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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 Read more

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Make Moving With Pets Stress Free (ish)

By Jenny Carroll Helping Your Cat or Dog Prepare for a Move The process of moving to a new home can be incredibly stressful for all involved. Your pets may not seem affected by all of your packing and preparation work but they can become easily stressed once they are thrust into a brand new environment. There are several things you should do before you move to prepare your cat or dog for the trip to your new home. Moving with Cats Cats are typically more difficult to move into a new home than any other animal. Cats tend to Read more

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6 Tips for Adding Value to Your Home

Guest blog by Bill Edwards of LawnStarter When you’re looking to add value to your home, some projects will give you a better return than others. We’ve put together six tips to help you choose the best ways to get the most value. Replace your front and garage doors This may seem like a boring way to spend your money, but replacing these doors will instantly update your home’s exterior. Replacing your garage door is a good investment for several reasons. First, you’ll get back more than97 percent of the cost on average when you sell. Second, an insulated garage Read more

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Summertime Safety When Snakes Are Out

By Jenny Carroll 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 sun. Whether you’re running around outside or cleaning out that shed or flowerbed, keep in mind the snakes are out. Central Texas has Read more