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The Bastrop Aesthetic

Instead of pigeon-holing Bastrop as a place to stop for a piece of pie and a poke around the shops,…

Happy Independence Day!

On March 2, 1836, 59 delegates gathered at Washington-on-the-Brazos to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence, setting in motion a…

Texas Top 40 No. 38, Bastrop

The same natural beauty and fertility that first attracted Native Americans and some of Texas’ earliest settlers to the pine…

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel…

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Bastrop

Bastrop has always been one of my favorite day trips, and it’s one of the few places in Central Texas…

Lost Pines and Lakes Escapes: Bastrop and Buescher state parks

Somewhere on the first mile of our hike through Bastrop State Park, I quit gawking at the canopy of foliage…
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