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Wildfire Prevention Waiting for Ignition
City of Austin's wildfire prevention efforts lag behind the threat
"...in the last few years, his concern about Austin's wildfire risk has been deepening. Never far from his thoughts..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Will Austin's New Wildfire Code Be Enough?
"The risk is bad"
"...are "absolutely aware" of it. In fact, CoreLogic's 2019 Wildfire Risk Report ranked Austin as the fifth-highest metro area..."

Oct. 18, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Wildfire
Vivid imagery and a rapid pace make this debut novel about wildland firefighters fun as hell to read
"...Every summer, wildfire wields its double-edged sword. Roaring through forests and lives,..."

July 24, 2015 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

Updated Wildfire Relief Information
Updated Wednesday, September 7, 1:14pm
"...vacation-rental company, HomeAway has set up a Central Texas Wildfire Housing Directory for evacuees to find temporary housing in..."

Sept. 7, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

Tax Relief for Wildfire Victims
IRS offering tax relief to victims
"...Residents and businesses impacted by wildfire damage in 14 counties – including Bastrop, Travis, and..."

Sept. 20, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Best Wildfire Phoenix
CCC Cabins in Bastrop State Park
"...worked to save the landmarks during the devastating Bastrop wildfires of 2011. The park's 5,926 acres may have been..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Best of Austin Feature

Wildfire Watch
Cooler temps come with risks
"...high winds and extreme drought – made the Bastrop wildfires uncontainable for so long just a year ago, the..."

Sept. 7, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

It Took a Few Days: Obama and Perry Release Funds for Wildfire Relief
Obama Extends State of Emergency; TDRF vouchers and assistance cards
"...will provide seven-day hotel vouchers for those displaced by wildfires in Bastrop County. Volunteers will take applications at each..."

Sept. 10, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

Wildfire News Update
Latest info from county, state and school districts UPDATED
"...UPDATED 12.19pm Tuesday As the wildfires continue around Austin, the situation is starting to look..."

Sept. 6, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Like Wildfire
Welcome to the 13th annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival.

Aug. 22, 2003 Food Feature by Robb Walsh

Feel the Burn
Austin author and wildland firefighter Mary Pauline Lowry takes readers inside the fire line in her novel Wildfire
"...most of her time writing, and her first novel, Wildfire, has been optioned for film. (Naturally, Lowry wrote the..."

July 24, 2015 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

Focus
"...hatreds of particular groups or ideas can spread like wildfire from house to house is a lesson for the..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life Stinks
"...begins this hypnotic mantra, “Life Stinks,” that spreads like wildfire amongst the mass of impoverished, homeless, derelict and maltreated..."

Aug. 2, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Opinion: Wildfires Are Coming to Central Texas. Be Prepared.
As we move into the summer, a drought has enveloped Texas, increasing the risk of wildfires in the Austin area
"...In 2011, the most destructive wildfire in Texas' recent history burned over 34,000 acres of..."

May 20, 2022 Column by Vi Burgess

Rebuilding Paradise
Ron Howard hides an eco-warning in the story of the Camp Fire inferno
"...long-term drought conditions and strong downward winds, the ensuing wildfire quickly transmuted into a raging inferno, reaching the unaware..."

July 31, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Civics 101
"...COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTEC­TION PLAN MEET­ING Travis County and the City of..."

May 10, 2013 News Column

Fire Relief and Threat Become Daily Occurrences
Burn bans are now a fact of life
"...press time, a windy Wednesday had prompted an elevated wildfire threat as Central Texas firefighters brace for another outbreak..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Anne Harris

Film News
Wildfire Films launches in Austin, and Austin filmmakers land Independent Spirit noms in L.A.
"...Wildfire Hopes to Reignite the Austin Film Scene..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Wildfire
Rounding up the Austin steak house scene
"...Wildfire812 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/869-3473..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Choctaw Wildfire Album Release: Uh-Huh..."

June 11, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Lost Pines Recovery
November 27, 2013. 17 photos.
"...County Complex Fire of September, 2011, the most destructive wildfire in Texas history that took out over 32,000 acres,..."

Nov. 27, 2013 Photo Gallery

Public Safety: A Growth Industry
As the city grows, so does the public safety budget
"...for $4.3 million in funding for a new departmental Wildfire Division, which would work to mitigate the city's wildfire..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austinites Without Homes Find Themselves Pushed Out of Sight
Turns out those with and without shelter both want to be safe
"...to flee the area in the event of a wildfire. Joyce Statz, president of the Austin Firewise Alliance, put..."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Choctaw Wildfire, Daniel Eyes & the Vibes
"...Potter. Performing as a keys and drum duo, Choctaw Wildfire warmed up the chilly outside stage of the new..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Austin Top 10s
Ninety lines of listicles about Austin music 2015
"...7) Charlie Pierce & Choctaw Wildfire, Nowhere (Young Cubs)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Music Feature by Neph Basedow

Playback: Doug Sahm for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
The Austin Music Hall gets slated for teardown, the Roost closes while looking for a cash infusion, Backyard owner Tim O'Connor gets back in the concert game, and a Kickstarter campaign to get Doug Sahm into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
"...to his," says Patoski. "It's payback." Crooks Blazes a Wildfire..."

July 10, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

News Roundup: Lawsuits, Laws, and Plea Bargains
Brian Rodgers vs. COA, Abbott vs. women's rights, etc.
"...fire station and a reduced service contract for funding wildfire fuel mitigation efforts; APD expects to see the elimination..."

June 15, 2015 News Post by News Staff

Playback: Charlie Pierce Burns It Down
Charlie Pierce, the Gibby Haynes of piano, speaks out; Sweet Spirit serenades Spoon in a tour diary excerpt; and Phil Anselmo says maybe next year for a Housecore Horror ATX return
"...that bears the name of his local band: Choctaw Wildfire. With long, dark hair that signals his Native American..."

May 29, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Lost Pines Found
How a handful of neighbors helped rebuild Bastrop County – one home at a time
"...Janice Butler could not go home. The most destructive wildfire in Texas history had claimed her house in its..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled... Firefighting Gear?
Firehouse Subs has a unique plan to save the environment and your house
"...CPFD sent personnel and equipment to help fight that wildfire, the most destructive of its kind in Texas history...."

Feb. 1, 2013 Food Post by Kenny Pailes

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