The celebration kicks off at 8 a.m. July 2 with the Run, White & Blue 5K through the streets of Bastrop, with the festival following at noon in Fisherman's Park.
The list of teachers included in the state task force includes a middle school teacher in Bastrop and an elementary school teacher in Round Rock.
The court-appointed watchdogs expressed concern after learning that a caretaker accused of exploiting children at a state-licensed facility in Bastrop had been previously fired from a state juvenile justice facility for misconduct.
Rodney Reed was sentenced to death for the 1996 killing of 19-year-old Stacey Stites. Prosecutors say Reed raped and strangled Stites as she made her way to work at a supermarket in Bastrop.
Bastrop ISD is holding a job fair to fill multiple full-time positions this Saturday.
State records show Iesha Greene was fired in 2020 from a state juvenile facility for having inappropriate relationships with children. The Refuge said it was aware of her previous work there, but it never requested her publicly available personnel records.
Most of the deaths were attributed to “preexisting medical conditions” or abuse suffered before the children entered the system, according to the DFPS report.
A federal judge blasted the Texas Rangers for its investigation into allegations of sex trafficking of foster children at a facility near Austin. The judge asked for a federal criminal investigation.
The Rangers investigated complaints about the facility and concluded that an employee accused of taking nude photos of girls in exchange for drugs did not commit sex trafficking. A federal judge questioned whether the Texas Rangers understand the definition of sex trafficking.
Donations in honor of Deputy Wilson and messages of support can be sent to The 100 Club's Critically Injured Fund online, by mail, or over the phone.
Foster girls who’d been victims of sex trafficking endured fresh abuse at a state shelter in Bastrop, according to a report from a current employee.
Looking for a puppy? Bastrop County Animal Shelter is holding a special event in Austin to help some puppies find their forever homes on March 4 and 5.
Most of the Austin metro area is under a Winter Weather Advisory as weather conditions have caused issues on roads and prompted districts to delay or cancel classes.
If you live in this area, you are part of this boil water notice. The water should be brought to a vigorous boil and then boiled for two minutes.
Local school districts, colleges and universities are closing Thursday, Feb. 3 due to winter weather coming to Texas. You can see if your student's school district in this article.
Several H-E-B stores in the Central Texas area are set to close early on Thursday, Feb. 3 due to wintry weather conditions.
The Rolling Pines Fire is now 100% contained and spanned more than 800 acres as of Monday afternoon. The cause of the fire is linked to a prescribed burn by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Rolling Pines Fire 100% contained after spanning more than 800 acres
A Winter Storm Advisory was issued for most of Central Texas, but not many areas saw heavy sleet or ice.
With the Rolling Pines fire right in their backyard, Bastrop residents look back at the two disastrous fires that ripped through the county not too long ago.