In November, residents can take part in the first Local Food Fair, Bastrop County is planning the construction of a new warehouse and more local government news.

Bastrop plans first-ever Local Food Fair, action plan to support farmers

This November, farmers, chefs, educators and community members will gather for Bastrop County's first ever Local Food Fair.

Hosted by the Texas Center for Local Food and in partnership with local organizations such as Bastrop County Cares, the event will aim to engage residents with local food producers and bolster the shrinking agricultural industry in Bastrop.

Event details

According to the event page, the fair will occur at the Bastrop Convention Center on November 10.

Attendees can visit dozens of booths hosted by local food growers and restaurants while enjoying kids' activities, interactive exhibits and fall-themed photo opportunities.

Read the full story by Reporter Kameryn Griesser here.

Bastrop Gateway rezoning request denied by City Council

Following a recommendation for denial by the planning and zoning commission, Bastrop City Council voted 4-1 to deny rezoning the 31-acre property east of Buc-ee’s known as Bastrop Gateway.

The issue was tabled at the City Council meeting on May 14 and brought before council again on May 28.

Citizens voiced concerns regarding increased traffic in the area and the need to protect the property's loblolly pines at a public hearing preceding the vote.

What they’re saying

“In that location where we already have one of the worst traffic situations in this entire city, it would be so irresponsible for us to dump more problems,” council member Cynthia Meyer said.

Read the full story here.

Bastrop County plans $4.5M warehouse and office project to address limited space

Bastrop County is gearing up for the construction of a new warehouse and office space to support its operations.

The details

The county is set to begin work on the construction of a new combined services facility south of Hwy. 21 later this year.

The estimated $4.5 million project, funded with some of the county's federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars, will create new office, warehouse and shop space for about 30 county employees. The project is advancing to address the county's currently limited space.

Read the full story by Reporter Ben Thompson here.