But West is Czech to the core and they celebrate that heritage with their annual Westfest on Labor Day weekend and by sharing the delectable sweet treats with all of Texas’ road-weary travelers.
My heart breaks for what the citizens of this small Texas town are going through ... but it simultaneously swells as I see those same travelers, who once only briefly stopped in West, now head to the rural town for a longer stay, bringing with them food, supplies and a helping hand.
Features editor Danielle Haynes was born in Waco, Texas, and grew up in the suburbs of Dallas. Contact her at 693-1000, ext. 4116.