11/18/99--BONFIRE COLLAPSE--Texas A & M students, attired in the mandatory 'pots', the old style military combat helmet, toss a log pulled from the collapsed Bonfire, onto a stack away from the recovery area, ongoing in the background. Photo by Steve Ueckert / Chronicle. HOUCHRON CAPTION (11/19/1999): Students clad in the traditional "pots" worn by Bonfire builders work on the dismantling of a collapsed tower, carrying logs to stack away from the recovery area. HOUCHRON CAPTION (12/26/1999): A&M University students discard a log from the Bonfire that collapsed during construction in November. The Bonfire is a 90-year symbol of A&M's football rivalry with the University of Texas. The collapse killed 12 and injured 27. HOUSTON CHRONICLE SPECIAL SECTION/TEXAS MAGAZINE: LOOKING BACK YEAR IN REVIEW 1999.
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