News & Info

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 @ 1:07PM

Misinformation in WFAA News Report

There was misinformation given by a report on WFAA, channel 8 in DFW. The report suggested that because the Long-Term Recovery Center had now received the 501 (c) 3 designation, it would now be able to distribute donated funds, but this is NOT the case.  The 501 (c) 3 designation…

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 @ 5:17PM

Town Hall Meeting, July 14th

Town Hall Meeting, Sunday July 14th 6:00 P.M. @ West KC Hall The Mayor will have an update on the recovery status of our town. And officials will be on hand to answer any questions Citizens may have.

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 @ 3:59PM

CRITICAL NEED

Critical Need: We need experienced Data Entry volunteers for a major project this week. Please contact the LTRC at 254-826-7550 for more information. We have 3-4 positions a day (half day or whole day). Please contact us ASAP if you think you might be able to help out this week!…

Monday, July 8th, 2013 @ 1:29AM

West Long-Term Recovery Update 7-4-13

Do you know your neighbors?  Chances are you do…or at least you did.  One of the positive and unique characteristics of West is that neighbor treated neighbor like family, whether we were blood relatives or not.  The explosion may have physically separated some of us, but the effort to rebuild…

Friday, July 5th, 2013 @ 11:56AM

Family Support Center

The Family Support Center is now open!  Family Support Center is an outreach program of MHMR set up to provide free individual, family, child and group counseling to West residents.  Located at 222 N. Main, in the former location of Flowers N Things, the center is open from 10 a.m….

Friday, June 14th, 2013 @ 11:16PM

LOVING WEST – JUNE 15th – 22nd

LOVING WEST – What can we help you with? LOVING WEST is a week-long event that is bringing in hundreds of volunteers to help residents of West with maintenance and repairs they may not been able to get to. Do you need help mowing your yard or trimming your trees?…

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 @ 10:07PM

Long Term Recovery Update 6-13-13

West Long-Term Recovery Update Tuesday, June 18th is the DEADLINE! If you are a homeowner, renter or business owner who sustained damages from the explosion, you only have until Tuesday to register for disaster assistance from the state and FEMA. Residents with explosion-related damages are urged to apply for FEMA assistance before…

Monday, June 10th, 2013 @ 8:50AM

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center in West to Close

Sacramento, CA – The U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Dallas/Ft. Worth District Director Herbert Austin announced today that SBA will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the City of West on Thursday, June 13.  “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to Texas residents and business owners who were affected…

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 @ 5:59AM

West Long-Term Recovery Update (6-6-13)

If you’re a displaced resident, you may be feeling like the ball in a pinball machine, getting bounced around over and over again.  Even if you’re not displaced, you’re suffering though this disaster in other ways.  Our community is stressed, and we will be for some time.  We’ve got to…

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 @ 12:23PM

CLARIFICATION

CLARIFICATION: APPLICATIONS FOR THESE VOUCHERS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH. The First United Methodist Church, in Association with the Ministerial Alliance, has been awarded a grant to help the citizens of West by the Rapoport Foundation. Although part of the grant is earmarked for the “Celebrate West”…

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 @ 11:04PM

Essay Contest Winners Announced

AND THE WINNERS ARE….. Jared Janek, Age 16 Daniel Gerik, Age 14 Mary Kathleen Janek, Age 14 Holly Soukup, Age 15 Alternate: Lorelei Uptmore, Age 13 Alternate: Charlie Tacker, Age 13 Thank you to the contest sponsors – the City of Kunovice, the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association, American Friends…

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 @ 10:16PM

Vouchers Available for Residents of West, Zones 1, 2 & 3

The First United Methodist Church, in Association with the Ministerial Alliance, has been awarded a grant to help the citizens of West by the Rapoport Foundation. Although part of the grant is earmarked for the “Celebrate West” event, the majority of the funds will be distributed in the form of…