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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

'Bernie' Benefit for Bastrop Fire Relief
Rick Linklater's Bastrop-shot comedy screens on Sunday
"...Wanna help with the victims of the Bastrop fire and get a sneak peek at Rick Linklater's..."

Sept. 13, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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

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 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

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 Pets Need Austin Homes
Animal shelters offering reduced cost adoptions during fires
"...they could take all the dogs relocated from the Bastrop Animal Shelter. To deal with this massive influx of..."

Sept. 5, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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

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

'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

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

'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
"...it 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

A 'Prince' Among Men
David Gordon Green makes himself at home in Bastrop for 'Prince Avalanche'
"...it's perhaps no surprise that his latest film, the Bastrop-set Prince Avalanche, draws from the best of both sides..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Screens Feature by Dan Solomon

Lost Pines, Found Feasts
In Bastrop, It's Back to Basics and It's Refreshing
"...trippers who find shade under the soaring evergreens at Bastrop's Lost Pines State Park will be happy to learn..."

July 31, 1998 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

Shelters Open to Receive Evacuees From Central Texas Fires
Stay informed about fires in the Greater Austin area
"...those in Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Spicewood, Steiner Ranch, and Bastrop. Forecasts of continuing wind gusts of up to 30..."

Sept. 4, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
After the Bastrop fires, Deezie Brown pursues happiness over Lamborghinis
"...Born and raised in Bastrop, rapper Deezie Brown launched a fleet of winter/summer jams..."

March 8, 2019 Music Feature by Rick Weaver

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

Day Trips
Bastrop State Park is planning a soft reopening on Dec. 1
"...Bastrop State Park is planning a soft reopening on Dec...."

Oct. 28, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Message: We Care
Council Embarks on Soul-Searching Mission in Bastrop
"...collecting and sharing these seashells during a retreat in Bastrop last weekend. Waxler facilitated the session and encouraged councilmembers..."

July 4, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

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

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

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

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

Exists
This found-footage horror film shot in Austin finds a Bigfoot chased from its home by the Bastrop fires.
"...Shot in and around Bastrop State Park and at Spiderwood Studios, Exists corrals the..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Estate Sale Roundup: September 4-7
Vintage camera and Victoriana lovers, heads up!
"...From Driftwood to Bastrop, there are authentic souvenirs this week to reward your..."

Sept. 4, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

Angels Sing
This sugarcoated Christmas tale is an Austin-born and -bred affair.
"...singing cowboy and saint (aptly named Nick). Filmed in Bastrop and in and around Austin, McCanlies’ newest work is..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Amy Smith

Prince Avalanche
Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch co-star in David Gordon Green's pleasing backcounty dramady, whose tone is heightened by its setting in burned-out Bastrop, Texas.
"...Filming in the burnt-out woodlands of Bastrop, Texas (devastated by the wildfires of 2011), proves to..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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