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Joint City Council P&Z Presentation by BEDC

BEDC Executive Director Shawn Kirkpatrick made a presentation to a joint meeting of the Bastrop City Council and Planning & Zoning Board on December 1, 2015. It covered the recently released housing supply & demand analysis, multi-family feasibility report, and market affordability.

Learning about ‘Smart Growth’

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Realtors, officials gather at Convention Center

Public briefed on Hwy. 71, Main Street construction

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Local residents gathered in Bastrop on Sept. 28 for a presentation by TxDOT and City of Bastrop officials on current and future construction on Hwy. 71 east of the Colorado River, as well as downtown street re-construction.

Glenn Hegar Visits Bastrop on "Good for Texas Tour"

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited Bastrop last week as one of the stops on his “Good For Texas Tour”. But before speaking to the group who gathered to hear him give a report on the financial state of Texas, Hegar himself got a tour – of the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop – with owner and sculptor Clint Howard.

Hobby Lobby Update!

This just in! The Grand Opening of the Bastrop Hobby Looby is scheduled for September 28. Ribbon Cutting will be held at 8:45 a.m. 

Their address is 779 Hwy 71 West, in Burleson Crossing. Their phone number is 512-332-0339. 

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Hwy. 71 work, Bastrop roads subjects of Town Hall meeting

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Updates on several area road construction projects, including Hwy. 71 overpasses, will be the subject of a Bastrop Town Hall meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the Convention & Exhibit Center at 1408 Chestnut Street. The public is invited and strongly encouraged to attend.

Lone Star Circle of Care Now Open in Bastrop

Lone Star Circle of Care is now open at 605 Old Austin Highway, offering high quality, personalized care for the entire family. They welcome both insured and uninsured and provide application assistance for those who qualify for Medicaid, CHIP and other programs. Their current services include pediatric primary care, women’s wellness, and behavioral health, with family medicine and pediatric dentistry coming soon.

BHS students soar in Robotics program

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By Terry Hagerty (Special to the BEDC)

Cassie the Robot was built by the Robotics Team for the 2015 "Recycle Rush" Competition.Bastrop High School students were having a blast with “Cassie” during a class day last semester while learning a lot about engineering, mechanic

2015 Bastrop Career and Job Fair big success

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

On May 8 and 9, 2015, many months of planning and hard work by multiple Bastrop organizations culminated in the City’s first ever Bastrop Career and Job Fair. More than 50 employers were onsite offering job opportunities from entry level to top level positions.

2015 Bastrop Career and Job Fair

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer

A unique two-day job fair that will provide students and adults the opportunity to meet potential employers is set to be quite impressive.

The free two-day event is called the Bastrop Career & Job Fair and will be held May 8-9 at the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center. It will help both citizens and students to “explore employment options” and “obtain good jobs” and – for adults – also assist them in considering potential career changes. It will be a great opportunity to “showcase Bastrop to employers as a good location to live and work,” according to organizers.

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