We just received word that there are calls being made telling people that they can vote by phone — This is absolutely NOT TRUE!
Don’t be fooled into thinking you’ve voted by pressing numbers on any automated call!
You CAN use your phone to report incidents like this to the state Democratic Party where a team of lawyers stands at the ready for swift action to keep our elections free and fair.
If you experience any problems, please call the hotline at
Other reliable voter information is available here: http://mytexasvotes.org/
Come out to 386 McDonald Ln W in Cedar Creek (formerly Mr Brown’s Family Barbeque) and have sausage wraps, chips, soda and water while meeting your local Precinct 3 Candidates!
This Saturday, October 29, from 11 am – 1 pm
Mike Renck – Candidate for Sheriff
Mark Meuth – Candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 3
Alex Peña – Candidate for Constable, Precinct 3
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.
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
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
Opinion: ‘Unfit’ Trump gets endorsements anyway
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz proved again why the American public distrusts most politicians when he did a flip-flop and endorsed Donald Trump for president last week. Once again a politician, faced with choosing between principles and political expediency, chose the latter.