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.
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.
A health report on the impact of the West fertilizer plant explosion says 262 people were injured in the blast.
The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate congressional investigators say.
The men who died last year fighting a fire at a Texas fertilizer plant that then exploded have been called heroes, but they have also been called victims of a failed system.
A year after the West disaster, the foundation overseeing about $3.6 million donated afterward has approved less than half of that for residents in need.