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By Terry Hagerty (BastropMarketPlace.com) | Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:35

A new executive director could be on board with the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation as early as the second week of April, the BEDC Board of Directors said during their regular meeting Monday night. However, the contract has not been signed yet and is undergoing further discussion for likely revisions/additions. An initial contract offer has been made to Shawn Kirkpatrick, city attorney J.C. Brown said.

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By Bastrop Marketing Corp. | Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:30

BASTROP, Texas, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Bastrop's Art in Public Places (BAIPP) Task Force today announced selected artists for the Bastrop Downtown Sculpture Project launched last summer.

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By Austin American-Statesman | Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:03

About 100 Bastrop property owners heard an explanation of the effects a proposed change in city zoning ordinances may have on their property. Known as form-based codes, the approach would center on the “form” or look of a structure first, rather than “use,” which is currently the case. The bottom line to current property owners in the affected area is that the change would have no effect on their existing homes or their businesses.

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By Austin American-Statesman | Wed, 01/21/2015 - 17:07

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation board received updates on a number of issues at its Jan. 12 meeting from Chairman Steve Mills and acting Executive Director Mike Talbot. Housing, transportation and the Bastrop Industrial Park top the list.

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By Bastrop ISD | Tue, 01/20/2015 - 08:53

State Comptroller, Susan Combs, has awarded Cedar Creek Intermediate and Lost Pines Elementary the 2014 Texas Honors Circle award. This award, given to only 347 Texas schools, recognizes campuses that have achieved significant student academic growth while keeping spending relatively low. To achieve Texas Honors Circle designation, an elementary school must have a five-star FAST rating, which ranges from one to five stars. Each campus’ FAST rating is determined by taking the average of the district’s composite... Read More

By Mary G. Ramos (Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News) | Mon, 01/05/2015 - 09:21

Bastrop: 203 miles south of Dallas

There’s hot stuff going on in Bastrop. Much of it is at Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, where they take artists’ ideas and turn them into bronze art.

The crew at Deep in the Heart has produced everything from life-size bronze monuments honoring military heroes to a replica of Buc-ee — yep, the baseball-cap-wearing beaver mascot of the convenience store chain.

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By Wesley Gardner | Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:11

The Bastrop school district secured some bragging rights — both literally and figuratively — earlier this month after being included in the Texas School Business Magazine’s eighth annual “Bragging Rights” edition for its involvement in the We Believe in BISD campaign.

Every winter, Texas School Business publishes and distributes the special issue, which honors 12 Texas school districts and their innovative programs, to thousands of stakeholders in the Texas public education system.

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By Wesley Gardner | Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:53

Bastrop Main Street Program officials were on hand at Tuesday’s nights regular City Council meeting with a pair of oversized checks and a prize package valued at more than $15,000 for local business owner Cindy Cordova, winner of the second annual Adult Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition

Cordova, owner of Cherry Blossoms Spa in Bastrop, was named this year’s winner after outlining planned expansion of her already successful spa, which has been in operation since July 2010. She is seeking additional... Read More

By KTBC Fox 7 | Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:42

It's a sign of recovery for Bastrop County.

More than three years after the devastating wildfires, a milestone has been reached. It's a new beginning for a family that lost everything.

"They decided to build me a new house and I'll be eternally grateful," says Julie Gutierrez, new homeowner. The Gutierrez family home was destroyed along with 1,700 others in the most destructive fire in Texas history. It spread uncontrollably throughout Bastrop County on September 4, 2011. Since then, the... Read More