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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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Offer to PurchaseIf you are trying to sell your Bastrop home, it stands to reason that at some point you will receive an offer on your home and will need to evaluate the strength of that offer so you can respond to the buyer with an acceptance, rejection or counteroffer based on relevant data from the most recent sales statistics. Knowing how to evaluate an offer, and doing it the same every time you receive one (if you don’t come to terms with the first offer or receive multiple offers at the same time) is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. It takes lots of understanding so you can evaluate logically and come to an informed decision.

The same can be said if you are the one writing the offer. It takes time (both yours and your real estate agents) to submit

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208 Pioneer PassageThis picture perfect home in The Colony has been impeccably maintained on the inside and outside and its move-in ready condition will make your move a breeze.

Offering three bedrooms and three full bathrooms and 2,732 square feet on a one acre lot, this home provides easy luxury in an outstanding location that you will love calling home. Step inside the gourmet kitchen with an island, custom built cabinets, double ovens, lighted display cabinets, walk-in pantry, microwave and a large dining area with a butler’s pantry.208 Pioneer

The living room opens up with soaring ceilings and loads of natural light and offers built-ins and a stone fireplace. A private study at the front of the home offers a second space to relax or work. The master suite is a true retreat

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Backyard BashSpring is here and what better way to enjoy the sunny days that at the Barton Hill Backyard Bash. Barton Hill Farms has so much planned on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of May.

More than 30 family activities including backyard games and face-painting will take place each weekend at the farm from 10:00 a.m.-6:00. p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $14.95 at the gate or online for a discounted price. Live bluegrass and country music will entertain you during the Backyard Bash.

Make sure you come hungry. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers, kettle corn, lemonade, local brew and wine. This fun event definitely has something for everyone and will be a great way to spend your afternoon.

When: Saturdays and Sundays, May 5-27 from 10:00

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down PaymentIf you are planning to buy a new Bastrop home, there is so much you will need to figure out before you start looking at houses and ultimately make an offer, sign a contract and close on your new home. Just one thing to consider is the amount of down payment you will make on the home you buy. Many people will tell you that you need a minimum of 20% of the purchase price of the home to put down before you even consider buying a home. While a 20% down payment is common, there are low down payment mortgage options available meaning you may be able to put as little as 3 or 5% down and still qualify for a mortgage.

There are some advantages to making a larger down payment on a home. When you have less than 20% equity in the home you purchase, you will be

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137 RiverwalkThe ColoVista Golf Course community offers residents a great place to live with many amenities to choose from. The ColoVista pool is a great place to spend an afternoon (or two) and is just opening for the season. Food service at the pool is provided by the Ridge Grille. The three-tiered infinity pool is nestled in a natural setting overlooking the Colorado River. Event space is also available for weddings and other events in this scenic setting. Don’t forget the convenient golf course making it easy for you to squeeze in a round when it’s right outside your door. Tennis courts are located in the community as well.

If you are considering building a new home or plan to in the future, there are several lots available in ColoVista. If this is the

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Lights, Camera, TexasLights, Camera, Texas will take place at the Bastrop Convention Center on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The 3rd annual event benefits the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Family Crisis Center.  

The event will begin at 5:30 with drinks and appetizers. A silent auction and raffle will take place during this time. Dinner will begin at 6:30 followed by the live auction at 7:30. Upon completion of the auction, be ready to dance the night away. Tickets are $100 each.

The Family Crisis Center’s mission is to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Bastrop and the surrounding counties. The Children’s Advocacy Center provides resources to children who have suffered abuse. This event provides significant funding to these organizations while

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