Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

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.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:16 AM CDT

Firefighters Step Up to Help One of Their Own

Firefighters Step Up to Help One of Their Own

Firefighters from different departments are helping a young widow finish the remodeling her late husband started, just one week before the anniversary of his death in the West Fertilizer Plant explosion.

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 10:57 PM CST

West Donations Trickling Out to Blast Victims

West Donations Trickling Out to Blast Victims

NBC 5 investigation finds West charity slow to disburse funds to blast victims.

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 06:47 AM CST

Fire Marshal to Continue Ammonium Nitrate Tour

Fire Marshal to Continue Ammonium Nitrate Tour

State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy is continuing to meet with local officials in Texas counties about the dangers of ammonium nitrate, the chemical that detonated in the West fertilizer explosion.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:38 PM CST

EPA Report on West Explosion

EPA Report on West Explosion

The Environmental Protection Agency released a report on the management of debris after the West fertilizer plant explosion last year. Read more about the findings on The Dallas Morning News.

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 04:56 PM CST

FEMA Awards $20.8 Million for West Schools

FEMA Awards $20.8 Million for West Schools

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded two public assistance grants totaling $20.8 million to repair the badly damaged schools in West.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 09:46 AM CST
|
By Stephen Hawkins

Rangers Donate Money for Park in West

Rangers Donate Money for Park in West

The Rangers, who have made a $50,000 donation for West City Park, made a caravan stop Tuesday in the town of about 2,800 people less than 90 miles from their home ballpark.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 07:04 PM CST

West Gets First New School Building After Blast

West Gets First New School Building After Blast

A new school building will be dedicated Tuesday in the hard-hit community of West, TX.

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 07:18 PM CST

Brothers Killed in West Explosion Honored

Brothers Killed in West Explosion Honored

A new brush truck was donated to the City of West Monday in honor of brothers Robert and Douglas Snokhouse killed in the April 2013 fertilizer plant blast.

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:20 AM CST

Frustration Mounts Over West Aid Distribution

 Frustration Mounts Over West Aid Distribution

Residents of West desperate for cash to rebuild their lives have seen a foundation overseeing disaster relief collect about $3.6 million in donations from across the country. But less than 20 percent of that has...

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
Police Warn NTX Shoppers About Holiday Thieves

Police Warn NTX Shoppers About Holiday Thieves

Police are warning, with eager shoppers looking for deals, so are thieves looking to steal wallet and purses.

Dallas Highway Reopen After Deady Crash

Dallas Highway Reopen After Deady Crash

Police are investigating a deadly accident that shut down part of a Dallas highway Thursday night.

Fire Damages Apartments on Thanksgiving Day

Fire Damages Apartments on Thanksgiving Day

Some people in Dallas are forced to find somewhere else to stay after a fire damaged their apartments on Thanksgiving day.

SUV Carrying 12 Children Rolls Over; 1 Dead

SUV Carrying 12 Children Rolls Over; 1 Dead

An SUV carrying 12 children has rolled over in rural South Texas, leaving one of the children dead and 9 other kids injured.

Turkey Hits Man's Windshield on Thanksgiving

Turkey Hits Man's Windshield on Thanksgiving

A Texas man had a Thanksgiving surprise when a wild turkey crashed through his windshield Thursday.

Police: Burglar Left Keys Inside Neighbor's House

Police: Burglar Left Keys Inside Neighbor's House

San Antonio police say a man who may have stolen his neighbor's Sony PlayStation 3 gaming system left his keys inside the neighbor's house.