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Texas Lawmakers Request Changes After West Explosion

Two 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.

06/17/2013

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Volunteers Demolish Buildings Damaged In West Explosion

Nearly 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

CBSDFW.COM–06/13/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Hundreds In West Seek FEMA Help Since Plant Blast

Nearly 800 people have sought Federal Emergency Management Agency help since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion decimated a Central Texas town.

06/06/2013

Dark clouds provide a backdrop for power lines. (credit: David McNew/Newsmakers)

Thousands Lose Power During Texas Storms

Overnight storms in the DFW area and West Texas have left tens of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity.

06/06/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

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.

05/30/2013

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded  on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Massive Demolition Of Blast-Damaged Homes In West

Work crews funded by a church are beginning an effort to knock down 50 unlivable homes in West, where a fertilizer plant explosion devastated the town.

05/29/2013

A symbol for radioactivity is visible on a container once used to transport nuclear fuel rods. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas Radioactive Waste Bill Killed For Error

A bill that would have dramatically changed the rules for a radioactive waste dump died in the Legislature because of a parliamentary error.

05/21/2013

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Tornado Hits West Texas Town Of Blanket

A town in West Texas is cleaning up after a tornado hit there on Monday night. The twister tore through the town of Blanket in Brown County, just west of the Comanche County line.

05/21/2013

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Abilene Officer Quits After Fort Worth Arrest

A West Texas police officer has quit after being arrested in Fort Worth on charges of public intoxication and firing a gun in a public place.

05/08/2013

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Explosion Leaves Many Homeless, Citizens Opening Their Doors

Residents, churches and businesses are opening their doors to those left homeless by the explosion in McLennan County, at the West Fertilizer plant.

CBSDFW.COM–04/18/2013

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Midland Train Crash Victims Blame Union Pacific

Survivors of last year’s deadly West Texas train collision who are suing Union Pacific Co. say the railroad should not be able to claim that Midland and Midland County are responsible.

03/12/2013

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Texas Man Indicted For Alleged Obama Threat

A federal grand jury in West Texas has indicted a 20-year-old man who allegedly threatened to shoot President Barack Obama during his inauguration.

03/12/2013

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