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Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:04 AM CDT

Church to Host Vigil for West Explosion Anniversary

Church to Host Vigil for West Explosion Anniversary

The West Ministerial Alliance and the City of West are hosting a memorial prayer vigil Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption to commemorate those involved in the West explosion.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 05:07 PM CDT

New Laws Considered 2 years After West Blast

New Laws Considered 2 years After West Blast

Texas lawmakers are considering regulations designed to prevent another deadly fertilizer plant explosion like the one two years ago in West.

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 10:31 AM CDT

Legislators Introduce 4 Bills Inspired by West Blast

Legislators Introduce 4 Bills Inspired by West Blast

State legislators in Austin are introducing bills to make sure an incident like the 2013 explosion in West never happens again.

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM CDT

West Breaks Ground on New Schools

West Breaks Ground on New Schools

The city of West breaks ground on a new high school and middle school Thursday, marking a milestone on its way to recovery from a fertilizer plant explosion.

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 at 02:46 PM CDT

First Bill Since West Blast Met With GOP Pushback

First Bill Since West Blast Met With GOP Pushback

The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is already getting pushback from Republicans.

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