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Rivers Bend at Pecan Park blossoms

Terry Hagerty - Contributing Writer

Work is progressing at an impressive pace at Rivers Bend at Pecan Park, a combined residential/commercial development astride the Colorado River.

"An Evening with the SBDC"

By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Community leaders got an in-depth look at how the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Texas State University assists start-up and existing small business owners during a presentation June 16 at the Bastrop Convention Center. The event was hosted by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation and the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce.

Career Day informs students

Terry Hagerty (Contributing Writer/Photographer)

The Bastrop Youth Career Day held May 18 provided local high school students with valuable tips from professionals on pursuing careers, along with some extra encouragement to “go after your goals.” Representatives from nearly 50 businesses, governmental agencies and nonprofits set up impressive displays and information booths for Bastrop High School and Cedar Creek High School students at the half-day event at the Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts. Students had the opportunity t</body></html>

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.