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By Jason Puckett - KVUE | Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:21

AUSTIN - While Austin may be known as a tech hub, some of the surrounding areas are giving the city a run for its money.

In Bastrop this week, elementary, middle and high school students all came together with one thing in common: robots.

"Schools from middle schools all the way to high school," Bastrop Mayor Connie Schroeder said. "It's a way of giving the kids a career path from the interests they have in school to a potential career in the field."

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By Mary Huber Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 12/01/2017 - 08:41

A 140-unit affordable housing apartment complex will move in next door to the Hunters Crossing subdivision, after the Bastrop City Council on Tuesday night approved the granting of federal tax credits to support the project.

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By PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire | Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00

Acquisition Expands Global Clinical Trial Secondary Packaging and Labeling Capabilities

SECAUCUS, New Jersey and BASTROP, Texas and DARTFORD, England, Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

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By Mary Huber - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:29

Tenants will soon be able to lease space at a future building planned at 921 Main St. in downtown Bastrop, a site that has stood empty for more than a decade after the previous building burned to the ground.

The Bastrop Economic Development Corp., which purchased the lot from the city for $4 last year, says it intends to sell the property to Austin-based Stone Cobalt Partners, which will construct a mixed-use building on the site.

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By Bastrop Economic Development Corporation | Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:17
International Economic Development Council recognizes its community-leveraging workforce initiative, Bastrop Youth Career Day, among world’s best economic development programs Read More
By Shawn Kirkpatrick - Guest columnist | Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:42

The Bastrop local economy is ever-evolving, with many opportunities and challenges in the near term. As the 2017-18 budget year is set to begin on Oct. 1, I’d like to share some thoughts with the community.

Board of directors

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By Office of the Texas Governor | Wed, 09/13/2017 - 00:00

September 13, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has been awarded a $30 million National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to provide funding to create temporary jobs for eligible individuals to assist with cleanup, recovery and humanitarian efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. These grants will be administered in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local... Read More

By Mary Huber - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Wed, 08/23/2017 - 00:00

School may be back in session, but summer isn’t over yet. Hero Water Sports is encouraging people to visit its new water obstacle course, an inflatable water park, on Lake Bastrop before the August heat turns to a winter chill.

The course, which opened on Aug. 5, features two slides, a rope swing, a giant trampoline and a floating “UFO,” which bobs on the lake while you pitch your friends into the water. It’s a 40-yard swim from the dock at North Shore Park, which is situated six miles north of Bastrop.... Read More

By Mary Huber - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Mon, 07/24/2017 - 00:00

Three new restaurants are set to open soon in Bastrop, including a Denny’s, Burger King and Cici’s Pizza.

The city’s economic development corporation announced Monday that site plans had been approved for the Denny’s and Burger King, both set to open on the corner of Childers Avenue and Texas 71 in the Bastrop Station shopping center.

The restaurants are working through the city’s permitting process, the BEDC said, and there is no specific timeline when they will open.

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By Andy Sevilla - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 07/21/2017 - 00:00

The Bastrop Economic Development Corp. is offering up to $400,000 in incentives to a granite and stone material manufacturing company to move to Bastrop, build a $9 million, 50,000-square-foot facility and hire 150 employees over five years, according to an economic incentive package the corporation’s board approved Monday.

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