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May 2019

Found 4 blog entries for May 2019.

(BASTROP) The sounds of blues, country, 60’s retro, Tejano and others will resonate at the Second Annual Bastrop Music Festival May 16-19 on Historic Downtown Main in Bastrop luring plenty of people to a variety of downtown bars and restaurants.

Featuring Bastrop’s own Peterson Brothers, who have recently opened on tour with Gary Clark, Jr. and Kenny Wayne Sheppard, and Chubby Knuckle Choir along with Reckless Kelly and about 40 other acts, the music festival will attract music enthusiasts who can satisfy their hunger with downtown eaters touting seafood, Mexican food, steaks, and Southern home-cooking. But what about those who are looking to cap off their Bastrop Music Festival experience with real Texas barbecue?

Well, don’t fret; no one has to

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Guest blog by Bill Edwards of LawnStarter

When you’re looking to add value to your home, some projects will give you a better return than others. We’ve put together six tips to help you choose the best ways to get the most value.

Replace your front and garage doors

This may seem like a boring way to spend your money, but replacing these doors will instantly update your home’s exterior. Replacing your garage door is a good investment for several reasons. First, you’ll get back more than97 percent of the cost on average when you sell. Second, an insulated garage door can help save you money on heating and cooling costs by regulating the temperature of your garage.

If you replace your wood front door with a steel one, you’ll recoup about 94

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(BASTROP) Stanberry Realtors and their Bastrop agents have been anticipating and fundraising for the Carnival for a Cure, the 21st  Annual Relay for Life event presented by Southern Bastrop County Relay for Life on Friday, May 17 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday’s event, with Stanberry Realtors and Bastrop Agents being gold sponsors, takes place in Downtown Bastrop at Erhard Stadium on Hill and Cedar Street.  Cancer survivors will be honored by taking the first lap around the track and with a reception tent while those who have lost their battle to cancer will be memorialized with the track-lined luminarias.

But this year’s Carnival for a Cure is unlike no other. Event-goers of all ages will be treated to the Carnival-like atmosphere with special treats

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A new study, Atlas-14, has been conducted in Austin by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study was finalized last fall and increased the number of structures and areas that are/will be affected by flooding. This also means that if you want to build in the newly identified flood zone areas it could be more costly. All new properties in the updated flood zones will have to be raised 2 feet and no new multi-dwelling units can be built. A large factor to the flood zone increase is the amount of impervious coverage experienced over the past 20 years plus. In 1997 impervious coverage was at 18.5% compared to 26.8% in 2015. You can imagine that this percentage has most likely increased by 2019. The water has to go somewhere and the heavy

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