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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.

New Board members welcomed, vigorous marketing detailed

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors welcomed two new members, bid farewell to two departing ones, received a report on marketing and business development activities, and approved continuing with the Board’s regular meeting schedule (with exceptions) – all during their regular meeting on October 15 at City Hall chambers.

Tourism, economic directors given hearty welcome at Art Center

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Mike Kamerlander and Susan Smith (Terry Hagerty Photos)

921 Main Street development moves forward

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors officially welcomed aboard new BEDC Executive Director Mike Kamerlander during their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 17 at City Council chambers.

New BEDC Executive Director Mike Kamerlander

BEDC ‘Coffee Chat’ group hears about new homes, Seton, EDC and tourism directors

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Bastrop Realtor Jana Hellbusch (Terry Hagerty Photos)In Bastrop County, there are approximately “26,000 new homes in the pipeline,” City officials said during the BEDC’s Coffee Chat on Sept. 7. Officials said the figures include planned (or already underway) residential building within the County (8,000 homes & apartments) and the City’s ETJ (18,000 homes & apartments).

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