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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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Guilty verdict announced in Smith murder trial

Attorney General Paxton is pleased to announce on June 30, 2022, after six hours of deliberations, a jury returned a capital murder guilty verdict in the case of State v.

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Election results: Gerdes, Klaus win Republican runoffs

According to unofficial results from the May 24 runoff election, Gregory Klaus won the Republican primary for Bastrop County judge over Don Loucks, while Stan Gerdes won the primary for District 17 state representative, which includes Bastrop Coun

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