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Pedal Thru the PinesPedal Thru the Pines on Saturday, March 10th and benefit The Family Crisis Center. The ride offers distances of 24, 40 and 70 miles and is a recommended ride for the 2018 BP MS 150. Throughout the route, there will be rest stops with restrooms and refreshments for your convenience and enjoyment.

The Family Crisis Center works to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Bastrop, Colorado, Fayette and Lee Counties. The Crisis Center provides support in a variety of ways to those that have been victims of domestic and sexual violence with the ultimate goal of preparing and guiding people to healthy relationships.

When: Saturday, March 10th, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Where: The ride begins at Vernon L Richards Riverbend Park, 107 Hwy 71W, Smithville.

For

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Selling Your HomeWhen you are ready to sell your Bastrop home, you will likely want it to sell as quickly as possible and for the most money possible. Depending on how many homes are available that are similar to yours, it may be hard to help your home stand out from its competition. Here are some updates you should consider if your home needs them.

  • Remove popcorn ceilings. This is not the easiest task to do as it can be a little messy but it makes a huge difference when you are looking at a home. Popcorn ceilings really date a home and a nice, smooth ceiling will make a big difference.
  • Fresh paint in neutral colors. Everyone doesn’t like bold colors or may just not have the same taste as you. Neutral paint will allow buyers to imagine their own personality in
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000 Sage RoadAre you ready to build your dream home? This 4.86 acre lot is full of possibility. This land was left untouched by the fire and has multiple options for you to choose for your home site.

This pristine land is on the corner of Century and Sage Roads with an Aqua gate valve in place. This land is located in the Bastrop Independent School District and offers lake privileges and a picnic area.000 Sage Road

For more information or to see additional photos of this land, visit here.

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Lost Pines Art CenterEach month the Lost Pines Art Center hosts a reception to showcase the newest themed show from members of the Lost Pines Art League. The March show features artist Tobin Bortner and his show Dreams.

Featured artwork will be on display through April 1st. During the reception, the artist will be present to discuss his art and light refreshments will be served.

This takes place the first Saturday of each month with new art and artists monthly. During the reception the creative shops will be open along with the Blessed Bee Café and Wine Bar.

When: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut Street, Bastrop

For more information about the Lost Pines Art Center opening reception for Dreams, click here.   

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Making an offer on a homeThe current Bastrop real estate market is very different from recent years. Limited inventory in almost all price ranges has created increased demand for many homes. The homes with the greatest interest are the homes that are well priced, in good to excellent condition and staged well so that photographs highlight the best features of the property.

If you are currently in the market to purchase a home, depending on your criteria, it is likely that you may select a home that other buyers are also interested in and find yourself bidding on a property in a multiple offer situation. If this happens to you, there are some things you can do to help your offer stand out from the others.

  • Price is important but don’t forget the other terms of your offer.
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111 Tylee CircleBuild your dream home in The Colony! With limited lot inventory available, this is a great opportunity to purchase a lot in one of Central Texas’s premier communities.

The pie shaped 0.60 acre wooded lot backs up to the greenbelt for extra privacy and is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.111 Tylee Circle

This lot allows you to select your own builder so you can find the perfect builder to build exactly what you are looking for. The neighborhood amenities will make it easy for you to enjoy recreational time with a Junior Olympic pool, tennis courts,  basketball courts, playgrounds, walking trails, fitness center and a community room. The Colony is conveniently located to Bastrop, Austin, ABIA, COTA & Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa.

For more information or

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Empty Bowl ProjectMake plans to attend Bastrop’s Empty Bowl Project on Saturday for lunch. The 14th annual event will take place on Saturday, Februrary 24th from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bastrop Convention Center.

Your ticket purchase provides you a pottery soup bowl, as much delicious soup as you can eat plus cookies for dessert. Children 12 and under can eat for free. 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 Emergency Food Pantry and helps them provide food through their “emergency food” program to local individuals and families.

When: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 11:00

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Outdoor LightingThe primary purpose of outdoor lighting is to help you see better when you are outside at night but there are some other benefits to outdoor lighting as well. Light is one of the easiest and least expensive safety and security measures available. You are less likely to be injured in a fall when you can see your surroundings well. Light also deters criminals who may be looking for a dark place to hide.

Outside lighting doesn’t have to be complex. A few simple changes can make a big impact without a lot of effort. If you have no lighting outside, an easy place to start is with a light at your front and back doors. This will allow you to see outside and provide light if you are coming in at night. Adding timers to your lights is another easy way to

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102 Mills XingYou will love everything about this Classic custom home in The Colony! The stone/stucco combination exterior was built for both beauty and lasting style. Many custom touches throughout this three bedroom home add to its charm and have created a truly special setting.

Start in the kitchen where you will feel like a professional chef every time you prepare a meal. Knotty alder cabinets, stone arches, a unique farm sink, a new Bosch dishwasher and under cabinet lighting set this room apart.102 Mills Xing

Throughout the home, expect to see beautiful floors and finishes, arches, decorative ceilings, built-ins, custom screwless cover plates on all electric switches and outlets and LED light bulbs in all fixtures. The living room is highlighted by a stone fireplace with

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80's pub crawlPut together your best 80’s outfit and grab a friend for the 80’s Pub Crawl in Downtown Bastrop. The event takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, February 17th. Six local favorites including Old Town Restaurant and Bar, Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard, The 602 on Main, Viejo’s Tacos & Tequila, Grace Miller’s 706 Pine Street and Copper Sheet Distillery will be part of the event.

Tickets are required and and may be purchased in advance online or the evening of the event if there are any tickets available. Your ticket includes samples at five of the six locations, 80’s accessories and lots of fun.

The night will not disappoint with contests for biggest 80’s hair for the ladies and greatest 80’s outfit for the men. More than $100 in prizes will be awarded to

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