State House Mulls Chemical Storage BillThe Texas House is to debate the first major proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations more than two years after the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion.
Possible New Laws Considered 2 Years After West ExplosionTexas lawmakers are considering regulations designed to prevent another deadly fertilizer plant explosion like the one two years ago in West. But it remains uncertain whether lawmakers will ultimately adopt them.
Students & Community Celebrate Plans For New School In WestIn West, students held what looked and sounded like a homecoming. After all, they want to come home. Adults also joined in the celebration for a soon-to-be built combined West High School and Middle School.
West Getting New Schools After ExplosionThe Central Texas town which was devastated by a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is getting two new schools.
Silver Alert Issued For Missing West ManThe 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.
New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules 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.
West Streets Still Not Repaired, A Year After ExplosionThe long road to recovery for the city of West is proving to still be full of bumps and cracks.
West Residents Petition, Protest To Save High School From DemolitionMore than 300 people have signed a petition to protect the historic West High School building from being demolished.
Abbott: Texans Can Ask 'Any Plant' About ChemicalsAnyone can ask companies what they're storing and get answers within 10 days.
Athens Plant Fire Treated As Crime SceneMore 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.
Los Alamos Container Linked To Nuke Dump Leak 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.
Texas Agency To Report On West BlastThe 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.
Sheriff: 2 Killed, 9 Hurt In Oil Field ExplosionA 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.
CSB: West Firefighters Weren't Aware Of Explosion RiskThe 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.
No New Safety Laws A Year After West BlastIt 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.