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Monday, December 9, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

The Holidays at the Down Home Ranch

Contributed by Deena Thomas, Stanberry Realtors

(BASTROP) During this season of giving, people are presented with many opportunities to give back in a special way. Just down the road between Taylor and Elgin sits Down Home Ranch serving adults with varying intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Ranch, located on 410 acres, depends upon volunteers' time and money to fulfill their mission of empowering the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by using a working farm and ranch model to facilitate the programming, providing paying jobs for the Ranchers and raising much needed funds by selling the products they raise, grow, create, and produce.

This time of year brings people to the ranch to select and purchase poinsettias, the top-selling product produced at Down Home Ranch. Each year beginning around mid-August, Ranchers and volunteers plant and care for over 10,000 poinsettias. Of course, individuals can purchase these beautiful plant ...

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Monday, December 9, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

Downtown Bastrop is Ready to Celebrate With You

Contributed by Deena Thomas of Stanberry Realtors

(BASTROP) Downtown Bastrop is decked out with Christmas spirit. Families stroll in the evenings by the twinkling lights of Main Street and the Fisherman’s Park River Walk to capture that Christmas cheer brightly lit along the paths or even to take in the Christmas pageant chaos at The Best Christmas Pageant Ever performed at The Bastrop Opera House. But it’s Saturday, Dec. 14 that will draw people of all ages to the Historic Downtown Bastrop for an entire day of Christmas cheer starting with the Historical Homes Tour and ending in the evening with the Lighted Christmas Parade.
Evening Performances Begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 21
Afternoon Performances Begin at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 14, 15
(From Bastrop Opera House Website) The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world--so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant ...

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

Gearing up for Christmas in the Lost Pines of Bastrop

Contributed by Deena Thomas of Stanberry Realtors in Bastrop 

(BASTROP) Once the Thanksgiving dishes have been cleared and the leftovers squared away, Historical Downtown Bastrop along with Santa Claus will be ready to usher in the Christmas season Saturday, Nov. 30 followed by several beloved Christmas events leading into Christmas.
Family and friends will be drawn to Saturday’s Downtown Main Street shopping with Wassil Fest, an event in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday, which encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Shoppers will enjoy various Wassil samples at participating stores and vote for the best cup of the day.
Stop by Liberty Glen and find a great collection of McKenzie Childs kitchenware and home décor featuring all patterns along with exquisite, custom Christmas garlands, tree ...

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Thursday, October 31, 2019   /   by Randy McDonald

Love to Walk, Jog or Run **You must consider Tahitian Village in Bastrop a place to Live.**

Love to walk the dog, take time to get out and enjoy physical exercise and mental peace and quiet? Runners, joggers or walkers all will find this quiet subdivision located in the Lost Pines Forest of Bastrop to be a majesty of towering pines, amazing scenery and natural wonders. Level, inclines and declines await your challenge.Tahitian Village is a neighborhood of varying properties, owners, home values and nature's fabulous creations. Just 30+ minutes to Austin's City Limits, Bastrop is the County seat of Bastrop County Texas. Tahitian Village is a deed restricted, architecturally controlled subdivision. I have lived in and served Tahitian Village for well over 20 years as a Realtor® and member of Tahitian Villages' POA and ACC. Please reach out to me via social media or phone.                                                       R ...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

14th Annual Heroes & Hotrods Car Show

Contributed by Deena Thomas 

(BASTROP) Whether you are a car enthusiast or a patriotic American, Historic Downtown Bastrop is the place to be on Veteran’s Day weekend for the 14th Annual Heroes & Hotrods Car Show Saturday, Nov. 9.

Hosted by the Bastrop Area Cruisers partnered with the City of Bastrop, Visit Bastrop, and Downtown Bastrop, the event has drawn in the past upwards of 430 car entrants surrounding a centrally-located platform on Main Street where veterans are recognized with special speakers, awards, and music.

“This is one of the largest car shows in Central Texas, making a significant economical impact in Bastrop” Bill Szelag, Bastrop Area Cruiser president said. “Honoring veterans is an important part of the day, with car show participants attracted to the fact that we have 28 judging classes including a class for rat rods and a class for motorcycles in addition to various classes recognizing both classic cars and contempo ...

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