April 2, 2015
Sponsored by:

A note to readers - WacoTrib.com: Home

ClassifiedsJobsCarsHomesAdvertise

A note to readers

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:54 pm | Updated: 5:15 pm, Thu Aug 8, 2013.

Since the tragic fertilizer plant explosion of April 17, no newspaper has more passionately sought to encourage the rebuilding of West and the healing of its residents than the Waco Tribune-Herald.

At the same time, this newspaper does not believe one can sufficiently acknowledge the sacrifices of those lost by glossing over the devastation of what happened that day — specifically, the sheer violence of a chemical explosion ultimately caused by an astounding lack of state and federal regulation.

Anyone who has read the autopsy reports knows full well our Thursday story about the deaths of the victims, while disturbing, doesn’t begin to recount the horrific detail contained in page after page of the official reports. Yet to simply attribute these deaths to "blunt-force trauma" doesn’t begin to convey the needless horror of this incident.

Some of the people with whom we’ve spoken in the past day suggest that perhaps such reporting comes too soon, when wounds in West are still fresh. We are deeply sorry this story has proven so upsetting and has aggravated the healing we sincerely wish for the people of West.

Our only intent is to report this story responsibly and accurately, with tact and honesty, so that the sacrifices of those killed on April 17 can prevent a similar tragedy somewhere else.

TribHotDeals logo
loading...
 

Waco, TX

Current Conditions

Overcast
68°
Humidity: 90%
Winds: S at 14mph
Feels Like: 68°

Your Extended Forecast

Today

weather
High 86°/Low 64°
Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tomorrow

weather
High 73°/Low 47°
Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon

Saturday

weather
High 69°/Low 53°
Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday

weather
High 70°/Low 63°
Rain and thunder
 
WacoTrib.com newsletters
1
Craft Gallery
Starting this Saturday, The Craft Gallery will be hiding EIGHT (8) new Easter Eggs a day with savings of $5 up to $20 on purchases for the day. That is 56 winners over the whole week of Easter, Saturday March 28th to Saturday April 4th.  Come for your chance to HUNT and WIN.

Find jobs in Waco: WacoTribJobs.com
Place an employment ad

Most Popular

Visitor AgreementPrivacy StatementContact UsAdvertiser KitRSS Feeds

Waco Tribune-Herald - WacoTrib.com, Waco, TX © 2015 BH Media Group Holdings, Inc

No commercial reproduction without written consent.

Electronic reproduction of any kind prohibited without written consent.