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‘Getting your property in films’ - Bastrop Opera House seminar featured film experts

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Allie Nichols, Texas Film Commission (Terry Hagerty Photography)Got an eye-catching home, business, classic car or other photogenic property you would like to ‘be in the movies?’ Some Bastrop-area residents have already earned money for their property and other possessions being part of films and commercials.

Cicis owners firmly rooted in community

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The Moores, owners of Cicis Pizza in Bastrop (Terry Hagerty Photography)After 14 years’ service with the Bastrop Police Department, Detective Sarah Moore was looking for a career change that would allow her to spend more time with family.

Bastrop Volunteer Fair draws praise, large turnout at Convention Center

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Dee and John Wilson (Photo by Terry Hagerty Photography)Dee and John Wilson had come to the 2018 Bastrop Volunteer Fair to check out the myriad ways to help contribute to the area community. “I’m a retired teacher, so I have a little time on my hands,” Dee said.

BEDC Board studying FY 2018/19 budget

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

BEDC Assistant Director Angela Ryan briefed the Board of Directors on the most recent draft of the proposed Fiscal Year 2018/19 budget during their regular meeting on Monday, July 16. The budget is expected to be approved by the Board at its August 20 regular meeting in order to be adopted as part of the City of Bastrop’s budget in September.BEDC Asst. Director Angela Ryan

BEDC executive director search gets underway

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation has begun the search for a new executive director. It will take approximately four months and cost the BEDC $28,000 for Strategic Government Resources, a search firm based in Keller, Texas, to recruit and interview candidates and narrow the field with the input of a search committee. The BEDC Board of Directors would then make the final choice. The Board hired the firm during a special meeting on May 8 at Bastrop City Hall.

Business Bash speaker: ‘Be instagramable’ and ‘involved’ with community

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The first Bastrop Business Bash was well attended. (Photos by Terry Hagerty)Austin radio host and keynote speaker Kelly Stocker pumped up the enthusiasm and energy of local entrepreneurs during the Bastrop Business Bash held May 1 at the Bastrop Convention Center.

Agnes Street/Technology Drive projects advance; Kirkpatrick ‘bids farewell’

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

During their regular meeting on Monday, April 16, the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors granted an extension to its private redevelopment partner, Stone Cobalt, for the property at 921 Main Street. In other action, the board approved developing bid documents for a debt issuance of $1.2 million for the Agnes Street extension part of the Seton Family of Hospitals project. Local and regional banks will be asked to respond with proposed rates and terms.

921 Main, bond projects eyed at BEDC March meeting

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer

The Bastrop Economic Development Board of Directors approved a $4,500 engineering study for the 921 Main Street Redevelopment at their March 19 meeting. Before plans for construction of a mixed-use 9,000 square-foot two story building proceed much further, officials said drainage concerns need to be addressed in depth, especially after a parking lot was built behind the space. Moisture problems in the concrete slab and the adjoining walls of two Main Street businesses that were aggravated by rains from Hurricane Harvey continue to be a problem, officials say.

'Secret Shoppers' and sage business advice – The 2018 Launch! workshop

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

An all-day workshop and luncheon for startup and ongoing businesses – “2018 Launch!” – offered sage advice from area business and financial experts at the Bastrop Convention Center on March 20. The informative event was sponsored by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Bastrop, and First National Bank.Business planning panelists (from front to back) Cam Chavez, Bill Thompson, and Phil Loeb.</body></html>

BEDC discusses 921 Main Street, Agnes Street projects at February 26 meeting

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

At its February 26 regular meeting, the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation considered and took action on several agenda items, including the redevelopment of the lot at 921 Main Street and debt issuance for the street extension/drainage projects for Agnes Street and Technology Drive/MLK. The Board also heard updates on upcoming programs and events.

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