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By Wesley Gardner | Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:53

Bastrop Main Street Program officials were on hand at Tuesday’s nights regular City Council meeting with a pair of oversized checks and a prize package valued at more than $15,000 for local business owner Cindy Cordova, winner of the second annual Adult Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition

Cordova, owner of Cherry Blossoms Spa in Bastrop, was named this year’s winner after outlining planned expansion of her already successful spa, which has been in operation since July 2010. She is seeking additional... Read More

By KTBC Fox 7 | Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:42

It's a sign of recovery for Bastrop County.

More than three years after the devastating wildfires, a milestone has been reached. It's a new beginning for a family that lost everything.

"They decided to build me a new house and I'll be eternally grateful," says Julie Gutierrez, new homeowner. The Gutierrez family home was destroyed along with 1,700 others in the most destructive fire in Texas history. It spread uncontrollably throughout Bastrop County on September 4, 2011. Since then, the... Read More

By Wesley Gardner | Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:48

Bastrop could soon see 100 lots for residential development in a new subdivision.

The city council last week approved the preliminary plat for several sections of the upcoming Pecan Park Development located both west and east of Childers Drive behind the Wal-Mart on Texas 71.

According to Bastrop Planning and Development Director Melissa McCollum, council members could take action on a final plat as early as their Tuesday, Nov. 25 regular meeting, which would pave the way for construction to begin... Read More

By Wesley Gardner | Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:47

A lease agreement between Bastrop County, the city of Bastrop, the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation and a local property owner is projected to help alleviate some of the parking woes in downtown Bastrop.

The agreement with property owner James Kershaw will make 24 new parking spots available for local residents at 806 Water Street, which is located across the street from the County Courthouse.

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By Sarah Acosta | Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:26

Over the next few months, TreeFolks has pledged to plant 50,000 Lost Pines Loblolly pine seedlings in areas affected by the 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fires, but needs the community’s help to do so.

“Planting trees is fun and helping people heal their land, their homes, feels great,” said Carly Blankenship, TreeFolks assistant director. “Volunteering to help with reforestation efforts creates a lasting impact for the entire Bastrop community.”

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By Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer) | Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:16

A contract extension for a company providing retail data and recruitment for Bastrop, and use of land in the Bastrop Business & Industrial Park for a potential disc golf course, were among a large range of topics considered by the Board of Directors of the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation during their regular meeting on November 17.

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By Sarah Acosta | Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:40

Can’t wait to step foot into Bastrop’s first and only sporting goods store, Academy Sports + Outdoors? The wait is almost over. The new 63,000 square-foot store, located in the Burleson Crossing Shopping Center off Texas 71 in Bastrop, will open to the public on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m.

“This is something the Bastrop community has been waiting for, for a very long time,” said Bastrop’s Academy store director Jeff Conner. “Now they will be able to shop in their own city without having to drive from here... Read More

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:05

Granbury, Texas – November 7, 2014 – The BuyBastropTX Campaign has been named winner of the Best Marketing Program category of the 2014 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Awards Program. Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns. The categories are divided based on populations of over and under 50,000 inhabitants. 

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By Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer) | Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:01
BEDC meeting on Oct. 20

The Board of Directors of the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, during their regular meeting on Oct. 20, unanimously approved new job titles for two people already intimately involved with BEDC operations. Bastrop City Manager Mike Talbot was appointed Interim Executive Director of the BEDC, while he retains his full-time regular duties as city manager. And Angela Ryan, former executive assistant to Quinn, was promoted to BEDC Assistant Director. Ryan’s compensation will be... Read More

By Wesley Gardber | Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:39

About 100 local residents filed into the conference room at the Bastrop Convention Center Wednesday evening, as Texas Department of Transportation, city and University of Texas officials discussed several upcoming road projects and what they will mean for motorists traveling through Bastrop.

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