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Bastrop County Bar Association

The Hon. Christopher Duggan, District Attorney Bryan Goertz, Derek Van Gilder, Maurice Cook, and other cast members appearing in a performance of  "State of Texas v. Jeff Fitzpatrick" in May of 2014.

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BCBA Scholarship Fundraiser

In the past three years, the Bastrop County Bar Association has presented three plays, namely, "State of Texas v. Jeff Fitzpatrick", "An 1883 Christmas in McDade: A lynching, a gunfight and a murder trial", and "A Trial That Never Was: The Shooting of Richard Armstrong Shirley" at the Bastrop Opera House. These performances are held to assist in raising funds for the Bastrop County Bar Association Scholarship Fund. Each year the Association offers scholarships to senior high school students residing in Bastrop County. Due to the success of the Association's fundraising the scholarships have been increased from $1,000 to $2,000 (with the recipient receiving $1,000 during their first academic year and $1,000 in their second academic year).


April 28, 2017 (Dinner Performance 6:00 pm)

April 29, 2017 (Dinner Performance 6:00 pm)

 April 30th (Matinee Performance) - $15.00 per ticket


​Bastrop Opera House

"The Shootout in Cedar Creek: The State of Texas vs. Orange W. Wicks" written by David F. Bragg and Sarah Loucks. Performances by Hon. Christopher Duggan, Sheriff Maurice Cook, Dock Jackson, Bryan Goertz, Derek Van Gilder, Dareld R. Morris III, Sam Damon, along with other members of the Bastrop County Bar Association. 

Tickets will be available for purchase at the Bastrop Opera House, online, or contacting 512-237-3422.

Fundraiser Ticket Purcahses
Performance Date

2017 Fundraiser Dates

Photos by Jillian Beck. Top: Left to right: Retired Texas Ranger and attorney Maurice Cook, as the bailiff; 423rd Judicial District Judge Chris Duggan, as Judge Hans Teichmueller; and Bryan McDaniel, an attorney and vice president of the Bastrop County Bar Association, as Jeff Meeks, act during a scene of the April 30, 2016 performance. 

Middle: Bastrop County Bar Association President Caroline A. McClimon speaks about the student scholarships during intermission. 

Far Right: Bastrop County District Attorney Bryan Goertz, as 1882 District Attorney J. M. Bethany, gives his opening statement during the play.