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“Why Bastrop?” with Samantha Bernacky, Garments to Go

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

In this episode of "Why Bastrop?," Samantha Bernacky of Garments to Go discusses why Bastrop is good for business. She and her business partner relocated the company to Bastrop from California. 

"Why Bastrop?" with Samantha Bernacky, Garments to Go from Bastrop EDC on Vimeo.

Sibling duo wows with Mexican fare at Ma’Coco

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Ma’Coco, one of Bastrop’s newest restaurants, is attracting foodophiles looking for a fresh approach to Mexican cuisine in a great Main Street setting. The brother-sister team of Javier Equihua and Judith Equihua emphasize scratch ingredients and tasty dishes combined with a savvy online presence. Ma’Coco opened its doors in September 2018 at 813 Main Street.

A treat for Mother’s Day at Cherry Blossoms Spa

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Besides giving Mom a loving hug this Mother’s Day, why not also treat her to a stress-relieving facial or a soothing deep tissue massage? Cindy Cordova and her team offer an array of body relaxing therapies at Bastrop’s Cherry Blossoms Spa. Cordova also goes the extra mile in reaching out a warmhearted hand to her clients, a philosophy she’s adhered to for the decade she’s been in business in Bastrop.

Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Presents New Republic Studios

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

In a headline, Austin Chronicle asks “Can New Republic Studios be a Game Changer for Austin?” The answer, “of course!” Learn more about New Republic Studios, located in Bastrop County, in this video.

Five Questions: Youth Career Day 2019 with the BEDC’s Jean Riemenschneider

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Representatives from local companies present at Youth Career Day 2019 provide Bastrop High School, Cedar Creek High School and Colorado River Collegiate Academy juniors and seniors with valuable career advice. We spoke with Jean Riemenschneider, project manager and education workforce coordinator for the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, which helped initiate the event in 2015.

1) When/where will Youth Career Day 2019 be held?

Meet the BearTecs

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

Meet the "BearTecs," Bastrop High School's small but mighty robotics team. In this video, learn how robotics gives students real-world engineering experience in a society where the future is now.

Five Questions: Meet Susan Smith, Visit Bastrop CEO

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Susan Smith, President/CEO of Visit Bastrop, recently sat down with the BEDC for an interview at her cozy office in the City’s historic Laake House, next to the Convention Center. Smith said Bastrop felt like “home” when she was first interviewing here for the job, a key factor in her moving to the Lone Star State from wintry New England.

1) What brought you to Bastrop? 

Making Metal Magic - Deep in the Heart Art Foundry

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
Discover one of the crown jewels of Bastrop, Texas — Deep in the Heart Art Foundry. Watch the Video!

A truffles’ surprise for Valentine’s Day

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer
In need of an exquisite confection for your special person on Valentine’s Day? Drusilla Rogers, owner of Sugar Shack at 114 Loop 150 West, has a sweet solution for you.

Shape up: New Anytime Fitness facility combines health, community involvement

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Todd DeJulius said “the friendly people and small-town feel” were his reasons for initially opening Anytime Fitness in 2007 in Bastrop. The historic community just seemed to be an ideal fit for him. Now DeJulius operates a more spacious, truly impressive facility at 122 Hasler Shores Drive. The 7,000 square-foot gym, part of an 11,500 square-foot building constructed by Wade Custom Steel Buildings, Inc. of Bastrop, opened Dec.

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