West Paramedic Freed Pending Pipe Bomb TrialA former Central Texas paramedic has been released on bond pending trial on a federal charge that he possessed pipe bomb materials.
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.
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.
Fertilizer Industry Grows Despite Safety Concerns The current wave of potential fertilizer plant expansions come with concerns. A blast at a West, Texas fertilizer plant in April killed 15 people , highlighting the dangers of such facilities and how loosely they're regulated.
Young Tornado & Plant Explosion Victims At Local CampOn the three-month anniversary of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, some kids from that town, and another where disaster struck this past year, are enjoying summer camp in Fort Worth.
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.
Agency Investigating West Blast Finds Lax Regulation Of Chemicals A federal agency investigating the deadly April explosion at the fertilizer plant in West told a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a "patchwork" of standards.
Legal Expert: City of West's Lawsuit "Difficult Case To Win"The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the fertilizer company that exploded and its supplier, but an environmental law attorney says it will be a difficult case.
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.
FEMA Denies Assistance To West After Deadly ExplosionThe small city of West that was rocked by a powerful and deadly explosion is being jolted again: This time by FEMA.
Requirements Vary For FEMA Disaster AssistanceThe individual victims of the West explosion are getting help. But the announcement that FEMA has denied disaster money, to help rebuild infrastructure destroyed in April's fertilizer plant explosion, directly affects the city’s request for help.
Seniors In West Graduate, Move On From TragedyMore than 110 teenagers graduated from West High School, almost two months after a deadly plant explosion destroyed their campus.
Hundreds In West Seek FEMA Help Since Plant BlastNearly 800 people have sought Federal Emergency Management Agency help since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion decimated a Central Texas town.