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Monday, September 25, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in seven additional counties following the amendment to President Trump’s Sept. 4, 2017, major disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of Hurricane Harvey that occurred Aug. 23 - Sept. 15, 2017, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 21, 2017
(Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD has named Laila Olivarez Associate Superintendent of Academics. She is set to begin her duties in early October.  “I am thrilled to return to Bastrop ISD. My years as principal there are some of my most cherished professional experiences,” said Olivarez. “I look forward to being part of Bastrop’s district-wide commitment to student learning and to supporting the work of ...read more
Categories: School District, Press Release
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
SBA is Hiring Staff to Help with Disaster ResponseA variety of temporary positions are available nationwide   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is hiring temporary employees to assist with the agency’s disaster recovery efforts at several locations across the country.  Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused massive devastation, and the SBA is staffing up to respond to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
SBA Makes Changes to its Surety Bond Program---A final rule changes the Surety Bond Guarantee Program  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration has noted two important changes to its Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program that will increase contract opportunities for small contractors, supporting them to grow their business operations.  The changes will become effective on September 20, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate Release September 19, 2017 Mission U-Too to change name to Feed the Need Missions The Bastrop-based nonprofit, Mission U-Too, is officially changing its name to Feed the Need Missions onOctober 1, 2017. This new name better reflects what they do and who they serve as they continue to provideweekly hot meals to anyone in need, as well as disaster relief. Founded in 2009, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 18, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Acting Regional Administrator Dorothy Overal of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that SBA has approved $265,581,100 in federal disaster loans for Texas businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey.   According to Overal, SBA has approved 226 loans for $20,323,000 for businesses and 2,919 loans for $245,258,100 for residents to help ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
Monday, September 18, 2017
Finalists for the 2017 TDA President’s Awards Program were announced on Thursday, September 14 in Austin.  The awards program recognizes outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns and is sponsored by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA).    The Lost Pines Art Center in Downtown Bastrop was selected as the sole finalist and winner in the Best New Construction category.  The ...read more
Categories: Community, Main Street, Travel & Tourism, Fun Facts, Press Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017
(Bastrop) The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, Texas State Small Business Development Center, the Smithville Chamber of Commerce and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the Disaster Preparedness Workshop for small businesses. “Unfortunately disasters can happen anywhere, anytime. They can be devastating to entire communities, families and business owners. It is important to be ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Thursday, September 14, 2017
BASTROP, Texas – On September 23, 2017, the Bastrop County Historical Commission, the City of Bastrop, and the Bastrop Independent School District will partner to honor the students of the Mina Ward School through the dedication of a Texas Undertold Story Historical Marker and the establishment of the City’s Minerva Delgado Park. The public is invited to attend a ceremony to take place that ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest, Main Street
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Bastrop, Texas, September 12, 2017– The Rotary Club of Bastrop County announced the theme for their annual fundraiser, Men Who Cook, and it promises to be a great event. The theme - a Mad Hatter’s Ball, with the date set for November 18, 2017. The event features twenty or more chef teams who prepare and serve their best dish; each offering is delicious and unique. With so many cooks, you are bound ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Entertainment
Monday, September 11, 2017
(Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD has named Jacob Layton as the new Manager of the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts (PAC). Layton brings five years of experience in theater and technical direction to the District. Prior to BISD, Layton served as the Technical Director for McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney ISD and as Technical Director and Auditorium Manager in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. ...read more
Categories: Community, School District, Press Release
Monday, September 11, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Acting Regional Administrator Dorothy Overal of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that SBA has approved $103,866,200 in federal disaster loans for Texas businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey.   According to Overal, SBA has approved 95 loans for $8,539,700 businesses and 1,046 loans for $95,326,500 for residents to help rebuild and recover ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 07, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S Small Business Administration and the University of Houston‑Victoria Small Business Development Center today announced the opening of an SBA Business Recovery Center in Rockport on Friday, Sept. 8 to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The center will open as indicated below.   “Due to the severe property damage and economic ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
(Bastrop) – The Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees voted Aug. 15 to call for an $88.5 million bond. The proposition, if passed by voters, would involve an Interest & Sinking (I&S) rate increase of 2.15 cents. The decision to move forward on the Nov. 7 election followed recommendations from a citizen-based bond review committee that reviewed voter and parent feedback, examined facilities data and ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Education, School District
Friday, July 21, 2017
Sip, shop and swirl your way through historic downtown Bastrop at the sixth Annual Lost Pines Christmas Wine Swirl on Saturday, December 16th, from 6 to 9 p.m. “We hope this year’s event is going to be the biggest and best yet,” said Main Street Program Director Sarah O’Brien. “we have ramped up our efforts to include more community input, and to make this a curated wine and food event.” Swirl ...read more
Categories: Community, Entertainment, Main Street, Press Release, Travel & Tourism