Family Looks Ahead After Losing Son & Home In West BlastSome people in West lost family members the night of April 17, 2013. Some lost their homes and there are others who lost both. One of those families spoke with CBS 11 News about the last year and how they’re rebuilding their lives.
Officials In West Considering Building New Fertilizer PlantAs the state remembers West, Texas on the one-year anniversary of a deadly explosion, the mayor in the town acknowledged that local officials are considering building a new fertilizer plant.
Local Man Builds His Own Memorial For West First-RespondersThere is a permanent memorial to the first responders who died in West, Texas, but it’s not actually in West. The monumental tribute was built by just one man, who didn’t have a lot of money to spend and received no help.
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.
Mass Held For 1 Year Anniversary Of West Explosion The landscape isn't the only thing that has changed in West, Texas, since a fertilizer explosion killed 15 people and destroyed more than 200 homes.
Chemical Safety Board To Present New Report About West ExplosionPeople in West may get more answers about the explosion that destroyed part of town.
West Planning Remembrance Program On Explosion AnniversaryThe City of West is planning a remembrance program on the one year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.
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
OSHA Cites West Fertilizer Co. For 24 Violations, Proposes FineThe company that operated the West fertilizer plant that exploded and killed 15 people has been cited with 24 serious safety violations and a proposed fine of more than $118,000.
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.