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Site where an apartment complex once sat in West, Texas. Most of the complex, which was near the West Fertilizer Co. plant, was completely destroyed in the April 17, 2013 blast. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Officials In West Considering Building New Fertilizer Plant

As the state remembers West, Texas on the one-year anniversary of a deadly explosion, the mayor in the town acknowledged that local officials are considering building a new fertilizer plant.

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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

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Residents Who Recorded West Plant Explosion Tell Story Behind Video

It was around 7:30 p.m. on April 17, 2013. Derrick Hurtt had just picked up his then 12-year-old daughter, Khloey, from their church in West, when they spotted a rising plume of dark smoke, and went to check it out.

CBS 11–04/15/2014

Aubrey Bascom “Butch” Evans III, 69. (courtesy: Virginia State Police)

Virginia Murder Suspect Possibly Headed To West Texas

A Virginia man who police say killed his wife Friday might be on his way to west Texas, near Abilene.

02/01/2014

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Questions Linger In Texas Train Accident That Killed 4 Veterans

‏The CBS 11 I-Team looks at what role Union Pacific and the state of Texas may have played in a deadly 2012 train accident in Midland.

CBS 11–12/13/2013

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Truck Veers Off Bridge To Avoid Cattle; 2 People Dead

Two people are dead after their semitrailer truck slammed into cattle spilled from an overturned cattle truck trailer on a far West Texas interstate highway.

11/28/2013

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Loose Kangaroo Causes Stir In West Texas

Police in West Texas who answered calls about a kangaroo hopping along a rural highway near Midland helped capture the pet and return the animal to its rightful owner.

11/14/2013

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Texas Air Force Commander Ready For Zombies

Preparing for all eventualities, a wing commander at a West Texas Air Force base says he has a plan for defending the base from attacks by zombies.

09/06/2013

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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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Michigan Fire Department To Donate Fire Truck To Abbott, Texas

A gift from a small town in Michigan will help replace a fire truck lost in the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West.

CBSDFW.COM–08/23/2013

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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.

08/06/2013

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Texas Tech’s First ‘Masked Rider’ Dead At 81

Joe Kirk Fulton, who as a Texas Tech senior became the university’s first “Masked Rider” at the 1954 Gator Bowl, has died at his West Texas ranch. He was 81.

08/02/2013

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