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2022 Bastrop County Year in Review

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Members of the Bastrop cheer team showcase their school pride in Bastrop   Photo by Quinn DonoghueSherman Scales (center) and sons Sherman III (left) and Leonard (right) in the cafe’s kitchen.   Photo courtesy of Scales’ CafeJeff Haney (left) and Barney Sledge (right) opened up Jamboree with live.   Photos courtesy of Amanda BreedenChildren enjoy face-painting, as well as balloon animals and games, at Pride in the Park in Bastrop’s Fisherman's Park.   Photo by Julianne HodgesTexas governor candidate Beto O’Rourke greets attendees at Friday’s town hall as he makes his way through the crowd.   Photo by Julianne HodgesBastrop County Emergency Food Pantry executive director Tresha Silva is one of the many people working tirelessly to solve the issue of food insecurity in the community.   Photo by Quinn DonoghueHannibal Lokumbe playing new music on his piano.   Courtesy photoHeadlining act, Allie Colleen, delivers a jaw-dropping performance.   Photo by Quinn Donoghue

It’s been an out-of-this-world year in Bastrop County. Fires, milestones and SpaceX connections were in the county’s atmosphere in 2022. Here’s some of what the Bastrop County Insider staff remembers from the year that was.Editor’s note: This Year in Review contains writing from Julianne Hodges, Corey Smith, Quinn Donoghue and other sources.Elon Musk shows local interestA $43 million project at 816 FM 1209 in Bastrop is the subject of an Aug. 31 state filing from an owner addressed at the SpaceX Rocket Development Facility in McGregor. The filing calls for a 521,521 square-foot shell building codenamed Project Echo.The project was filed with the Texas Department of ...

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