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.
New Addition Helps Family Deal With Loss Of Loved One In West ExplosionThis week marks one year since the West Fertilizer Plant explosion. The blast killed 15 people -- including father and volunteer firefighter Perry Calvin. His family spoke with CBS 11 News about their unexpected loss.
Feds Grant $20M For Schools Ruined In Fertilizer BlastA federal agency is granting $20 million to a rural Central Texas town to help rebuild two schools destroyed in last year's deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
ATF: Work On West Explosion Case Continues
21 Months For Former West Paramedic Who Built Pipe BombsAn emotional Bryce Reed walked into court surrounded by his family and friends. The former paramedic from West came to hear his punishment after pleading guilty to possessing a pipe bomb, and trying to hide the components.