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By Brandon Mulder - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:26

The city of Bastrop has filled out its open development services positions with the hiring of a planning and zoning director and a building official.

The hirings follow Bastrop City Manager Lynda Humble’s decision to bring Jerry Palady permanently on board as the city’s director of engineering and development after having served in an interim basis since March.

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By Andy Sevilla - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 09/21/2018 - 09:59

The Bastrop City Council on Sept. 11 approved an exemption to its existing development moratorium to allow the Planning Department to review building plans and possibly issue a building permit for a HomeGoods at the Burleson Crossing shopping center.

The HomeGoods, a discount home furnishing store, is proposed to go up at an empty pad site between Academy and Ulta.

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By Brandon Mulder - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Mon, 09/17/2018 - 07:56

City will begin construction and get reimbursed by state

Former Bastrop Mayor Ken Kesselus remembers the days when Texas 21 wasn’t a highly trafficked thoroughfare, and kids would bike along the roadway to swim at the Bastrop State Park pool.

It was the late 1950s and 1960s in Bastrop, before the highway department built Texas 71 on the city’s southern edge. The pool at the state park was the community’s only public pool.

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By Andy Sevilla - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:30

The Bastrop Economic Development Corp. and Visit Bastrop, a destination marketing nonprofit dedicated to promoting tourism in the city, have hired new executive directors.

The economic development group hired Mike Kamerlander to lead the organization and its mission to advance the investment, development, growth and relocation of companies to the area. Kamerlander’s first day on the job will be Sept. 17.

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By Camilo Chavez - Bastrop EDC Board Chair | Tue, 08/28/2018 - 09:32

RELEASE   AUGUST 28, 2018                 

Contact:  Camilo Chavez Board Chair cchavez25@att.net

BASTROP, TEXAS (August 28, 2018) – The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has selected Mike Kamerlander as its new executive director.

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By Patti Hixon - Buie & Co. Public Relations | Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:47

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2018           

Media Contact: Patti Hixon Buie & Co. Public Relations 512-633-1263 patti@buieco.com

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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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