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By Mary Huber - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 07/21/2017 - 00:00

The Bastrop Economic Development Corp. on Monday approved spending $680,000 to build a downtown trail route that will encircle the city’s core, making Bastrop more walkable for residents and visitors.

The trail will stretch east to west along Texas 71 from Loop 150 to Perkins Street, travel north on Water and Main streets and connect back to Loop 150 to curve west toward Texas 71.

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By Jayme Lamm - CultureMap Houston | Wed, 07/05/2017 - 18:56

I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve made the drive from Houston to Austin. It’s one of those trips I make so frequently I'm always trying to beat my previous time, so I just skip right past one of the most majestic spots off State Highway 71 on the way in to the Live Music Capital of the World. But this time I decided to stop at a few hidden jewels along the way.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

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By Sarah O'Brien - Bastrop Main Street Program | Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:31
Online surveys, mystery shopper visits provide positive feedback plus actionable insights for local stores, restaurants and attractions to boost traffic and enhance their unique appeal

Bastrop, Texas, June 21, 2017 – This spring, Bastrop’s tourism business consulting firm, Cygnet Strategies, conducted an online survey asking participants what to see and do in Bastrop’s downtown, culinary and cultural arts districts.

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By Andy Sevilla | Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:04

Bastrop’s Economic Development Corp. on Thursday received the 2017 Workforce Excellence Award from the Texas Economic Development Council for its contributions to workforce development.

The award celebrated the corporation’s 2016 Bastrop Youth Career Day, now an annual program in the city that helps bridge the gap between students in high school and sustainable employment after graduation.

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By Andy Sevilla - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:13

The Bastrop Economic Development Corp. is bringing fiber network connectivity to its Business and Industrial Park to enhance the development’s technological capabilities and make the property more marketable to technology, biotech and life science companies.

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By Mary Huber - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:38

A network of sidewalks might soon encircle downtown Bastrop as part of a plan by the Bastrop Economic Development Corp. to make the city more pedestrian friendly.

The downtown trail route was proposed at the corporation’s board meeting on May 15.

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By Andy Sevilla - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Fri, 05/12/2017 - 18:29

The Colorado River Collegiate Academy, Bastrop school district’s early college high school, has been identified as an Honor Roll school by Education Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education.

“CRCA continues to provide students with a high-performing educational program and early college experience,” Bastrop schools Superintendent Steve Murray said. “We appreciate the work of those talented educators and the dedication of our students to push themselves toward academic excellence... Read More

By By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer | Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:01

Bastrop-area entrepreneurs received tips for starting up and maintaining businesses during the Small Business Workshops and Luncheon held on May 1 at the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center.

The event, part of the national celebration of Small Business Week, was hosted by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation and the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce. It featured a panel of five officers from lending and community development institutions and two experts on business start-up and maintenance.

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By Andy Sevilla - Austin Community Newspapers Staff | Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:50

Political newcomer Connie Schroeder defeated 27-year veteran Council Member Willie DeLaRosa for Bastrop’s highest elected office, becoming the first woman to hold the post, according to the unofficial results.

“I am thrilled and honored to be the next mayor of Bastrop,” Schroeder said. “But what I’m most thrilled about is to see the huge participation in the election process. I appreciate Council Member Willie DeLaRosa’s service to our community.”

Schroeder enjoyed a strong lead after the early vote... Read More

By Terry Hagerty - Contributing Writer | Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:25

Bastrop students say the Youth Career Day held April 13 at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center provided them a strong guiding light toward their potential career paths.

Students from Bastrop High School, Cedar Creek High School and the Colorado River Collegiate Academy heard from a panel of local business and public safety professionals, plus a keynote speech from the Austin tech community.

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