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Elvis was in the building! Smithville PD fundraiser was a great sucess. - 11/30/07 08:22 AM
Last night a fund raising spaghetti dinner and Elvis show went on without a hitch in Smithville, Bastrop County, Texas for one of the Bastrop County officers, Investigator Woods, who has experienced some serious medical issues following a necessary surgery. The dinner was delicious and ample, spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, corn, pimento stuffed jalapenos, of course sweet tea, and cake for dessert. The community support was obvious by the wonderful turn out.
After dinner there was a cake auction and cakes were sold to local business owners, and residents from $60-150 a piece. And then the lights went out, there was (0 comments)
The decor is "classic car" thru out from the black and white checked floor in the display room,
to the side of a T-Bird on the building,
to the T-Bird TP dispenser in the Ladies Room.
One T (0 comments)
Bastrop Holiday Historical Homes Tour 2007 - 11/29/07 08:54 AM
On Saturday, December the 8th, The Bastrop Historical Society is holding its 2007 Holiday Homes Tour. This is a great opportunity to see some wonderful vintage and historic homes in Bastropand to get into the holiday mood. The tour will be helf from 12 Noon to 5PM. Tickets are available at the Bastrop Historical Society Museum (512-303-0557) the Bastrop "Old Town" Visitor Center ( 512-303-0904) and the Chamber of Commerce on Main Street (512-303-0558) Adults $15.00 and childrent under 12 are free. Don't miss this festive tour! (0 comments)
King of the Hay - Young bulls in Bastrop Texas - 11/27/07 08:50 AM
I sold 40 round bales of Johnson Grass out of our last cuttingof hay off our ranch inBastrop Texas to my next door neighbor. He put them out in the pasture with about twenty five young bulls of mixed heritage. Being young and hungry they have made fast work of eating the hay. And they are fat and sassy! Every morning when I walk down to the Colorado River with my cup of coffee to check on my horses in my back pasture, I see these young bulls playing King of the Hay. I have tried to get a picture a couple of (2 comments)
WOW! If you love chocolate then you need to stop and experience this for yourselves! Roscar Chocolatesmoved to Bastrop from San Antonio. When asked why they chose Bastrop they told me that they had looked at Austin but the $$ were higher, and they found this location on Hwy 71 which put them in a good location to service (4 comments)
Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy Texas, Show schedule - 11/18/07 05:13 PM
When I moved to Texasas a horse breeder and a horse property specialist I was eager to see what kind of show facilities are available. I joined the Gulf Coast Paint Horse Association and showed my paint gelding Jigsaw at the show facility in Katy. It is awesome! It was an easy drive from the Austin/Bastrop area. The facility is big and clean. Great location in Katy with access to hotels and restaurants. There were plenty of hook ups for overnight stays, the bathrooms were big and clean with lots of hot water in the showers. There were lots of stalls and they were in good shape. Plenty (0 comments)
Austin City-Wide Garage Sale, Great place to shop for antiques and collectibles! - 11/18/07 11:15 AM
My husband and I met running a very large monthly antiques and collectibles show in Arizona years ago for Jack Black Enterprises. That began our love of all things collectible, garage sales, resale shops, and antique stores. When we moved to Austin we discovered the City-Wide Garage Sale that is held at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, TX, @ 900 Barton Springs Road This is normally a two day show on Saturday 10-5 and Sun 11-5. Parking is free but there is a fee at the door of $5.00 per person. You can sign up to receive email reminders of upcoming shows and (0 comments)
Smithville Texas, Annual Festival of Lights - 11/18/07 11:01 AM
Smithville is having its 17th Annual Festival of Lights celebration just 45 miles south east of Austin. Smithville is the town where the film Hope Floats was filmed. Quaint, historic, peaceful, Smithville has a great Holiday celebration planned for all to enjoy. There will be a fun run and walk at 9 am. During the day there will be an arts and crafts show and sale, a gingerbread man bake, a business expo, pictures with Santa, Pony rides, Petting Zoo, Bounce house and maze. At 6:30 pm the Lighting of the Gazebo, 7pm the Annual Lighted Downtown Parade, and after the (0 comments)
Riverbend park getting a facelift! - 11/18/07 10:44 AM
Riverbend Park in Smithville is getting some upgrades! Work on the projects should be completed in late 2008. They are adding a 9 hole frisbee golf course which should be loads of fun. The park already offers a couple of really nice volleyball courts, a ball field, an arena, camping and RV spots, great playground to mention some of the ameneties. Work is also being done to make the restrooms handicap accesible. They are planning on upgrading the recreation facilities and adding a kitchen. You can visit one of my earlier blogs to see pictures of some of the park and you can also visit the park website (0 comments)
Hills Prairie Livestock Auction Company, 1177 Highway 304, Bastrop, TX 78602 Selling 300 head of good cattle and 125 horses. Cattle sale 12 Noon This may be the first time an offering of heifers tested free of PI (persistently infected)BVDV (Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus) sells at public sale: Black Brangus, Black Baldy, and Mauly-face crosses, Tiger Stripes, Gray Brahman, Beefmaster and Golden Certified FI Brafords. (0 comments)
Moving to Central Texas with 11 equine.............my personal experience Blog One - 11/11/07 09:17 AM
It has been two years since we moved to our Central Texas ranch - Ponderosa Paints - with my APHA horses: Stud -Fusion, Mares - Skip Along Cindy, and her filly Honored Jewel, Skip Along Tia, Skip Along Sarah and her colt Lonestar Obsession, Red Hot Skip Along, Shes Flashy, Donkeys - Enick and Amby, Geldings - Jigsaw's Debut and Tiz Texas Te . I came to be closer to the hub of the Paint Horse industry, for the lovely pastures, great real estate prices, and for my real estate business having specialized in horse properties for many years. Our animals have moved with us twice (3 comments)
Three local golf courses in Bastrop, Texas - 11/11/07 07:38 AM
Three local golf courses in Bastrop, Texas We are very fortunate to have three nice golf courses right in our area! If you love to golf and you love Central Texas, Bastrop may be the place for you. Check out these three courses. I have provided links to their websites. All three are within a few minutes of downtown Bastrop. Bring your clubs! Colo Vista ( update 3/1/2011 the ColoVista golf course and club house has recently been closed and it is for sale. ) UPDATE 6/2012 THE GOLF COURSE IS STILL CLOSED AND BELONGS TO THE HOA. THE MANSION (0 comments)
Bastrop Chamber of Commerce - 11/10/07 01:48 PM
Downtown Bastrop has lots to offer including a great Chamber of Commerce. It is located on Main Street and has lots of local information to share. The Bastrop Board of Realtors meets every Friday at 9:45 for the weekly Realtor tour in one of the meeting rooms at the Chamber. This is a great place for people new to the area to come in and find out what is happening on a local level. Membership has it's benefits too for local business people. The Chamber is very active and hosts a number of annual functions for it's members. Make it a (0 comments)
Great restaurants on one half of Main Street in Bastrop - 11/10/07 01:42 PM
There are a bunch of great restaurants in Bastrop. I was on the way to our weekly Realtor tour this last Friday and stopped to take pictures of a few of them on one half of Main Street. I will make it a point to post more of local Bastrop restaurants in the future so watch for the posts. Baxters - Fine dining, great wines, nice outside patio
Big Mouth's - American Bistro style, dynomite burger Maxine's - Country cooking at it's finest and a local breakfast hang out! (4 comments)
Why do people just dump their dogs out in the country??????????? - 11/10/07 01:17 PM
My My husband and I live on a dead end country road in Bastrop County Texas. Last week on my way to work one morning I saw a small forlorn dog on the road. She looked like she might have had pups somewhere. She did not belong to anyone on our street. She had NO trust for humans and would run away when approached yet she would wag her tail and lay down and show her belly. I tried every day to befriend her. I was terrified that if I did not get her off the road someone would run her over (27 comments)
Monthly Fly in at the La Grange airport hosted by EEA Chapter 1347 for the Young Eagles - 11/07/07 10:38 AM
On The first Saturday of every month the Experimental Airplane Chapter (EEA Chapter 1347) group out at the La Grange Airport, LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas, just off Hwy 71 has a fund raising lunch. They are raising money for scholarships for young flying enthusiasts (Young Eagles) They ask for a $7 donation. Lunch this last Saturday was terrific and consisted of brisket, sausage, two kinds of potato salad ( my favorite is the baked potato salad!) and cole slaw, cookies, and iced tea or water. It is open to the public and you can fly or drive in. Saturday over 45 planes flew (1 comments)
My desk buddies... Little Paint and Blue! - 11/07/07 10:12 AM
I have always collected stuff that makes me happy and gives a little color to my work space. The Painted Pony was a gift from a good friend and fellow Realtor in the Prescott area, Des Vinson branch manager with West USA - Chino Valley office. The Beta is Blue. Blue doesn't realize that Paint is not a challenging male Beta and daily Blue and Paint have a little office meeting of their own. They were grouped together on my desk purely by accident based on color schemes. Watching the interaction between Blue and Paint always puts a smile on my face (4 comments)
Tahitian Village - sewer or septic? - 11/05/07 06:46 AM
Tahitian Village in Bastrop is a beautiful sleeper development that has been around for many years. Just lately there has been renewed interest in the area. Prices on lots are still reasonable compared to other areas. The pines are alluring. The proximity to local amenities like the Pine Forest Golf course that is down on the Colorado River are a draw. One of the big questions Buyers need to ask when purchasing a lot is can they get water and sewer service( as well as electric and telephone to the lot they are interested in. And costs are a factor. Some of the lots may not be able (0 comments)
McMahan Texas, a little town in Texas. - 11/05/07 06:22 AM
If you find yourself on a drive between Lockhart and Delhi in Caldwell County, make sure to stop in McMahan on Hwy 71. Just a few buildings on either side of the road. Five friends bought the town and plan to renovate it bit by bit. They have started repainting the and plan on landscaping, and adding a little park area. The intentions are preserving the little town and it's heritage. If you time it just right and come thru at lunch time you can stop at the old general store for some bar b que. It is a cute and as quaint as can be. (0 comments)
Large comfy cabin perched on a high point on 55+/- acres in Pine Gap. One of a dozen or so small gentleman's ranches in the area. Great room - big enclosed porch with lots of windows. Main bedroom. Guest bedroom. Full bath. Common area with wood burning stove and access to a nice sized loft. Surrounded by pines and big views. Varying terrain. Natural clearings. Lots of wildlife. Two potential building sites, one dramatic with big views overlooking the pine covered ravine, and one peaceful overlooking the pond. This property has been a family summer place and has also served as a weekend retreat for a church singles group. (8 comments)
Deb blogs about the business of real estate, horse properties, new listings, farm and ranch life, life with horses, things to do, and places to go in, and around Bastrop County, and surrounding Counties near Austin Texas
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