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.
Report: Texas Has Most Hazardous Chemical Plants In CountryA congressional report shows Texas has the largest number of plants in the nation that use the most hazardous chemicals.
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.
Athens Fiddle Festival Goes On After Fertilizer Plant FireLess than 48 hours after a fertilizer plant fire, that stirred memories of last year’s deadly disaster in West, the small Texas town of Athens went on with its signature event - Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion.
Athens Fertilizer Plant Fire Suspicious, Says ChiefState and local fire investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked a massive fire here at the East Texas Ag Supply fertilizer plant in downtown Athens.
West Planning Remembrance Program On Explosion AnniversaryThe City of West is planning a remembrance program on the one year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.
Former West Paramedic Sentenced In Pipe Bomb Case A former paramedic in the Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people earlier this year, was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty in a pipe bomb case that isn't linked to the blast.
Greenville Residents Fearful Of Proposed Fertilizer Mixing PlantA proposed fertilizer mixing plant near downtown Greenville has city leaders asking questions—and many residents voicing concerns.
Students In West Looking Forward To Fresh StartWest ISD has spent the past weeks scrambling to provide classroom space to replace the three schools damaged in April's chemical plant explosion. And now, a sprawling maze of tan portable buildings surrounds the damaged frame of the old intermediate school.
West ISD Says It Will Be Ready For The New School YearIt is far from an ideal situation, but West ISD Superintendent Marty Crawford said the district will be ready for students come the first day of classes on August 26th.
Fertilizer Industry Grows Despite Safety Concerns The current wave of potential fertilizer plant expansions come with concerns. A blast at a West, Texas fertilizer plant in April killed 15 people , highlighting the dangers of such facilities and how loosely they're regulated.
Watchdog Group Keeps Its Focus On NonprofitsDays after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado donations from across the country poured into the American Red Cross. But a watchdog group that keeps a close eye on non-profits, like the Red Cross, raised some red flags when they realized not all of the money would go to the victims of the Moore disaster.