Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

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.

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 05:56 AM CDT

Report: 262 People Hurt in West Fertilizer Blast

Report: 262 People Hurt in West Fertilizer Blast

A health report on the impact of the West fertilizer plant explosion says 262 people were injured in the blast.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 08:11 AM CDT

Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants

Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants

The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate congressional investigators say.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM CDT

Texas Agency Said Firefighters Unprepared for Blast

Texas Agency Said Firefighters Unprepared for Blast

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.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 04:49 PM CDT

A Year After West Blast, Less Than Half Donations Given

A Year After West Blast, Less Than Half Donations Given

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.

ABOUT US
Complete coverage of a massive fertilizer plant explosion that leveled the small Texas town of West. Five to 15 people are estimated to have been killed and over 160 have been injured.
Top Stories
Scandal in TX Sheriff's Department After Deputy's Murder

Scandal in TX Sheriff's Department After Deputy's Murder

Two Harris County Sheriff's Department employees have been fired for having relationships with a witness to the murder of Deputy Darren Goforth.

T. Boone Pickens Cashes Out on Oil, For Now

T. Boone Pickens Cashes Out on Oil, For Now

Legendary Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens predicts oil will double in 2016 after thousand of Texans lose their jobs in an oil downturn.

Ex-Priest Arrested for 1960 Killing of Texas Teacher

Ex-Priest Arrested for 1960 Killing of Texas Teacher

An 83-year-old former priest is arrested in Arizona in connection with the 1960 slaying of a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher.

Mild Winter Could Lead to Big Year for Bugs Ahead

Mild Winter Could Lead to Big Year for Bugs Ahead

North Texas exterminators expect a banner year for insects.

FBI Surrounds Protesters Occupying Oregon Refuge

FBI Surrounds Protesters Occupying Oregon Refuge

FBI agents have converged on the Oregon wildlife refuge where the last four followers of Ammon and Ryan Bundy remain holed up, the agency confirmed Wednesday night. The FBI's Portland office said it has set...

8-Year-Old Battling Cancer Signs With TCU Swimming

8-Year-Old Battling Cancer Signs With TCU Swimming

An 8-year-old battling cancer signs a letter of intent with his mom's alma mater and her college coach to swim at TCU.