West Texas

Texas Fertilizer Plant Cited For Safety LapsesThe Texas company that operated a fertilizer plant where a thunderous explosion in April killed 15 people is facing $118,300 in federal fines for two dozen serious safety violations, including a failure to have an emergency response plan, officials said Thursday.
Students Coming Home After Fertilizer Plant ExplosionStudents displaced after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion earlier this year damaged their Central Texas town's campuses are coming home for the start of the new school year.
FEMA Denies Aid To West, Texas According to reports, The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to allocate funds to help rebuild West Texas.
Marine Killed Following Shooting Rampage Was Wanted For Questioning In NC MurderA man suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded was a Marine who was wanted for questioning in a slaying in North Carolina, officials said Monday.
Obama To Attend Memorial For West, Texas Explosion Victims According to White House officials, President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service for victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas. The memorial scheduled for Thursday at Baylor University.
Official Death Toll Unreleased, But Town Residents Know Names Of Those LostThe neighborhood surrounding a Texas fertilizer plant that erupted in a thunderous explosion is gone, and the residents here know they've lost more than the buildings that went up in flames.
Police: Up To 15 Killed In Texas ExplosionRescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.
Pope Tweets Prayers For Texas Explosion VictimsThe pope is using his Twitter account to ask followers to pray for victims of a fatal fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town.
Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking School District ComputersA man from Mississippi has pleaded guilty to hacking the computers of a West Texas school district.
County Taking Nuke Waste, State Get 1st Payments Andrews County and the state have gotten their first payments from the company operating a radioactive waste disposal site in West Texas.
West Texas Men Receive Prison Time For Stealing Aviation Fuel From ArmyAuthorities say three West Texas men have received federal prison sentences and another is on probation for stealing $290,000 worth of aviation fuel from the Army.
Cops: West Texas Man Steals Ambulance, Drives To Grocery StoreA West Texas man accused of swiping an ambulance, driving to a grocery store and stealing frozen foods has landed in a different kind of cooler.
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