Elgin bound: There's more than barbecue and bricks in this Texas town

6 Apr 2023


ELGIN — You encounter them in every small Texas town.

The miracle workers.

The public citizens who attract new businesses and residents while preserving the historic character of the town.

In this state, these tireless civic leaders often team up with programs such as Texas Main Street, a project of the Texas Historical Commission, which over the course of 40 years has helped revitalize 183 historic Texas downtowns.

Recently, I met with three such miracle workers in Elgin, a bustling and well-preserved town about 25 miles east of Austin that recently celebrated its sesquicentennial.

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