Officials agree the work is far from over, but they do have some updates.
County Commissioner Clara Beckett on Saturday morning shared how the recovery from the 30,000-acre Bastop County Complex wildfires is going two years after the disaster.
"We cut about 80,000 trees both on private property and within the county right of way," she said.
A good amount of debris has also been cleared -- 750,000 cubic yards to be exact.
"If you stacked it up on a football field, it would be three times the size of the state capital or something,” Beckett said. “It's just a lot."
State leaders who were there also touched on funding. There is still money coming in to help, something that sits well with neighbors like Jana Erickson.
"I was impressed to hear that there are some new fundings coming down the line and that they're going to be dealing with the dead trees," Erickson said.
While neighbors like Erickson are happy about the ongoing efforts, others are critical.
"We are spending entirely too much time, money and effort on trees and toads and roads, while we've got families scattered," said Sandy Hemphill, a Bastrop resident.
Officials acknowledge there is still plenty to be done. Currently, they're looking into a reverse 9-1-1 system that would call or text residents about an emergency.
"It's very impressive because you know a lot of people called their friends and neighbors to get everybody out and it's amazing that no more deaths happened than what did," Erickson said.
Between upcoming technology, dead tree removal and more, Bastrop County's road to recovery remains an ongoing commitment.
Almost $4.5 million in additional recovery funding is coming from the state. Some of that money will go toward a fire risk mitigation program -- that's clearing unwanted brush near neighborhoods that could act as fuel.