Bars to reopen at half capacity 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 under state guidelines beginning October 14, according to a statement from Bastrop County released on Thursday. On October 7, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order allowing for the reopening of bars in certain counties under certain circumstances. Bars, or similar establishments that hold a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) and are not restaurants that have less than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcohol, can now offer ...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!