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Rayna Teicheira, Economic Development Specialist
City of Navasota
200 East McAlpine Street
PO Box 910
Navasota, Texas 77868

Phone 936.825.6475 ext. 5016
Fax 936.825.4018

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Best-selling author Ryan Holiday told GQ how he wrote 16 books with a relatively low-key schedule: “You can be a very successful, creative, artistic person and keep banker’s hours—or better.”For “Routine Excellence,” GQ asks creative, successful people about the practices, habits, and routines that get them through their day.Last month,...... Read more
Casa Chapala and Community Gardens are partnering to open Chapala Fiesta in the former Heroes Bar and Restaurant space, following Heroes’ closure on June 30.“We’re super excited that the Casa Chapala family is coming here to Community Gardens and will offer a level of experience that we haven’t been able...... Read more
Austin-based Teapioca Lounge will add Bastrop to its list of locations as the fast-casual franchise works to open 50 establishments. On the menuTeapioca offers a range of Taiwanese-style drinks and snacks, including:CoffeesCraft juicesLemonadeFrappiocasBoba teasHerbal teasSmoothiesSlushiesPuddingsDessertsWhat elseAccording to a news release issued by the company, Meagan and Lorelei Mellenbruch of Mellow Tea...... Read more
After five years of operations in Central Texas, the Acutronic Group announced at the 2024 SelectUSA Investment Summit it will substantially increase its presence in the region. Headlining the expansion is Acutronic’s plan to build a nearly 14-acre state-of-the-art aerospace manufacturing facility in Bastrop, TX and establish the City of...... Read more
This November, farmers, chefs, educators and community members will gather for Bastrop County's first ever Local Food Fair.Hosted by the Texas Center for Local Food and in partnership with local organizations such as Bastrop County Cares, the event will aim to engage residents with local food producers and bolster the...... Read more
National Park and Recreation Month has been celebrated in July for nearly 40 years. The goal, as stated on the website, is “... to promote building strong, vibrant, and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.” While the City of Bastrop has always supported parks and recreation, the...... Read more
By Terry Hagerty – Contributing WriterFirst-time visitors and exhibiting artists give stellar grades to the new Found Fine Art gallery at 912 Water Street – opened in November 2023 by Jamie and Clint Howard.Austinite Steve Fry was visiting the gallery – remodeled after its previous existence as the Water Street...... Read more
The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation is excited to celebrate Economic Development Week (EDW) from May 6th - May 10th. EDW, established by the International Economic Development Council, highlights the importance of economic development in our region and across the globe.Economic development is crucial to Bastrop’s growth and prosperity. "Economic development...... Read more
On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will pass across the United States. Bastrop County has 99% coverage of the eclipse, making it one of the best places in Texas to see this rare event. Business owners and community leaders across the region are hosting events to watch...... Read more
Join us for an insightful virtual workshop marking #SBDCDay - a national celebration of the invaluable role Small Business Development Centers play in propelling small business success. This engaging 1-hour event will explore the "State of Small Business in Texas" through expert insights from:Al Salgado, Texas South-West SBDC Executive DirectorAdriana...... Read more
It’s Career and Technical Education month, and the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation is finding new ways to help locals further their careers. BEDC will host a roundtable discussion on February 26 at City Hall to discuss how to best help Bastrop County residents grow their education and advance their careers.Who...... Read more
Owning and running a small business is incredibly time-intensive. Nothing frustrates a small business owner more than a duplication or repetition of effort. For those new to business ownership and management, writing a business plan is an excellent first step to gaining the efficiency of operation that leads to long-term...... Read more
Agnes Street will be converted from its existing two-lane design to a four-lane roadway from Seton Hospital Drive to Hwy. 304. The widening project will match the design of the road’s planned extension to Seton Hospital Drive.Construction is expected to begin soon after the final design in April and projected...... Read more
Business is booming in Bastrop, and the thriving city is making history once again. The Bastrop Chamber of Commerce achieved the prestigious Accreditation with Four-Star Distinction from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the first time in the organization’s history. With this distinction, the chamber is one of 199 accredited...... Read more
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Bastrop, TX, is a community that cares for its own. There is no time this is more apparent than the holiday season. Bastrop Economic Development Corporation would like to thank all of our small businesses and nonprofits for the joy they bring to residents and their profound effect on the...... Read more
Technical Adhesives to open facility in Texas town, spurring economic growthIn the game of economic development, location often wins out. For Technical Adhesives, a Canadian-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial adhesives, Bastrop, TX, was the ideal location for its U.S. roots.“Texas is regarded as a business-friendly state, so we decided...... Read more
BASTROP, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2023 / -- Amazon and Bastrop ISD today announced that Amazon is funding computer science education and teacher professional development for 8 elementary schools in the district, impacting more than 6,195 students from underserved communities and groups currently underrepresented in tech, as part of...... Read more
With workforce development initiatives led by Bastrop ISD and Community Action Inc. of Central Texas, Bastrop offers workforce education for all ages and disciplines. By responding dynamically to community workforce needs, local education programs provide the skills workers need for job placement. In return, local businesses have a skilled and...... Read more
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct number for the full mitigation amount of $975,000.The 65-acre Pearl River development has been cleared for commercial use at Hwy. 71 and FM 969. The project will involve the construction of a rental community with over 650 units by...... Read more
Dreams as vast as the rolling Pacific Ocean pull people from across the country to the possibilities found in Hollywood. They arrive and are entranced by the captivating beauty of the faces they see along with the tantalizing chance of fame and fortune. They chase those dreams, giving everything they...... Read more
For the past few summers, Bastrop’s Film Alley has hosted the Bastrop Summer Family Film Festival. In 2023, the festival is back, running from late June to early August. While the festival offers plenty of fun for the whole family, it has deeper roots that extend throughout the whole community...... Read more
The ultimate goal of educational institutions and their governing bodies is to provide students with an optimal number of academic opportunities, but not every district or school achieves this aim. Fortunately, though, there are schools who are quite successful in this pursuit. When a strong district, such as Bastrop ISD,...... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-29
Summer is upon Texas, and the community of Bastrop is gearing up for its many splendid recreation activities. Whether residents are looking for summer recreational programs, water adventures, hiking trails, or indoor fun, Bastrop is sure to provide plenty of opportunities for fun.  Nestled right on the Colorado River,...... Read more
Published on: 2023-06-07