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Pecan Park ground breaking for new homes

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

Members of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, city and county officials, and community leaders gathered on April 20 to celebrate the groundbreaking of River’s Bend at Pecan Park.

City officials and Bastrop EDC board members helped celebrate the ground breaking of River's Bend at Pecan Park.

Façade-grant program propels Main Street businesses

Author: 
Terry Hagerty - BEDC Contributing Writer

Anne Smarzik has ‘come home’ in two ways – so to speak – with a new business location on Main Street and a re-acquaintance with a town she visited as a youth. Smarzik and her family are renovating the two-story vintage building at 925 Main St., right next to the open-air plaza, with the help of a local company.

City’s sales tax revenues fund multiple projects

Author: 
By Terry Hagerty (Special to the BEDC)

BEDC share used for Chestnut/Main Street improvement projects.

Main Street Matters: Spotlight on Bastrop

Author: 
Nancy Wood

The Texas Main Street office asked me to recap the first eight years of the Bastrop Main Street Program (I’ll be retiring soon) and share any insights from this very successful effort. Let me start at the beginning;

Bastrop Community Health Center marks one-year anniversary

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

In an expanding role, Bastrop’s Bluebonnet Trails Community Services has added medical and dental services which are being offered to the surrounding community, including people who are “uninsured or under-insured.”

Come to Bastrop for holiday shopping

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

From a historic setting and architecture, to less crowds, there’s a myriad of reasons that shoppers should come to Bastrop for their holiday shopping, business owners agreed during a 'man on the street' interview by the BEDC just before Christmas.

Art takes off in downtown Bastrop

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

Art offerings are booming in Bastrop, especially downtown. And that situation has garnered statewide and national attention, according to several local artists who are also key community leaders.

“For a community the size of Bastrop, the increase in the last four years of art entrepreneurship has demonstrated an extraordinary growth,” said Karol Rice, a photographer as well as director for the planned Lost Pines Art Center and Commemorative Sculpture Garden on Chestnut Street.

Bastrop Fine Arts Guild Close to Reaching Project Goal

For Immediate Release, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Lost Pines Art Center and Commemorative Sculpture Garden reach significant milestone; more than $3 million in donations and pledges

Shoppers camp overnight in freezing temps for Academy opening in Bastrop

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

Academy hits home run at Friday opening

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