Early Voting Kickoff Party With Our Candidates

Please join us at an Early Voting Kickoff Party!

and Meet and Greet Your Candidates!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Colony Amenity (aka Information) Center

368 Stephen F. Austin Dr.

Bastrop, TX 78602


Chris Duggan, Candidate for District Judge,

423rd District Court

Mike Renck, Candidate for Bastrop County Sheriff

Dock Jackson, Candidate for

Commissioner Precinct One

Mark Meuth, Candidate for

Commissioner Precinct Three

August Meduna, Candidate for

Constable Precinct Two

Alex Pena, Candidate for

Constable Precinct Three

Free refreshments (soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dessert) and music


silent auction of Antique Elections Buttons and many other items

From our County Chair: The Republican War on Women comes to Bastrop County

There’s a saying commonly attributed to Tip O’Neill. I’m sure you’ve heard it. It goes like this: “All politics is local.” I couldn’t help thinking of that statement while reading an article in Thursday’s Bastrop Advertiser, recapping the Sheriff candidate forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Oct. 17.

The article briefly discusses the employment history of both candidates. It seems that Republican candidate, Maurice Cook, left his position as chief of the Texas Rangers in 1996 amid a fair amount controversy, including a lawsuit by two women for gender discrimination and sexual harassment. He was given the choice to retire, be fired, or be transferred to a different department. He chose retirement.

It seems that the Republican war on women has indeed come to Bastrop County but it’s not just Cook.
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Meeting Candidates Before Early Voting Begins

There are several opportunities to interact with our candidates:

County Commissioners Candidate Forum

Oct 20 – 6pm to 7:30pm

Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts 1401 Cedar St, Bastrop, Texas 78602

Bastrop County Precinct 3 Candidate Meet And Greet

Oct 23 – 2pm to 4pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 4045 FM 535 Rockne

Bastrop County Candidate Meet and Greet

Oct 23 – 5pm to 7pm

The Colony Amenities Center 368 Stephen F Austin Blvd, Bastrop, TX 78602

From our County Chair: We’re all human. Some have Integrity.

The Bastrop Advertiser reported on Thursday that Travis Lucas, Republican candidate for Bastrop County Constable, Precinct 2, was fired from a position with the Bastrop Police Department in 2010. Apparently, Mr. Lucas failed to file a report of a stolen purse because, well, he didn’t believe the woman that reported the theft. Come to find out, the purse was found the next day in a nearby gas station parking lot, and that led to the department’s realization that the report had not been filed. Mr. Lucas then tried to cover his tracks by submitting a report that he had written only after the absence of a report was noted, intentionally falsifying the document with a fraudulent timestamp in the process. Continue reading

Why do climate change deniers refuse to accept reality?

Climate news overshadowed by celebrities and reality TV stars

The vast majority of climate scientists worldwide believe climate change is real and already is causing melting ice, rising seas and extreme weather. Most also believe that carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas – is the primary cause.  Click for full article


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