The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 78-year-old man with cognitive impairment. Joseph LaVerne Mapes was last seen Monday morning.
The massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year is unlikely to meaningfully change regulatory or safety rules in Texas until at least 2016 under the latest bill offered Tuesday by lawmakers tasked with scrutinizing the blast.
The long road to recovery for the city of West is proving to still be full of bumps and cracks.
More than 300 people have signed a petition to protect the historic West High School building from being demolished.
Anyone can ask companies what they’re storing and get answers within 10 days.
More than 300 residents were evacuated from their homes Thursday after a fire started at a fertilizer storage facility in the east Texas city of Athens. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.
Questions about the safety of barrels stored at a temporary site in West Texas were raised after a radiation leak at the government’s troubled nuclear waste dump.
The men who died last year fighting a fire at a fertilizer plant that then exploded in West have been called heroes, but they have also been called victims of a failed system.
A buildup of pressure caused an explosion as workers were changing a wellhead Wednesday at a West Texas oil field, killing two of them and injuring nine others, a sheriff said.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that West volunteer firefighters were not fully aware of the risk of ammonium nitrate exploding at the West Fertilizer Co. plant.
It has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in buildings without sprinklers.
Today’s Easter service was an important one for those in West, Texas, who this week marked the one year anniversary of the explosion that rocked the town.