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Bastrop’s small businesses find community support

By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Shoppers and shop owners intermingling on a recent First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bastrop are indicative of the strong support of small businesses in this community. As May is tabbed Small Business Month, people interviewed by the BEDC spoke of the importance of maintaining the economic wellbeing of Bastrop’s small businesses. (The U.S.

SteamFest 2016

BTXN went to STEAM Fest at Bastrop High School and talked to some of the presenters about their specialties. Check it out! 


Bastrop High School Auto Tech Program

The Bastrop High School Auto Tech Program has received accreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This provides students the opportunity to attain several ASE certifications prior to graduating high school, and gives them valuable experience and resources in pursuing a career in the automotive industry. 

Joint City Council P&Z Presentation by BEDC

BEDC Executive Director Shawn Kirkpatrick made a presentation to a joint meeting of the Bastrop City Council and Planning & Zoning Board on December 1, 2015. It covered the recently released housing supply & demand analysis, multi-family feasibility report, and market affordability.

Learning about ‘Smart Growth’

By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Realtors, officials gather at Convention Center

Public briefed on Hwy. 71, Main Street construction

By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Local residents gathered in Bastrop on Sept. 28 for a presentation by TxDOT and City of Bastrop officials on current and future construction on Hwy. 71 east of the Colorado River, as well as downtown street re-construction.

Glenn Hegar Visits Bastrop on "Good for Texas Tour"

By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited Bastrop last week as one of the stops on his “Good For Texas Tour”. But before speaking to the group who gathered to hear him give a report on the financial state of Texas, Hegar himself got a tour – of the Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop – with owner and sculptor Clint Howard.

Hobby Lobby Update!

This just in! The Grand Opening of the Bastrop Hobby Looby is scheduled for September 28. Ribbon Cutting will be held at 8:45 a.m. 

Their address is 779 Hwy 71 West, in Burleson Crossing. Their phone number is 512-332-0339. 

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Hwy. 71 work, Bastrop roads subjects of Town Hall meeting

By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Updates on several area road construction projects, including Hwy. 71 overpasses, will be the subject of a Bastrop Town Hall meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the Convention & Exhibit Center at 1408 Chestnut Street. The public is invited and strongly encouraged to attend.

Lone Star Circle of Care Now Open in Bastrop

Lone Star Circle of Care is now open at 605 Old Austin Highway, offering high quality, personalized care for the entire family. They welcome both insured and uninsured and provide application assistance for those who qualify for Medicaid, CHIP and other programs. Their current services include pediatric primary care, women’s wellness, and behavioral health, with family medicine and pediatric dentistry coming soon.