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Jeffrey Voigt, a Bastrop County resident with commercial property in the city, questioned why the city has not been able to retain talented employees in recent years, specifically referencing former city engineer Wesley Brandon, who left this year for a job in a North Texas city. “We have not grown too large ...
Commissioners approved the next step in the process of a proposed interlocal agreement with the City of Elgin and Bastrop County for the processing of subdivisions in the city's extra-territorial jurisdiction during Monday's regular meeting. The court approved a Takings Impact Assessment and a public ...

The Bastrop Independent School District has been released as a party from the yearslong lawsuit over Pine Forest Unit 6 — the most controversial piece of property in the county — in exchange for a $65,000 payment from Bastrop County. The three governmental entities involved in the suit — the county, the city of Bastrop ...
A Bastrop County bridge that has contributed to flooding in several homes along Texas 304 is getting some long-awaited rehabilitation next month when construction crews will begin to replace it. The bridge along Shiloh Road near the Texas 304 intersection will be removed and replaced with a structure ...
Three candidates seeking to return to the Bastrop County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 board of directors have drawn challengers. Board president John Creamer, who has served on the board since 2010 — he had previously served on the board after being elected in 1994 — is being ...
Homeowners in Bastrop County will see property valuation increases of 10 percent on average this year, according to the Bastrop Central Appraisal District. “We continue to ... “More and more people are looking at Bastrop County as a quality place to live at a more reasonable price than Austin. Our market ...

It was not immediately known how many vehicles were involved, however no injuries were reported, according to Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook. Earlier: A crash near the intersection of Texas 21 and FM 812 in Bastrop County has shut down the westbound lanes of Texas 21 , according to the ...
A total of 100 vouchers have been made available to the city of Smithville, the city of Bastrop, residents in Bastrop County and residents in Lee County. Only 45 vouchers have been claimed. Lee County residents interested in obtaining one can contact the Lee County Judge's Office. Smithville residents can ...
Bastrop County has been grappling with asbestos in three of its buildings for years, according to documents obtained through a public information request. In February, nine county employees were evacuated from the historic jailhouse, one of the county's oldest buildings that is used today for jury ...
The Bastrop County Emergency Communication Center will be expanding its facility to account for a steady increase in 911 calls across the county. The $1 million expansion will move the Emergency Communication Center into a newly purchased facility, double the number of stations for 911 call takers, ...
Like all fire districts within Bastrop County, ESD No. 2 and the Bastrop Fire Department share a mutual-aid agreement, meaning that emergency responders can lend assistance across jurisdictional boundaries. Under the agreement, the Bastrop Fire Department is often dispatching its crew to calls near the ...
A deputy with the Bastrop County sheriff's office later spotted the cab speeding down Texas 71, 22 minutes after a description of the vehicle was shared among law enforcement officials. The deputy gave chase, with the pursuit reaching speeds of over 130 mph as the two vehicles sped out of Bastrop ...
The Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team is in “desperate” need of volunteers to continue recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey drenched the Texas countryside nearly seven months ago. “This is a unique situation we're in,” said Sheila Lowe, executive director of the recovery group. “Because ...
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of Central Texas, including Bastrop County, until 7 p.m. Monday due to critical fire weather conditions. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior, the weather ...
Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape told TCEQ commissioners that the county is authorized to use the most current and reliable flood plain data available to evaluate development projects. He said Lealco has not applied for a development permit from the county and he believes it should have been required ...
Bastrop County's historic jailhouse was evacuated and closed indefinitely Tuesday after an inspection found asbestos had been disturbed in the ... Bastrop County employees will soon receive asbestos-awareness training after the carcinogen was found in a second county building in as many months.
A structure fire Wednesday night left one person dead in the 200 block of BJ Mayes Road north of Bastrop officials said. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO. One person is dead after a wooden building caught fire Wednesday night in the 200 block of BJ Mayes Road north of Bastrop, officials said. Bastrop County ...

Cook, the first Republican to get in the race, is married to Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook. She has 39 years of experience in criminal justice. Most recently, she worked at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, where she was the agency's first female executive director. She retired from that post ...
“I am grateful that a strong majority of the voters in this election chose me to continue serving as Bastrop County judge,” Pape said. “This diverse position requires patience to listen to everyone, wisdom to treat everyone with respect and courage to work for the greater good of the whole while protecting ...
A justice of the peace hears traffic and other Class C misdemeanor cases punishable by fines, as well as civil cases of up to $10,000, landlord and tenant disputes and truancy cases. A justice performs magistrate duties and conducts inquests. The 2018 approved salary for Bastrop County justice of the ...
Looking for something to do this weekend? There are a lot of fun happenings around Bastrop County. Be sure to have an umbrella handy on Saturday as there's a 60 percent chance of storms. The high will be 75 with a low around 56. On Sunday, there's a slight chance of rain before 8 a.m. before a mostly ...
BASTROP, Texas -- A Bastrop County pastor who runs a soup kitchen believes most people are just one crisis away from living on the streets, and it's inspiring him to help people get back on their feet. An emergency family shelter in Bastrop County is now accepting applications for people in need of ...
Apperley is asking the county to consider purchasing more ambulances or contracting a different company. Bastrop County Emergency Management did not release their monthly report detailing the response times from Acadian. However, Mayer said the company has been in compliance with the county's ...
Civic participation: Served as precinct chair, two-time delegate to the Republican state convention and served as fundraising coordinator for the Bastrop County Republican Party and Bastrop Republican Women. She is active in dog rescue and volunteered with a local group serving meals to people ...
A warning sign posted outside the Bastrop County Historic Jailhouse, which was evacuated last week for asbestos, cautions that the carcinogen poses a ... The nine employees who were evacuated from a Bastrop County building last week due to an asbestos threat likely faced only minimal exposure, ...
Pape: Barb and I have lived in Bastrop County for 35 years and I have served in many ways. In the 1980s, I led the fight to keep Austin from annexing much of the western part of the county. I've served on the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce board and as president of the local board of Realtors. I worked with ...
I know it is a tremendous responsibility to be a community newspaper reporter, especially in a place like Bastrop County, as it struggles with growing pains transitioning from a small bedroom community to a flourishing suburban town. In the midst of a lot of upheaval, you entrusted your stories to me.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will return higher sales tax revenues to Bastrop County, Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville this month than it did in ... Holiday shopping gave Bastrop County and its cities a boost in revenues this month as sales volumes were up in December compared to the same month the ...
Bastrop County's historic jailhouse was evacuated and closed indefinitely Tuesday after an inspection found asbestos had been disturbed in the ... Bastrop County officials evacuated county employees from one of its oldest buildings Tuesday morning, as soon as they learned that damages levied by ...
The Bastrop County Elections Administrator said Monday that her office had received a petition to extend early voting hours during this election cycle. State law requires counties with a population less than 100,000 to extend hours during the last weekend of the voting period if the county receives a petition ...
A Bastrop County grand jury handed down 17 indictments last week for crimes including murder and manslaughter . That number is up from eight the month before. Those named in the indictments include Charles Smith, who was charged with murder, and Francisco Facundo who was charged with ...
The Bastrop County Water Control Improvement District No. 2, which had relied on volunteers to maintain the trails for years, deeded the property to the county in July. A 24-acre site, it includes 2 miles of scenic nature trails and serves as a docking place for boats and kayaks onto the Colorado River.
Bastrop County sheriff's investigators at the time of Taylor's murder said they believed she had been shot inside a vehicle and tossed onto the road. The affidavit also said that Taylor's ex-boyfriend had seen Smith and Taylor together the day before her murder, when she came to visit her kids at his house in ...
Forecasters predict there could be thunderstorms overnight Tuesday in Bastrop County creating a wet commute Wednesday morning. ... Parts of the Hill Country are expected to receive a wintry mix of freezing rain and possible snow Tuesday night, however Bastrop County is not expected to see ...
BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Graphic images taken of female students circulating on Snapchat are under investigation by the Bastrop Independent School District and its police department. The images, involving students at Bastrop High School and Cedar Creek High School, were put on the ...
“Knowing that the Republican Party of Texas, the secretary of state's office, county officials, a significant number of (Bastrop County Republican Party) precinct chairs are all paying attention to and working on these issues should lessen the concern of voters,” Kelsay said. “We will have a primary election.
In addition to suing Bastrop County, the suit also names the following other defendants: Bastrop former Sheriff Terry Pickering, Sgt. James Davenport, District Attorney Bryan Goertz, former prosecutor Forrest Sanderson, former County Commissioner William M. Pina, current Commissioner Clara Beckett, ...
The 75-acre burn inside the Park Road 1A Loop is part of a restoration effort within the park after the 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire burned 34,000 acres, including 96 percent of the park. One of the goals of Tuesday's burn is to reduce fuel loads so future wildfires won't be as intense or destructive, the ...
Bastrop County has extended a burn ban that was set to expire Tuesday due to extremely dry conditions that could worsen the risk of wildfire, officials said. The order issued Tuesday prohibits all outdoor burning that is not done inside an enclosure that contains sparks and flames. It applies to all ...
A burn ban has been extended in Bastrop County until March 16. MARY HUBER/BASTROP ADVERTISER. Bastrop County has extended a burn ban that was set to expire Tuesday due to extremely dry conditions that could worsen the risk of wildfire, officials said. The order issued Tuesday prohibits all ...
A historic Bastrop County bridge could find a new home in Elgin, after commissioners worked out a plan to move the 130-year-old structure from its location ... Bastrop County Precinct 4 Commissioner Bubba Snowden, who represents constituents in Elgin, said he would use funds from his road and bridge ...
FM 812 between FM 20 and Texas 21 has been closed as authorities investigate a crash involving a train and a car. 2:20 p.m. update: FM 812 in Bastrop County has reopened after a train-vehicle collision early Wednesday. No one was injured in the crash, officials said. A truck driver told authorities he was ...
Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape on Tuesday issued a burn ban, prohibiting outdoor burning until further notice by the Commissioners Court. ... “The Bastrop County Judge does hereby find that circumstances present in the unincorporated areas of Bastrop County create a public safety hazard that would ...
In September that year, the charred remains of four men — three from Bastrop County — were found inside a torched home on Linden Road in Del Valle. Matthew Aaron Barber, 26, Jacob Derr, 25, Brian Lee Satterfield, 41, and David Scott Braswell, 53, all had gunshot wounds, and the fire in the home ...
Gary “Bubba” Snowden was booked into the Bastrop County Jail on Dec. 12 on charges of abuse of official capacity. BASTROP COUNTY. Bastrop County Commissioner Bubba Snowden will go to trial in May after pleading not guilty to charges of abuse of official capacity, court records show. Snowden was ...
The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a winter storm watch for 25 south Central Texas counties, including Bastrop County, beginning Monday night through Tuesday evening due to freezing rain and ice and potentially snow, which could accumulate on roadways making driving difficult.
... they were denied party status in the case, because they did not have competing wells in the same aquifer. The group has continued to argue the matter is a property rights issue, saying they own the groundwater beneath their land, and asked the Bastrop County court for another chance to fight the permit.
BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS - A 62-year-old Bastrop County man was shot by a stray bullet on New Years Eve, according to authorities. On Dec. 31 at around 11:40 p.m., a man in his 60s abruptly woke up to being shot twice in his hip and lower back at his residence located at 121 Columbus Street in ...
Earlier that evening, Jeansonne, 62, had heard gunshots around his rural property in Bastrop County — people firing rounds in celebration of the new year. Authorities say two stray bullets had flown through the couple's bedroom window, piercing Jeansonne just below his hip. He was rushed to Dell Seton ...
MCDADE, Texas (KXAN) — Longtime Bastrop County resident Roger Jeansonne says he knows New Year's Eve can be a dangerous night, with fireworks in the air and drunk drivers on the road. That's why he says he and his wife stayed home this year in McDade — a town on US 290, about 15 miles ...


 

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