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By Andy Sevilla - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:30

The Bastrop City Council on Tuesday night issued an emergency 90-day moratorium on new development as officials examine whether the city’s development codes are effective enough in preventing adverse effects on drainage. The council also approved an emergency ordinance to evaluate the potential impact of development on stormwater flow throughout the city.

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By Brandon Mulder - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:48

Seton Family of Hospitals has turned dirt on the 32-acre site near the intersection at Texas 71 and Texas 304 in Bastrop, where it’s building a future neighborhood hospital.

On July 20, Seton’s contractors began installing utility improvements, the first step toward the hospital’s construction. On Tuesday, the Bastrop City Council approved an agreement that would cause Seton to deposit $896,317 into an escrow account to ensure that those utility improvement projects will be completed.

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By Travis Mullins - Dread Central | Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:05

Do we have any Terrifier fans out in Texas? Just a note: David Howard Thornton (aka Art the Clown) and the Dread Central team will be making a stop at the second annual Cult Classic Convention this September 28th through the 30th! This Texas Chainsaw Massacre-centric event kicks off at the Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center in Bastrop, TX (just outside of Austin).

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By Sarah O’Brien | Mon, 07/02/2018 - 09:44
Contact: Sarah O’Brien 512-332-8982 (Office) July 1st, 2018

512-308-8046 (Cell) 

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By Ron Holt - FiberLight Vice President of Field Operations | Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:10

Katrina, Sandy, Irma, and Harvey. These popular names have taken on new meaning for millions of citizens across the United States, representing some of the most devastating hurricanes in recent history. As satellite images of swirling storm clouds flashed across TV screens throughout the country, those who found themselves directly in the path of these storms had only one question on their minds - are we prepared?

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By City of Bastrop Public Information Office | Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:40


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By Lauren Jette - Elgin Courier | Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:07

Tucked back off the main highways through Bastrop County, along the Colorado River is a traditional television and film studio with four sound stages and more than 200 acres of backlot.

Formerly known as Spiderwood Studios, New Republic Studios aims to be the next major filming and production site for the entertainment industry.

Currently, New Republic Studios has four purpose-built sound stages with several production facilities and 200 acres of backlot.

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By Andy Sevilla - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:14
This is second consecutive year Colorado River Collegiate Academy wins award

Colorado River Collegiate Academy, the early college high school at the Bastrop school district, received a bronze medal in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best high schools.

This is the second consecutive year the school earns that designation.

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By Brandon Mulder - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 05/25/2018 - 18:06
The roadway will connect Agnes Street and Home Depot Way

The Bastrop Economic Development Corp. will issue a $1.25 million bond to finance a roadway expansion that would parallel Texas 71.

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By Brandon Mulder - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:35

For 16 years, Richard Giro and his wife had one of the city’s prime parking spots for their food trailer business, Snowball Express.

Giro had become known for serving up New Orleans-style shaved ice snowballs from out the window of his custom-made trailer, which customers could always find alongside Bastrop’s Finest Car Wash during the spring and summer months. But last September, Giro felt that at age 74 it was time to retire from the snowball business, and his food trailer now sits idly in his yard.

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