News for Community

Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Honor Choir, Bastrop County’s thirty-six member young people’s chorus dedicated to their role as community ambassadors for the Children’s Advocacy Center, returned June 13 th from a jam-packed visit to Boston and New York. The Choir exists to honor the lives of children who have been abused or neglected and they sing annually for their key engagement, the Child Abuse ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Bastrop ISD Board Adopts $89 Million Budget June 21, 2017 (Bastrop) – The Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees adopted an $89 million general fund budget at its June 20 regular board meeting. The new fiscal year will begin July 1. The new budget will allow the district to fund existing services for its 15 campuses and other facilities and provide high-quality instructional and support programs for ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, School District
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
(Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD announces Daniel Brown as the new Principal of Bastrop Intermediate School effective July 1. “I appreciate the opportunity to lead the BIS campus and to serve the Bastrop community in this way,” said Brown. “I know there is hard work ahead of us, but I am confident the students, staff, and our supportive community are all up to the task.” ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, School District
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
(Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD announces Krystal Gabriel as the new Principal of Cedar Creek Intermediate School effective July 1. “My experience has been at the high school level, and I’ve been privileged to see the end result and the amazing students who have come through our schools in Bastrop ISD,” said Gabriel. “I’m so excited to now be part of their education at ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, School District
Friday, June 09, 2017
Mission U-Too has announced its sixth annual Feed the Need Annual Gala will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 6:00-10:00 PM at the Bastrop Convention Center located at 1408 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX 78602. The fundraiser will be catered by the delicious Southside Market with live country music and dancing by the James Soto Band, as well as a silent auction. Mission U-Too is still ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, City Council, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Travel & Tourism, School District
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Bastrop EDC Receives 2017 Workforce Excellence Award from Texas Economic Development Council, Nation’s Largest State Economic Development Association Recognition for Bastrop Youth Career Day honors innovative, community-supported model initiative Bastrop, Texas, June 8, 2017 – The Texas Economic Development Council today presented its 2017 Workforce Excellence Award (Population up to ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Economic
Monday, May 22, 2017
We’re proud to announce that Carley Copeland, a Team Member at the Bastrop Chick-fil-A has received a scholarship through Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures initiative. Carley was one of 3,424 students around the country chosen to receive $2,500 to begin or continue their education at the educational institute of their choice. Carley plans to use the funds as she attends Avenue Five ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Chamber
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Bastrop ISD Selects Community Partner of the Year (Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD has selected We Believe in BISD as its community partner of the year. An award will be presented by the Board of Trustees on May 16, 2017 during the board meeting to Jolene Jaehne, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, and Becki Womble, President of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce. For the last ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, May 08, 2017
Bastrop ISD Partners with University of Texas for $20,000 Grant (Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD was selected as the beneficiary of a coveted $20,000 LRNG Innovators Challenge grant written by Katie McKay, Co-Director of Heart of Texas Writing Project at the University of Texas. The grant, called Choice and Voice: Agency and Audience in a Resilient Rural Texas Community, will involve 10 BISD ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, May 08, 2017
CRCA Earns Spot on 2016 Texas Honor Roll (Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD is pleased to announce that its early college high school, Colorado River Collegiate Academy (CRCA), has been identified as an Honor Roll school by Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education. The 2016 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release