Updated 1:22 pm ET
UPDATE: The White House put out word this afternoon that President Obama will attend a memorial service Thursday in Waco, Texas for the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West.
The original story as it ran this morning:
President Obama is still not scheduled to visit the devastated community of West, Texas, where an explosion at a fertilizer plant five days ago killed 14 – including 11 emergency responders – and wounded approximately 200 people.
Up to 75 homes were damaged, as well as an apartment complex that was decimated.
Obama so far has sent prayers and money to the town, but not himself.
According to Bridget Johnson at PJ Media, Texas senator Ted Cruz said it is “doubtful” that Obama will visit the town.
He will have ample opportunity. The president, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, will be in Texas two days this week, heading to Dallas Wednesday for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and then remaining in the city overnight.
On Thursday, he is scheduled to attend the dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.
But he may be on a tight schedule as he is supposed to attend the Planned Parenthood Gala in Washington Thursday evening.