Elks win over Trinity 35-29

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Elks honor 9-11 memory with US flag at start of Mildred game.

Elks win 19-15 over Eagles

Pee Wee Cheerleaders at Elkhart-Leon football game.
Elks lose 30 to 23 against the Cougars.

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Elkhart Elementary student wins Texas art contest


Keep Texas Beautiful and The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have selected artwork by Camille Symmank of Elkhart Elementary in Elkhart to appear in the 2016 Don’t mess with Texas® Calendar as one of 13 winning entries from across the state in the annual Don’t mess with Texas® Elementary School Art Contest.

(SEE COMPLETE STORY on "School News" page. Click on "School News" at left.)

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ELKHART MASONS HOLD CLEAN-UP DAY


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ALLISON McMAHAN - CULLEN ADAMS

Elkhart 2014 Homecoming King & Queen



2014 Elkhart Homecoming Court

Tiffany Rosas, Megan Davis, Robin Grant, Allison McMahan, Courtney Cheatham, Mason Huffines, Cullen Adams, Austin Sheridan, Dillon Shaver, Kollin Pardue


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BRIEF HISTORY OF ELKHART, TEXAS

Elkhart ISD Crest

The City of Elkhart is at the intersection of State Highway 294 and U.S. Highway 287 (aka: TX Hwy 19), eleven miles south of Palestine in southern Anderson County. In 1851 members of Daniel Parker's Pilgrim community moved to land around Boxy Creek to take advantage of the new post office and a newly established railroad. With the efforts of a friendly Indian, the newcomers settled into a community that continued to survive. They named the town after the Indian. A nearby spa served many socialites with its excellent mineral waters. The International-Great Northern Railroad ran both passenger and freight trains through Elkhart. The freight cars were loaded with tomatoes, cotton, and pulpwood from the local sawmills. The depot in Elkhart was a thriving center for both trains and trucks. One mile west of the Pilgrim Baptist Church established by Daniel Parker is a Methodist church with a historical marker pointing out the locale of its first building. The first Methodist sermon was preached by Rev. William Stevenson, who came to Elkhart and met with members in their home until a church could be built about 1840. In 1912 the downtown area was destroyed by fire. During the Great Depression, Elkhart continued to have both a bus stop and railroad station, but as the farming declined, the services were gradually curtailed. In 1933 Elkhart's public school district enrolled 736 white and forty-three black students.

(copied from Handbook of Texas, Dorothy K. Bridges)



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SUCCESS ! -- 21st ANNUAL FISH FRY in ELKHART

Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department

The Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department wishes to thank the community for the success of their annual FISH FRY. It was held on Saturday, July 7, 2012. The location will be at the Fire Department building in downtown Elkhart. This is the 21st year of the local fire department holding the Fish Fry.

The Fish Fry is a fund raiser for the fire department and the funds are used totally for the benefit of the Elkhart group. Part of the proceeds will be used to send the volunteer members to the Texas A&M school of firefighting. A&M hosts this annual summer event which is attended by volunteer firefighters from across the State of Texas. The balance of the funds raised will be used for maintaining equipment, fuel, and other maintenance of the fire department.

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The Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department relies on donations and fund raisers, so citizens and the public are strongly encouraged to help. As an annual "gift", most households donate a cash (or check) amount of $25.00 and businesses donate $100. Please help with your own gift of at least $25 and more if you can do so. Donations can be dropped off at the Elkhart State Bank. For convenience, you may drop the donation in the Night Depost Drop Box. (Please put your donation in an envelope and write "Fire Dept) on the outside of the envelope.)

Again, the volunteers of the Elkhart Fire Department wish to thank the community for showing such a strong support for this event.


ELKHART TEXAS NEWS

Publisher: COMMUNITY ENTERPRISES

Editor: ALAN GELL

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