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The report covers sales in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties. Within Austin's city limits, home sales declined 4.5 percent year-over-year to 746 home sales, while median price saw a double-digit increase of 10.6 percent, rising to ...
State law allows for four council members; however, in Bastrop it would constitute a quorum of the City Council, creating a host of legal problems for the organization.

"The pay can always be better but one of the shortest-lived incentives you can give a police officer is paycheck, is giving them an increase in pay," said Cook, who has served as chief of the Texas Rangers. He added that deputies would rather have a ...
Bastrop, TX - There's a new restaurant in Central Texas, but you might not have the stomach to eat there.
Bastrop County, Texas (KXAN) - A case of West Nile neuroinvasive disease has been confirmed in Bastrop County.
Horror film Texas Chainsaw massacre's gas station reopened as a living tribute in the form of dual barbecue joint and motel.

BASTROP. The gas station used in scenes of The Texas Chainsaw massacre is back open for bloody business. But don't expect to fill up on gasoline.
A year after the Hidden Pines fire destroyed 64 homes, burned nearly 4,600 acres and decimated more than half of Buescher State Park to ashes, Bastrop County officials say work is being done to help the community recover and diminish future fire risk ...
The city plans to lease a parcel of land at Mayfest Park along Loop 150 to Bastrop County for its planned emergency shelter.
A soup kitchen in Bastrop celebrated the grand opening of its new, bigger location. After considering five different locations, the Open Door Soup Kitchen finally settled on State Highway 95, near Lake Bastrop Acres. Pastor Roland Nava knows what it's ...
After moving to Texas in 2006, Nic attended Texas State University and graduated with a degree in English. Nic was also a member of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta.
Once known in real life as Hills Prairie Grocery Store and Bilbo's Texas Landmark, the Bastrop County pit stop used in the low-budget film was purchased in 2015 by Ohio entrepreneur Roy Rose.
"If the Council met in executive session with the contractors asserting the personnel exception as the basis for the closed discussion, that would appear to be a clear (Texas Open Meetings Act) violation," Aleshire said. "If it was a headhunter company ...
Bastrop, Texas - An man was taken into custody after he barricaded himself inside a building in downtown Smithville on Wednesday morning.
Resources were mobilized from across the state, including from the Texas Railroad Commission, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Department of Public Safety, state health services and county officials. There were so many groups that people had to work ...
Donations to help cover Cody's medical expenses, and other costs for the family, can be made to the account set up at Frontier Bank of Texas (Elgin or Bastrop locations); "Cody Hopkins Benefit Account." Friends of Cody created a crowdfunding account to ...
A December 2010 Bastrop police department memo, sent as part of an internal affairs investigation, states that on Dec. 14 officer Travis Lucas, now a candidate for Bastrop County Pct. 2 Constable, and other officers were sent to a McDonald's on Texas ...

BASTROP - Fans of the original "Texas Chainsaw massacre" horror flick from 1974 gathered on Saturday for the grand opening of the "WE Slaughter" barbecue restaurant on Highway 304.
Elgin, Texas (KXAN) - The family of a 13-year-old Bastrop County boy worries his death was caused by West Nile virus that resulted in a fatal neurological disease.
Officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services are investigating a reported case of West Nile virus that a Bastrop County family says led to the death of a 13-year-old boy. According to a facebook page called "prayers for Cody," 13-year ...
The 19th annual capital Area Interagency wildfire and Incident Management Academy, fondly known as the Bastrop Academy, will take place Oct.13-26 at the Camp Swift National Guard Facility in Bastrop, Texas. This year, more than 400 students from 12 ...
Bastrop, Texas (KXAN) - Volunteers spent their Saturday morning cleaning windows, picking up trash and beautifying downtown Bastrop. Every year, Bastrop hosts thousands of visitors for events like the veteran's Day Car Show and Lost Pines Christmas ...
Bastrop County deputies were looking Friday for an inmate who they say walked away from the county jail while he was performing routine yard work, the sheriff's office said.
Bastrop, Texas (KXAN) - A manhunt for an escaped inmate in Bastrop County came to a close Friday evening when the man surrendered to police.
Bastrop County, Texas (KXAN) - Four were arrested by Bastrop school district police on Thursday in connection to recent clown threats made against schools.
One vote made Texas a part of the United States of America in 1845. One vote saved Andrew Johnson from impeachment in 1868.
The Bastrop Economic Development Corp. backed off a plan to support the school district's $75 million bond by publishing pro-education ads in advance of November's election amid concern it was an unlawful use of tax expenditures.
Four teens were arrested Thursday in connection to threats posted to social media earlier this week from a clown account warning Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Smithville schools of an imminent attack. Raymond ... "While the so-called clown threat incidents ...
Parking lot of Barton Creek Square, intersection of South MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) and South capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360).
Mosaic Art & Home will be kicking off Texas Photo Festival 2016 by hosting a beer, wine and cheese gathering Friday, Oct. 7 from 7-9 p.m.
And on Monday, a twitter user called @wisetheclown13 said he was "coming for easy targets" at Bastrop, Smithville and Cedar Creek high schools, and had a gun.
Manor police first received a call about a clown spotted near some mailboxes Monday morning. Later that morning, a high school student called saying she was waiting for a bus when the truck pulled up near Parsons Street and Bastrop Street in Manor ...
Four creepy clown sightings have been reported in Central Texas. FOX 7 spoke with one parent who spotted a clown hiding ... The second clown sighting was shortly after, at Bastrop and Parsons Street. A Manor high school student says a man with a clown ...
A person using a social media account has issued a threat of violence against Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Smithville high schools, saying he "was coming for easy targets" and has a gun.
Council Member Gary Schiff, who had just stepped down from BEDC in August, was there to ask his buddies for $100,000 or more to pay for another of his office developments on Texas 71. Cha-ching. I asked the directors if they had given Brown (another ...
By Tuesday morning, "clown" threats had been reported at schools in Austin Independent School District, Bastrop, Round Rock, Manor, Del Valle and Hays Consolidated Independent School District.
The Democrat spoke with Stone Wednesday by phone from his home in Bastrop, Texas. He said he'll play many of his hits tonight at Tishomingo's Pickin Parlor.
The Bastrop City Council on Tuesday night selected Strategic government Resources as the search firm to lead the hunt for the city's fourth city manager this year.
Bastrop's veterans of Foreign wars Rickey L. Dear Post #12104 is kicking off is annual Patriot's Pen youth essay competition open to middle school students in grades 6-8.
Hohenstein, 57, owned a home on McAllister Road in Bastrop County that burned in the 2011 Complex Fire. On the morning of Sept.
DeLaRosa suggested instead focusing on drainage east of Texas 95, urging the city to partner with the Texas Department of Transportation on drainage projects.
Head out to Bastrop and celebrate the fact that Central Texas suddenly feels like autumn. Pick out a pumpkin, get ... Drink and eat from the patio which provides the best views of Lake Travis and Texas' notoriously stunning sunsets. When you're done ...
The challenge we face in the Bastrop school district is similar to what other districts are facing all across Texas, which is that neither the Texas Supreme Court nor the Legislature has provided an adequate answer for the public school funding ...
County gives $10,000 for meal delivery to seniors - County commissioners approved a $10,000 match to the Texas Department of agriculture, which will help pay to deliver meals to home-bound seniors, of which there are 225 registered in Bastrop County.
Authorities are searching for a woman accused of engaging in organized criminal activity after Bastrop sheriff's investigators said she may be connected to a mail-theft ring that has operated in the county for months.
Economic development corporation board members were scheduled Sept. 19 to take up Schiff's request for funding for water and wastewater infrastructure for his development project at 2204 Texas 71 East on the same day the corporation was honoring him ...
Furthermore, in 2011, the Bastrop Texas SDAT report (including engineers on the project's team) stated the following about Gills Branch: "This drainage area is a capacity constrained system and the highest priority area for the city.
The Texas Center for Local Food, based in Elgin, is sponsoring the farm and Food Leadership Conference in Bastrop September 25-27.
District Judge Carson Campbell issued his final judgment in the Pine Forest real estate case Wednesday, declaring for a second time the contested development contract for the property along Texas 71 null and void. It is a case that has been weighing on ...
"(Colorado River Collegiate Academy) is seen as a model in Central Texas and across the state in the area of early college high school programming, with extremely high percentages of their youngest students being TSI or college ready each year ...






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