Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 09:46 AM CST
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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...

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 05:35 PM CST

Heroes of West Explosion Named "Texans of the Year"

Heroes of West Explosion Named "Texans of the Year"

West's first responders named Texans of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 06:31 AM CST

West Mending From Blast Looks Ahead to 2014

West Mending From Blast Looks Ahead to 2014

West is still recovering from a fatal fertilizer plant explosion that flattened neighborhoods but residents are counted their blessings at Christmas.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 03:45 PM CST

Arlington PD Brightens West Children's Christmas

Arlington PD Brightens West Children's Christmas

The Arlington Police Department is trying to make Christmas a little brighter for the children of West.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM CST

Family of Fallen West Firefighter Picks Up Pieces

Family of Fallen West Firefighter Picks Up Pieces

A surprise blessing for a young family who lost their father in the West fertilizer explosion eight months ago.

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM CST

West High School Razed Following April Blast

West High School Razed Following April Blast

Crews have begun tearing down a Central Texas high school that was severely damaged in an April fertilizer plant explosion that claimed 15 lives.

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM CST

Community Thanksgiving Held in West

Community Thanksgiving Held in West

Several hundred people took part in a community Thanksgiving meal in a Central Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion claimed 15 lives.

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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.
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