Saturday, April 20, 2013
West Comma Texas
West, Texas is often referred to as "West Comma Texas," so as not to be confused with a city in the western part of the state (like El Paso). On Wednesday, a fertilizer plant in the small town exploded into flames, killing at least fifteen people and injuring over 160. Part of the town is gone. Everybody knows everybody in West, and the town has been hit hard. I thought about driving down to attempt to get some photographs tomorrow, but instead decided to show you West in happier days. Every Labor Day weekend, West hosts "Westfest." There's a parade, lots of good food (including homemade kolaches), and Czech royalty. Please send some good thoughts and prayers to the fine people of West. I know they'll appreciate it.