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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.

Pecan Park ground breaking for new homes

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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

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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

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By Terry Hagerty (Special to the BEDC)

BEDC share used for Chestnut/Main Street improvement projects.

Main Street Matters: Spotlight on Bastrop

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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