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The Kitchen WitchesThe Bastrop Opera House is offering another fun show this weekend with three final performances of The Kitchen Witches. The Kitchen Witches revolves around two cable-access cooking show hostesses that have spent 30 years hating each other because of a love triangle. The two cooks wind up on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches together and can no longer hold in their animosity.

The Bastrop Opera House features a variety of shows year round and you are sure to find a few shows to provide an evening or afternoon of entertainment. This weekend is the final weekend of The Kitchen Witches with shows on Friday and Saturday evenings as well as a Sunday matinee.

When: April 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Bastrop Opera House, 711

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Buying a homeWhen you decide to purchase a new Bastrop home, you will do a lot of research about the home you are interested in, the city it is in, the neighborhood, the best mortgage terms and so much more. There is a lot of information that the seller will disclose to you publicly, your agent will provide even more information and you will learn a lot when you have your home inspection. Is there really such a thing as too much information when it comes to the biggest investment you will ever make? Probably not. When you are doing your research, make sure you ask these questions to help you thoroughly understand the property you are interested in.

1. Why is the seller moving? Maybe they are relocating or need more space but this question may give you some insight

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000 Old Colony LineThis property is sure to please in a country setting while still convenient to Austin, Bastrop, Lockhart and Circuit of Americas. The 11.20 acre property offers several nice building sites with a view of the neighboring pond. The property is partially cleared and large cedars and hard woods grace other parts.

This property listing is for Tract B. A plat in the attached listing shows the plat including the  adjacent lots for reference.  Tracts C & D are sold and perimeter fenced. The flag entrance where you can enter the property will be divided in two equal drives 51.65 feet each - one for Tract A and the other for Tract B. The corners are staked and marked with orange paint.

For more information or to see additional photos of this property, visit

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Smithville JamboreeThe Smithville Jamboree is back and you will definitely want to be a part. With so many fun activities packed into this festival, there is something for everyone.

The festival includes live music each night with a variety of acts including Briana Adams, Blake Torrey, Wade Bowen, Billy Holt Band, Wesley Pearson and Rick Trevino. A livestock show and sale will take place on Saturday. The Crowning of the Queen will take place on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. and scholarship money is awarded to the top three finishers.

Other activities that are lots of fun include the pet show on Friday afternoon with lots of fun categories for your pet to participate in and the parade on Saturday at 1:00. There will also be horseshoe and washer tournaments taking place

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GuttersWhen you own a home, routine maintenance is important to prolong the life of your systems while taking care of your investment. There are many tasks that require a professional but with a little time and effort, even an unskilled homeowner can take care of a variety of home maintenance tasks without having to call the handyman yet again. Make plans for your next free weekend or even just an afternoon to tackle a few items from your to do list so that your Bastrop home is well taken care of.

  • Keep your gutters clear of leaves and debris. Overfilled gutters can cause lots of damage if you don’t keep them clear. Filled gutters can prevent water from running away from your away and cause damage in a variety of ways including roof leaks, rotted wood and
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137 Valley ViewWelcome to your new home in The Colony! This move-in ready brick and stone home provides three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath and 2,744 square feet on a nice 1.01 acre lot.

The living spaces are packed with charming details including many arched doorways and a stone fireplace in the living room. The kitchen will be a pleasure to cook in with an island adding great countertop space, pecan cabinets, double convection ovens, stainless appliances, granite countertops and an eating area overlooking the backyard and patio. The kitchen opens to a large family room with coffered ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace. Easy access is provided to the dining room as well. The formal dining room features built-in shelves and a chair rail.137 Valley View

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Austin Rattler MTB & RunTake advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend and get outside for the Austin Rattler MTB & Run. This event offers the ultimate satisfaction for serious cyclers and runners and something new for beginning riders.

The Austin Rattler Short Track will take place on Friday and cover 12 miles of riding for those new to the sport or just taking it at little easy. The MTB includes multiple options on Saturday with a 100K solo ride, two and three-person relay teams or a 33K ride for those with less endurance. If riding isn’t for you, wait for the Austin Rattler Run on Sunday. The run will offer 10K, 33K and 66K distances run on dirt roads and single track.

The Saturday and Sunday events will wrap with a party with music, food, fun and lots of

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Preparing Your Home for its New OwnerOnce you sell your Bastrop home, you will have to start the process of getting it ready to for its new owner. This isn’t as much about making the home perfect as it is making it comfortable for the new owner to transition into. Here are some things you can do to earn you the title of Best Seller of the Year.

  • Make sure the home is completely clean. When people are moving, they are excited and may be on a tight timeframe to get settled. If you leave your home filthy and they have to spend two days cleaning, they will waste a lot of time. This is not the time for a quick cleaning job but a truly deep cleaning. With your home empty, this should be much easier. Clean the house like you would want it to be cleaned for you. If you don’t have the time, hire
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105 Powder HornThis custom built house offers exquisite touches in every room. Four bedrooms, three full baths and 3,894 square feet of space are nestled on 1.97 acres of beautiful land in The Colony.

The dining room is one-of-a-kind incorporating stone and wood columns from Mexico plus a beautiful recessed mural over the dining room table. An expansive kitchen is attached to the dining room for ease of entertaining. The eat-in kitchen is loaded with cabinets, an island with additional prep sink and upgraded appliances. Stretch out even further from the kitchen to the covered patio.105 Powder Horn

The spacious master bedroom is the perfect escape with built-ins, a trey ceiling and crown molding. Step into the master bathroom with a separate tub and shower, dual vanities and

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Easter BunnyHop by The Sugar Shack on Saturday to visit with the Easter Bunny and have some Easter fun. On Saturday, March 24th, the Easter Bunny will be visiting The Sugar Shack at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00. Tickets are $7.00 per child and include a visit with the bunny, two large sugar cookies to decorate and punch to drink. Purchase your tickets online in advance to guarantee your spot because this popular event is likely to sell out.

If you already have plans this Saturday, you will have another chance to visit the bunny on Saturday, March 31 as well. The Sugar Shack is Bastrop’s premier choice for sweet treats of all kinds and is open seven days a week to make sure you never run low on sweets.

When: Saturdays, March 24th and 31st at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00

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