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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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By Brandon Mulder - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:37

Since its inception last fall, Bastrop’s new marketing and tourism arm has splashed one event after another on the city’s calendar.

From car shows to pub crawls — and now with this weekend’s first annual Bastrop Music Festival — Visit Bastrop has hit the ground running on its mission to transform the city into a tourism engine.

Last year, only months after Visit Bastrop was founded as the city’s nonprofit marketing team, events around the city became energized with more people, more local business... Read More

By Brandon Mulder - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Wed, 05/16/2018 - 08:12

During Austin Community College’s graduation ceremony last week, hundreds of students beamed with pride as their names were called to walk across stage and receive diplomas. In that mix was a cohort of students from Bastrop.

Thirty-one Bastrop students Colorado River Collegiate Academy received their associate’s degree weeks before their high school diploma. They were the academy’s first class to complete the program that integrates students’ high school curriculum with college courses.

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By Adam Hammons - CBS Austin | Fri, 05/11/2018 - 00:00

City, county and state officials celebrated the opening of the new overpass in Bastrop, but not all local drivers are happy.

TxDOT held the official ribbon cutting for the overpass Friday morning. The bridge on Hwy 71 goes over Hwy 95, taking away a stop light for highway traffic going between Houston and Austin.

“We’ve been waiting for this about a hundred years actually,” Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape said.

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By Agilent Technologies | Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:00

Construction Anticipates Future Growth in Genomics Market

May 04, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it is breaking ground on a 15,000-square-foot expansion of the company’s logistics center in Cedar Creek, Texas.

The expansion will increase Agilent’s capacity to house inventory to fulfill the growing demand for next-generation sequencing products from... Read More