Plan established in Central Texas to reduce wildfire threat

Posted on November 19th, 2014 No Comments

Austin and Travis County established a plan to help reduce fire risk in Central Texas, an article on reported November 14. Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell signed the “Community Wildfire Protection Plan” to help homeowners prevent their home from being damaged by wildfire. Authorities spent two years developing a workable plan to reduce property damage […]

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Texas fire crews gear up as drought continues

Posted on March 10th, 2014 No Comments

Fire crews in Central Texas are gearing up for potential wildfires as drought continues to plague the state, an article published on February 27 on stated. According to reports, at least 75 fire crews in Pflugerville underwent training during which their communication skills were honed by Captain Bobby Ortiz to reduce the risk of […]

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Majority of people in Texas affected of wildfire smoke in 2011

Posted on November 6th, 2013 No Comments

A recent report from environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council said that a majority of people who live in Texas were exposed to smoke from the several wildfires that occurred in 2011, according to a news article published on Sunday, October 24. According to the report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), over 25 million […]

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As anniversary of Bastrop wildfire approaches, experts provide wildfire prevention tips

Posted on August 21st, 2013 No Comments

Wildfire precaution tips were recently provided by a Wildland Urban Interface Specialist with the A&M Forest Service Program as the second year anniversary of Bastrop wildfire nears, a report said on Monday, August 12. Specialist Will Boettner encouraged residents to have some sort of space between their home and vegetation. Residents are also advised to clean […]

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Austin homes assessed for wildfire threat by firefighters

Posted on June 12th, 2013 No Comments

The Austin Fire Department and Texas A&M Forest Service are helping local Austinites by evaluating homes for wildfire risk and how homes are protected against fire should one, such the 2011 Bastrop wildfire, occur. According to fire specialist Josh Anderson, his team plan to do seven home assessments on June 15. He also mentioned that […]

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Man says he’s guilty of filing a false Bastrop fire FEMA claim

Posted on March 13th, 2013 No Comments

A man pleaded guilty to filing a false claim that his house was destroyed in the Bastrop County wildfire, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office report . 53-year-old Manuel Hernandez was charged with applying for benefits through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a house he owned in Paige that was burned in the […]

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Artwork created using salvaged materials from Bastop fires

Posted on May 1st, 2012 No Comments

A charity art exhibit is on display in Austin, with the proceeds going to benefit Bastop’s Lost Pines Recovery Team. The exhibit, which focuses on using materials recovered from the charred area, is being put on by ART From the Ashes, a non-profit group from Los Angeles that focuses on aiding recovery efforts in areas […]

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Local Austinite sings on ‘The Voice’

Posted on March 5th, 2012 No Comments

A local Austin musician, Lex Land, sang on the hit television show, The Voice  and left many of the judges impressed. Land sang last week and just a few seconds into Bonnie Rait’s “Can’t Make You Love Me,” two judges turned around in their chairs showing that they wanted both wanted her on their team. […]

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