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About John

John Cyrier is State Representative for Texas House District 17, which includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Karnes and Lee counties. He is president and CEO of Sabre Commercial, a midsize commercial construction business, which is consistently ranked in the top­ 10 of the Austin Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” and “Fast 50” list of the fastest growing companies in Central Texas. He was nominated for the journal’s Best CEO award in 2014.

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"John Cyrier is one of the most honest, hardworking, and trustworthy men that I know.We need his no-nonsense leadership."

Jerry Patterson, Former Texas Land Commissioner and Author of Texas Concealed Handgun Law

Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management

Bastrop County is under a BURN BAN starting Friday July 20, 2018. COUNTY OF BASTROP STATE OF TEXAS ORDER PROHIBITNG OUTDOOR WHEREAS, the Texas Local Government Code provides that the County Judge of a county, by order, may prohibit outdoor burning in the unincorporated area ofthe county if the County Judge makes a finding that circumstances present in the unincorporated area create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning; and if the County Judge has declared a disaster in accordance with the Texas Disaster Act of 1975, as amended, and WHEREASthe Bastrop County Judge does hereby find that circumstances present in the unincorporated areas of Bastrop County create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by certain outdoor burning; and, BE IT THEREFORE ORDERED that the following emergency regulations are hereby established for portions of the unincorporated areas of Bastop County, Texas that are not subject to public ownership or stewardship for the duration of the above mentioned declaration: (1) Actions Prohibited: Except as described hereinafter, a person violates this order if he ignites, or causes ignition of any combustible or vegetative material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning or ignition by others. (2) Enforcement: (a) Under notification of suspected outdoor burning, the fire deparfinent assigned to the location of the fire shall respond to the scene and take immediate measures to contain and to extinguish the fire. (b) If requested by a fire official, a duly-commissioned peace officer, when available, shall be sent to the scene to investigate the nature of the fire. (c) In accordance with Section 352.081 of the Local Government Code, a person who knowingly or intentionally violates this order commits a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $500. (3) If the responding peace officer finds that the person responsible for the fire is in violation of (1) above, a citation shall be issued for: Violation of Burn Ban Order. (4) This order shall not apply to the outdoor burning of vegetative material caused by welding or by other causes relating to the act of welding, if such burning is not malicious or intentional. (5) This order shall not apply to burning of vegetative material when such burning is performed in accordance with a prescribed plan which addresses the useful nature of such activity such as natural resource management and includes appropriate safety and protective measures, and is submitted and approved by the Basfrop County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The Bastop County OEM shall promulgate rules and procedures for the submission and approvals of such activities, (6) This order shall not prohibit other lawful burning as may be permissible by rules established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Be it also ORDERED that the purpose of this prohibition of outdoor burning is the mitigation of the public safety hazard posed by wildfires during the current dry weather period by curtailing the practice of outdoor burning, which purpose is to be taken into account in any enforcement action based upon this order. ORDERED THS 19th DAY OF JULY, TO TAKE EFFECT AT 12:01 A.M. FRIDAY JULY 20 2018. FILED Paul Pape, Bastrop County Judge JUL 19 2018 Ross Pietsch Bastrop County Clerk

Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management

From the NWS Austin / San Antonio Weather Forecast Office: Very Hot Temperatures Expected Today through Early Next Week...Peaking Sunday and Monday Heat Advisories Likely Over the Weekend for Much of the Area and Excessive Heat Warnings Possible Area of Concern: All of South-Central Texas Threats & Impacts: Temperatures: Air temperature by Sunday and Monday ranging from 100-104 deg across the Hill Country, 103-107 deg along the I-35 corridor (Austin/San Antonio), and 106-110 deg along the Rio Grande. Impacts: Prolonged exposure to this excessive heat could lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion or even a heat stroke. Timing and Overview: Very hot temperatures are expected today, though the weekend, and into early next week. The temperatures will gradually warm each day, peaking on Sunday and Monday. Heat Advisories are likely for much of the region, with Excessive Heat Warning possible for some areas. Regardless of warnings and advisories, all of South Central Texas will be very hot during this extended heat wave. Take extra precautions if you must work or spend time outside. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing, drink plenty of water, and take frequent breaks, preferably in an air conditioned area. When possible reschedule strenuous activities during the morning or mid evening hours. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Look before you lock! Confidence: High Safety Information: Great heat safety information and graphics for social media can be found here: www.weather.gov/wrn/summer2018-heat-sm

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