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Youth Career Day inspired students

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Colorado River Collegiate Academy students joined Bastrop and Cedar Creek High School students this year to receive valuable career advice and personal inspiration during the annual Bastrop Youth Career Day held April 13 at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center. There were speakers from the professional community, outside displays of first-responder and military vehicles, a Bluebonnet Electric “cherry-picker” and a medevac helicopter. Inside the PAC there were numerous career-information booths and hiring stations, too.The U.S. Army had an FMTV at the event.</body></html>

Rundell Business Park open house on Thursday, April 20

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The owners of an innovative Bastrop office/warehouse park invite the public to an open house & ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 20, from 3-6 p.m.

Rundell Business Park (Photo by Terry Hagerty)

Marketing Bastrop ‘from the sky’

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a wide-angle video of Bastrop’s impressive vistas taken from 200 feet or so above the Colorado River at sunrise ought to be priceless.

Bastrop EDC and Main Street to Host Coffee Chat

Please join the Bastrop EDC and Main Street staff for some coffee and discussion on March 24!

Promoting Bastrop - Buc-ee's Kiosk Installed

In 2012, the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation entered into a development agreement with Buc-ee’s that included allowing the EDC to place a kiosk inside their Bastrop store to provide visitor information. Buc-ee’s attracts thousands of visitors each year – it is a rest stop for travelers driving through, and has such a cult following that people have been known to drive an hour out of their way to add it to their trip. The EDC wanted to make sure that all of those visitors were aware there is more to Bastrop than what they see on Hwy 71.

Public weighs in on 921 Main

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Bastrop citizens got a chance to weigh in on the future of the vacant lot at 921 Main Street during a public forum at City Hall on February 13th. The information session was hosted by Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Shawn Kirkpatrick, who presented four options being considered. The BEDC acquired the space from the City for $4 and is helping to direct discussions of ‘where to go next’ with the project. Key to that process is getting public input, Kirkpatrick said.

Public Input Session to be Held to Discuss Future of 921 Main Street

The Bastrop EDC is hosting a public input session on February 13, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, to discuss options for 921 Main Street.

The lot has been empty since a fire destroyed the building in 2003. In 2016, due to damage sustained by the neighboring buildings, the Bastrop City Council approved the EDC purchasing the lot in order to remediate the damage and determine the future use of the lot. The EDC is committed to mitigating the site issues through working with the neighbors and community and developing an actionable plan to remedy the site conditions. 

Friendly residents lauded by holiday shoppers in Bastrop

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

With Christmas on the near horizon, an informal survey of shoppers – more than a few from out-of-town – found a marked appreciation by them for Bastrop stores and the “friendly” residents they said were making their shopping experience in Bastrop even more enjoyable.

Small Business Saturday thrives with strong turnout

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Area residents and out-of-towners turned out in impressive numbers Saturday to help support local merchants during the annual Small Business Saturday. “I always shop locally – do all my Christmas shopping in downtown Bastrop,” said Alice Traufott, who held up a blouse she had purchased earlier at a Main Street store. “I have many gifts I bought around town.”

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