City moves to buy news­pa­per’s lot

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — CYNDI WRIGHT, BAS­TROP AD­VER­TISER

The city of Bas­trop will seek to pur­chase the Bas­trop Ad­ver­tiser prop­erty at 908 Water St. af­ter a unan­i­mous vote by the City Coun­cil Dec. 11.

Cit­ing a need for pub­lic park­ing in down­town Bas­trop, City Man­ager Mike Tal­bot sent a let­ter in early Novem­ber to Cox En­ter­prises Inc., the owner of the prop­erty, of­fer­ing to buy the prop­erty for $210,000.

At­lanta-based Cox En­ter­prises is also the par­ent com­pany of the Amer­i­canS­tates­man.

“We want to as­sure ev­ery­one that, should we have a sale, we will re­lo­cate our news­pa­per of­fices in the com­mu­nity,” said Ed­die Burns, chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer at the Austin Amer­i­can-States­man.

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