One year after the West Fertilizer Plant explosion, KWTX-TV will air a documentary chronicling the blast and the ongoing recovery efforts.
“After West, Forever Forward” will premiere Thursday at 6 p.m. with limited commercial interruption. The film will be narrated by survivors, family members of those lost, first responders, volunteers and elected officials impacted by the explosion that killed 15 people and injured over 160.
A Kmart store in Killeen was evacuated Thursday evening following a bomb threat. A caller reportedly demanded a ransom from employees and indicated that three armed people were in the building to enforce the demand.
Former Temple mayor pro tem Judy Morales received a sentence of deferred adjudication probation Wednesday after pleading no contest to a charge of destroying or altering public documents. Morales, who resigned from the Temple City Council on Thursday, March 20, must also serve 24 hours of public service, pay a fine of $750 and cover $240 in court costs.
Morales could have faced up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.
Updated 12:20 p.m.: The attacker in this case reportedly wielded two knives when he injured 19 students and 1 security guard before being tackled by an assistant principal. Those injured were either slashed or stabbed, and 4 are currently in critical condition. The security guard reportedly suffered a stomach wound. Two of the students in critical condition reportedly suffered chest wounds. Other students were treated and released for superficial wounds.
Officials at Scott & White Memorial Hospital have confirmed that they have 9 patients in their care (8 men, 1 woman). Three patients remain in critical condition with neck, spine, and abdominal injuries. Two will require further surgery, while the last is undergoing diagnostics. Of the remaining patients, 2 have been classified as in "fair" condition, with the remainder in "good" condition possibly facing release later today. There are no expectations of further fatalities.
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