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Czechs help to rebuild West, Texas after blast

3 years 5 months 3 days ago April 24, 2013 Apr 24, 2013 Wednesday, April 24 2013 April 24, 2013 7:01 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

PRAGUE- To honor thousands of Czechs who settled in Texas more than a hundred years ago, the Czech Republic will donate about $200,000 to help rebuild the town of West, Texas after a fertilizer plant explosion nearly leveled the town. The government says a significant number of people in the town of about 2,700 have Czech roots. The Czech Ambassador to the U.S. visited West last week and asked officials how to help.

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