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Bastrop TXThe Bastrop area has a lot going on this weekend. From fundraisers to a Home and Garden Show, there is more than enough to fill up your weekend with lots of fun. Here are some options for fun this weekend.

Fools, a comedy by Neil Simon opens at the Bastrop Opera House on Friday, March 6 with shows on various dates through March 22. This show will keep you laughing throughout the performance.

For the first time, the Texas State Knife & Tomahawk Championship will take place in Bastrop. This event will take place on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the American Legion. There will be contests for different age groups with pre-1840’s dress suggested for participants.

Attend the first annual Capital of Texas Zoo’s Boots & Bling Gala Ball on

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Tax ReturnsIt’s tax season and hopefully your CPA gives you the words everyone wants to hear….”you are getting money back.” In 2019, 73.2% of tax filers received a refund. If you are one of the lucky ones, there is always the question of what to do with your tax return. Before you book a cruise, consider these options that will last a lot longer than a week in paradise.

1. If you don’t own a home, a tax refund may be just what you need for a down payment on a new home.

2. Solar panels offer great benefits They can save you money on your monthly utility bills while adding value to your home and possibly making it more likely for you to get a future tax return if you qualify for tax credits.

3. Is it time to replace your HVAC or water heater? Making this

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125 Mauna Loa LaneThis is a great home in a great location with everything you need for comfort and enjoyment. Start with three bedrooms, two full baths and 1,584 square feet of living space in the home. The home sits on a 0.26 acre lot in Tahitian Village and is closing to charming Historic Bastrop.125 Mauna Loa Lane

Enter the home to the spacious family room with a fireplace, vaulted ceilings and tile floors. The kitchen adjoins a dining area and there is countertop seating as well. Stainless appliances accent the kitchen. From the dining area, there is access to the back deck and the fenced yard. The back yard offers plenty of room for fun. Upstairs you will find the master suite and a loft. This area provides a bit of privacy from the rest of the home and great space for a variety of

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Bastrop Empty Bowl ProjectThe Bastrop Empty Bowl Project is back for its 16th annual event with an array of soups and stews sure to please your palate. Make plans to attend Bastrop’s Empty Bowl Project on Saturday February 29th for lunch. The event will take place on from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bastrop Convention Center.

Your ticket purchase provides you a pottery soup bowl decorated by local school-age artists plus as much delicious soup as you can eat. Local restaurants and caterers provide the soups and there will be cookies for dessert. As part of the event, there will also be fan favorite voting and a silent auction. You may purchase your tickets online prior to the event or at the door on the day of the event.

The Empty Bowl Project supports the Bastrop County

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Selling a homeAre you tired of reading about the shortage of homes available for sale while your home has been for sale for three months with no offers and only a couple showings? In real estate, there can be many reasons for this and some of them may be out of your control. In many cases though, you are the one in charge of your home and can make changes to it that will allow it to show well while attracting the right buyer.  

Price

This one is all you. You set the list price, which is the first thing buyers ask when they look at a home. Your home price needs to be relative to your home though. You can’ t just pick the price you want your home to sell for. The price needs to be in line with similar homes nearby that have sold recently and not unrealistically

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131 W TanglebriarThis is the perfect home for you and your guests. Do you need space for a live-in nanny, in-laws or frequent house guests? This property is just the answer. It includes a two bedroom main house plus separate guest quarters with handicapped accessible features that provides an additional bedroom and bathroom. The home sits on 2.345 acres for the privacy you have been looking for.131 W Tanglebriar

The main house offers an open floorplan with a large living area, dining area plus space for an office or study. The home includes two bedrooms and two full baths that offer handicapped accessible features. The kitchen has an abundance of oak cabinets for great storage and includes granite countertops. The exterior of the home is a mixture of stone and Hardiplank for a natural

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Bastrop TXThere is nothing better than a full weekend of fun because isn’t that what weekends were made for. This weekend there will be different events throughout Bastrop County for you to enjoy so pick your favorite or enjoy them all. It’s up to you.

Start on Friday, February 21 with Designer Purse Bingo from 4:30-9:00 p.m. This event supports The Children’s Advocacy Center. Your ticket entitles you to food, beverages and bingo cards for your chance to win wonderful designer purses.

On Saturday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., enjoy the Rocky Hill Ranch Revival Bash. The event will include a car show, Cajun feast, tastiest mixed drink-off, poker run, auction and kid’s fishing contest. This event will help restore the public restrooms, showers and

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Buying a HomeWhen you are buying a house, there are a lot of things you will have to consider and in many cases you will want certain things to happen before you decide to move forward with buying a house. Situations like these are the benefits of a contingency. A contingency allows you to delay an action until something else happens or doesn’t happen. With home buying, there are many cases where this might be a helpful. Here are a few ways you could benefit from a contingency when you are buying a home.

If you are planning to buy a new home but you have a home to sell, a contingency can be extremely beneficial. You may make an offer on a new home that is contingent upon your current home selling. In this case, you would be allowed a certain amount of time for your

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363 Furr MaysAre you looking for a one-of-a-kind property where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life! La Tranquila Ranch is it! This property sits in a private and serene setting and has been exquisitely designed with a ton of improvements for your comfort, pleasure and that peaceful feeling you have been searching for.  363 Furr Mays

Two new residences were completed in 2019. The first property is a 4,000 square foot home with three bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath. Enjoy an open floor plan that is flooded with natural light and sleek design elements along with a large screened porch. There is also a 4,500 square foot bunkhouse that was built recently and offers space for a crowd. Two original ranch-style homes remain on the property and have

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Valentine CabaretGrab your sweetheart for a romantic night out with a special Valentine’s Show and dinner at the Bastrop Opera House this weekend. Performances will take place on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15th. Dinner will be served each evening at 7:00 followed by the Cabaret beginning at 8:00.

The dinner will include delicious choices including stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta, spinach salad, salmon and chicken along with chocolate covered strawberries and mini chocolate cakes for dessert. Wine, tea and coffee will be served as well.

After your dinner, enjoy performances by Jason Lucio, Aline Forastieri, Lisa Holcomb, Dock Jackson, Kelsey Helton, Jacob Layton and Leslie Young. This weekend the fun will start on Friday, February 7 with the Art Walk

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