Victor was born and raised in Baytown, Texas.  His attendance at the University of Texas in 1971 was interrupted for two years while served his country in the US Army.  Upon returning to Austin, he completed his college degree, receiving a BA in history and went on, at the age of 37, to complete a Doctor of Jurisprudence law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1993.  

 

Victor and his wife, Karol Rice owned and operated a legislative consulting firm, Politechs, Inc., prior to moving to Bastrop in 2002. They represented corporations and associations including Kimberly Clark, Foley's Department Stores, Payless Shoes, Texas Council of Advertisers and Magazine Publishers, the Texas Court Reporters Association and others.  They have been the publishers of the Texas Lobby Directory, a major legislative resource, since 1986.

 

Since moving to Bastrop, Victor decided to devote much of his expertise, time and energy to their neighborhood of Tahitian Village and the critical issues and challenges facing its residents.  He ran for the Bastrop County Water Control and Improvement District #2 Board in 2010 and was elected President by his fellow Board Members.  He was re-eleced to that Board in 2016 and is currently serving as Vice President.  He also served as Vice President of the Tahitian Village Property Owners Association and is a six-year citizen member of the Fireman’s Pension Board, Emergency Services District #2.

Victor Gonzalez

Drusilla Rogers, a 24-year resident of Bastrop, is a respected local business person and a highly recognized community volunteer and leader.   Her business—the Sugar Shack, a specialty candy and gift store in the downtown business district—is a Bastrop landmark and has been recognized as “Best of Bastrop” Gift Store for eight years, as the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business of the Year” in 2016 and, in 2010, the Texas Tri-County Small Business of the Year.
Drusilla has been recognized by the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce as a 2007 “Point of Light” and its 2010 “Citizen of the Year”.   In 2009, she was named to the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation’s “Legion of Honor”, a national award for outstanding public service.  The Bastrop Rotary Club presented her with its “Straight Shooter” award in 2011.  


She was a charter member of the Downtown Business Alliance and served for many years on its Steering Committee and as Vice President in 2008-09 and as President in 2010-12.    She has chaired DBA’s annual lighted Christmas every year since 2007 and co-chaired Yesterfest for three years.   She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry for four years and as its board chair in 2009-10.  She has served six years on the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors where she served as Chairman in 2011 and 2014.  She currently serves on the Bastrop Economic Development Board of Directors, appointed by the Mayor and City Council in 2016, and is a member of the Bastrop High School Theatre Booster Club.


She and her husband Cliff have two daughters, a son, five grandchildren (and another on the way).

Drusilla Rogers

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