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Wellness, Creativity, and Friendship Grows in Smithville Community Gardens

Written by: Catherine Pressler Community gardens associated with public libraries are a mostly forgotten history that dates back to the victory gardens of World War I and II. That synergy is alive and well in Bastrop County between the Smithville Public Library and the Smithville Community Gardens (SCG). Over the last decade-plus, Smithville Public Library […]

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ParentPowered Program Gains Momentum, Eyes Expansion into Elgin and Smithville

Our team of Parent Ambassadors, who work under the Family Empowerment Resource Center, attended three school events throughout March where they focused on explaining the ParentPowered texting service. Smithville Elementary’s Rafflemania, Bastrop Lost Pines Elementary’s Spring Fest, and Bastrop Bluebonnet Elementary’s Book Fair & Jamboree hosted the events. Each event was a lively atmosphere filled

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First Ever Fatherhood Summit

On Friday, March 8, the Bastrop County Fatherhood Coalition hosted its first Fatherhood Flame Summit at the Bastrop Christian Outreach Center under the leadership of the Fatherhood Program Coordinator, Martin Gonzales. The event brought the community together to celebrate, uplift, and support dads. “The event was a great success,” Martin shared. “Dads and father figures

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Parents as Teachers Program Visits Phoenix High School

The Bastrop County Early Childhood Coalition partners with Parents as Teachers and Family Connects to provide resources and support to families across the county.  Recently, Aubrey Bennett, Lead Parent Educator with Parents as Teachers (PAT), worked with student-parents enrolled in Elgin ISD’s Phoenix High School, which is a competency-based high school.  Aubrey discussed the importance

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Nourish Seasonal Recipes

Butternut Squash Quinoa SaladFarm to Kids – TCLF – Simple SalsaFarm to Kids – TCLF – Quick PicklesFarm to Kids – TCLF – Hot HoneyFarm to Kids – TCLF – Cherry Tomato SaladFarm to Kids – TCLF – Beautiful Beet DipVRDNT Farm – Spring Recipe RoundupTFM – Brown Butter Lemon Roasted Radishes & Radish GreensTFM

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Welcome Noemi Guerra!

Noemi Guerra has been selected as the new BCACH Director.  Noemi brings experience and understanding of our organization, having worked with the migrant education program she identified the needs families encounter with their migratory lifestyle and provided guidance to obtain economic stability. Noemi graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2019 with a B.S. in

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Warmth and Cheer Spread as Seniors Receive Winter Essentials in Elgin

In a heartwarming gesture of community support, seniors in Elgin were pleasantly surprised with care packages filled with essential winter items just in time for the onset of chilly weather. As temperatures dropped, Strait Gate Fellowship Baptist Church (SGFBC) partnered with Bastrop County Cares (BCC). Mrs. Alicia Elam, who is the Director of Community Leadership

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