Bastrop County Democrats award $2,000 in scholarships Posted in: NewsLifestyle The Bastrop County Democratic Party (BCDP) has awarded the 2019 Molly Ivins Civic Scholarship to four recent graduates of Bastrop County high schools. Each student received a $500 scholarship. The winners are Amanda Branecky, Bastrop High School; Janayja Jones, Elgin High School; Isabel Jaimes, Smithville High School; and Maritza Gutierrez-Fuentes, Colorado River Collegiate Academy. Branecky was student class president and plans to attend the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Jones, a student class officer, plans to attend Sam Houston State University. Jaimes was vice president of the Smithville robotics team and plans to attend ...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!