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Hazards at West Fertilizer plant were largely unknown to public

| |Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013

Had residents been more knowledgeable about the storage of highly explosive ammonium nitrate, wiser decisions could have been made about the location of homes and schools, one expert says.

West mayor: 'We got hit in the face but we're going to be OK'

| |Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013

As West confronts a tragedy that no one saw coming, Mayor Tommy Muska exudes a resilient spirit that is characteristic of this Central Texas community forged by Czech immigrants more than a century ago.

First responders to West fire were passionate about helping others

Friday, Apr. 19, 2013

Family and friends remember those who died Wednesday when a thunderous explosion shook this Central Texas town.

The motherland mourns for battered Czech community of West

| |Friday, Apr. 19, 2013

Czech Ambassador carries his nation's condolences to the explosion-scarred Texas town.

Officials don't expect West death toll, now at 14, to climb much higher

| |Friday, Apr. 19, 2013

Volunteer firefighters killed in the explosion of a fertilizer plant were received at the nearby high school by colleagues in silent salute.

Outpost of Czech spirit and culture will thrive again in West

| |Friday, Apr. 19, 2013

The pioneer spirit has deep roots in shattered West.

'About 60' people still unaccounted for in West, Sen. Cornyn says

| |Friday, Apr. 19, 2013

McLennan County Commissioner Ben Perry later told the Waco Tribune-Herald that the list of those unaccounted for has not been compared with those hospitalized and that the number is expected to drop "dramatically."

Ambassador says Czech Republic considering financial support to West

| |Friday, Apr. 19, 2013

Petr Gandalovic paid a visit to the Central Texas town on Friday.

'They were doing what they were trained to do'

| |Friday, Apr. 19, 2013

The West volunteer firefighters were farmers, car salesmen, business owners and city employees.

Rangers send donated goods, cash to West

| |Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

Fans donated goods, gift cards and about $40,000 over the weekend.