Houston Matters

Summer Reading: Hail of Fire — A Man Struggles to Cope with His Decisions During a Natural Disaster

Posted on · In September of 2011, severe drought – coupled with a tropical storm – helped fuel a wildfire that destroyed the home of Randy Fritz and his family in the Lost Pines area, about 103 miles northwest of Houston near Bastrop. While neither he, his wife nor his three daughters were hurt in the fire that […]


Restoring The State’s Mysterious Lost Pines

Posted on · This weekend marks one year since a wildfire destroyed Bastrop State Park and burned thousands of acres. The fire tore through a unique eco-system called the lost pines forest. Now a fundraising effort is underway to restore the decimated area.