling, raking, and performing a variety of minor maintenance activities for the County Road and Bridge Department. Minimum Qualifications include, but are not limited to: Must possess a Class A Commercial Driverʼs License with Tanker Endorsement + Three (3) years experience in roadway construction and maintenance work which includes operating construction equipment, maintenance tools and machinery, such as motor graders, backhoes, dozers, paving equipment, etc. Must possess high school diploma or equivalent and valid Texas driverʼs license. A complete job posting and a Bastrop County job application may be obtained from the Bastrop County Human Resources Department, at 804 Pecan St., Bastrop, Texas from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays or a t Applications will be accepted until filled. Bastrop County is an equal opportunity employer. 12-2c


DRIVERS: Owner Operators Only! Dry Bulk exp. preferred, Regional position w/quality hometime. 2 yrs. exp. 24 YOA A Good MVR. Fuel/Tire Discounts. 800-4811086. 12-2-3200v NOW HIRING SALES PROFESSIONALS AND SERVICE TECH. Apply in person at Munday Chevrolet in Elgin. 12-4-c ELGIN FAMILY PET CENTER is currently seeking a full-time veterinary technician. Please submit an application/resume in person to 1399 Hwy. 290 West. 13-1-c Advertise In The Courier For FAST Results! Call 285-3333 For Information & Rates

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GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT RELAY FOR LIFE. Sat., March 17th, 8-1, at St. Peterʼs Lutheran Church, 401 East 8th St. 13-11400 YARD SALE - 3 FAMILIES - Lots of items for everyone. Fri. & Sat., Mar. 16, 17. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 2.7 miles south of Elgin on Hwy. 95. 131-c ON-LINE AUCTION: Antique, Collectibles & More. “30 N. Main” in Elgin, TX. Go to to view this online only auction to place you bids. Preview will be Sat., March 17th from 9-12 noon @30 North Main St. in Elgin, TX. The auction is being conducted by Jody Kalmbach Auctioneers. Buyers will be charged a 12% Buyers Premium. TXL#16214. 13-1-3000v lAdvertise In The Courier For FAST Results! Call 285-3333

FOR SALE BY O W N E R Older homes in Elgin starting at $35,000 and up. By owner. Call 2814615. 13-1-c 62 ACRES, 36 ACRES, 26 ACRES. Stock tanks. Elgin. Owner will finance. 512-940-5200. 104-tf-3000v

MERCHANDISE Misc. For Sale KOI PREMIUM AND SELECT 3-6"+ for sale. Great type, color, several kinds, Standard, Butterfly. $15-35. Sarah 512-7845422. 13-1-1300ol COLLECTIBLE angels, Sandra Kuck plates, porcelain dolls, carousel horses. For sale or trade for other workout equip. Recumbent exercise bike. Call for details. 281-2846. 13-2-1700 FOR SALE: 55 gallon ink drums $10, wood pallets $2 and end rolls $5. Call Granite Printing, 512352-3687, or come by, 2675 CR 374, Circleville, TX. 43-tf-nc B U Y I N G APPLIANCES! Refrigerators, Stoves, Washers, Dryers. MUST WORK! REASONABLE PRICE! 512-777-8563. 13-1-nc-tay

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FOR RENT - 105A Turnabout 2/1, $795/month. Available now. 512-308-2906. 12-2-c RESERVE YOUR BEACH VACATION NOW!! Privately owned condo overlooking the gulf in Galveston, TX. Rents by the weekend or week. Sleeps 4-6. Call for reservations 936488-1314. 33-tf-nc 2 AND 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES at Acorn Acres Mobile Home Park. $500/mo. $575/mo. Rent includes water, trash pickup and mowing. No pets. (512) 2815002. 32-tf-c FOR LEASE: 4/2 home in Elgin. Unfurnished. Has appliances. $1,400 per month, $1,400 deposit. No pets. Winkler & Co. 512281-3336. 7-tf-c

OFFICE OR RETAIL SPACE in downtown Elgin. Approx. 800 sq ft. $500 per month. $500 deposit. Call Winkler & Co Realtors. 512 2813336. 33-tf-c THE GARDENS OF TAYLOR, a beautiful seniors 55 and better, or disabled any age complex. Spacious 2/2/2, all electric, lovely yards, $720/month plus deposit. 512-6334217. 11-4-nc-tay ADORABLE LITTLE BLUE HOUSE, 2/1, eat-in kitchen, large family/living room. Big yard. $600/Month. $500/deposit. Propane range, refrigerator and washer/dryer. Coupland, nice open view, wood floors, decks. Storage building. Room for a garden. Credit checked. (512) 923-0340. 131-2200v 2/1 DUPLEX, Elgin Meadows. Nice neighborhood. Back yard. Porcelain tile floors. $675. 512-639-2193. 12-4-3000v FOR LEASE - House in Coupland,3/2, country living. $1,000/month, $1,000/deposit. Call Winkler & Co Realtors. 512 -281-3336. 13tf-c Advertise In The Courier! Call 285-3333 For Information

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HOME OF THE YEAR, 4/2, fireplace, 2 living areas plus study. Best price of the year. EZ financing, 5% dn., 25 years, 8% apr., wac. Village Homes get the best prices. 1866-899-5394. rbi 3223. 13-2-comboc NEED A NEW HOME? 0 down if you own your own land or family land. Limitedcredit OK!!! Call (866) 389-0595. RBI35915. 13-44200v MANUF. HOME FINANCING SPECIALIST! No credit, bad credit, No SS#, all OK! Owner finance, new single or DW. $0 down w/land, VA, FHA, 1st time buyer, no application fee. RBI 36533. Call 830-625-5240. 13-47000v $15,900, 2 BR. F L E E T W O O D . Owner finance possile. 512-308-9204, rbi 35271. www.CentralTexasRe 13-2-c

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THIS WEEK’S FEATURED PROPERTIES: o 3/2 brick two story home with storage buildings on over 1 acre. $95,000 o 2/2 duplex in Elgin. Both sides leased. Garage, fenced yard. $75,000 UNDER CONTRACT o 3/2 home in Cedar Hills Subd. Completely remodeled and beautiful. $209,000 o Custom home in the Arbors, 2568 square feet, white brick, tiled floors, tiled kitchen counters, luxurious master bath. Short Sale. $215,000 NEW LISTING o 3/2 two story rock home on 27 secluded acres, huge barn, pond. Manor. $291,000 UNDER CONTRACT o 3/2.5 brick home on over 4 acres, huge workshop, office/hobby building. Elgin. $310,000 NEW LISTING o 5/3 two story rock home with additional 1/1 guest house. Over 5,500 sq. ft.. Pool, 1.6 acres. $345,000 RENTALS o 3/2 doublewide with a great view in the middle of a secluded ranch. $850/month o 3/2 home on 10 fenced and wooded acres. Fully furnished. Month to month OK. $1,200/month o Approx 1,300 sq. ft. of office/retail space on downtown Elgin corner. $950/month

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Bastrop County Jail Log

NOTICES Miscellaneous ANYONE KNOWING THE WHEREABOUTS of Josse Vizcalla, please notify D. Michael Hayes @ 318-3578400 or P.O. Box 953, Natchitoches, LA 71457. 13-2-2000 TRYING TO LOCATE OWNER of 60 HP Johnson Motor, Serial # J5674282. Must show proof of ownership. Taboe Boats, 512-2724311. 13-2-2000v PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION REGULAR / PUBLIC HEARING, WORKSHOP MARCH 26, 2012 – 6:30 PM CITY HALL ANNEX 310 NORTH MAIN STREET, ELGIN, TEXAS ACTION/DISCUSSION ON THE FOLLOWING: Ronnie Creppon, Chairperson,705 West 11th, 2819474; Dorothy McCarther, 401 Williams, 281-3645; Geno Chavarria, 608 East 2nd, 281-2317; Rudy Ramirez, 808 South Main; Scott Mackay, 839 Central, 281-9495; Joe Cottle, 104 Terra, 2814132; Antonio Prete, 702 East 2nd, 2812070; Gary N. C o o k e , S e c r e t a r y, P.O. Box 591, 2810119 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 27, 2012 MINUTES. 3. WORKSHOP ON CHAPTER 8 SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE AND CHECK LIST. 4. ANNOUNCEMENTS 5. ADJOURN Meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission was posted on the bulletin board at City Hall, 310 N. Main Street, Elgin, Texas on March 12, 2012. Gary N. Cooke, Director Planning & Development. NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT A PUBLIC MEETING - The City of Elgin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disability Act. The Council Chambers are wheelchair accessible and special marked parking is available in front of the building. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance are requested to contact the City Secretaryʼs Office at (512) 281-5724. Please provide fortyeight (48) hours notice. Para informacion en espanol favor de llamar 512-2815724. Servicios de traduccion disponible en la reunion. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider” 13-2-c

The following persons were arrested or booked into the Bastrop County Jail during the period of February 30 - March , 2012. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. •Bergh, Jeff A, "03/26/1963", Bastrop, Theft Prop>=$50<$500 Enh •Marciel, Andrew, "01/19/1967", Austin, Indecency W/A Child Exposes •Cruz, Phillip Jr, "03/28/1981", Cedar Creek, Driving While Intoxicated W/Child Under 15 YOA/Motion To Revoke Prob •Gordon, Katie Margaret, "06/30/1988", Georgetown, Theft Prop>=$1,500<$20k •Arnold, Stefan Michael, Jr., "11/12/1989", Austin, Assault Causes Bodily Inj •Maldonado, Homer, Jr., "02/14/1968", Giddings, Theft; Assault-Class C-(Sheriff's Office Only) •Ortiz, Felipe, Jr., "06/25/1992", Cedar Creek, Theft Prop>=$50<$500 •Vega, Michael, "07/15/1968", La Grange, Driving While Intoxicated 2nd; Poss Marij <2oz •Wheeler, Sheryl Diane, "05/07/1981", Bastrop, TheftClass C-(Sheriff's Office Only) •Quinonez, Gabriel Ramon, "03/24/1960", McDade, Health And Safety Viol-Class C-(Sheriff's Office Only) •Chaparro, Jose Areli, "02/27/1976", Del Valle, Assault Fam/House Mem Impede Breath/Circulate; ICE Detainee •Davis, Samantha, "02/10/1986", Aransas Pass, Engage In Organized Criminal Activity; Engage In Organized Criminal Activity •Batchlear, Tony Austin, "05/21/1972", Bastrop, FTA\Contempt •Marburger, Derrick Lee, "08/26/1994", Red Rock, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence •Frelich, Jonathan Matthew, "10/15/1980", Kyle, Driving While Intoxicated •Osborne, Richard Eric, "02/19/1974", Bastrop, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence •Henson, Glenn Darnell, "04/18/1985", Bastrop, Poss Marij <2oz/MTR; Poss Marij <2oz/MTR •Crane, Eric Stephen, "08/15/1979", Call, Accident Involving Damage To Vehicle>=$200 •Fichera, Salvatore Angelo, Jr.,"05/21/1950", Bastrop, Driving While Lic Invalid •Rebolloso, Christopher Anthony, "10/19/1981", Cedar Creek, Driving While License Invalid; Poss CS PG 1 <1g •Clemons, Viola Kay, "07/06/1960", Bastrop, Operation Of Vehicle With Expired License Plate; Requirement Of Financial Responsibility; Theft Prop<$1,500 2/More Prev Convic/FTA; Evading Arrest Detention W/Veh/FTA •Leming, Joshua, "02/03/1988", Bastrop, Theft Prop>=$500<$1,500;Driving

Combined Community Action Meeting is March 22 in Giddings Combined Community Action, Inc., a non-profit organization serving Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fayette and Lee counties, will hold a Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the CCA Administration Building in Giddings. The public is invited to attend the meeting. CCA serves low income and senior families with programs to help them maintain selfsufficiency.

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From Page 2 want to stress the dangers of alcohol and driving.” Project Celebration is a parent organization that conducts an alcohol and drug-free party for graduating seniors each year. This year, the party will be held on graduation night, June 1 at the Millenium Recreation Center in Austin. Project Celebration has raised money by picking up trash, running concession stands and on Feb. 13 held a Valentine’s dance raising $15,100. The group raised $30,000 for the year.

W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res •Lara, Manuel Rogelio, "05/29/1972", Austin, Public Intoxication •Huerta, Antonio, "02/06/1972", Manor, Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res •Rodriguez, Bernardo Govea, "08/20/1963", Cedar Creek, Assault Causes Bodily Inj •Moran, Aaron Michael, "07/17/1975", Smithville, Injury Child/Elderly/Disable Reckless SBI/Mental •Seitz, Charles Byron, "05/26/1992", Bastrop, No Insurance •Rogers, Bobby Blane, "10/05/1987", Dale, Assault-Class C-(Sheriff's Office Only) •Chavez, Dominic Andrew, "10/22/1994", Del Valle, Resist Arrest Search Or Transport •Ramirez, Amy Lynne, "12/26/1980", Smithville, Theft <$50 •Carter, Robert Jay, "11/12/1951", Sealy, Driving While Intoxicated 3rd Or More •Torres, Jesus, "11/21/1989", Elgin, Accident Involving Damage To Vehicle>=$200’ ICE Detainee •Esparza, Adrian, "04/08/1993", McAllen, Poss Marij <2oz •Walker, Blaze Tayler, "10/05/1992", McAllen, Poss Marij <2oz •Schulte, Jesse Thomas, "06/30/1988", Cedar Creek, Agg Assault W/Deadly Weapon •Piper, Dana Lamont, "12/19/1980", Smithville, Assault Fam/House Mem Impede Breath/Circulate •Fuller, Christopher Shaine, "07/23/1975", Georgetown, Poss Marij <2oz; FTA / Poss Marij <2oz •Lyytinen, Kody, "10/11/1984", Smithville, Driving While Intoxicated •Cruz-Gomez, Santiago, "09/27/1969", Mcdade, MTRP/Driving While Intoxicated/Open Alch Container; BF/Asslt Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence; Assault Fam/House Mem Impede Breath/Circulat; ICE Detainee •Farr, Vicki, "11/17/1960", Bastrop, Driving While Intoxicated •Vasquez, Juan Manuel, Jr., "02/29/1976", Cedar Creek, Poss Marij <2oz; Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res •Specks, Larry Lee, "03/11/1964", Bastrop, Agg Assault W/Deadly Weapon •Jones, Wade Davidson, "10/03/1956", Elgin, Theft Prop>=$20<$500 By Check Health And Safety Code-481.125Possession Or Delivery Of Drug Paraphernalia •Chavez, Elwyn, "07/20/1989", Cedar Creek, Truancy; Disruption Of Class; Truancy; Disruption Of Transportation •McMarion, Elijah, "04/21/1991", Bastrop, Truancy •Witt, Dale Wayne, "05/01/1963", La Grange, Indecency W/Child Sexual Contact •Alvarado, Alfonso, "07/19/1971", Bastrop, Theft By Check; Theft By Check / Bond For-

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feiture •Morgan, Sean Michael, "09/03/1992", Elgin, Theft Prop>=$50<$500 •Samaripa, David, Jr., "05/06/1984", Austin, FTA/Burglary Of Habitation; Burglary Of Habitation •Cruz-Flores, Refugio, "07/04/1973", Elgin, Assault By Contact - Family Violence; ICE Detainee •Contreras, Jose Louis, "09/06/1977", Bastrop, Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res; Driving While Lic Invalid W/Prev Conv Or Susp •Benites, Moses, "07/26/1985", Austin, Poss Marij <2oz; ICE Detainee •Lopez-Rangel, Jaime, "03/08/1987", Austin, Poss Marij <2oz •Contreras, Jose Louis, "09/06/1977", Bastrop, Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res; Driving While Lic Invalid W/Prev Conv Or Susp •Taylor, Natalie Denise, "11/30/1970", Austin, Driving While Intoxicated Bac >= 0.15 •Amidon, Robert Edward, "09/25/1940", Cedar Creek, Indecency W/Child Sexual Contact •Seely, Megan Elizabeth, "03/05/1991", Victoria, AssaultClass C-(Sheriff's Office Only); No Liability Insurance; Expired Registration; No Driver License •Chacon-Lopez, Jesus, "11/06/1984", Andrews, Poss CS PG 1 <1g/Motion For A Judication of Guilt •Tucker, Wesley Wade, "09/16/1984", Smithville, Theft Prop>=$1,500<$20k; Traffic-Control Signals In General; DWLI •Castro, Alejandro, "09/09/1989", Elgin, Viol Bond/Protective Order •Ellis, Tony Richard, "08/01/1981", Elgin, Driving While License Invalid; Bail Jumping-Failure To Appear •Park, Jason Lee, "04/17/1980", Bastrop, Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res; Possession Or Delivery Of Drug Paraphernalia; Unl Carrying Weapon; Proh Sub Corr FacilAlcohol/Drug/Phone/Tobacco; Driving While Lic Invalid W/Prev Conv Or Susp; Unl Poss Firearm By Felon; Poss Controlled Substance •Oliden, Christopher Michael, "11/10/1992", Austin, Theft Prop>=$50<$500; Criminal Trespass; Criminal Trespass •McKinney, Rashard Keith, "11/04/1987", Elgin, Harassment •Chacon-Lopez, Jesus, "11/06/1984", Andrews, ICE Detainee •Hernandez Jr, Saul Jeremy, "04/07/1987", Bastrop, Poss CS PG 3 < 28g/BF •Lopez-Rangel, Jaime, "03/08/1987", Austin, ICE Detainee •Davis, Darryl Wayne, Jr., "08/24/1992", Austin, Poss Marij <2oz •Garcia, Martey Renee, "08/24/1979", Cedar Creek, Parent Contributing To Truancy •Figueroa, John, "03/03/1989",

Bastrop, MTRP/Theft Prop>=$1,500<$20k •Jett, Jonathan David, "08/08/1986", Red Rock, Agg Assault W/Deadly Weapon •Telles, Catherine Joy, "04/28/1969", Smithville, VOP/Counterfeit Tax Payment Certificate •Young, Henry Nelson, "02/20/1978", Giddings, Poss CS PG 1 >=4g<200g •Crutcher, Larry, Jr., "08/16/1978", Bastrop, Driving While Lic Invalid W/Prev Conv Or Susp •Lawrence, Andre Montclair, "11/18/1989", Bastrop, Poss Marij <2oz •Anderson, Laurel, "10/26/1987", Austin, Driving While Intoxicated/Order Of Commitment •Stahl, Michael, "05/21/1967", Red Rock, Driving While Lic Invalid W/Prev Conv Or Susp; Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res •Strong, Dejuan Cornell, "02/09/1993", Elgin, Theft Prop>=$50<$500 •Benavides, Sierra, "12/14/1990", Austin, BF/Bail Jumping And Fail To Appear; BF/Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res •Washington, Frederick Earl, "09/11/1972", Bastrop, FTA/Theft Prop>=$20<$500 By Check •Sowders, Laura Rene, "01/19/1984", Smithville, BF/Poss Marij <2oz; BF/Fail To Identify Fugitive Intent Give False Info; Poss CS PG 2 < 1g; Theft Prop>=$20<$500 By Check •Lafrance, Charles Wayne, Jr., "03/14/1978", Dale, Criminal Nonsupport •Oliden, Christopher Michael, "11/10/1992", Austin, Morals And Decency Class C •Baker, Lisa M., "03/01/1989", Cedar Creek, Theft Prop>=$50<$500 •Chase, Sedrick, "11/14/1980", Elgin, Public Intoxication; Disorderly Conduct •Carter, Jason Christopher, "01/24/1986", Elgin, Failure To

Maintain Financial Responsibility; No Valid DL; Ran Stop Sign; Expired MVI; Defective Tail Lamps •Ashley, Johnathan Elvis, "05/27/1980", Elgin, B/F Driving While License Invalid W/Prev Conv; Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence •Sanderford, John Joseph, "09/19/1990", Bastrop, Terroristic Threat Against Public Servant •Gongora, Juan Ricardo, Jr., "03/03/1980", Alice, Failure To Comply W/Reg Req F3 •Rodas, Patrick, "12/19/1980", Cedar Creek, Board Of Pardons And Parole Revoked •Callahan, Sandra Wright, "02/10/1964", Bastrop, Driving While Intoxicated •Whited, Steven, "11/10/1979", Del Valle, Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res; Displaying Expired Motor Vehicle Registration; Operation Of Vehicle With Out Registration; Displaying Wrong Motor Vehicle Registration •Holland, Ginger Estelle, "03/11/1947", Smithville, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence •Cornwell, Christopher James, "11/17/1988", Bastrop, Evading Arrest Detention •Henke, James J, "04/15/1968", Smithville, Parks And Wildlife Code-46.104-License: Period Of Validity; Parks And Wildlife Code-12.114-Driver's License And Personal Identification •Tucker, Dwight Leland, Jr., "07/22/1968", Bastrop, Driving W/Lic Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res •Gaines, Louis, "07/26/1977", Cedar Creek, MTRP/Del CS PG 1 >=1g<4g; Resist Arrest Search Or Transport •Click, Matthew Joseph, "09/24/1988", Austin, Poss Marij <2oz; Poss CS PG 3 < 28g •Kamp, Becky Ann, "11/26/1962", Cedar Creek, Theft Prop>=$50<$500 •Plumley, Wesley D, "12/17/1966", Elgin, Assault Causes Bodily Inj; Driving While Intoxicated 3rd Or More


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ESPN TBS TNT HBO SHOW (52) (66) (67) (701) (730) Sports Atlanta Turner Premium Premium SportsCen- Prince Charmed Envy Å ‘Boxer & ter Å Bomb’ Å Prince Movie: ‘Harry Potter SportsCen- Payne Charmed Movie: and the ter (N) ‘Adam ResÅ Jim SportsCen- Earl Supernatu- Deathly Hal- urrected’ lows: Part 1’ (2008) Å ter (N) American ral Å SportsCen- Seinfeld Supernatu- Movie: ‘Game Movie: ‘Max ter (N) Change’ Is Missing’ Fam. Guy ral Å (1995) SportsCen- Fam. Guy Las Vegas (2012) (In Stereo) ter (N) Fam. Guy Å Beautiful Dreamer: SportsCen- Fam. Guy Las Vegas Movie: Brian Wilson ter (N) ‘Chasing 2012 NCAA Å SportsCen- Basketball 2012 NCAA Papi’ (2003) and SMiLE Tournater (N) Basketball Movie: ‘Men Movie: ‘Miss Tournain Black’ Firecracker’ SportsCen- ment ment (1997) (1989) ter (N) College 2012 NCAA (3:15) (3:15) Movie: GameDay Basketball 2012 NCAA Movie: ‘What ‘Till Human (N) (Live) Å TournaBasketball a Girl Wants’ Voices Wake ment (2003) Us’ Tournament SportsCenMovie: Movie: ‘The ter (N) ‘Chasing Lib- Ride’ (2011) 2012 NCAA NBA Basket- Basketball 2012 NCAA erty’ (2004) iTV. ball: Miami TournaBasketball (In Stereo) ‘Exit Through ment Heat at TournaMovie: ‘Game the Gift Philadelphia ment Shop’ iTV. Change’ 76ers. (N) 2012 NCAA (2012) (In Movie: Stereo) Basketball ‘Push’ 2012 NCAA NBA Basketball Real Time/ (2009) Chris Basketball: Tournament: Sec- TournaSpurs at Bill Maher Evans. Å ond Round: ment Thunder Real Time/ Boxing Teams TBA. Bill Maher SportsCen- Movie: ‘The Movie: East ter (N) Mummy ‘Friday (11:45) Movie: Night Lights’ ‘Beatdown’ Movie: ‘The SportsCen- Returns’ (2001) Å (2004) Å (2010) ter (N) Hunted’

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KTBC KVUE KXAN KEYE KLRU KNVA DISN (2) _ (3) 8 (4) D (5) J (9) 2 (12) V (42) FOX ABC NBC CBS PBS CW/MNT Kids Trainer KVUE News KXAN CBS This Sesame Cubix Tinker Morning (N) Street Å Cubix Paid Prog. Daybreak News Doc McSt. Saturday Today (N) Doodle. Animals Curious Sonic X Phineas (N) Å Adven. Doodle. Cat in the Sonic X Phineas Live Life J. Hanna Zula Patrl Busytown Postcards Yu-Gi-Oh! Phineas Icons Ocean Shelldon Busytown Biscuit Yu-Gi-Oh! Phineas Hollywood Explore Dragon Danger Joseph Dragon Movie: ‘The Campbell Luck of the Sports Health Babar (EI) Horseland Dragon Irish’ Tai Chi Paid Prog. Food Willa’s 2012 NCAA and the Basketball Power of Yu-Gi-Oh! Wizards Shirt Off! Culture Pearlie Myth Å Wen Hair! Health Gymnas- TournaMovie: Good ment ‘Thirteen Paid Prog. Paid Prog. tics Good Days’ (2000) Austin Movie: ‘The ATP TenKevin CostHoneymoon- nis: BNP Austin 2012 NCAA ner, Bruce Jessie ers’ (2005, Paribas PGA Tour Basketball Joseph Comedy) Open: TournaGolf: Campbell Greenwood. Jessie Transitions ment and the Movie: ‘Little Men’s Crook & Jessie Power of Chase Man’ (2006) Semifinals. ChampionJessie (N) (Live) Å ship, Third Myth Å Shawn Trouba2012 NCAA Good Round. (N) Å Basketball Wayans. dour, TX Å Jessie The Unit Å Hollywood Jeopardy! TournaHow I Met Austin ment ABC News How I Met Shake It A.N.T. News News News Great Per- Friends Farm Å Big Bang Inside Ed. Wheel 2012 NCAA formances: Friends Basketball Andrea ¡Q’Viva! The Wipeout Å Harry’s The Closer Shake It Bocelli TournaChosen Law Å Å Random Live ment “Episode 20/20 “My The Firm The Closer Austin Three” (N) Extreme (N) Å Jessie Great Per- Å Affliction” Law & Or- 48 Hours formances News News Jessie (N) Å (In Stereo) ’Til Death Jessie der: SVU Mystery Å Alcatraz Å News News News The Office Jessie ’70s Show (10:29) Sat- (10:35) Superstars 30 Rock Austin urday Night NUMB3RS of SevenNew Girl ’70s Show Seinfeld Shake It Live Å ties Soul Scrubs Big Bang King (11:35) Random NUMB3RS Live (My ‘Dancing- Austin TMZ (N) Å King Scrubs Music) Å Lugh’ True Story Scrubs Ring ANT Farm

ESPN TBS TNT HBO SHOW (52) (66) (67) (701) (730) Sports Atlanta Turner Premium Premium SportsCen- Earl Law & ‘Big Mom- Babysittr ter Å Order mas: Like (7:45) Browns Father’ Movie: SportsCen- Jim Law & ‘Bandslam’ ter Å Order (8:40) (8:45) SportsCen- Movie: ‘The Rizzoli & Movie: ‘Nan- (2009) Å Mummy Re- Isles Å ny McPhee (9:45) ‘Honey, ter (N) turns’ (2001) The Closer Returns’ Å I Blew Up College Basketball Brendan Å (10:45) Mov- the Kid’ Fraser. Å Law & ie: ‘Hanna’ (11:15) (2011) (In Movie: Order (11:25) ‘The Switch’ NASCAR Movie: Movie: ‘Into Stereo) Countdown ‘Spider-Man’ the Blue’ (12:45) Sav- (2010) Å (2002) Tobey (2005) Paul ing Face NASCAR Movie: Maguire. Walker. Racing Movie: ‘The ‘Capote’ Transporter’ (2005) iTV. Friends Movie: (In Stereo) ‘Biker Boyz’ (2002) Friends (2003) Derek ‘Big Mom- (2:55) Movie: Friends Luke Å mas: Like ‘Godzilla’ SportsCen- Friends Father, Like (1998) Jean ter (N) Big Bang NCAA Son’ (2011) Reno (Live) Å Big Bang Tip-Off Big Bang 2012 NCAA ‘Percy Jack- (5:15) Movie: Big Bang Basketball son & the ‘The Heart Olympians’ Specialist’ 2012 NCAA Tourna(2006) Basketball ment College Wrestling: TournaMovie: Movie: ment NCAA 2012 NCAA ‘Green Lan- ‘The Switch’ ChampionBasketball tern’ (2011, (2010) Jenniship, Final. 2012 NCAA TournaAction) Å fer Aniston. (N) (Live) Å Basketball ment Boxing Movie: ‘Drive Angry’ SportsCen- Tournament (2011) iTV. ter (N) Leverage (Live) Å Å (10:45) Shameless Leverage 2 Days SportsCen- NCAA ter (N) Basketball Å Lies Luck (In SportsCen- (N) Movie: ‘Into Stereo) Å (12:15) Caliter (N) the Blue’ Con Air Green Lnt fornication


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HBO SHOW TNT TBS ESPN (701) (730) (67) (52) (66) Atlanta Turner Premium Premium Sports SportsCen- Friends Law & Or- Movie: ‘The (5:50) Movie: ter (N) der “Blood” Rite’ (2011) ‘Nine’ Friends Anthony Outside Friends Law & Movie: ‘The Hopkins. Order First Time’ Reporters Friends (2009) SportsCen- Movie: ‘The Law & Boxing ter (N) Legend of Order ‘Exit Through Zorro’ (2005) Law & the Gift College Shop’ iTV. Basketball Antonio Order Banderas. Law & Or- Gulliver’s Movie: ‘The der “Zero” Real Time/ Twilight (11:45) Baseball Movie: ‘Blue ‘The Fast Bill Maher Saga: New Streak’ (1999, and the Fu- Movie: ‘Game Moon’ Å Billiards Comedy) rious: Tokyo Change’ (1:10) Movie: (2012) (In ‘The Twilight Billiards (1:45) Movie: Drift’ Å Stereo) Saga: ‘Mission: Movie: ‘The Eclipse’ Impossible Fast and Billiards Flight (2010) Å III’ (2006, the Furious’ ‘ChipAction) (2001) munksThe Movie: ‘The Squeakquel’ Mask of Announce- (4:15) Movie: NCAA ment Zorro’ (1998) ‘Men in Black Tip-Off Movie: Antonio SportsCen- II’ (2002, 2012 NCAA ‘Gulliver’s Action) ter (N) Basketball Travels’ (2010) Banderas. NBA Basket- 2012 NCAA TournaMovie: Shameless ball: Orlando Basketball ment ‘Green Lan- (iTV) Magic at Tournatern’ (2011) Californ. Miami Heat. ment 2012 NCAA (In Stereo) Lies (N) Basketball Luck (N) Å Shameless (iTV) (N) 2012 NCAA TournaNBA Basketball: Basketball ment East Lies Trail Blazers TournaToo Short Californ. at Thunder ment Falling Luck (In Shameless Skies Å Stereo) Å (iTV) Lies SportsCen- Basketball Movie: ‘The East ter (N) Fast and Movie: Too Short Californ. (Live) Å ‘Mission: Im- the Furious’ ‘Game Movie: ‘Bob Change’ Å Funk’ SportCtr possible III’ (2001)


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THE ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL THESPIANS will present The Curious Savage by John Patrick for its UIL One-Act play competition. The Curious Savage is set in the late 1940s. It is a comedy highlighting the image of sanity balancing with delusion. The students will perform on Thursday, March 22 at the UIL OAP Zone A competition in Bastropʼs performing arts center. EHS will be the fourth of five shows that day beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all five shows. Pictured at left are Cassidy Timms as Ethel P. Savage and Madison Bristoll as Miss Willie.

PICTURED ABOVE is Lana Hurtado as Mrs. Paddy. At right is David Ogrodny as Dr. Emmett.

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the cards. Instead, in 2002, a new Semi-Pro team was being developed in Bastrop and they asked the EHS graduate to come and play for them. Haywood was a QB and receiver for the Bastrop County Bulldogs in the National Amateur Football League (NAFL), finishing with seven wins and four losses in their first season. Haywood would play for the Bulldogs for 3 years making the NAFL All-Star team twice in 2003 and 2004.

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ty equal at the plate, making 6 hits to Hutto’s 7, the game was lost on 7 Elgin errors. Sophomore Trey Swenson

In 2004 Haywood would have to deal with a situation that befalls many athletes. While playing for the Texas Bulldogs, on his birthday in 2004, Haywood tore his ACL while playing QB. Reconstructive surgery would have to wait until 2006 and rehab would follow. Haywood continued to play for the Bulldogs until 2009, making the WFL (World Football League) All-Star team 3 times. Haywood decided to leave the Bulldogs in 2010 to play for the ATX Tigers/Renegades of the Texas United Football League (TUFL) and went 9-3

for the season. In the same season Haywood also played for the Central Texas Outlaws also finishing with a 9-3 record and another selection to the All-Star team. In 2011, Haywood had made the decision to retire from semi-professional football, but was encouraged by his girlfriend and teammates to give it one more try with the Austin Vipers of the STAF. Haywood signed on as the starting QB for the Vipers and together they steam-rolled to a perfect 13-0 record, including a decisive win against the Cuero Oilers in the STAF League Championship game.

had an outstanding performance, going 3 for 3 at bat with 2 doubles and an RBI. Swenson’s seventh inning double brought in Devin Word for Elgin’s lone run of the game. Elgin’s district schedule does not get any easier either.

The Cats face Cedar Ridge in Round Rock Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Elgin does get Cedar Creek at home Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m., but faces Hendrickson in Pflugerville Tuesday, March 20.



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Proud parents Elisabeth and Joshua Jacobs are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Hazel Adalynn Jacobs. She was born on March 7, 2012 at

1:46 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds 6.4 ounces and was delivered at St. Mark’s Medical Center by Shannon Juno, MD. Hazel has one brother,

Hunter Jacobs. Proud grandparents are Gary and Kathy Lamb. Proud great-grandparents are George and Mary Lamb of Elgin and Albert Jacobs of Gonzales.

Yard of the Month

SPRING HAS ARRIVED EARLY in Elgin as evidenced by Elgin Garden Club's March Yard of the Month. The front yard at the home of Jack and JoAnn Wilson, 701 N. Main, has a Red Bud tree in full bloom. On one side of the front steps is a lavender Trailing Lantana, with a purple-bloomed Mexican Heather opposite it. Boston fern and small nandina add accent to these. Two large clay pots with resident ceramic lady-bugs await the bloom of a crape myrtle and daylilies, but the side yard has redtipped Photinia, a white Bridal wreath, and a tall Nandina loaded with red berries. A holiday red poinsettia still in full bloom has been planted opposite these along with a flowering quince. This neatly-kept yard has had loving care.

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This win elevated the Vipers to the #1 ranking in the Nation in AA Semi-Pro football. The Vipers traveled to Homestead, Florida to play in the National Championship game on January 14, 2012, but came up short against a team from Miami. Haywood would also be named to his 5th AllStar Team for the 2011 season. When asked about how this season was different than seasons past, Haywood replied,

“This season I joined a group of men that banded together like brothers. We were the most feared team in the league, but I will admit that I was a little distracted with becoming a father too.” The Vipers were given their STAF championship rings two days before Christmas this year and that is when Haywood said that it really felt real, after all he had been through in amateur football

the previous decade. Haywood had decided to return to the Vipers for the 2012 season. The team has changed leagues and the season looks to be challenging. Haywood has a son, Jace, who may someday follow in his father’s footsteps and chase after a dream of his own. For Haywood, that would be just fine, because that way he could still be a part of the game that he loves.


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over Cedar Ridge Friday, March 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not just a key district win, but what could be one of the defining games of the season.

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PERFECT ATTENDANCE. Elgin Middle School students with perfect attendance were treated with breakfast recently. It included juice, donuts and pigs-in-a-blanket. Many enjoyed their food with family members. Pictured are (l-r) Joasiel Juarez, Maricela Juarez, Emanuel Diaz and Luis Juarez.

PERFECT ATTENDANCE. Enjoying breakfast at the Elgin Middle School were Nohemi Berlanga and her daughters Neida and Lizania.

Belton Tournament On Thursday, March 1, Elgin opened the Belton tournament with an 11-0 loss to first ranked 4A Waco Midway, then losing their next two against Belton 9-3 and Celina 13-8. The losing streak is notable because Elgin beat Belton 130 in the season opener. Fortunately, Elgin turned things around in the pivotal fourth and fifth innings of the game against Cedar Ridge, ending their three game skid with the win. Returning to the Belton tournament Saturday, March 3, Elgin blasted Early 13-1 and beat Lampasas 10-7. It should be noted that Celina and Lampasas are both ranked 3A teams in the Texas Girls Coaches Association. The skid explains the sense of urgency that permeated the Cedar Ridge, but the senior class proved there leadership and resiliency, getting things

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JENNA WING tosses a strike down the middle of the plate. turned around for the win and keeping the three-game losing streak from going to their heads.

The Lady Cats host Hutto Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. and Hendrickson Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.

Community Open House There have been many new and exciting changes at Elgin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. We are inviting you to come and see these great changes.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 21st, for a come and go reception between the hours of 4:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. We hope to see you there!

HONOR ROLL LUNCH. Elgin Middle School held a special lunch for students who made the Honor Roll and their family members who wanted to attend. Pictured are (l-r) Florentino Villegas, his sixth grade daughter Daniela Villegas and EMS Counselor Jane Wrinkle.

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Both consider Glenn Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Moodâ&#x20AC;? their favorite. Their favorite musicians include Django Reinhardt, Stephan Grapelli, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang. Current favorites include the Western Swing group, the Quebe Sisters. The Jordan sisters have already won some acclaim for their fiddling skills. They won the youth competition at the 2010 Old Settlers Music Festival in Driftwood and were invited to perform a set at the festival the following year. Both homeschooled, the sisters practice on their instruments between two and three hours every day. They have four music teachers: Elizabeth Warren, who teaches classical violin; Mary Hattersley, who teaches fiddle; Suzi Stern, who teaches voice and Mike Harris, who teaches mandolin, guitar and other instruments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he also makes some of their song arrangements. The girls also get plenty of experience playing before audiences. They can often be

heard performing at the River Valley Farmers Market in Elgin. They also play in small towns throughout Texas, including Giddings, LaGrange and Edna. They have played at the Country Hoedown in Lexington, held each Tuesday night at the Senior Center. Their parents are Andre and Marci Jordan. Andre is a battalion chief for the Austin Fire Department and Marci is in charge of the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; schooling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t push them to do music,â&#x20AC;? said Marci. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to get them to do less. We want them to go outside, ride their ponies and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get an education.â&#x20AC;? The girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; budding music career has been a great experience so far. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve met a lot of really nice people. Johnny Gimble, his son Dick and granddaughter Emily were great. They got to meet Mark Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor at fiddle camp. The girls have met some incredible musicians. There are so many people playing traditional old country and swing. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even look for these shows. People call us for things. Before the girls started playing, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know there was such a thing as an Opry circuit.â&#x20AC;?

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against Joe Ternus. Paul Pape will be running unopposed in the Republican Primary. In the race for County Commissioner, Precinct 4, Chris Cannon, Ron Jay and Gary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bubbaâ&#x20AC;? Snowden will run in the Republican primary. In the Democratic pri-

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time and prayer on this and this is where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to be.â&#x20AC;? McDonald resigned Monday, March 5, effective immediately, which opened a place for candidates to run for County Judge in the current primary. McDonald served 14 years in this position.

mary, Michael Flowers, Liston Crim, Paul Mogonye and Keith Joesel will be seeking the Pct. 4 Commissioner spot. In the race for Bastrop County Constable, Precinct 4. Sal Abreo, Paula Birran, Ron Lundrigan and Michael R. Knight will compete in the Republican primary. Incumbent Democrat Roy Pruneda remains unchallenged in the Democratic primary.

The County Commissioners will appoint a temporary successor to hold the judge position until the election. Paul Pape signed up to run for County Judge in the Republican primary. Ed Rivers, formerly an independent candidate for Pct. 4 County Commissioner, will be running against Joe Ternus in the Democratic primary. The filing period ended Friday, March 9 at 6 p.m.

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Elgin Courier, General Excellence, March 14, 2012  
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