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Art WalkMake plans to attend one of Bastrop’s favorite events. On the first Friday of each month, Downtown Bastrop plays host for the First Friday Art Walk. The event features art, live music, dining shopping and much more.

This month’s event will take place on Friday, June 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and will include a  variety of art including bronzes, sculptures, paintings, pottery and photography as part of the event. Various locations throughout Downtown Bastrop will stay open for the event. Plan to walk about then grab dinner at one of the downtown restaurants to complete your evening.

Several locations have special activities planned for June. The Bastrop County Museum will feature on exhibit on the history of women’s swimwear and serve homemade ice cream

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for Sale by OwnerYou have decided to sell your home and want to place it for sale by owner so you can save thousands of dollars in commission that you would have to pay a real estate agent to sell your home. It sounds easy enough. What will you have to do to sell your home? Stick a sign in the yard, take some pictures with your phone and maybe post your home on a website, then wait for the buyers to call. While it may happen quickly, locating the buyer is just the start. What else will you need to take care of before you get your home sold?

The first step in preparing your home to sell is to get the home ready for people to look at it. How do you do this and what should you do? Is your home show ready right now or do you need to take some steps to make it ready? If it

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Nink RoadWow! What a gorgeous piece of land waiting for new possibilities. This parcel is made up of 56.22 acres with Coastal/Bahia pastures, scattered oaks in front and a portion at the back that is heavily wooded. Ponds on the property were formerly stocked. The property includes a shed and corral.

An electric pole without a meter is placed in a perfect location for your future home site, which is surrounded by a grove of oak trees on the highest part of the acreage. The acreage is conveniently located within one hour of Austin and two hours from Houston and San Antonio. If you are ready for your private escape with endless options just waiting for you, this land is calling your name.Nink

For more information about this property or to see additional photos,

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Crawfish ColoVista Golf Club will host the Craw-Daddy Open on Sunday, May 27 beginning at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. The event is open to both members and non-members so get your team together. The entry fee is $80 for members and $110 for non-members and includes your green fee, cart fee and range as well as the other event activities.

Finish your round of golf and stick around for the fish and crawfish boil, drinks and live music. Guests not participating in the tournament can purchase a ticket for unlimited food and drinks for just $40 per person.

When: Sunday, May 27, 1:30 p.m. shotgun start

Where: ColoVista Golf Club, 100 Country Club Drive, Bastrop, TX

For more information about the Craw-Daddy Open, click here.  

The Janis Penick Team

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Home InspectionTo understand the significant role a home inspection plays when buying or selling a home, let’s first discuss what will take place during a home inspection. A licensed home inspector will visit the property they are scheduled to inspect and perform a thorough investigation of the property that results in a detailed report describing the current condition of the home and providing pertinent details about the systems in the home. Further, the home inspector will note deficiencies observed during their inspection and draw attention to any items they were unable to inspect due to access or other limitations.

When you are buying a home, the home inspection is extremely important in helping you understand the property you are purchasing and feel confident

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157 RiverwalkThis golf course property is calling you home! This gorgeous stucco and stone home is located on the 17th fairway of the ColoVista Golf Course making it easy for you to play a round anytime you want.

Nothing was overlooked in this thoughtfully designed home and you will thoroughly enjoy the exquisite details you will find in every room. The kitchen was created for the utmost convenience and functionality while incorporating outstanding design elements to provide you a gourmet cooking experience. Beautiful stone arches, state-of-the-art Bosch appliances, a wine cooler, amazing granite countertops and a butler’s pantry make this kitchen the perfect place to prepare an intimate meal or elaborate dinner party for your next gathering.157 Riverwalk

The same luxurious

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Bastrop Music FestivalThe inaugural Bastrop Music Festival will take place throughout the weekend at a variety of Bastrop venues for your entertainment pleasure. With a variety of shows each day, there is something everyone will enjoy. Pick and choose your favorite artists to listen to all weekend long.

A reasonably priced wristband will provide access to all of the shows with a VIP option available that includes entry to VIP events on Friday and Saturday at the Bastrop Beer Company. The VIP ticket also provides you with a festival t-shirt and poster. Over the course of the festival, 30 bands including blues, country, Tex-Mex, soul, folk and Latin will showcase their music. There are also several free shows throughout the weekend including two kids shows at Sugar Shack,

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PoolMany people enjoy nothing more than a trip to the pool on a hot summer day. Swimming, lounging, playing water volleyball or getting in a full body workout are all great ways to use a pool. The idea of being able to walk out the back door of your Bastrop home and dive in the pool can be very enticing but there are pros and cons to becoming a pool owner. How do you decide what is best for you?

First, let’s start with the fun parts of installing a pool in the backyard. No more treks to the neighborhood or community pool with chairs, sunscreen, snacks, drinks, towels and floats. Don’t worry about forgetting anything either because if you do, just step inside and grab what you need. For convenience, the backyard pool gets major points.

If you are looking

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107 TyleeWelcome home to The Colony! This home features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, 2,554 square feet and a 2-car garage on over ½ an acre.

The Sitterle home has been impeccably maintained and incorporates arched doorways and tile floors in the living spaces for character and ease of maintenance. The beautiful island kitchen opens to the family room. The kitchen offers ample cabinet space, a pantry and a tile backsplash. Step into the family room with a gas fireplace and offers plenty of space to entertain with in the nice open space. The office is separated by French doors making it easy to get away from the activity of the house.107 tylee

There is a spacious master suite with dual vanities and separate tub and shower. A bonus room

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Smithville Fly-InCome out for the 14th annual Smithville Fly-In on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This fun event has something for everyone so bring your family and friends.

Free training will be offered at 10:00 by the Young Eagles Ground School Training for youth ages 8-17 followed by a candy drop at 11:15. Make sure you are there in time for that. In addition, there will games and prizes, $20 helicopter rides and displays of the USAF: T-6 Texan II and the Air National Guard’s Black Hawk. There will be lunch available by Woodmen Life and a courtesy van to get you to the event. This event is hosted by Friends of 84R and everyone is invited to attend.

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Where: Smithville Municipal Airport Hwy 71

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