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West Texas Fertilizer

Remembering West, Texas: Lessons From a Tragedy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The West, Texas event was a tragedy of almost epic proportion because of its far-reaching and direct impact upon an entire community. Yet, it received only modest attention in the mainstream press at the time of its occurrence and subsequently.

14 Bodies Recovered After Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime

WEST, Texas — Buck Uptmor didn't have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started. He wasn't a firefighter like his brother and cousin, w...