Bars to reopen in Bastrop County Posted in: NewsCOVID-19 After consulting with local mayors and the local health authority, County Judge Paul Pape will be authorizing bars in Bastrop County to reopen at 50% capacity, beginning October 14, under the strict guidelines published by Governor Abbott on October 7, according to a statement from Bastrop County. ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!