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West, Texas is located in McLennan County. Zip codes in West, TX include 76691. The median home price in West is $125,000. More West information.

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8 min ago | ABC News

Texas Seizes Polygamist Group's Secluded Ranch

The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.


8 min ago | Brandon Sun

Authorities seize Texas ranch belonging to polygamist group, imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Shawn Baxter waits to advise the media at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, Thursday, April 17, 2014, near Eldorado, Texas.


1 hr ago | Click2Houston

West, Texas recovering year after deadly blast

April 17, 2014: Residents of the small Texas town of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.


2 hrs ago | Boating Industry

Industry mourns longtime Texas dealer

Jeffrey Scott Parker passed away after a brief illness on January 2013, 2014. His early years were spent in Japan, Thailand, Virginia, Louisiana and California where he learned to love the water and water sports, especially fishing.


6 hrs ago | 101.5-WQUT

Newly-Released Video Captures Deadly Plant Explosion

Witnesses to last year's fiery explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, have come forward with a new video of the explosion that shows a gas cloud burst into flames.


8 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

A Year After The Deadly West, Texas Explosion, No New Regulations

A year after a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, no new regulations have even been filed , let alone passed, according to the Texas Tribune.


12 hrs ago | KSAT-TV San Antonio

Memorial scheduled Thursday to mark West blast



12 hrs ago | Click2Houston

One year since deadly West fertilizer plant explosion

April 17, 2014: Thursday marks one year since the deadly explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas.


13 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Court thwarts Sierra Club's hazardous waste challenge

A state appeals court has thwarted a challenge to a hazardous waste disposal site in West Texas - a ruling that signals growing difficulties for those trying to scrutinize the decisions of Texas environmental regulators.


17 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Caza Oil & Gas Announces Another Strong Result on 2nd Bone Spring Well at West Copperline

The Company previously drilled and is producing the West Copperline 29 Fed #1H and #3H wells, which are producing from the 2nd and 3rd Bone Spring Sand intervals respectively.


Wed Apr 16, 2014


West, Texas, tighter than ever 1 year after fertilizer plant explosion

That's why it hurt so much one year ago Thursday when an enormous explosion at a fertilizer plant claimed 15 lives while destroying 120 homes and damaging 200 others across 37 blocks, shattering windows well beyond that.



Captain Perry Calvin Killed In The Line Of Duty

Firefighters and other responders were operating at the scene of a fire at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers

In this April 18, 2013 aerial file photo are the remains of a nursing home, left, apartment complex, center, and fertilizer plant, right, destroyed by an explosion in West, Texas.


KNUS-AM Aurora

Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Paul McCartney plans June performance in Lubbock

Lubbock and Texas Tech University officials have announced that Paul McCartney will perform in the West Texas city June 14. Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson said at a news conference Wednesday announcing the concert that McCartney reached out to ask to play in Buddy Holly's hometown.


Business Journal

A year after West explosion, fertilizer storage rules still the same

U.S., on Thursday, April 18, 2013. An explosion at Adair Grain Inc.'s fertilizer facility in the town of West killed 15 people and injured at least 160 in what may be the worst U.S. industrial disaster since the Texas refinery blast in 2005.


El Paso Times

West anniversary

A searcher in a protective suit walked through the blast zone of the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas Thursday April 18, 2013.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014


New Web Application for Ammonia Nitrate Storage Facilities

Welcome to the Food Handler Classes service for the State of Colorado. This certification course is for any food service employee who needs to obtain a permit in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires training.


The Raw Story

West, Texas considers building another fertilizer plant despite deadly 2013 explosion

Not far from an enormous crater where a fertilizer plant stood before an explosion there killed 15 people, lifeless and uprooted trees surround boarded-up homes spray-painted with "OK."



Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Attorney General Greg Abbott has made a good call in upholding State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy's authority to take a retroactive look at suspect arson cases.



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