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Politics
4:58 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Texas Has Most Hazardous Chemical Plants In U.S.

Jill Ament

After the 2013 fertilizer explosion in West, President Obama issued an executive order to make chemical facilities across the country safer. But since then, little has been done to secure those facilities and according to a Congressional report, Texas has the highest number of hazardous chemical plants in the nation.


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Education
4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Over a Year after Devastating Blast, West ISD Breaks Ground on New Schools

Jill Ament

The road to recovery after the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in April of 2013 continues for the city of West. Today West ISD officially broke ground on their new middle and high school campus – two schools destroyed by the deadly blast.


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Texas News
11:25 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Students Work Summer Jobs For West Recovery

The Old West Movie Theater
Ryland Barton KWBU News

This summer twenty-one college students and recent high school graduates in West got a summer job helping the town recover. Students worked on construction, cleanup, and organized an expanded library for the elementary school. The summer comes to a close this week for the student workers. 


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Education
5:08 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Old West High School Demo Postponed After Facing Heavy Opposition

The planned demolition of the historic old West High School has been put on hold. The School Board’s demo decision faced heavy opposition from community members during a public forum last night. 


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Guns
5:14 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

West ISD Considers Concealed Carry On Campus

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Tonight the West ISD school board is discussing whether to let employees carry concealed handguns in school. Since last year’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, many of the district’s classrooms have been moved into portables. That has some school officials worried about safety. 


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