February 4, 2020 - UIL DISTRICTS ANNOUNCED. The new district 13-5A Division II will include the following schools for the next two years: Bastrop, Brenham, Cedar Creek, Connally, East View, Elgin, Glenn, and Rouse.
February 2, 2020 - Bastrop has been named a designated "bird city" along with three other Texas cities: Dallas. Houston, and Port Aransas. Bastrop is in the largest migratory bird route to South America and has a hospitable urban environment for migrating birds.
July 18, 2019 - We have several Bastrop High School Class Reunions posted on our Class Reunions page. Post your class reunion and make sure to attend!
June 30, 2019 - The Bastrop City Planner recently reported at the City Council meeting several new businesses that will be opening soon. HomeGoods will open a 21,500 square-foot store in Bastrop on July 21, 2019. Seton Hospital is planning to open a $30 million, 40,000 square-foot medical center on Texas 71 W in October 2019 that will include an emergency room, imaging services, and a helipad. Also on Texas 71 W, 365 Mini Storage is expected to open a 100,000 square-foot, two-story facility in December 2019. In addition, Stem and Stone restaurant will open soon at 1007 Chestnut Street and the Lost Pines Professional Building at 711 Old Austin Highway is expected to open in September.
Update: The latest population estimate for the city of Bastrop in 2018 is 9,420, compared to 7,218 in the 2010 Census and 5,340 in the 2000 Census. Bastrop County's population is estimated in 2018 to be 86,976 while it was 74,362 in 2010, 57,733 in 2000, and 38,263 in 1990.
Bastrop was incorporated under the laws of Texas on December 18, 1837. Learn more.