Texas Town Holds First Westfest Since Blast

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WEST, Texas A weekend of sausage, sauerkraut and its famous kolaches is underway in West as the Central Texas town holds its signature celebration of its Czech heritage.

It's the first Westfest since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion tore through the small community.

The gates opened late Friday afternoon to the annual festival, which runs through Sunday with only a few reminders of the tragedy.

Brian Muska, a West City Council member, says the town has - in his words - "had our memorials." He says the town wants Westfest "to be Westfest," to "celebrate what West is about."

Besides appearances by state politicians and a moment of silence for those 15 killed by the April 17th explosion, organizers hope to stick to Westfest traditions that are decades-old.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 221960301 - kbtx.com/a?a=221960301
Gray Television, Inc.