BASTROP — In the parking lot at the Home Depot, over coffee and pancakes in the Whataburger, at the Shell convenience store, the recovery of Bastrop County has begun.

In conversations. Between neighbors, friends, even strangers.

"After everything that's happened — we lost everything we had, except ourselves and the clothes on our back — it feels good to talk to someone who's in the same boat," said Dona Suarez, 56, talking with a group of seven neighbors about what to do next outside the home supply retailer on Texas 71.

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Inspirational Quotes

If there were a major earthquake in Los Angeles, with bridges and highways and railroads and airports all shut down and huge buildings collapsing, I don't care how much planning you do, the first 72 hours is going to be chaotic.

Warren Rudman

Testimonials

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You were our guiding light in a very dark storm. If it wasn't for your sacrifice, knowledge, patience and just being there for us, I'm not sure we would've made it. God bless you for all you've done and continue to do for those who need a helping hand.

Witch Creek Fire Survivor, 2007