Homebuilder Comes Out Of Retirement To Help Veterans In WestAt the age of 76, two years after he retired, Dan Pokluda never thought he would be building houses again.
Displaced by Deadly Blast, West Residents Rebuilding, Moving Back Into Their HomesIn only eight days, Steven Kuchera, his wife Stephanie, and twin 17-year-old sons Jackson and Nick will be moving into their new home in West.
Devastated Town Of West Pondering Schools' FutureAfter a fertilizer plant explosion devastated the rural town of West in April, local teachers and administrators did what they could to help the community cope with the disaster that wrecked hundreds of structures, including three of city's four schools.
Verbal Fireworks At Capitol Hill Hearing Over Deadly Explosion In WestExperts blamed lax regulations and a patchwork of safety standards with many large holes for leading to the fertilizer plant explosion last April that killed 15 people in West.
Texas Lawmakers Request Changes After West ExplosionTwo 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.
Volunteers Demolish Buildings Damaged In West ExplosionNearly 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
Massive Demolition Of Blast-Damaged Homes In WestWork 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.
Agency Studying West Fertilizer Plant Fire & Explosions To Prevent Similar OccuranceIt was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.
West One Month Later, Cause Of Blast Still UndeterminedAfter a nearly one month long investigation involving 29 state and federal agencies and more than 100 people, the state fire marshal and ATF say they have ruled the cause of the fire undetermined.
Authorities: Crime Not Ruled Out In West ExplosionOne month after a fire triggered a massive blast in West, Texas killing 15 people, officials on Thursday had to declare the cause of the blaze as "undetermined."
Willie Nelson Raises $125K For West & Abbott Volunteer Firefighters At the West Volunteer Fire Department, a day of mixed emotions. As they continue to mourn their seven firefighters killed when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, they take comfort in the generosity of country superstar Willie Nelson.
Texas’ Elite Search & Rescue Team Recalls Finding Closure In WestWhen the fertilizer plant in West exploded, Texas Task Force One was called in to search the area closest to the plant for survivors. They didn’t find any.
Firefighter Who Survived West Explosion Says Blast Blew Him Out Of His BootsRobert Payne was one of the first responders to rush to fight a fire at a West fertilizer plant last month.
Fertilizer Plant Manager Believes 50 Tons Of Ammonium Nitrate In Building That ExplodedInvestigators have now ruled what many have suspected: the ammonium nitrate stored at the West Fertilizer Company's plant exploded.
I-Team: Thefts, Leaks Frequent At West Fertilizer PlantFor a facility that had the potential to destroy everything around it, law enforcement records show the West Fertilizer Co. was easy for thieves and burglars to access.