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Thursday, July 30, 2020
At the July board meeting of the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), the Board of Directors approved a budget amendment in the amount of $320,000 for a third round of relief grants to help local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for this round of grants will be taken from the BEDC’s reserve fund. The first two rounds of grants were financed by reallocating funds in more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Here in Bastrop, TX we're already feeling the spirit of the holiday season. We're excited to announce the  First Annual Open Art Call for Visit Bastrop's official holiday ornament and post card. We are welcoming any and all artists of any level to make submissions for a chance to have your artwork displayed on the first ever, Visit Bastrop Christmas Ornament and Post Card!  Don't wait - there's more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Travel & Tourism
Thursday, July 16, 2020
WHO:Visit Bastrop, DMO  WHAT: Visit Bastrop has launched an initiative dedicated to spotlighting the unsung heroes in our lives and communities. We are inviting all of Bastrop to give a “Hometown Holler” to someone who they think has gone above and beyond during these trying times. The mask-making Mama, your favorite cashier at the local grocery store, the neighborhood kid who mows your lawn and more
Categories: Community, Travel & Tourism, Press Release
Friday, July 10, 2020
The Bastrop Association of Sheriff's Employees is seeking to start a new program that would allow B.A.S.E (Nonprofit Organization) to donate money for breast cancer research each year. Similar to No shave November, our deputies/jailers will be donating money to have the honor to wear the pink badge for the month of October. That money would then be donated in full to a breast cancer more
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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Bastrop County has unveiled a new CARES Grant opportunity for businesses inside county lines, but outside of city limits of Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville who have been impacted by COVID-19. The program will help small businesses continue business operations, retain employees, and fund adjustments needed to accommodate ongoing practice of social distancing and sanitizing requirements to deter more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Government, Press Release
Monday, July 06, 2020
21st Annual Bastrop Veteran's Carshow CancelledAfter much deliberation and careful consideration of safety concerns and requirements related to the COVID-19 Virus, the Bastrop Area Cruisers have decided not to host a Veterans Weekend car show in 2020. The ever-evolving guidelines from various government entities as related to the virus, the resulting increase in the needed level of volunteers and more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Travel & Tourism
Friday, March 20, 2020
Disaster Field Operations Center West   Release Date:  March 20, 2020Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.govRelease Number:  TX 16381-01Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs& Instagram   SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Texas Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is more
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