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Slabs, Screw, and Stories from the Country: Deezie Brown & EC Mayne Soundtrack Bastrop County
Candy Blue Like Screw reclaims Texas rap heritage
"...and culture originates in places considered provincial. As such, Bastrop isn’t simply where one moves when they can’t afford..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Bastrop Fire Volunteer Opportunities
Learn how to aid victims of last week's blaze
"...The brush fire that began in Bastrop County last week first appeared on the verge of..."

Oct. 20, 2015 News Post by Nina Hernandez

Senate Redistricting Chops Up Travis County
Austin split four ways in proposed map
"...Clearly, Austin Congressman Lloyd Doggett's fears that Travis County might get split four ways in congressional redistricting are..."

May 11, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

News Roundup: Butterflies, Buffoons, & Bastrop
Debacles over courthouses and task forces
"...really doesn't want the new courthouse Downtown; a former Bastrop Sheriff's Deputy's murder trial ends in a mistrial; there..."

Sept. 28, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Bastrop, Smithville ISD's to Resume (Not So) Regular School Days
Bastrop, Smithville schools set to reopen on Monday, September 12
"...Bastrop ISD. and Smithville ISD announced that area schools will..."

Sept. 10, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

How Green Grows My County?
'Greenprints' aim to protect our most precious natural lands
"...then twists and turns toward the southeast to the Bastrop County line. The Austin-Bastrop River Corridor Partner­ship and the..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Houston Toad Clings to Survival in Bastrop
Worldwide study lists local amphibian as candidate for extinction
"...boom about to engulf them: A recent study named Bastrop County one of 595 "centers of imminent extinction" worldwide...."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Bastrop Sheriff Targets Latino Neighborhood
Faith group calls for meeting
"...A local faith-based coalition has put pressure on Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook to meet with them face-to-face..."

July 13, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Bastrop Murder Linked to Woodside Trails History
Teenager accused of murder was boy at center of Woodside Trails controversy
"...his girlfriend's mother a couple of weeks ago in Bastrop County is the same youth whose recanted testimony led..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

One County, Four Senators?
Senate slices up Travis County
"...he warned that Repub­lic­ans were scheming to split Travis County into four congressional districts, the GOP did just that..."

May 20, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Spirit Adrift's Nathan Garrett Lands His Astral Metal Rocket in Bastrop
Ride into the light
"...his wife bought on a plot of greenbelt in Bastrop County's Cedar Creek...."

Oct. 16, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Linklater Sues for Bastrop Losses
Filmmaker's archive included scripts, props, dailies, and more
"...of his personal filmmaking archive, destroyed in the 2011 Bastrop fires...."

May 17, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lost Pines Found
How a handful of neighbors helped rebuild Bastrop County – one home at a time
"...On Sunday, Sept. 4, tragedy ignited north of Bastrop State Park, when an unfortunate concursion between a tree..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Who Killed Stacey Stites?
A re-examination of a Bastrop murder case leaves many unanswered questions.
"...In May of 1998, a Bastrop County jury convicted Bastrop resident Rodney Reed of the..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Breaking the Chain
Troubling questions persist in the Rodney Reed / Stacey Stites murder case.
"...innocence. Encouraged by the ongoing private investigation of a Bastrop County volunteer citizen sleuth, David Fisher, Reed's supporters charge..."

March 1, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Rodney Reed's Attorneys Seek Retrial
Forensic experts believe Stacey Stites died before midnight
"...Attorneys for Rodney Reed filed a brief in a Bastrop County court this afternoon that argues information concerning Stacey..."

Feb. 12, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Rodney Reed Hearing Set for October
Exculpatory evidence at issue in four-day hearing
"...Rodney Reed, the Bastrop man living for nearly two decades on death row..."

July 9, 2017 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Wednesday Rewind
NSFW: Centro-matic, White Dress, and Suzanna Choffel
"...“Bastrop and its surrounding piney woods has inspired the last..."

Sept. 7, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Rodney Reed Hearing Gets Underway
What was Jimmy Fennell doing before his fiancé's murder?
" and supporters held a brief demonstration outside the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday after the 21st District..."

Oct. 11, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

AHS Rescues 150 Dogs Living in Squalor
Shelter is asking for help for the pooches
"...over the past few days from a home in Bastrop County...."

May 25, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

'Nothing Is Done Alone' Extended Interview
The TxCC and their role in Bastrop's recovery after the fires
"...about the corps and how they fit into the Bastrop disaster scenario. I ended up also learning about how..."

Dec. 2, 2013 Chronolog Post by Kate X Messer

Billionaire Wants His Own Town, Go Figure
Musk Town headed for Bastrop isn't "paradise" Elon proposed, either
"...he wanted to create an “ecological paradise” in Travis County...."

March 9, 2023 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

'Nothing Is Done Alone'
American YouthWorks' Texas Conservation Corps helps bring Bastrop back to life
"...AmeriCorps members from around the country – arrived in Bastrop on Sept. 7, 2011, its first task was to..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature by Kate X Messer

The Film After the Fire
Richard Linklater talks about giving back to Bastrop this weekend
" into a major fundraiser for victims of the Bastrop fires. Linklater said. "That's one thing we know how..."

Sept. 14, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Rodney Reed Returns to Court of Criminal Appeals
Bastrop Judge recommends CCA deny latest appeal
"...state's highest criminal court had sent back to his Bastrop County's 21st District Court in May. The CCA had..."

Jan. 12, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Watson Says 4-Way Travis Split Unnecessary
Senator submits own map that keeps most of Austin in Dist. 14
"...Watson, who said the map’s four-way split of Travis County is unnecessary...."

May 12, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Judge Rules Against DNA Testing in Reed Case
Resets the execution date for March 5
"...was denied Tuesday evening shortly after 5pm in a Bastrop County courtroom. Visiting Judge Doug Shaver ruled against the..."

Nov. 25, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Judge: No New Trial for Rodney Reed
Bastrop County judge's recommendation comes after Reed's attorney argued new evidence warranted a trial
"...who served 30 years as a judge in Brazos County before retiring in 2014, wrote in his recommendation that..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Early Voting Results for the Primary Run-off and Special Election
José Garza takes sizable lead in D.A. race & more Travis Co. numbers
"...Margaret Moore's eventful and contentious tenure as Travis County District Attorney appears to be ending, as challenger José..."

July 14, 2020 News Post by the News Staff

High (Relative) Turnout in Early Voting as Election Day Approaches
Confusion over mail ballots lingers
"...Monday, more than 50,000 people had voted in Travis County – 6.08% of registered voters. From those early returns,..."

July 7, 2020 News Post by Michael King

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