Shop in Elgin!
Community & Surrounding Area

Welcome to Shop Elgin

April 2019
 14th Palm Sunday
19th Good Friday 
21st Easter Sunday


We are a Small town with a Big Friendly Attitude!!!  

Here in Elgin, home of the Elgin Wildcats,
pride in our schools and community is important.  
We want our town to thrive!


If you live here, we encourage you to shop here and
get involved in the community.

Elgin has a wide range of goods, services and
activities in many areas that you might not know about.  
Take a look at our business directory - help support the 
community by spending your dollars right here in Elgin!

Locally owned and operated, we started "Shop in Elgin" in 2000,
 when a need was identified by the Elgin Chamber of Commerce.  
We started with a Printed Business Directory.
Then in 2012 we decided we needed to get with the times. was born. 
 We're super excited to have an Internet presence to
 highlight our business and community on a wider scale
 and reach folks that may not be that familiar with the 
over 300 businesses right here in Elgin.  

Want to show your support for Elgin businesses?

I'm available anytime, if you have questions or comments about our Internet site. 
 Contact me at (512) 285-4309 or send an email to  
The way we see it here in Elgin, if we don't know you, you're just a friend we haven't met yet.  
We look forward to seeing you around town!

Warm regards,
Amy Dittrich, Owner
We are asking for your Help! 
Due to the growth of Shop In Elgin we are updating the entire site. 
If you are a visiting or have an ad with us, Please let us know of any
 outdated or incorrect information. Email us at:
Thank you!!

 Mesothelioma Guide - click below

Below is an email from a visitor.  5.7.2018

So glad we were able to provide important information to help.

And Thank You Samantha for sharing the link to Poisonous Flowers and Plants for Pets. 


My daughter Samantha and I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you. Sam's in Girl Scouts and is currently working to earn her Service To Animals Fun Patch.  The girls are doing a number of fun educational activities to learn about pets like safety around animals, the needs of pets, pet overpopulation, etc. They were told to do some research at home on caring for pets and Sam found your page . Its been so helpful to her we wanted to let you know and to thank you. At her kindergarten graduation Sam said when she grew up she wanted to be a veterinarian, and this has only made her want to be one more! It's great to see her so passionate about something at such a young age.

When I told Sam I was going to email you to thank you, she suggested I let you know about another resource she found, "Poisonous Plants and Flowers for Pets" at . She thought it could be a good addition to the resources on your page. I know its been a good resource for Sam she plans on sharing with the troop, so hopefully you find some use for it too.

Thank you again!:)

Lynette & Samantha Brown


Below is an email from a visitor. 

So glad we were able to provide important information to help.

And Thank You  Molly for sharing the link to Safe Pet travel!! 

 Hi there,

My family and I wanted to reach out and thank you for your page . My husband and I decided to get a puppy in April after months and months of begging from our daughters lol. We're both huge dog lovers but haven't had dogs ourselves since we were kids and we wanted to wait for the right time to introduce a puppy into our family. We moved into a new house back in early January with a fenced in yard so we decided it was finally time to start looking.

Needless to say, we fell in love with a little American Eskimo puppy and named him Gatsby(I'm a librarian - I couldn't resist!) Your page has been such a help to us in caring for our new puppy, I wanted to reach out and thank you. Gatsby is already an irreplaceable part of our family - I honestly don't know what we ever did without him! He is the most loving and playful dog, and he absolutely adores our girls.

We're actually taking him out to my parents house this weekend so they can meet him. It's a 4 hour drive so I'm a little concerned how he will do on such a long trip but I found a really good article on pet travel safety at . I wanted to pass it along to you because I thought it could be a good addition to your resource page. Hopefully it can help some other clueless new pet-parent out.

Thank you again, and have a great week!:)

Molly Parker & family

Elgin - Then & Now

Downtown Elgin Texas -  Then 1912




Downtown Elgin Texas - Now




Old Elgin High School

New Elgin High School 

Then - Fleming Hospital, Elgin TX 1938

 (Below) Fleming Commuinty Center - Now



  2 Local Business Honored as Texas Treasures


 To contact McGee Brothers call James at 512.517.0021






Elgin Is Growing!!


















Juneteenth 2016 




























Judges Impressed at Livestock Show




Publisher's Note

Elgin, TX

Welcomes You!

By Amy Dittrich, Publisher

The city of Elgin was incorporated on May 13, 1872. The City is named after Robert Morris Elgin, the Railroad Land Commissioner in the 1870's. Elgin is a community rich in history. The community offers fun for family and friends at annual events listed in our Calendar.

Also check with our Elgin Chamber of Commerce office 512-285-4515 for information - you might want to become a member. Our town invites all to join in our community and get to know us and let us know you.

The following pages will show you only a few of the businesses we have in our area. There is more to Elgin than you think. Call 512-285-4309 for more information from your customer service person. If you can't find it in Elgin, look here anyway... we list Bastrop, Manor, Taylor, Smithville, Paige as well.

Advertising is your life blood line. Keep your name out there for people to keep you and your business in mind. New people move in every day! New people view this site every day! Technology is here to stay... is the way of the future. We are on 65 search engines and are mobile. Advertise with us, and you'll be out there too!!

Thank you for taking the time,

Amy - Publisher


"We Are Elgin, TX" - Welcome

"We Are Elgin, TX" - Welcome

Click the links below to vieiw Dowtown Elgin

Shopping Guides and Map

Heritage Walking Tour

Shop Elgin First

Elgin, Texas - My Hometown

Local Businesses Featured

Josh and Jamie Hausladen, Owners

Phone: (512) 361-5440

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday  Closed

Emergency service available 24/7.

Service Area:


and surrounding areas.

Businesses New To Town or New To Our Web-Site

Businesses New To Town or New To Our Web-Site


Kelly Eartherton - Piano Lessons - 512.629.1836

Sames Bastrop Ford Dealership - 512.303.3000

Tex Propane - 1.800.343.7065

Panda Express - 512.285.2266

Lugi's Italian Restaurant - 512.229.3791

Bastrop Senior Center - 512.303.0072

Evergreen Acupuncture - 512.658.0282

Harbor Hospice - 512.443.7100

TX Dept. of Aging and Disability Services - 855.937.2372

Family Health Center of Bastrop @Elgin - 512.285.6073

                  Osborn Plumbing - 512.321.6098                 



Best of Elgin 2018 List Below

Congrats To All!!


Food & Beverage


1st - Quiche & Crumb

2nd - Super Donut


1st - Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse

2nd - Southside Market


1st - Lucy's Diner

2nd - Azteca

Chicken Fried Steak:

1st - Lucy's DIner

2nd - Good Luck Grill

Chinese Food:

1st - Hong Kong

2nd Katie's

Craft Beer:

1st - Aviator's Pizza


1st - McDonald's

2nd Lucy's DIner

Fast Food:

1st - Sonic

2nd - Golden Chick

French Fries:

1st - McDonalds

2nd - Chic-Fil-A


1st Place - Superior Burger

2nd Sonic

Health Food:

1st - Elgin Wellness Center

2nd - Elgin Local Goods

Ice Cream:

1st - Dairy Queen

Iced Tea:

1st - Sonic

2nd - Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse

Italian Food:

1st - Luigi's

2nd - Cedar's Grill (Bastrop)


1st - Jalisco's

2nd - Morelia

Mexican Food:

1st - Azteca

2nd - Jalisco


1st - Lucy'sPizza:

1st - Aviator's

2nd - Luigi's


1st - Schlotzky's

2nd - Elgin Local Goods


1st - Elgin Local Goods

2nd - Luigi's


Accounting Service:

1st - Gladys Markert

Business Banking:

1st - Frontier Bank

2nd - First National Bank

Financial Advisor:

1st - Edward D. Jones

Insurance Agent:

1st - McCrary Insurance

2nd - Rosado Insurance Agency

Law Firm:

1st - Carter, Abero Law Firm

2nd - Owens & Bogart

Personal Banking:

1st - Frontier Bank

2nd - First National Bank

Apparel and Jewelry


1st - Dorothy's Jewelry


1st - Beall's

2nd - Ross (Bastrop)

Western Wear:

1st - Double R Hat House

2nd - Elgin General Store

Shoe & Purse Repair:

1st McGee Brothers


Auto Parts :

1st - A-Line Auto Parts

2nd - Auto Zone

Auto Repai:r

1st - Jay's

2nd - Bobby's

New Car Dealer:

1st - Rush Chevorlet

2nd - Lost Pines Toyota (Bastrop)

Paint & Body:

1st - Gruetzner's

2nd - Bob Dorsett


1st - Leal's

2nd - Discount Tire


Golf Course:

1st - ColoVista Golf Club (Bastrop)

Photo Studio:

1st - Allison Edmond

2nd - Miranda Nickel

Wedding Venue:

1st - ColoVista Golf Club

Home Builder:

1st - Nalle Custom Homes

2nd - Pruneda Homes

Ranch Real Estate:

1st - Rainey Real Estate

2nd - Jeanette Shelby Realty

Real Estate Company

1st - Jeanette Shelby Realty

2nd - Winkler & Company Real Estate

Real Estate Agent

1st - Debra Cole

2nd - Lexy Graham

Title Company

1st - Independent Title

Home and Family:

A/C Service

1st - Abear Commercial Services

2nd - Elgin Air Conditioning and Heating

Dance Hall

1st - SPJST Dance Hall

Dry Cleaners

1st - Modern Cleaners

2nd - Elgin Dry Cleaners

Funeral Home

1st - Elgin Funeral Home

2nd - Providence-Jones Funeral Home


1st - Rogelio Minanda

Lawn Care/Maintenance

1st - Sonny Nash

2nd -Eloy Moscarro

Pest Control

1st - Portus

2nd - Hometown Pest Control

Pet Service

1st - Hollywoof

Pet Store

1st - Elgin General Store

2nd - Whole Pets


1st - Clopton's Plumbing

2nd John's Plumbing

Roofing Company

1st - Ideal Image

Storage Facility

1st - Solid Ground Storage

Pool Service

1st - Blaine Cooper

Veterinary Clinic

1st - Elgin Family Pet Center

2nd - Elgin Veterinary Clinic

Home Furnishing:

Antique Store

1st - The Tattered Shutter

2nd - Elgin Antique Store


1st - A Flower Connection

2nd - Elgin Flower & Gifts


1st - Sam's Floor Designs


1st - Elgin Antique Store

2nd Milton's - Smithville


Ranch Equipment

1st - Tractor Supply

Saddle & Tack

1st - Elgin General Store

Seed & Feed

1st Elgin General Store

2nd - Bastrop Feed

Large Animal Veterinary

1st - Elgin Veterinary Hospital


Nursing Home

1st - Elgin Nursing & Rehabilitation

Home Health Care

1st - Rainbow Ridge


1st - Elgin Chiropractic Center


1st - Stanley Bell, The Lighthouse

2nd - Elgin Wellness Shoppe

Dental Care

1st - Elgin Smiles Dental

2nd - Elgin Family Dental


1st - Anytime Fitness

2nd - Zumba with Val

Hair Care

1st - Lather's Hair and Nail Salon

2nd - Heavenly Hair


1st - Lather's Hair and Nail salon

2nd Pro Nails


1st - Elgin Medicine Shop

2nd - HEB Pharmacy


Community Leader

1st - Amy Miller

2nd - Chris Cannon

Non-Profit Organization

1st - Drive A Senior

2nd - Down Home Ranch