West Fertilizer Plant
There 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.
A Dallas family remembers their father, Lucky, who courageously responded to the fire in West and never returned.
Friends and family in the small town of West are preparing to honor victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion that occurred one year ago today.
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.
This 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.
The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year.
The landscape isn’t the only thing that has changed in West, Texas, since a fertilizer explosion killed 15 people and destroyed more than 200 homes.
The City of West is planning a remembrance program on the one year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.
A 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.
An 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.
Organizers say the free food on Thursday included a dining opportunity for some people whose homes were destroyed in the April 17 blast.
West is set hold its first Westfest since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion tore through the small community.