Central Texas school districts are monitoring weather conditions and many have decided to cancel or delay school.
The Bastrop Christian Church is in need of a little love after nearly 130 years on Church Street. The community is raising funds for emergency structural repairs and to fix its 27 stained-glass windows.
At around 1 p.m. on Dec. 28, the water tested to be free of harmful microbes.
The man was caught on doorbell cameras allegedly stealing packages from two Bastrop-area homes, says the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required Aqua Water to notify its customers to boil water prior to consumption.
A shortage of bus drivers had led some Central Texas districts to come up with some creative solutions.
Iesha Greene, a former employee of the Refuge for DMST, was accused of selling nude photographs of juvenile sex trafficking victims in exchange for drugs and alcohol.
Sames Bastrop Ford and Bastrop ISD held a pep rally of sorts Monday night, to get students fired up about the prospect of winning a brand-new SUV.
William Eugene Bird, 54, has been wanted since October 2021, when the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for probation violation.
Fire operations continue to contain the fire which has burned more than 700 acres. Those that were evacuated have been allowed to return home.
The construction projects were approved as part of a $183 million bond vote last year.
Back to school is just around the corner, and Del Valle is the first district in the area to kick off classes, on Tuesday, August 9.
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.