News for Community

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
STATE PARKS SHORT-CHANGED IN STATE BUDGET Lack of funding could lead to limited visitor hours and services AUSTIN—Advocates for Texas state parks today expressed grave concern over the lack of funding appropriated by the Texas Legislature for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). In a reversal of policy set forth in 2015, during the 84th Legislative Session, lawmakers have failed ...read more
Categories: Community, Papers/Research, Press Release, Human Interest, Political
Monday, April 24, 2017
(Bastrop) – Several Bastrop High School students will have their art featured at Tough Cookie Bakery during the Bastrop First Friday Art Walk in May. The partnership is a collaboration between art teacher Tiffany Jimenez and bakery owners Jennie and Chris McEwan. “I am so proud of our BHS art students and appreciate this opportunity to celebrate their achievement in the arts,” ...read more
Categories: Community, School District, Press Release
Monday, April 24, 2017
City of Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ) For 921 Main Street Redevelopment Responses are due to the office of the Executive Director for the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, 301 Hwy 71 West, Suite 214, Bastrop, Texas, 78602, by 5:00 p.m. (CST) on June 23, 2017. Scope of Work The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) seeks ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
BASTROP, Texas—Just in time for preservation month, the City of Bastrop Main Street Program will host an “Imagine the Possibilities Tour” in downtown to correspond with the recent, statewide launch of DowntownTX.org by the Texas Historical Commission—a software application designed to revolutionize how downtown programs connect potential investors to development ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, April 17, 2017
Bastrop High School Robotics Team Heads to World Championships (Bastrop) – The Bastrop High School robotics group, called team 4610 BearTecs, has qualified to compete for the second time in the FIRST World Championship in Houston later this week. The team will travel to the George R. Brown Convention Center to compete with nearly 400 teams from around the world. The BearTecs will compete in ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Education
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Downtown restaurateurs have teamed up again to bring the Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl in historic downtown Bastrop. The Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl is slated to take place on Friday, May 5 th , beginning at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to come downtown early and enjoy our monthly First Friday Art Walk, and visit 13 participating locations. For $25 dollars’ participants will get entry into 6 ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release, Community
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
If you want to make a difference in a child's life, then the Bastrop Kiwanis Club is for you!! We are re-organizing and we'd love to get you involved in forming a quality, active, and generous group that will make sure our community of kids are happy, healthy, and educated!! A little about Kiwanis International; we bring the world together, on community at a time. Today, we stand with ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 13, 2017
Contact: Becki Womble Bastrop Chamber of Commerce President/CEO (512) 303-0558 bwomble@bastropchamber.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bastrop Chamber of Commerce to Host Candidate Forums (Bastrop) – The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce has announced candidate forums to be held next month in preparation for the May 6 election. The Bastrop Chamber represents 730 plus members and more than 7,000 jobs in ...read more
Categories: Chamber, City Council, Community, Education, Press Release
Thursday, March 02, 2017
NEWS RELEASE Additional Information Contact: Kristi Lee, Executive Director of Communications 512.772.7106 klee@bisdtx.org Bastrop ISD names Director of Student Advancement (Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD announced Jennifer Edenfield as the new Director of Student Advancement. In her new role, Edenfield will supervise the district’s articulated student pathways, Gifted and Talented, Advanced ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, School District
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
LYNDA HUMBLE, City Manager Bastrop, Texas Lynda Humble will begin her employment with the City of Bastrop on March 13, 2017 as the new City Manager. For the last 3 1/2 years, Ms. Humble was the Founder and Principal for the consulting practice she created, which specialized in helping local governments to provide great quality of life to their citizens. She did this by helping organizations ...read more
Categories: City Council, Community, General News Article, Press Release