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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.

04/16/2014

Picture of Perry Calvin. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

New Addition Helps Family Deal With Loss Of Loved One In West Explosion

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.

CBSDFW.COM–04/14/2014

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Fire Chief Urges Changes Ahead Of West Anniversary

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.

04/14/2014

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Mass Held For 1 Year Anniversary Of West Explosion

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.

04/11/2014

A makeshift sign is placed on the side of a road in West, Texas, on April 20, 2013, three days after the April 17 fertilizer plant blast which killed and injured residents of this small Texas community. At least 14 people were killed, most of them first reponders, and 60 people are missing following a powerful blast that destroyed the Texas fertilizer factory and dozens of nearby homes, officials said April 20.  AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

West Planning Remembrance Program On Explosion Anniversary

The City of West is planning a remembrance program on the one year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.

CBS 11–02/27/2014

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Feds Grant $20M For Schools Ruined In Fertilizer Blast

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.

02/10/2014

Former West paramedic Bryce Reed is sentenced to 21 months in prison. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

21 Months For Former West Paramedic Who Built Pipe Bombs

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.

CBS 11–12/04/2013

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Hundreds Celebrate Community Thanksgiving In West

Organizers say the free food on Thursday included a dining opportunity for some people whose homes were destroyed in the April 17 blast.

11/29/2013

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First Westfest Since Explosion Set For Town

West is set hold its first Westfest since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion tore through the small community.

08/30/2013

Football Returns To Texas Town After Fertilizer Plant Blast

Four months after a fertilizer plant explosion tore through West, Texas, killing 15 people and damaging buildings for blocks around, the West Trojans opened their football season and recovered a degree of normalcy that’s been missing.

08/29/2013

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Fire Marshal: Inspections Refused Since West Blast

Five facilities in Texas with large quantities of the same fertilizer chemical that fueled the deadly plant explosion in West have turned away state fire marshal inspectors since the blast, investigators said Monday.

08/26/2013

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West Fertilizer Plant Tragedy Prompts Gift From Michigan Fire Department

A Texas tragedy prompted a gift of caring all the way from Michigan to the Abbot Fire Department, which rushed to assist those affected by the blast in West last April.

CBS 11–08/24/2013

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