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Bastrop County officials react to Abbott lifting mask mandate, COVID-related restrictions

Bastrop County’s health authority said she was concerned the COVID-19 pandemic may worsen locally, but county and business leaders say they’re cautiously optimistic. → Read More

Bastrop County’s early vote tops 2016 total vote turnout

Bastrop County voters have turned out in record numbers to cast an early ballot in the general election and on Thursday surpassed the total votes cast in → Read More

Bastrop County man sentenced to 30 years for murder after killing, burying woman in woods

A Bastrop County man on Monday pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a woman with a knife and burying → Read More

Bastrop County school districts report coronavirus cases among students, staff

The Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville school districts have all reported positive cases of COVID-19 among their students and/or staff but the spread has not → Read More

27-acre fire at Bastrop State Park 75% contained

A wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon torched 27 acres in Bastrop State Park and was 75% contained as of Monday night, emergency management officials → Read More

Firefighters battling 10-15 acre blaze at Bastrop State Park

Bastrop County and Texas A&M Forest Service firefighters are battling a 10-15 acre brush fire in Bastrop State Park.The Bastrop County Emergency Services → Read More

Bastrop County opens second coronavirus testing site

Bastrop County announced it is expanding its coronavirus testing sites as the county’s COVID-19 cases top 1,300.A new site at Elgin Ascension Seton → Read More

Bastrop County coronavirus cases top 1,000

Bastrop County on Monday reported 141 new cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing its total to 1,029 known cases. → Read More

Smithville approves ordinance requiring face coverings amid coronavirus hikes

The Smithville City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a face covering mandate for all persons and businesses in the city effective 11:59 a.m. → Read More

Coronavirus cases in Bastrop County top 400

Bastrop County on Friday reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing its total to 410.The new cases → Read More

Bastrop County reports 6 new coronavirus cases, 277 total

Bastrop County on Thursday reported six new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing its total to 277.The new cases represent a → Read More

Bastrop County reports 7 new coronavirus cases, 251 total

Bastrop County on Monday reported seven new cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing its total to 251.The new cases → Read More

Bastrop County reports 7 new coronavirus cases, 234 total

Bastrop County on Thursday reported seven cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing its total to 234.The new cases → Read More

Bastrop County reports 9 new coronavirus cases, 196 total

Bastrop County on Thursday reported nine new cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness associated with the coronavirus, bringing its total to 196.One of → Read More

Bastrop County coronavirus cases climb 31% in a week

Bastrop County’s local health authority said it’s not yet known if the coronavirus has peaked in the rural county of about 85,000 residents as the number of positive cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, continues climbing.From May 17 through 24, the county’s coronavirus cases grew by 31%, from 132 to 173, according to county data."We have had a couple of events in the… → Read More

Bastrop County reports 182 total coronavirus cases as of Tuesday

Bastrop County on Tuesday reported having 182 total cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.Two local deaths reported in April — a 58-year-old man from Elgin and a 56-year-old man from an unincorporated area of the county — have been linked to COVID-19. Sixty-six people have recovered from the virus, according to county data.The county has the capacity to administer up to 25… → Read More

Bastrop County reports 5 new coronavirus cases, 125 total

Bastrop County on Thursday reported five new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing its total to 125.The new cases represent a → Read More

Smithville Junior High cafeteria worker tests positive for coronavirus, district says

A Smithville Junior High School cafeteria worker who last week handed out packed meals at two student food distribution sites has tested positive for the → Read More

Bastrop County coronavirus cases reach 100

Bastrop County on Wednesday reported two new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing its total to 100.Both cases involve people → Read More

Bastrop County reports 9 new coronavirus cases, 98 total

Bastrop County on Tuesday reported nine new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, bringing its total to 98.The new cases represent a → Read More