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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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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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Wednesday, October 9, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

New Developments at The Colony Riverside

Contributed by Deena Thomas

(BASTROP) Home construction continues at The Colony Riverside just off Hwy. 969 out of Bastrop with The Colony Riverside where David Weekley Homes has a presence.

Janice Butler, lead sales consultant, said that The Colony Riverside is a planned community where David Weekley has 97 lots featuring seven floor plans for the 50’ x 120’ lots and six floor plans designed for the 65’ x 120’ lots. By Fall 2020 Phase 1 development will include a community pool, amenity center, fitness center and parks.

Closer to Austin than the Pecan Park subdivision in Bastrop where David Weekley has a presence, The Colony Riverside offers seven new David Weekley Homes floor plans designed for growing families with lower starting points. Homes range from the 1432 square foot Leffler model to the 2634 square foot Canter home. Butler said The Colony Riverside average home costs is approximately $295,000. Those living in this community will have a ...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

32nd Hog Eye Festival - The Best Little Pig Gig in Texas

Elgin Main Street Board PO Box 591 Elgin, Texas 78621 512-281-5724 www.hogeyefestival.com

Contact: 512-801-5748 Amy Miller, amiller@ci.elgin.tx.us

City of Elgin, Community Development Director


Elgin, Texas. - The Sausage Capital of Texas outdoes itself once again with the 32nd Annual Hogeye Festival, celebrating in a small town with a huge appetite for family fun and a tremendous spirit for honoring pigs. Thursday 5-9pm, Friday 8pm to midnight and Saturday 10am-6pm.

Thursday, October 24, Hogeye Stroll from 5 to 9 with the Hogalicious Dessert Contest, the Pearls Before Swine Art Show, store specials, refreshments and live music. Friday October 25 from 8pm to midnight enjoy the free Hogeye Street Dance with Kenny Orts and No Chance Band on Depot Street. Saturday, October 26 from 10:00a.m. until 6:00p.m. The free festival features live music and entertainment on three stages, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activitie ...

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Monday, September 23, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

Keep Your Pool Leak-Free With These Simple Tips

Guest Blog by Brent Bailey with A+ Pool Leak Detectives
The 2 Biggest Mistakes Homeowners Make With Their Pools - (Side Note: Please don’t blame your Pool Tech for the following issues.  They are not trained to find and fix leaks and most likely won’t know about this until you tell them.)
As a Swimming Pool Leak Detector (I find and fix leaks in pools), many different situations occur where homeowners are experiencing problems with their pool.  As a rule of thumb, half the pools I see have only one leak to be fixed and the other half have chronic problems with their system.
Unfortunately, the chronic problems are often self-inflicted wounds and could have easily been prevented, if they only knew what I’m about to share with you now.
Following are the 2 biggest mistakes I see homeowners make with their pool systems that cause chronic problems. 
1. Adding Chlorine Tabs To The Skimmer -

Putting chlorine tabs in your skimmer is the mo ...

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