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.
New Addition Helps Family Deal With Loss Of Loved One In West ExplosionThis week marks one year since the West Fertilizer Plant explosion. The blast killed 15 people -- including father and volunteer firefighter Perry Calvin. His family spoke with CBS 11 News about their unexpected loss.
Feds Grant $20M For Schools Ruined In Fertilizer BlastA federal agency is granting $20 million to a rural Central Texas town to help rebuild two schools destroyed in last year's deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
ATF: Work On West Explosion Case Continues
21 Months For Former West Paramedic Who Built Pipe BombsAn emotional Bryce Reed walked into court surrounded by his family and friends. The former paramedic from West came to hear his punishment after pleading guilty to possessing a pipe bomb, and trying to hide the components.
Texas Fire Marshal Debuts Ammonium Nitrate SearchThe Texas Fire Marshal's Office has launched a website that lets Texans search for facilities with large amounts of ammonium nitrate, the chemical that ignited in an April fertilizer plant explosion and killed 15 people.
Greenville Residents Fearful Of Proposed Fertilizer Mixing PlantA proposed fertilizer mixing plant near downtown Greenville has city leaders asking questions—and many residents voicing concerns.
Football Returns To Texas Town After Fertilizer Plant Blast Four months after a fertilizer plant explosion tore through West, Texas, killing 15 people and damaging buildings for blocks around, the West Trojans opened their football season and recovered a degree of normalcy that's been missing.
After Fertilizer Explosion West ISD Reclaiming The GridironJust four months ago the West IISD football field played host to the darkest day in the city's history. Instead of pads and helmets the turf was used as a triage center. Thursday night the football field will be used for its intended purpose.
Fire Marshal: Inspections Refused Since West Blast Five facilities in Texas with large quantities of the same fertilizer chemical that fueled the deadly plant explosion in West have turned away state fire marshal inspectors since the blast, investigators said Monday.
Students In West Looking Forward To Fresh StartWest ISD has spent the past weeks scrambling to provide classroom space to replace the three schools damaged in April's chemical plant explosion. And now, a sprawling maze of tan portable buildings surrounds the damaged frame of the old intermediate school.
West Fertilizer Plant Tragedy Prompts Gift From Michigan Fire DepartmentA 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.
Michigan Fire Department To Donate Fire Truck To Abbott, TexasA 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.
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.
President Obama & Private Sector Try To Improve Safety After Deadly Explosion in WestPresident Barack Obama is ordering federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to the deadly April explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.