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In Bastrop, Texas, Hope After the Fires

Residents help wildfire-devastated community — and a beloved chocolatier

The fire that ignited over Labor Day weekend in Bastrop, Texas, 30 miles outside Austin, would ultimately burn through some 1,600 homes and 34,000 acres of this community of about 73,000. The Lost Pines area that burned, popular among retirees for its natural beauty as well as its proximity to both Austin's cultural scene and Houston's world-class medical facilities, was home to Frans and Roselly Hendriks, 66 and 60 respectively, proprietors of Roscar Handcrafted Chocolates. … Back to Article

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