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Robotics competition enthralls Bastrop County students

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The future of science appears to be in good hands judging by the number of Bastrop and Smithville ISD students participating in a challenging robotics competition program. At an open house at the Bastrop Convention Center on December 11, the public got to see the innovation and commitment of students participating in robotics.

Why Workforce Housing is Critical to Bastrop

Bastrop's City Manager and Mayor discuss why workforce housing is critical to Bastrop's future.

Small Business Saturday huge hit in Bastrop

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Downtown Bastrop was alive on November 25th with Small Business Saturday, in conjunction with the second annual Wassail Fest, the official kick-off to the 2017 Lost Pines Christmas holiday season in Bastrop.

Helping support local businesses

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer
Saturday, November 25th, is a chance for shoppers to show their appreciation for Bastrop’s small businesses during the annual Small Business Saturday event

Bastrop’s retail trade area is substantial

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

A spurt in population and an increase in average household income are key components to the substantial “retail trade area” for Bastrop. Aaron Farmer, Senior Vice President with The Retail Coach, briefed the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors during an October 16 meeting. The Retail Coach is a national retail consulting, market research and development firm that has been consulting with the BEDC since 2011.

Bastrop EDC Plays Key Role in Connecting Local Graduates to In-Demand Career Opportunities

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Judy Levene - Contributing Writer

September 25-30 has been designated Careers in Texas Industries Week by the Texas Workforce Commission and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. In this spirit, the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation spotlights how its strategic partnerships help middle and high school students explore career opportunities and prepare to compete in a fast-changing 21st century economy.

Bastrop EDC completes new marketing videos

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Angela Ryan - BEDC

We are pleased to announce the completion of two new marketing videos.

Enjoy!

Local teens get a jump on college costs

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

A group of Bastrop-area teens are working diligently this summer, contributing to their families’ expenses, saving for college, and earning a little extra cash. Faith Bresnahan, who will be a senior at BHS in the fall, has been working since last November at Bastrop’s Chick-fil-A. “I’m helping out my family with paying bills.

Happenings around town!

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Jean Riemenschneider - Bastrop EDC

We have a lot going on in town right now. Here's a summary:

‘Coffee Chat’ audience stays informed about City projects

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Looking for a great place to meet fellow citizens and get updated on City projects? Then come to the quarterly “Coffee Chat,” hosted by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation and the Bastrop Main Street Program.

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