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The slab remains of an apartment complex, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in West, Texas, that was destroyed when a nearby fertilizer plant exploded.
9 hrs ago | National Public Radio
A year ago, a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people and wounded 160.
13 hrs ago | Austin American-Statesman
The Austin Vandegrift Vipers beat the Northwest Nelson Bobcats 6-4 after a shooutout during the UIL Soccer State Championship April 18 at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown.
Johnny Vinson is not your typical underdog. At 82, he is a rancher who has sold more land than most rural Texans could imagine owning.
That premise of the Peanut Genome Initiative has determined good news for the future of those legumes, say its researchers.
Pictured are member of Dark Horse Roller Derby presenting a check to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center.
A year after a deadly explosion destroyed many parts of West, Texas, residents are rebulding and gathering to remember those lost.
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There is a permanent memorial to the first responders who died in West, Texas, but it's not actually in West.
The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Shawn Baxter waits to advise the media at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, Thursday, April 17, 2014, near Eldorado, Texas.
April 17, 2014: Residents of the small Texas town of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.
Jeffrey Scott Parker passed away after a brief illness on January 2013, 2014. His early years were spent in Japan, Thailand, Virginia, Louisiana and California where he learned to love the water and water sports, especially fishing.
Witnesses to last year's fiery explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, have come forward with a new video of the explosion that shows a gas cloud burst into flames.
A year after a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, no new regulations have even been filed , let alone passed, according to the Texas Tribune.