Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:12 PM CDT

Set-Up for West Memorial Underway

Set-Up for West Memorial Underway

Setup is underway at the West Rodeo Grounds for Thursday night's memorial service. The service marks the first year since an explosion in West killed 15, including 12 first responders.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 02:34 PM CDT

West Recovering a Year After Deadly Blast

West Recovering a Year After Deadly Blast

Residents of West, Texas, which is recovering from a deadly blast that claimed 15 lives last year, but has a long way to go, will mark the one-year anniversary Thursday with a moment of silence at 7:51

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:07 AM CDT

Mayor Emotional After Hearing Song About West

Mayor Emotional After Hearing Song About West

Donna Beckham sings "Still Around West," a song penned by West resident Jenipher Janek whose home was destroyed in the blast. Mayor Tommy Muska, upon hearing the song for the first time, became emotional...

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM CDT

West Mayor Moved to Tears by Emotional Song

West Mayor Moved to Tears by Emotional Song

During a live on-air performance, West Mayor Tommy Muska became emotional after hearing the song "Still Around West" performed live for the first time.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 08:22 AM CDT

West Living Up to 'Rise Up' Motto

West Living Up to 'Rise Up' Motto

Dozens of people had breakfast with West Mayor Tommy Muska Thursday on the 1 year anniversary of the deadly explosion that killed 15 people, including 12 first responders.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 06:28 AM CDT

West Mayor, One Year After Deadly Explosion

West Mayor, One Year After Deadly Explosion

Mayor Tommy Muska says the loss of life from a year ago still weigh heavy on many in the small town of West.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 06:55 AM CDT

Rise Up: West Still Recovering 1 Year Later

Rise Up: West Still Recovering 1 Year Later

One year after a fertilizer explosion killed 15 people, including 12 first responders, the town of West is still recovering.

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 04:28 PM CDT

State Awards $4.8M to West Recovery Efforts

State Awards $4.8M to West Recovery Efforts

State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to West.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 05:08 PM CDT

Fire Chief Urges Changes Ahead of West Anniversary

Fire Chief Urges Changes Ahead of West Anniversary

The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:02 AM CDT

West Anniversary Brings Lawmakers Back to Capitol

West Anniversary Brings Lawmakers Back to Capitol

This week's anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities.

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
Thieves Steal from Home After Fatal Fire: Police

Thieves Steal from Home After Fatal Fire: Police

Police say a man tried to steal from the Fort Worth home where a 9-year-old boy was killed in a fire days earlier.

Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows "We Will Prevail"

Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows "We Will Prevail"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at an Austin courthouse Tuesday afternoon to be booked on felony abuse of power charges after he was indicted Friday over his threat to veto funding to public...

Affluenza Teen's Father Arrested for Impersonating an Officer

Affluenza Teen's Father Arrested for Impersonating an Officer

The father of a North Texas teen whose defense blamed “affluenza” for his deadly DUI wreck has been arrested for identifying himself as a police officer.

Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

Prosecutor: Father 'Executed' Drunk Driver

Prosecutor: Father 'Executed' Drunk Driver

A prosecutor says a man took the law in his own hands after a wreck that killed his two sons.

Livestrong $50M Gift Biggest Since Armstrong Exit

Livestrong $50M Gift Biggest Since Armstrong Exit

Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas.