BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) - Bastrop State Park superintendent Todd McClanahan sees the regrowth of the park on a daily basis.
McClanahan is especially close to the recovery of the Bastrop landmark, he lives in the park.
Firefighters saved his family's home in the 2011 wildfire.
Seeing the destruction everyday while driving through the park can sometimes be hard and McClanahan doesn't take the park's beauty for granted anymore.
He has spearheaded the efforts to bring visitors back to the park, which was closed for three months after the fire burned 6000 acres. Most of the structures in the park were saved.
McClanahan called the fire a significant event in his life and is optimistic that over time the park will return to its former glory.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.