Four Years Later, West Continues To Rebuild After Fertilizer ExplosionToday marks four years to the day since the Town of West was shattered by a fertilizer plant explosion, and people there find the memories are still fresh.
CBS 11 To Air Documentary On Rebuilding West SchoolsThe film chronicles West ISD’s recovery after the devastating 2013 fertilizer plant explosion.
Final Report From Chemical Safety Board On West Fertilizer ExplosionIt’s been nearly three years, but the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released its final report on West Fertilizer Company plant explosion.
Families Of 3 Firefighters Killed In West Explosion Reach SettlementPotential jurors received phone calls telling them not to report to jury duty.
Remembering West Fertilizer Explosion 2 Years LaterJeni Janek says she can't believe two years have passed since the fertilizer plant in West exploded, changing this city of 2800 residents forever.
West Fertilizer Report Says Firefighters Not Properly TrainedThere is a new federal report into what went wrong in the West Fertilizer Plant explosion. According to a branch of the CDC, firefighters didn’t realize the dangers of the ammonium nitrate on property.
Students & Community Celebrate Plans For New School In WestIn West, students held what looked and sounded like a homecoming. After all, they want to come home. Adults also joined in the celebration for a soon-to-be built combined West High School and Middle School.
Report On West Recommends More Firefighter Training & PlanningA new state fire marshal report, investigating the firefighter deaths when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded in 2013, is making some recommendations when it comes to firefighter planning and training.
Residents Respond To Findings In West Fertilizer Blast ReportThe fertilizer plant explosion in West that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast in front of a packed room of residents and town officials.
Family Looks Ahead After Losing Son & Home In West BlastSome people in West lost family members the night of April 17, 2013. Some lost their homes and there are others who lost both. One of those families spoke with CBS 11 News about the last year and how they’re rebuilding their lives.
Local Man Builds His Own Memorial For West First-RespondersThere is a permanent memorial to the first responders who died in West, Texas, but it’s not actually in West. The monumental tribute was built by just one man, who didn’t have a lot of money to spend and received no help.
State Awards $4.8M To Recovery Efforts In West State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15.