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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 $129,800. More West information.

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3 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Texas' Oil Boom Counties See Rise in Traffic Deaths

The Houston Chronicle reports that deaths rose more than 50 percent in the West Texas counties located on the Permian Basin. Deaths also went up about 11 percent in counties associated with the Eagle Ford and Barnett shales, according to Texas Department of Transportation records.

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4 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

NM Gov. Susana Martinez holds Texas fundraiser

Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez said Martinez held a fundraiser on Monday in Midland, a West Texas community in the oil-producing Permian Basin. Sanchez said Martinez was in California on Saturday for a Republican Governors Association conference at Newport Coast and she returned to New Mexico the next day.

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7 hrs ago | SFGate

Gasoline prices just keep falling

Gasoline prices have tumbled around the country since the beginning of summer and are likely to drop further by the end of the year. Photo: Joe Raedle, Staff / Getty Images Despite growing unrest in the Middle East, gasoline prices have tumbled since the beginning of summer and are likely to drop further by the end of the year, thanks mainly to falling oil prices, rising refinery production and seasonal factors.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Hispanic Business

Viper Energy Partners LP, a Subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc.,...

Viper anticipates granting the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 525,000 common units at the public offering price to cover over-allotments. Viper intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, including the proceeds from any exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional common units, to repay borrowings under its credit agreement and for general partnership purposes, primarily to fund pending and future acquisitions.

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WebProNews

Wendy Davis Responds To Attack Ads With More Attack Ads

Wendy Davis is going head to head with her opponent, Greg Abbott, in Texas' gubernatorial race. Dueling accusations are being thrown and deflected on the part of both campaigns.

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Amarillo.com

Digital Dialigue for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Displaced Syrians who fled their homeland stand near tents that were burned by gunmen at a Syrian refugee camp in Brital, Lebanon. Syrians like them are becoming victims of a wave of revenge attacks carried out after one of several Lebanese soldiers captured by militants from Syria in a cross-border raid was beheaded by jihadists this month.

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Austin American Statesman

Fit City: I ran up a mountain at The Rut 12K in Montana

I'd also never run a race that started with the sound of a bugling elk. Or one that required ropes to help you down the steepest hills.

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Time

Wendy Davis Campaign Accuses GOP Opponent of Ignoring Abuse Allegations

The ad accuses Texas Attorney General of doing nothing about allegations of abuse at a state run school in 2005 The campaign for Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis released an incendiary ad on Monday accusing her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, of ignoring allegations of abuse at a state run school in 2005. "Young boys at a state run school are sexually abused," the voice over says during the 30-second ad.

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The Miami Herald

One-track mind in West Texas

At Totally Dog's Redland campus, there's a pool where timid dogs can wade and the bolder ones can jump right in. "> At Totally Dog's Redland campus, there's a pool where timid dogs can wade and the bolder ones can jump right in.

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Agri Marketing

Eco Agro Resources Introduces PENXCEL Fertilizer Platform

ECO AGRO RESOURCES INTRODUCES PENXCEL FERTILIZER PLATFORM Sep. 15, 2014 Source: Eco Agro Resources news release U.S.-based Eco Agro Resources expands its portfolio with a delivery system for active ingredients in the agricultural fertilizer market, it announced at The Fertilizer Institute annual meeting in San Francisco. PENXCEL Technology is a unique formulation system developed to deliver fertilizer additives for dry and liquid fertilizer.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Amarillo.com

West Texas A&M posts record enrollment

Official 12th-day enrollment numbers show a record high enrollment at West Texas A&M University, while Amarillo College's student body has shrunk by about 5 percent. WT's official fall semester enrollment is 8,981 students, said Neal Weaver, vice president for institutional advancement.

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Amarillo.com

Rangel: Perry's victory proved decisive in West Texas special election

In four years, seven West Texas Republicans running for legislative seats, including two incumbents, have been defeated in the primaries or in a special election - despite having strong support from the party establishment and / or the business community. Arrington had strong business backing and support from influential Republicans, too, because of his seven years at Tech and more than a decade as an adviser to former Governor and President George W. Bush.

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KSWO

Traffic deaths up in Texas' oil boom counties

The Houston Chronicle reports that deaths rose more than 50 percent in the West Texas counties located on the Permian Basin. Deaths also went up about 11 percent in counties associated with the Eagle Ford and Barnett shales, according to Texas Department of Transportation records.

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The Victoria Advocate

Advocate Editorial Board opinion: City approach on motel-hotel ... 48 ...

The most pressing recent example of this is a $120,000 proposal to create a mobile tourism truck and take it around to the metropolitan cities surrounding the Crossroads in an attempt to draw tourists to Victoria. When some heard of mobile tourism, they thought the proposal was for a smartphone app, which might make some sense.

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Pacific Daily News

West Texas islanders make a big impact

West Texas is an area of the United States that borders Mexico and is home to a predominantly Hispanic population.

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The News-Star

Strangers find a bond between Israel and Texas Tech

I had seen one too many holy sites, and, before you judge, please understand in Israel virtually every step you take means walking on some religion's Strangers find a bond between Israel and Texas Tech I had seen one too many holy sites, and, before you judge, please understand in Israel virtually every step you take means walking on some religion's Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1s1lNIu I had seen one too many holy sites, and, before you judge, please understand in Israel virtually every step you take means walking on some religion's holy ground. Besides, it was hot; the church was small and crowded.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Dotray: Lubbock gets some homestyle West Texas cookin'

Back 40 Bar officially opened its doors Tuesday for its location at 5214 98th St., just east of Frankford Avenue. Scott Gilliland, assistant manager, said the bar and grill serves liquor, beer and wine.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Volunters love to 'ride the ride' with ventriloquist Diamond

Kreeland Avery, 9 left, and Kaleb Stripling, 9, ride the super shot at the Panhandle South Plains Fair Thursday. Richard Rannabargar, left, and Christine Tran get a picture before a ride during the Panhandle South Plains Fair Thursday.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

West Texas towns seek new ways to get water

Officials in Mineral Wells say if the water level in the lake that serves as the city's main water supply keeps dropping then they only have enough water to last until June. Lake Palo Pinto is 14 percent full and officials are stretching the supply by combining it with Brazos River water.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

AimBank buys banks in West Texas

AimBank on Friday announced the acquisition of National Bank of Commerce Pampa and Shamrock from First National Bank of Waupaca, Wis. AimBank has 14 branches in the South Plains, Big Country and Texas Panhandle.

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