Volume 2 | June 27, 2022

City of Bastrop Community Newsletter

The City of Bastrop's newsletter helps keep residents and businesses connected to all that is going on in and throughout the City. You can connect with us and learn more about our community, cultural events, celebrations, and important news. Keep up to date with all the exciting happenings by reading this newsletter, visiting our website at cityofbastrop.org, and following us on our social media channels listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you!

Fireworks Prohibited in City Limits & County Burn Ban

Fireworks are always prohibited within the Bastrop city limits by ordinance. In addition, Judge Paul Pape and the Bastrop County Commissioners Court have enacted a burn ban that includes the banning of certain types of fireworks for personal use. This county-wide ban applies to all unincorporated areas in Bastrop County, remains in place until August 8th, and is due to elevated fire danger as a result of drought conditions.

Please use extreme caution during this period of high temperatures and dry conditions. Burning is always prohibited within the Bastrop city limits.

The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling, and use of fireworks are prohibited within the City of Bastrop as per Section 5601.1.3 of the 2018 International Fire Code adopted by city ordinance as a protection to our community during dry times of low humidity.

Fiscal Year 2022 2nd Quarter Report 


Want a status update from a particular project the City is working on? Check out the Second Quarter Report for Fiscal Year 2022. This report gives a status update on all City projects during January through March 2022.

These reports are updated and presented to council quarterly. Click the graphic to read more.

Bastrop Citizen's Police Academy

Would you like to learn more about Bastrop Police Department? Want to help prevent crime in your neighborhood? What about meet local patrol officers and become familiar with PD policies and procedures?

If so, join Bastrop Police Department for the Citizen's Police Academy every Thursday starting September 8, 2022 from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. This 10-week course will cover topics on: 

  • Patrol Procedures 
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Processing 
  • Bike Patrol 
  • Evidence 
  • Animal Control 
  • Mock Traffic Strops
  • Hands On Interactions 
  • 9-1-1/Communications 

You will learn about crime fighting programs, how your tax dollars are spent on training and equipment, how the Department works within the City, the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, and the (C.O.P.) Citizens on Patrol Program. Above all you will learn how to become an active participant in crime prevention in your neighborhood and the community.

For more information contact Officer McIntyre at (512)332-8610. 

Overheard At City Hall

Enjoy the official podcast of the city of Bastrop. All episodes can be found at the links below:

Apple Podcast




City Website

Bastrop's Newest Police Officers

In this latest episode, City Manager Paul A. Hofmann speaks with guests Jaylen West and Dylan Judd, two of Bastrop’s newest Police Officers. These officers were Bastrop Police Department-sponsored cadets in CAPCOG’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy.

Paul goes to court

Court Administrator Kim Walters talks with host Paul A. Hofmann about the ins and outs of Bastrop Municipal Court.

Recreation Program

City Manager Paul A. Hofmann visits with City of Bastrop Recreation team members Jo Everheart, Instructor and Coach, David Harwell, Instructor and Coach, and Terry Moore, Recreation Manager. Join Paul in the gym for this great overview of the classes and healthy opportunities offered by the Recreation Program!



Wednesdays & Fridays


Bastrop Public Library

1100 Church Street

Teen Thursday


4:45pm - 6:15pm

Bastrop Public Library

1100 Church Street

Coffee With Catherine

Every Wednesday


Bastrop Public Library

1100 Church Street

Chamber of Commerce History Exhibit

July - September

Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center

904 Main Street

Docent Tours

Every Monday

Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center

904 Main Street

Junior Historian Program


Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center

904 Main Street


Bastrop Patriotic Festival

July 2nd

Fisherman's Park

1200 Willow Street

The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce puts on this community-wide event annually to celebrate the 4th of July at Fisherman’s Park. An annual 5k run begins the day and is open to runners of any age. Water wonderland, kiddie train rides, retail vendors, and various family-friendly activities, such as food eating contests, are available throughout the day as well as a packed food court! The celebration is finished with live music and the largest fireworks show in Central Texas. Check out the schedule here.

Volunteers needed! Click the link below to volunteer.

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Main Event - First Friday Art Walk 

July 1st, August 5th & September 2nd

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Main Street

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City of Bastrop Recreation Birthday

July 6th

All Day Festivities

Bastrop Recreation Center

1008 Water Street


Farm Street Opry

July 7th, August 4th, & September 1st

(Every 1st Thursday)


Bastrop Convention Center

1408 Chestnut Street

$7.50 Admission

Story Time With A Cop

July 8th


Bastrop Public Library

1100 Church Street

Sky Kings Falconry

July 14th


Fisherman's Park

1200 Willow Street


Eggs Tempura Paint 

July 14th, 21st, & 28th

10:00am - Noon

Lost Pines Art Center

1204 Chestnut Street

Volunteer Fair

July 14th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

City Hall

1311 Chestnut Street

Corvette Invasion

July 15th - 17th

Bastrop Convention Center

1408 Chestnut Street


Bastrop Care Benefit Concert for Uvalde

July 17th

Lost Pines Art Center

1204 Chestnut street


July 21st & September 15th

(every third Tuesday, except August)


Bastrop Public Library

1100 Church Street

Our Bastrop

July 20th, August 17th, & September 21st

Noon - 1pm

City Hall

1311 Chestnut Street


Bastrop Homecoming & Rodeo

August 3rd - 6th

Mayfest Park

25 American Legion Drive

For more information, click here.


  • Exhibition Barrel Racing


  • 6:00pm Cornhole Tournament at Showbarn- Sign-up
  • 7:00pm Cornhole Tournament
  • 7:30pm Rodeo Slack
  • 8:00pm Live Music – Dustin Tolivar and the Treble Hooks


  • 7:30pm Rodeo 
  • 9:00pm Live Music – Wyatt Ellis Band


  • 9:00am Horseshoe & Washer Tournaments Sign-up
  • 10:00am Horseshoe & Washer Tournaments
  • 10:00am Parade Downtown
  • Reunion and Sports Recognition Directly after Parade at the Performing Arts Center
  • 1:00pm 4-H Cake Auction at the Performing Arts Center
  • 3:00pm Texas Hold’em Tournament Sign-up
  • 4:00pm Texas Hold’em Tournament 
  • 7:30pm Rodeo 
  • 9:00pm Live Music – Deezie Brown and Jeff Haney & Barney Sledge

The Odd Couple Female Version

August 5th-29th

Bastrop Opera House

711 Spring Street


Art After Dark

August 6th

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Lost Pines Art Center

1204 Chestnut Street

Movies in the Park - Encanto

September 3rd

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Fisherman's Park

1200 Willow Street

OZ! The Musical

September 9th - 25th

Bastrop Opera House

711 Spring Street


Bastrop Music Festival

September 22nd - 25th

Downtown Bastrop

Bastrop Music Festival is a four-day live music festival that includes around 40 shows at venues throughout Bastrop. Shows run simultaneously at the various venues with nighttime shows starting at approximately 6 p.m. and ending at closing time. Daytime activities are free and open to the public and include live music at the box office location and free shows specifically geared toward children. A variety of musical genres are represented in the lineup, offering something for nearly every musical taste.


For more events, go to www.visitbastrop.com/events/.
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