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.
Teens Encouraged By Faith At West "Rise Up Rally"More than a thousand people attended the “Rise Up Rally” for West students Saturday evening.
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.
Some Texas Non-Profits Eligible For Plant Explosion Disaster Help Some private nonprofit groups in Central Texas impacted by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are eligible to seek low-interest federal disaster loans.
Verbal Fireworks At Capitol Hill Hearing Over Deadly Explosion In WestExperts blamed lax regulations and a patchwork of safety standards with many large holes for leading to the fertilizer plant explosion last April that killed 15 people in West.
Texas Lawmakers Request Changes After West ExplosionTwo months to the day after the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people, Texas lawmakers say they're in no rush to propose tougher regulations or laws to prevent the tragedy from happening again.
Volunteers Demolish Buildings Damaged In West ExplosionNearly two months ago, the West Fertilizer Plant exploded. The blast leveled a large part of the city. Thursday, workers started tearing down one of the large buildings damaged in the disaster
Presence Of Explosive Chemicals Often Kept Secret Fears of terrorism have made it harder than ever for citizens to find out what dangerous chemicals lurk in their backyards. Secrecy and shoddy record-keeping have kept the public and emergency workers in the dark about stockpiles of explosive material.
Roanoke Forces Fireworks Business To CloseLess than two months before the Fourth of July, one of the largest fireworks stores in North Texas is packing up.