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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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Friday, July 10, 2020
Bastrop, Texas – The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that they are ranked 5th by paid membership for the 2020 Book of List by the Austin Business Journal. This is up from #7 in 2019 and #11 in 2018.   “We are excited that our strategic planning, focus and hard work is paying off.”  said Becki Womble, Bastrop Chamber President and CEO. “Every day we strive to exceed expectations ...read more
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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Contact:Chris BryanKevin Lyons Email Us512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $744.2 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $744.2 million in local sales ...read 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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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Friday, December 27, 2019
Contact: Becki WombleBastrop Chamber of Commerce President/CEO(512) 303-0558bwomble@bastropchamber.com    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             December 27, 2019     Bastrop Chamber of Commerce Rolls Out Tiered Dues Investment Schedule  Bastrop, Texas – The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new Tiered Dues ...read more
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