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Texas Rangers to join West plant investigation

Texas Rangers to join West plant investigation

POSTED: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 7:42am

UPDATED: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 3:07pm

Officials continue to assist community in recovery effort

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw on Monday directed the Texas Rangers to join McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in launching a criminal investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in West, Texas, on April 17.

“This disaster has severely impacted the community of West, and we want to ensure that no stone goes unturned and that all the facts related to this incident are uncovered,” said Director McCraw.

“The citizens of McLennan County and Texas must have confidence that this incident has been looked at from every angle and professionally handled – they deserve nothing less,” said Sheriff McNamara.

No further information regarding this ongoing investigation will be released at this time.
Three weeks after the disaster in West, DPS Division of Emergency Management officials also continue to work with local, state and federal partners to assess the damages and facilitate recovery assistance to the victims in the community.

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How life has changed in Texas from days of old. Instead of the Texas Rangers saving the innocent cow-poke from a lynch mob, nowadays the Rangers are the mob looking for someone to lynch. Where were the Rangers when the Texas City explosion occurred or was it just a known that ammonia nitrate explodes when an excess of water is applied to the burning chemical ? Meanwhile media will post the picture of the arrested Anglo Paramedic aside any news release by national media. Our Anglo enemy, media.

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