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Thursday, July 11, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

Summertime Safety When Snakes Are Out

By Jenny Carroll
This 3-foot rattlesnake to the left was found this past weekend at our Stanberry bookkeeper's home in Bastrop. It was 2.5 feet from her while she sat out on her patio before she noticed it moving slowly through the verge. Keep diligent out there, folks!

_     _     _     _     _   This article was originally published in June of 2018 _     _     _     _     _   

Remember when all you wanted was for summer to finally arrive? Popsicles, pool times, and freedom from teachers and homework; we couldn’t wait to jump on our bikes and cruise the neighborhood all day or head off to camp with our fellow fun-seekers. Well, folks, it’s officially summertime in Central Texas. The kids are out of school, we’ve hit triple-digit temperatures, and we’re not the only ones looking for respite from the blazing Texas ...

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Thursday, July 11, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

Freedom Colonies of Bastrop County

Contributed by Deena Thomas, Stanberry Realtors Bastrop

(BASTROP) Just down on the south corner of Main Street is the Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center. Here, locals and visitors alike are treated to permanent and rotating exhibits that give a glimpse of Bastrop’s earliest history from Indian occupied areas and ranching days, citizens’ military services and population influx associated with Camp Swift during World War II to a comprehensive photo record of Bastrop’s Historical Homes.

The museum has just added a permanent exhibit of a coal mine shaft denoting Bastrop County’s largest industry during 1902-1944, lignite coal mining. Also, opening earlier this month and running through September is an exhibit entitled “Freedom Colonies of Bastrop County” that allows visitors to become acquainted with the community’s freed slaves of Bastrop County established after the Civil War and through the early 20th century.


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Tuesday, June 11, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

Lennar Brings Their Haywood Collection to the Colony in Bastrop

Contributed by Deena Thomas

(BASTROP) One of Bastrop’s desired subdivisions, The Colony on Hwy. 71 W has expanded along CR 969 offering a mid-priced product featuring Lennar builders.
Lennar is developing two areas in this phase—Angelina Park and Morgan Bend---located closely behind Burleson Crossing with convenient shopping and eateries.  Unlike the original Colony boasting large lots and sprawling homes, Lennar’s development creates a more neighborhood feel with small lots and homes joined by sidewalk-lined streets.

“We are fulfilling the need for an affordable, quality new home in Bastrop County with easy distance to Austin and with a country/hometown feel,” Sherry Marroquin, Lennar New Home Consultant, said.
In Angelina Park, Lennar is building out the Haywood Collection, 88 paired two-story homes ranging from 1292 to 2161 square feet.  These paired homes, similar to townhomes, are a new plan Lennar designed specifically for T ...

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Saturday, May 11, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

Stanberry Realtors® invite you to the Carnival for a Cure

(BASTROP) Stanberry Realtors® and their Bastrop agents have been anticipating and fundraising for the Carnival for a Cure, the 21st  Annual Relay for Life event presented by Southern Bastrop County Relay for Life on Friday, May 17 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday’s event, with Stanberry Realtors® and Bastrop Agents being gold sponsors, takes place in Downtown Bastrop at Erhard Stadium on Hill and Cedar Street.  Cancer survivors will be honored by taking the first lap around the track and with a reception tent while those who have lost their battle to cancer will be memorialized with the track-lined luminarias.

But this year’s Carnival for a Cure is unlike no other. Event-goers of all ages will be treated to the Carnival-like atmosphere with special treats such as carnival games, pie-eating, and dance contests, miniature putt-putt, bounce house, Kona shaved ice and other food.

Stanberry Realtors® has sponsored Relay for Life ov ...

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Saturday, May 11, 2019   /   by Jenny Carroll

Flood Insurance in Austin and Why It is Changing

A new study, Atlas-14, has been conducted in Austin by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study was finalized last fall and increased the number of structures and areas that are/will be affected by flooding. This also means that if you want to build in the newly identified flood zone areas it could be more costly. All new properties in the updated flood zones will have to be raised 2 feet and no new multi-dwelling units can be built. A large factor to the flood zone increase is the amount of impervious coverage experienced over the past 20 years plus. In 1997 impervious coverage was at 18.5% compared to 26.8% in 2015. You can imagine that this percentage has most likely increased by 2019. The water has to go somewhere and the heavy rain events are becoming more common.

The Atlas-14 studies helped change how Austin defines a 500, 100 and 25-year flood in our area. The biggest change is to the 100-year flood definition. For the affected areas a 13-inch ra ...

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