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Mar 20, 2020

3-20-2020 Whereas, the United States Federal Government has decalared a national emergency and the State of Texas has decalred a startewide public health disaster as a result of the COVID-19; and....  Lee County Disaster Declaration City of Giddings Local Disaster Declaration Lexington Disaster Declaration... Read More

Mar 19, 2020

Austin, TX - March 19, 2020 The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) encourages employers to enroll in Shared Work program as an alternative to layoffs. The voluntary Shared Work program was developed to help Texas employers and employees withstand a slowdown in business such as the impact of COVID-19.

For more information on the Shared Work Program or to apply for the program visit https://twc.texas.gov/businesses/shared-work

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Mar 19, 2020

Giddings, TX (March 13, 2020) –

The economic landscape all across the globe is shifting due to the influence of Covid-19 and Giddings’ is no exception.  Unable to escape the ties that bind our local community to the global economy, Giddings area leaders are working diligently behind the scenes and with community stakeholders to keep citizens safe and to help buffer local businesses for the rough seas that lie ahead.   

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Oct 13, 2019

Announcement Specific to Giddings Location:  " Stage is excited to announce it will convert the Bealls located in Giddings, TX to a Gordmans’ off-price retailer in 2020. The majority of the Stage nameplates will convert to Gordmans beginning in early 2020. A few stores may continue to operate under their current nameplate.

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Oct 6, 2019

Giddings, TX (June 10, 2019) – After more than a year of planning and renovations, Dime Box Distillery,™ a Texas-based distiller of premium spirits, has opened its doors and begun bottling operations for its Sixth Street® whiskey brand in the historic Freight Station at the Depot Complex in downtown Giddings.

The company, which began operations at the complex in April, recently began welcoming visitors to its on-site whiskey tasting room, which is now open from Thursday through Saturday.  

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Sep 20, 2019

Giddings, TX (September 17, 2019) – The newly developed Giddings RV Park, located on the west side of the city, opened earlier this month to high demand and is already operating at full capacity thanks to an active oil and gas industry and interest from vendors preparing for the upcoming. Round Top Antiques Show.   

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Aug 20, 2019

Giddings, TX (August 18, 2019) – In recent years, the Giddings Economic Development Corporation has helped turn around distressed properties from one side of the city to the other; has provided grant assistance to new healthcare facilities, new restaurants, and new retail; has recruited a variety of new businesses and has provided training grants to others. 

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Aug 20, 2019

Giddings TX (August 2019) - Giddings has been selected by the Texas Department of Agriculture to receive a grant award of up to $30,000 for the development of a strategic plan with a focus on revitalization of downtown Giddings.

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Jul 15, 2019

Giddings, TX (July 16, 2019) – In addition to taking advantage of Giddings’ easily accessible shopping and dining options, gas stations, and two fenced in dog parks, owners of Tesla electric vehicles who are traveling along Highway 290 between Austin and Houston will soon have another reason to stop in Giddings.  The company is in the process of installing EV Supercharger Stations in the CEFCO gas station parking lot located at 3025 East Austin Street about 2 miles east of the intersection of US-290 and US-77... Read More

Mar 26, 2019

Giddings, TX (March 26, 2019) – The Giddings Economic Development Corporation has approved a grant of $10,000 to Good Bull Golf Carts, LLC.  The company, which had operated as Randy’s Golf Carts in Giddings since 2012, is under new ownership and has relocated from its leased space on the west side of Giddings to a much larger property on the east side of town.

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