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Severe weather likely Friday in Bastrop County

Bastrop County might have dangerous weather heading into the weekend.

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Thrift Store nominated for people’s choice award

The Elgin Lions Club Thrift Store’s partnership in downtown development has been noticed statewide. 

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Elgin shooting under Rangers investigation

A shooting Saturday night in Elgin has led to an investigation by the Texas Rangers.

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Human smuggling takedown op near Elgin

Arrests and indictments Tuesday south of Elgin were part of a regional effort to take down human traffickers.

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Pine Pond Fire size estimated at 700 acres

After a comprehensive mapping, the estimated size of the Pine Pond Fire northwest of Smithville has increased to 700 acres.

As of Friday at noon, the fire is still about 10% contained.

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Brush fire burns 320 acres northwest of Smithville

On Thursday, August 11, 2022, at approximately 2:57 PM, Bastrop County Emergency Communications received a call of a brush fire located at the 500 block of Old Antioch Rd.

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Cedar Creek teacher arrested, accused of improper relationships

A law enforcement teacher at Cedar Creek High School has been accused of improper relationships with students.

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Aqua Water entering Stage 2 Drought Response effective next Monday

Under threat of penalty for violation, Aqua will apply the following water use restrictions to all persons:

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