West Fertilizer Plant
Dr. George Smith credits God that he was able to get out from under the debris at the West nursing home minutes after the West Company fertilizer plant exploded.
A federal grand jury has indicted Bryce Reed, a former West paramedic, for possessing an unregistered firearm including components to make a pipe bomb.
The massive clean up in West, Texas seems to have only just begun. Many residents are now preparing for their condemned homes to be destroyed, including Joye Nors, who lived blocks away from the explosion site.
The arrest of Bryce Reed and the announcement of a criminal investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion in West are a couple of stunning changes in the story.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened its Disaster Relief Center Saturday to offer grants and other services to residents and businesses.
A total of 28 state and federal agencies are investigating why the West Fertilizer Company’s plant caught fire and exploded two weeks ago.
A baseball game between two high school teams usually invites tense competition. But before Tuesday’s game in West, the visiting team presented gifts to the opponents.
More entertainers will be making music in support of a Central Texas town decimated in the deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Officials with the Texas Thunder Festival announced that next month’s performances will benefit emergency responders and schools in West.
Standing on a stage behind flag-covered caskets, President Barack Obama told the residents of West that while he and others may not live in Texas, they are neighbors, and are also grappling with the town’s loss.
Complete coverage of nearly three hour memorial service dedicated to 12 first responders who lost their lives in West Fertilizer plant explosion.
In West, there are still too many questions, too much work, and too much worry for the devastated city to stop moving—even to mourn.
It started with a procession that included dozens of fire trucks and cars and pickups filled with men and women in uniform. The memorial service for those killed in the West Fertilizer Company explosion was held at the Ferrell Center on the Baylor University campus.