Bastrop http://tpr.org en Memories Not Extinguished: Two Years Since Labor Day Wildfires http://tpr.org/post/memories-not-extinguished-two-years-labor-day-wildfires <iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F89474663" width="100%"></iframe><p>Today marks two years since the start of the Labor Day wildfires – the worst in Texas history.<p>The fires in Bastrop, Pflugerville, Spicewood and Steiner Ranch in September of 2011 killed two people, destroyed 1,600 homes and burned tens of thousands of acres of land.<p>KUT produced an oral history titled “<a href="http://kut.org/forged-in-flames/" target="_blank">Forged in Flames</a>” last year for the first anniversary of the fires. Go to <a href="http://kut.org/forged-in-flames/" target="_blank">KUT.org</a> to hear the documentary, produced by KUT's Emily Donahue and the KUT News staff. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:18:49 +0000 Laura Rice, KUT News 17854 at http://tpr.org Memories Not Extinguished: Two Years Since Labor Day Wildfires Arbor Day Ceremony Highlights Ongoing Recovery Of Bastrop Community http://tpr.org/post/arbor-day-ceremony-highlights-ongoing-recovery-bastrop-community <p>A little more than 18 months after the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, Bastrop is coming together once again, this time to celebrate resiliency, recovery, and hope.</p><p>Those themes will be the primary focus as Bastrop residents join with state and local dignitaries this Friday to celebrate the 124th Texas Arbor Day.</p><p>Texas A&amp;M Forester Service Director Tom Boggus said Arbor Day is special because it celebrates the bond between Texans and our trees.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:02:06 +0000 Steve Short 10145 at http://tpr.org Arbor Day Ceremony Highlights Ongoing Recovery Of Bastrop Community