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Developed by Bee Cave resident Jim Boushka and his business partner Steve Harren, Bunker Ranch is a new luxury master-planned community, located 25 miles west of Austin, having lots that range from ¾ acre up to two acres with 165 home sites planned. This area gives residents the rustic charm of living in the country. The area is heavily wooded with towering live oak trees along with a greenbelt and a scenic canyon landscape. 

People considering moving to the tranquil hill country area will appreciate the lifestyle, shopping, entertainment and distinction of Dripping Springs ISD. With all that the area has to offer, Bunker Ranch also maintains a low tax rate. To keep things lively, the “The Bunker” is the community center that is dedicated to

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(BASTROP) Bastrop, home of the Lost Pines and nestled amongst several golf courses, a State Park and LCRA lake, boasts a quaint Historical Downtown with a vibrant Main Street that offers a unique shopping experience, tasty restaurants, a distillery, and numerous live-music venues.

It’s these attractive features that prompted the Deluxe Corporation, a marketing company that produces the show “Small Business Revolution” to choose Bastrop as one of their top 10 of 20 qualifying cities to compete for their Season 3 program aired on YouTube and Hulu and to win a $500,000 small business makeover.



Bastrop, the only qualifying town in Texas, beat out other small towns throughout the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Officials and

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If you love antiquing like I like antiquing you probably are aware of the big shows held in Fayette County bi annually between Highway 71 and Highway 290 along FM 237..  If you love antique shopping and you don't know about the Spring and Fall shows, you are in luck, you don't have to wait for spring, you can catch the first ever Winter Show scheduled to happen at the end of this month, in just a few days!  

Here are the venues that will be open for shopping in Round Top:

The Big Red Barn  26th and 27th ( tickets available now and at the door )

Junk Gypsy 25th, 26th, 27th

The Compound 25th, 26th, 27th

McClarens 26th, 27th

Bill Moore Antiques 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th

Old Glory 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th

Townsend 25th, 26th, 27th,

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A REALTOR® can save you money, time, and hassles when purchasing a newly built home. can save you money, time, and hassles when purchasing a newly built home.

Buying a newly built home can be a great option for buyers, especially when the inventory of resale homes is tight, and choices are limited.  Central Texas builders have been working for years to create enough inventory to keep up with area demand, and this can work well for you if you are planning to buy a home. 

If you decide to consider new homes as a possibility, here are some important success tips:

First and foremost, involve a Realtor.  Onsite salespeople at builder communities work directly for one builder, and as employees, their job is to get that builder the best deal they

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2018 Key Dynamics in our Local Real Estate Market

Changes in the Tax Code:  The implications of these changes and all the ways this will affect real estate sales and purchases is not entirely clear. Our CPA and tax attorney affiliates are working toward a fuller understanding, and we at Stanberry are encouraging our clients to take steps to consult their financial and tax advisors to see how these changes might affect them individually.  The reform package caps mortgage interest deductions for primary and secondary residences at $750,000 (down from $1 million today) while capping state and local tax deductions (SALT) at $10,000 (there’s no cap at present), according to language in the new law. We will be watching this closely, educating ourselves,

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The year 2017 brought about many changes for our growing city. Just a few of the new highlights of change include the Dripping Springs Tiger Football team having the first undefeated season in 68 years. The team beat Marble Falls on December 22 and claimed a 10-0 season and an eighth ranking in the state. The last year that the Tiger team reached this high was in 1949.

The EPA withdrew their objection to the City’s discharge permit application, which is the plan to expand the wastewater treatment center. The EPA determined that the proposal successfully meets their rigorous standards. Their findings were that with the growth in the area a new facility will be needed to maintain high-quality water in Onion Creek. The discharge from this facility

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(BASTROP) Bastrop is home to a variety of artists, but tucked away in the Bastrop Industrial Park is the nationally acclaimed Deep in the Heart Art Foundry.

One of The Foundry’s best-recognized bronze pieces is the beaver that greets all travelers who stop to fill up with gas or shop at any of the Bucee’s locations.  And The Foundry will soon be pouring an additional beaver for one of the newest Bucee’s locations.


The Foundry, initially located off Alley A in Downtown Bastrop and employing 5 people in 1980, was purchased in 1999 by Clint Howard and Michael Hall of Michael Hall Studio Foundry in Driftwood. Today, employing upwards of 30 people, Clint and his wife Jamie are sole owners.

At various locations in Bastrop, the

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Just one year ago this month the City of Dripping Springs established two Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ #1 and #2) for the central part of the city.  The purpose of the plan is to promote economic development and to plan for infrastructures to support development in the area. 

This plan includes the improvement of Old Fitzhugh Road and the future planning of a Triangle tract at the east end of Mercer Street.  The west end of Mercer, which is currently owned and occupied by the City of Dripping Springs and Dripping Springs ISD, is potentially being planned to consist of a New Town Center.  The new plan is being based on the information by Stakeholder-provider program data with assessments of needs, multiple Stakeholder Visioning and Work

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(Bastrop) All things are tidy and the decorations are inviting for everyone to enjoy the Bastrop’s Lost Pines Christmas celebration especially Saturday, Dec. 9.

Doors of 4 historical homes and a church will open for the Holiday Homes Tour, voices will sing in merriment featuring the Bastrop Honor Choir, and the day ends with the “Holidays through the Eyes of a Child” lighted Christmas parade traveling down Historical Downtown Main Street.

For more than 40 years, Bastrop has showcased its past by opening the doors of its historical homes. This year is no different with the Bastrop County Historical Society’s Holiday Homes Tour. Proceeds from this tour help fund the operation of the Museum and Visitor Bureau.

The exciting tour includes the

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