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Bastrop County

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Fire-Ravaged Bastrop Park Begins Restoration

Wildlife officials are working on restoring Bastrop State Park, where historic wildfires claimed 95 percent of the trees one year ago. But it will take plenty of manpower, time and money.

09/03/2012

CBS 11 News was there with Little Elm firefighters as they hosed off what's left of several homes ravaged by wildfires. (credit: Jay Gormley/CBS 11 News)

Campaign Starts To Replace 4 Million Burned Texas Trees

State parks officials have kicked off a campaign to raise money to replace millions of the signature trees that were lost a year ago when wildfires tore through the Lost Pines State Park and surrounding areas.

08/28/2012

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Fire Report Says Homes Need Bigger Buffer

Texas Forest Service officials say last year’s devastating Bastrop County wildfire has shown that the vegetation-free area around a home should extend beyond the long-accepted recommendation of 30 feet.

07/26/2012

Emergency crews battle a running wildfire that is threatning a home on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

$4 Million In Donations After Central Texas Wildfires

Parts of Central Texas devastated by wildfires have benefited from more than $4 million in donations and the help of volunteers rebuilding homes.

03/07/2012

Texas Gets $31M HUD Grant For Wildfires Recovery

The federal government has earmarked $31 million for Texas wildfires recovery.

01/20/2012

Firefighters from the Coppell Fire Department hit hot spots ion a burned down house with water, as they work the wildfires in Bastrop, Texas on September 7, 2011.

Wildfires Reveal A Small Texas Town’s Resilience

For all of the things the wildfires burned away – the homes, the pickups, the memories, the forest – the people who lost the most seem determined to focus on what they didn’t lose

10/29/2011

Emily Robison, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks perform on stage. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Country Stars Raise Cash For Texas Wildfire Victims

George Strait, Willie Nelson and the Dixie Chicks performed Monday night as part of a concert to raise money for Central Texas wildfire victims.

10/17/2011

Willie Nelson performs during Farm Aid 2009 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on October 4, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Concert Benefits Central Texas Wildfire Victims

George Strait, Willie Nelson and the Dixie Chicks are among the performers to play Monday night as part of a show to benefit wildfire victims.

10/17/2011

Pencils are displayed in the back-to-school section of a Target store. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Lewisville School Sends Supplies To Bastrop Students

It was the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. A raging fire destroyed more than 1,500 homes near Bastrop. While recovery will take months, some North Texas students stepped up to lend their support.

10/06/2011

A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Low Winds Help Crews Contain Central Texas Blaze

Firefighters made progress in containing a fire just a month after the state’s most destructive wildfire hit the same Central Texas county.

10/06/2011

U.S. Forest Service firefighter Erik Rodriguez battles a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Another Wildfire Burns In Central Texas

Crews made progress against wildfire in the same Central Texas county where a destructive blaze last month destroyed over 1,500 homes.

10/05/2011

Power transmission lines. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)

Power Company Sued After Massive Texas Wildfire

A utility company knew about wildfire dangers amid severe Texas drought, but failed to remove dead trees and branches near their power lines.

09/28/2011

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