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Explosion in West, TX

‘I’m not too old to build another house’

| |Sunday, May. 12, 2013

In the tiny town of West, devastation is giving way to determination. But the road to recovery will be long and bumpy.

Lawyer: West paramedic ‘not guilty’ of possessing pipe bomb material

| |Saturday, May. 11, 2013

Bryce Reed was among the most vocal residents after the fatal explosion, freely talking to reporters while other first responders declined interviews.

Former West paramedic faces federal charges of possessing bomb components

| |Saturday, May. 11, 2013

Bryce Reed’s attorney said Saturday that Reed “vigorously denies” the allegations, which he said have nothing to do with explosion that killed 15 people.

For Texas volunteer firefighters, budget debates not just about money

| |Sunday, May. 05, 2013

Account No. 5064 — the one for rural fire prevention — is one of 200 state of Texas accounts with pools of promised but unspent money. After the West tragedy, it’s a reminder that the debates over money are not really about the money.

Newspaper's cartoon on West irks Perry

| |Saturday, Apr. 27, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants an apology from the Sacramento Bee for a cartoon that depicts him boasting about business booming in his state and then shows an explosion.

Memorial for West victims honors men forever bound by bravery

| |Friday, Apr. 26, 2013

The 12 volunteer firefighters and paramedics who raced to a fire at West Fertilizer Co. last week receive final honors, led by President Barack Obama, in Waco.

West prepares to honor its fallen

| |Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013

A disaster team helped families get to today's memorial in Waco.

Memorial under way for firefighters killed in West

| |Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013

The president and first lady are in attendance at the Ferrell Center on the campus of Baylor University.

Czech Republic approves $200,000 in aid to West

| |Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013

The money will likely be used to restore infrastructure and help Czech organizations.

Rangers send donated goods, cash to West

| |Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

Texas Rangers employees, players' wives and former outfielder Kevin Mench loaded a truck with the donations for West, devastated by an explosion at a fertilizer plant last week.