One year after the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, the town’s leader likes what he sees. “It’s a smile on my face,” said Mayor Tommy Muska. “That humming is progress.”
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.
This week’s anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities.
More than 100 West residents & community leaders gathered to break ground on a new 75,000 square foot nursing home.
More than a thousand people attended the “Rise Up Rally” for West students Saturday evening.
Every year on Selection Sunday, eager college basketball fans with tournament locations nearby their home towns wait by the television to see if their Alma Matter or hometown school will get slotted at the venue closest to them.
State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy is continuing to meet with local officials in Texas counties about the dangers of ammonium nitrate, the chemical that detonated in the West fertilizer explosion.
The City of West is planning a remembrance program on the one year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.
Scott Podsednik played high school baseball on a since-abandoned field in the shadow of a fertilizer plant that exploded last April in the former major league outfielder’s small Central Texas hometown.
Plans have been unveiled for a renovated park with a playground and memorial in a Central Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion claimed 15 lives.
Nearly nine months after the fertilizer plant explosion, many people in West have not even started to rebuild their homes, and much of the donated funds have yet to be released.
Even after a devastating blast left the city of West decimated, some residents are finding a reason to be thankful this holiday season.