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Contributed by Deena Thomas          

(BASTROP) One of Bastrop’s desired subdivisions, The Colony on Hwy. 71 W has expanded along CR 969 offering a mid-priced product featuring Lennar builders.

Lennar is developing two areas in this phase—Angelina Park and Morgan Bend---located closely behind Burleson Crossing with convenient shopping and eateries.  Unlike the original Colony boasting large lots and sprawling homes, Lennar’s development creates a more neighborhood feel with small lots and homes joined by sidewalk-lined streets.

“We are fulfilling the need for an affordable, quality new home in Bastrop County with easy distance to Austin and with a country/hometown feel,” Sherry Marroquin, Lennar New Home Consultant, said.

 

In Angelina

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(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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If you've spent any time on social media in the last month, you've seen the #trashtag meme pop up all over the internet. The idea appeared in early March as encouragement for "bored teens" to get off their phones and take action by cleaning up a public space while taking before and after photos to post online. Within days, the meme resulted in thousands of posts showing eager trash collectors bagging garbage all over the world, garnering well over 300,000 likes and shares.

 

What started as a simple idea to clean up littered wilderness areas has blossomed into a movement to tackle not only natural spaces but urban centers, also. A quick search on your favorite social media platform will show just how excited folks are about making a difference. In a

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(BASTROP) As drivers travel along Hwy. 71 towards Austin from the Bastrop area, the newly constructed Lee Dildy Complex, CARTS Headquarters, sits on a 14-acre site providing a state-of-the-art facility for this community transit service, one of 37 Rural Transit Districts in the State of Texas.

This campus, dedicated to the memory of long-time board chairman Lee Dildy, houses all of CARTS regional operations including administration, call center, operation, vehicle maintenance and even a rain-water collection center that facilitates bus washing and landscape care. Straddling the Bastrop/Travis County lines, this phase-one construction, begun in 2014, has made it possible for CARTS to move to the Cedar Creek location from their East Austin

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(Bastrop) After participating in a musical composer’s workshop over the past several months lead by world-renown trumpeter and composer Hannibal Lokumbe, two students for BISD have been randomly chosen to attend the debut of his musical score Healing Tones performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra at Verizon Hall on Broad Street in Philadelphia this month. Haley Stembridge of Bastrop High School and Gwendolyn Ibarra of Cedar Creek High School are the lucky student musicians headed to the performance.

Hannibal, who resides in Bastrop and born in Smithville, was chosen for residency through Music Alive, a national three-year composer orchestra program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. For more than four decades he has been celebrating

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Ever since Bill Stanberry first opened the doors in 1982, Stanberry Realtors has been a staple of Central Texas real estate. Our commitment to excellence inspires our agents to do more not only for our clients but for our industry. We've had agents lead in just about every aspect of the business and this year's award-winning top agents are no exception. We're incredibly proud of the work they do for our communities and they deserve to be recognized for the time, energy, and enthusiasm they always have for their endeavors.

May we get a drumroll, please? Here are Stanberry's 2018 Top Producing Agents:

Listing Agents of the Year

     

           Bastrop - Randy McDonald                                                     Cedar Park - Paula

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(BASTROP) You may think you’ve walked into an episode of “Forged in Fire” when you head to Community Gardens in Bastrop for the Lost Pines Knife Show Saturday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 24.

Presented by To The Point, this family event will offer safety and educational speakers, cutting competitions, and a shopping experience featuring custom knives from about a dozen Texan knife makers and knife making supplies from well-known suppliers.

“We’re holding the Lost Pines Knife Show as a way to expose our area to the art of knife making and to the knife making community,” Grizz, owner of To The Point Blade Sharpening and Sales in Bastrop, said. “Our goal is to expose the art of knife making, to educate the general public on the importance of a

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