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The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules

The massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year is unlikely to meaningfully change regulatory or safety rules in Texas until at least 2016 under the latest bill offered Tuesday by lawmakers tasked with scrutinizing the blast.

08/05/2014

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West Streets Still Not Repaired, A Year After Explosion

The long road to recovery for the city of West is proving to still be full of bumps and cracks.

07/29/2014

Mayor Tommy Muska of West, Texas is backstage chatting with the press at Texas Thunder Festival 2013 on May 18, 2013 in Gardendale, Texas. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images For Texas Thunder)

1 Year After Blast, West Mayor Sees Progress

One year after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, the town’s leader likes what he sees. “It’s a smile on my face,” said Mayor Tommy Muska. “That humming is progress.”

04/16/2014

The casket of Joseph "Joey" Frank Pustejovsky, Jr. of the West Volunteer Fire Department is shown at the West memorial service at Baylor University on April 25, 2013 in Waco, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

New Park & Memorial Planned For West

Plans have been unveiled for a renovated park with a playground and memorial in a Central Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion claimed 15 lives.

01/08/2014

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Homebuilder Comes Out Of Retirement To Help Veterans In West

At the age of 76, two years after he retired, Dan Pokluda never thought he would be building houses again.

CBS 11–08/02/2013

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Displaced by Deadly Blast, West Residents Rebuilding, Moving Back Into Their Homes

In only eight days, Steven Kuchera, his wife Stephanie, and twin 17-year-old sons Jackson and Nick will be moving into their new home in West.

CBS 11–08/02/2013

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West Residents, Officials Upset Over FEMA Decision

Residents and officials in West are upset about FEMA’s decision to deny a major disaster declaration for the ravaged Texas town.

06/13/2013