A North Texas city has halted demolitions of substandard structures after two houses wrongly were demolished this summer.
A city subcontracted demolition crew took down the wrong house in the 9700 block of Watercress Drive. The crews apparently demolished the house next door to what was the original targeted property.
Experts blamed lax regulations and a patchwork of safety standards with many large holes for leading to the fertilizer plant explosion last April that killed 15 people in West.
Two months to the day after the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people, Texas lawmakers say they’re in no rush to propose tougher regulations or laws to prevent the tragedy from happening again.
Nearly two months ago, the West Fertilizer Plant exploded. The blast leveled a large part of the city. Thursday, workers started tearing down one of the large buildings damaged in the disaster
The West First Baptist Church is paying the bill, using $200,000 in donations received from people across the state and nation to bring down the damaged homes.
The City of Bedford is working to remove blighted buildings from around the municipality, and one key structure started coming down on Wednesday morning.
Members of the Texas National Guard are in Dallas today, taking the “war on drugs” to the streets as part of Operation Crackdown, a mission they have been carrying out since 1993.
Demolition has begun on a 1920’s era apartment building in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas that Lee Harvey Oswald used to call home.
As a part of Dallas Mayor mike Rawlings’s Grow South initiative another “blighted structure” in the city was torn down today. Thursday’s knockdown was the 250th house demolition by the city.
Troubled. An eyesore, a magnet for crime – those are just some of the ways one apartment complex in South Dallas had long been described. Now the only correct adjective is… gone.
You could think of it as fighting fire with fire. For nearly 20 years cities across the country have taken assets confiscated from criminal activity and used the proceeds to battle or dismantle current illegal activity. Case in point — today’s demolition of nearly 50 abandoned houses in Dallas.