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Southside Market and Barbecue Opens Bastrop Location

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

Owners Bryan and Rachel Bracewell stood at the front door on Tuesday during the opening day for Bastrop’s new Southside Market and Barbecue, greeting customers eager to taste their great barbecue. And the customers couldn’t wait to taste the delicious brisket, sausage and pork steaks, not to mention great desserts which include new menu items such as banana pudding and pecan pie. Bryan and Rachel Bracewell, owners of Southside Market and Barbecue.</body></html>

Hwy. 71 Work Detailed at City Seminar

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

TxDOT, U.T. and city officials speak to packed house at Convention Center

Transportation experts updated a packed room at the Convention Center on Wednesday about planned construction for two overpasses on State Highway 71 over the next several years. Concerns about how the highway construction will likely affect downtown traffic were among several questions raised by audience members.

Art Foundry a National Leader in Field

Author: 
Jim Lewis

Perched on a hill overlooking the Bastrop Business & Industrial Park, the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry is one of only three full-service, state-of-the-art sculpture factories in the United States. The other top two are in Colorado and New York.

‘BEST’ Monthly Meetings Keep Bastrop County Officials ‘Connected’

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

Sept. 26 breakfast held at Baxters on Main

Bastrop County officials are staying ‘connected’ through a monthly gathering that has its roots in the early 1990s. The representatives, including mayors, city managers, area chambers of commerce, economic development and school district officials, are part of ‘BEST’ – Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville, Texas – which helps promote Bastrop County’s heritage in conjunction with business/community promotion.

BuyBastropTX Campaign Named a Finalist for TDA Award

Austin, Texas – September 22, 2014 – The BuyBastropTX Campaign has been named a finalist in 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. 

‘Easing the Process’ - City cooperation praised during Southside Market construction

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

The construction contractor for Elgin’s Southside Market & Barbecue first-ever Bastrop restaurant has high praise for the cooperation of Bastrop city officials.

Bastrop ISD enrollment projected to exceed 11,000 students for 2019

Author: 
Donald Williams

Bastrop ISD’s enrollment is projected to exceed 11,000 students for the 2019-2020 school year. Based on a demographic study by Templeton Demographics, continued growth is expected over the next ten years.

Bastrop ISD releases its new demographic study

JAMCo Holds Ribbon Cutting at Bastrop Industrial Park

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer)

Company officials cite ‘friendly’ community, financial incentives as strong draw

A Ribbon Cutting was held for the newest tenant of the Bastrop Industrial Park, JAMCo, Inc, for their new Texas headquarters. (Photo by Terry Hagerty Photography)

H-E-B ‘Plus Store’ to be ready by mid-November

Author: 
Terry Hagerty (Special to the BEDC)

29,000 sq. ft. being added to current store

 

 “Welcome to Mia’s Mirror” or “Right this way for Healthy Living” are words local shoppers will soon be hearing after one of Bastrop’s largest construction projects is completed.

Shoppers will also be treated to cooking demonstrations – and taste delicious samples – at “The Cooking Connection” from master chefs, and perhaps learn the difference between Rhone or Rhine wines from onsite wine experts.

Past Quarter Century in Bastrop Has Been Good for McDonald’s

Author: 
Jim Lewis

One morning in September, 1989, Dan Kinney unlocked the doors for the first time on a brand-new McDonald’s, the first establishment on the south side of State Highway 71 passing through Bastrop.

“We were out in the middle of a field and when cars came over the hill, all they could see was our bright lights,” Kinney recalled recently. “Now, there’s been so much growth, you can barely see our golden arches from that hill.”

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