News for Community

Friday, October 20, 2017
Vicky Boone Casting is conducting a casting search for Texas-area girls, age 12-14, to play lead and supporting roles in an upcoming feature film called BULL.  BULL has received top level support from The Sundance Institute (Screenwriter’s Lab, Directors Lab, Producers Fellowship, Catalyst Program). It is written and directed by Annie Silverstein and produced by Monique Walton. Together Annie more
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
(Bastrop) – Cedar Creek Middle School (CCMS) is hosting Sarah Cortez as part of its Libros Fiesta on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Cortez will read from her new book, Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials and discuss the joy of reading and writing with students and their families. All members of the community are invited to attend. The event is 6:00-7:30 pm at CCMS at more
Categories: Community, School District, Press Release
Monday, October 16, 2017
Bastrop, Texas, On Monday, October 16th TxDOT Contractor Hunter Industries will set the bridge beams for both the eastbound and westbound overpass structures on State Highway 71 and State Highway 95 as construction moves forward on the overpass project. “The project is progressing very well and we have hit a major milestone in our path to completion,” said William Semora, Jr. Assistant Area more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, October 16, 2017
GEORGETOWN, Texas (October 16, 2017) – The annual Sport Clips Haircuts’ “Help A Hero” campaign kicks off today, and you can help service members and veterans take the next step toward civilian careers through education when you visit a local store. Now through Veterans Day, November 11, you can “Help A Hero” when you get a haircut at one of the more than 1,700 Sport Clips locations across the U.S. more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, October 16, 2017
Bastrop, Texas, The City of Bastrop will perform a Smoke Test Survey of the wastewater collection system located from Hill to Carter and from the Mesquite Rail Road tracks October 23rd through November 11th, 2017. This survey involves the opening and inspecting of manholes and sewer lines, which can be in easements or in the street. “The City of Bastrop is utilizing these smoke tests to locate more
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Friday, September 29, 2017
(Bastrop) The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, Elgin Chamber of Commerce, and Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the establishment of a Business Recovery Team for the County. “Unfortunately, disasters are all too familiar here is Bastrop County and affect families as well as our business community.” said Bastrop Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Becki Womble. “The birth of more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Bastrop EDC Earns International Award for Human Capital Program International Economic Development Council recognizes its community-leveraging workforce initiative, Bastrop Youth Career Day, among world’s best economic development programs    Bastrop, Texas, September 26, 2017 – The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation has received a 2017 Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
SACRAMENTO– U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon announced today that the SBA has approved more than $509 million in federal disaster loans for Texas businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.  According to McMahon, the SBA has approved 446 loans for $42,110,500 for businesses and 5,566 loans for $467,661,300 for residents to help rebuild and recover from more
Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
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 more
Categories: General News Article, Community, 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, more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, 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 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 more
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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 more
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