2 hrs ago
Big rig crash forces road closure
The driver of this semi-trailer escaped serious injury after running off the freeway on Eastbound Interstate 80 at the Beck Ave. on ramp on Tuesday.
7 hrs ago
Local roller derby group to intro special 'Whip It' screening
Residents interested in roller derby can learn more about the activity from members of the West Texas Roller Dollz this weekend.
11 hrs ago
Copper thief on minibike busted in Texas oil patch
An Odessa man on a minibike has been arrested after he was spotted stripping copper wire at a lease in the West Texas oil patch.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
2 fatally electrocuted in West Texas oilfield
Two men are dead and one is hospitalized in critical condition after they were electrocuted while moving an oil well pumping jack in West Texas.
Early voting starts Monday, Aug. 25 for Senate District 28 special election
A special election has been set for Tuesday, Sept. 9, to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, recently vacated by Robert Duncan, who resigned to serve as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Help wanted: Looking at Lubbock's hard to fill jobs
You've heard of people having a hard time finding a job, but in Lubbock there are employers having a hard time finding employees.
Insurance Journal West
Prevention, Improved Response Stressed in West Fertilizer Plant Explosion Report
Improvements in the response to large, complex fires was just one of the suggestions in a state fire marshal report on the fire and deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, in the early evening of April 17, 2013.
Lone Star Cinema: Giant
The poster hardly exaggerated. Running more than three hours, starring three of Hollywood's biggest stars of the era, spanning more than two decades and set against the vastness of a cattle ranch, Giant seemed as big as Texas itself when it was released in 1956.
Ex-West Texas sheriff gets 30 days for oppression
A former West Texas sheriff accused of making improper advances to a female county worker must serve 30 days in jail for misdemeanor official oppression.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Governor Perry Update:Perry will publicly announce when booking date is set
Governor Rick Perry's attorneys said Monday the governor will publicly announce when he will be booked on abuse of power charges.
Multiple Catalysts Make Oversold Diamondback Energy Attractive
FANG's Q2 2014 production was up 32% from Q1 2014 and 171% from Q2 2013 at 17.8 Mboe/d.
Market rises after mixed finance and mining results
The All Ordinaries index added 21 points or 0.4 per cent to close at 5,581 while the ASX 200 also rose 21 points to 5,587.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Music Teacher association installs officers, names Teacher of the Year
Officers are Eileene Moss, president; Karen Vandivere, first vice president; Paige Brown, second vice president; Kara Bailey, recording secretary; Julia O'Dell, corresponding secretary/public relations; Debra Wilcox, treasurer; Michele Sheffield, student affiliate chairman; Karen Vandivere, parliamentarian/historian; and Paige Brown, immediate past ... (more)
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Cotton fights weeds to bloom on schedule
"The rain has definitely been a blessing. It's been good, timely rain," said Caitlin Jackson, agriculture agent for the Crosby County branch of Texas A&M AgriLife.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power
Texas Governor Rick Perry answers questions from the media after taking an aerial tour over the fertilizer plant explosion site in West, Texas in this April 19, 2013 file photo.
Wall Street Journal
Rules on Dangerous Chemicals Fuel Political Fight in Texas
More than a year after a fertilizer explosion in West, Texas, killed 15 people, it is now harder for state residents to learn whether hazardous chemicals are stored near their homes, an issue that is stoking political debate leading up to the Texas gubernatorial election.
Bohannon back in West Texas after five years on Broadway
So how does a West Texas vocalist make his way to New York City, devote five years to hit Broadway shows, then find happiness as a youth minister at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Amarillo? Lured by John Gillas, Bohannon is one of six gifted vocalists who will perform "An Evening of Broadway and More" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cactus ... (more)
Kissing Bug located in Texas
You've seen it. You've probably even taken part in it. We're talking about the ice bucket challenge.
Chamber hosts luncheon for new Sweetwater teachers
New teachers were welcomed to Sweetwater when the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce held their annual New Teacher Luncheon on Thursday at The Center at the local TSTC West Texas campus.
Retro/vintage hotels: What's old is new again
The Holiday Music Motel, an historic boutique motel in downtown Sturgeon Bay, is an epicenter of music for guests and visitors alike.