October 2019

Found 13 blog entries for October 2019.

Downtown BastropDowntown Bastrop will be full of activity Saturday night. Start your evening with an early dinner at one of Downtown Bastrop’s delicious restaurants.  

After dinner, start your night out at the Lost Pines Art Center’s monthly Art after Dark. This event will take place from 6-8 p.m. with a variety of activities for you to enjoy. The member Artist of the Month’s exhibit, “Feminine Spirit,” will be featured along with new exhibits in the Art of the Pines Gallery. There will be a reception with the artists that includes refreshments, beer and wine. There will be live music by David Cordoba from 6-7.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Bastrop Opera House will host Guy Forsyth and Jeska Bailey in a live musical performance. Their music will entertain and move you as

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buying a homeYou have been looking for the perfect Bastrop home for months and finally found it. If you are like most of us, your home will be the largest purchase you ever make so take the time to do your research and make sure you know everything you can about the home you are buying. Don’t become so obsessed with research that you don’t ever find the right house but do take the time to answer the most important questions and educate yourself before you jump in with the mortgage to prove it. Here are six things to investigate before you buy your next home.

  1.       Utility bills. Before you make an offer an a home, ask to see a copy of the utility bills and not just one month. Ask for a year’s worth. While the utility bills themselves aren’t likely to keep you
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4457 FM 535This Bastrop property includes a comfortable ranch-style home with three bedrooms, two full baths and 1,548 square feet and sits on 27.59 acres. The home is nestled in a grove of oaks and overlooks a pond in a beautiful wooded setting.

Start with a wonderful front porch with room for you and many guests to enjoy your surroundings. Inside the living room offers tile floors, a fireplace, vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. A dining area divides the living room and kitchen but the space is wonderfully open and perfect for large and small gatherings of family and friends. Tile floors continue into the kitchen with ample cabinets and updated appliances.4457 FM 535

The master bedroom is spacious with room for a sitting area or office and a private door leading

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HalloweenThe last weekend before Halloween always brings lots of fun. With cooler temperatures and shorter days, it’s the perfect time for hay rides, bonfires (with smores of course) and some fun in anticipation of Halloween. Here are two fun activities you can enjoy this weekend to get in the spirit of the season.

The Barton Hill Fall Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday with a wide variety of activities. Pick out a pumpkin, wind through the corn maze, take fall photos, jump on the jumping pillow, try human foosball or play a game of corn hole. There are also farm animals, face painting, a playground and live music. Food and drinks are available on site so you can make a full day out of your trip to the farm.

The Sugar Shack will host pumpkin

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National Fire Prevention MonthOctober is National Fire Prevention Month, which makes it the perfect time to think about your home and your family and spend a little time to ensure you are doing everything you can to be prepared in case of a fire at your home. Housefires caused an average of 2,560 deaths per year from 2012-2016 and almost 12,000 injuries per year according to the National Fire Prevention Association. While preventing fires is a great goal, it’s unlikely all fires can be prevented.  Having a plan in place that all members of your family are familiar with is the greatest thing you can do to protect your family. Homes can be rebuilt but the loss of lives can’t be undone so these steps will help keep you safe in case the unthinkable happens.

The very first thing you

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245 ChisholmThis home is just what you have been waiting for in a great location. Three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath make up this 3,514 square foot home that sits on a 1.25 acre lot adjacent a greenbelt. The main level of the home features an open floor plan, office and master suite. French doors accent the office and an arched doorway enters the formal dining room. A spacious kitchen with a large island overlooks the family room with a gas fireplace. The kitchen is nicely equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a tile backsplash. The master suite includes a private bath with dual vanities, soaking tub and standup shower.245 Chisholm

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms, one full bath and a bonus room. The backyard has been fenced for

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Downtown Bastrop EventsDowntown Bastrop will be alive with activities this weekend. Whether you are looking for a night out, a fun new art project or a day of shopping in Downtown Bastrop, there is something for you.

Start with Downtown Bastrop Market Day on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. There will be shopping, food and wine and featured artists. Downtown businesses will offer sales and samples to so there will be a lot for you to enjoy. This will be a great chance to kick start your holiday shopping.

After you are finished shopping for the day, the Lost Pines Art Center is offering private glass blowing workshops that include making your own glass pumpkin in your choice of colors. Glass blowing sessions run from 2-5 p.m. and are approximately 20

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Smart HomesIf you are planning an upcoming remodeling project for your Bastrop home, whether it is big or small, you will have many decisions to make as you begin your project. It may feel overwhelming to make all the decisions you will need to make. One thing you are likely to encounter as you begin the process is deciding if you want to incorporate smart features in your home. There are many different things to consider but before you dive in, make sure you ask about the long term maintenance that is involved with having these items in your home.

Probably the most popular smart feature to include in your home is programmable thermostats. Program your thermostats to keep the home at your desired temperature based on your schedule. No more paying for air while

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Pine ForestIf you are looking for both convenience and privacy, these lots are just what you need. With multiple adjacent lots available, you have the opportunity to own 12.5 acres in the heart of Pine Forest. The property sits between Bastrop and Smithville so you are conveniently located without the pressure of neighbors too close. Two golf courses and two state parks are located just minutes away providing nearby options for recreation as well.  Tuck your home in the middle or the property or create a compound for your family from the three separate lots.

Once you are settled, bring your horses. The property was involved in the 2011 fire but the Texas Forest Service planted Loblolly pine seedlings that are maturing nicely. A partial driveway is in place but it

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BirdsWith so much to do around Bastrop this weekend, you will be busy and entertained no matter what your interests. There are options for morning, afternoon and evening so pick one or all and have a fun weekend.

Start Saturday, October 12 in the morning with The Autumn Big Sit. Join the Bastrop County Audubon Society from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Fisherman’s Park for birdwatching. This event is free and open to all ages. Bring binoculars if you have them and something to sit on. Learn to spot birds with vision and hearing at this international event.    

In the afternoon, relax at Bands for Lands from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Community Gardens and celebrates land conservation and Texas music. The performers will be Will and the

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