Dozens Of Dangerous Texas Chemical Plants Operate Near Public CentersDozens of Texas plants similar to a fertilizer facility that exploded in the town of West in 2013, one of Texas' worst industrial accidents, are still operating near schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods, federal regulators say.
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.
West Streets Still Not Repaired, A Year After ExplosionThe long road to recovery for the city of West is proving to still be full of bumps and cracks.
1 Year After Blast, West Mayor Sees ProgressOne 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."
New Park & Memorial Planned For WestPlans 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.
Homebuilder Comes Out Of Retirement To Help Veterans In WestAt the age of 76, two years after he retired, Dan Pokluda never thought he would be building houses again.
Displaced by Deadly Blast, West Residents Rebuilding, Moving Back Into Their HomesIn 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.
West Residents, Officials Upset Over FEMA DecisionResidents and officials in West are upset about FEMA's decision to deny a major disaster declaration for the ravaged Texas town.