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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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41 min ago | Texas Tribune

Appointment of Brazos Watermaster Hotly Contested in East Texas

The Brazos River as it flows past Glen Rose on Aug. 2, 2013. Drought conditions have led to a significant decrease in water levels in the river.


3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Easter Services In West Mark New Beginning

Today's Easter service was an important one for those in West, Texas, who this week marked the one year anniversary of the explosion that rocked the town.


10 hrs ago | Free Republic

Editorial: Greg Abbott takes poll position

If Texas Tech University's numbers are any indication, the race for Texas governor won't be all that competitive.


14 hrs ago | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Commentary: Caring, not indifferent

Congress has gone home for its Easter recess, and spring has arrived. Don't you feel better? I do.


18 hrs ago | Texomaland

Earth Day Texoma 2014 has announced a full roster of entertainment...

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Sat Apr 19, 2014


Texas Reads: New volume focuses on West Texas history

"West Texas: A History of the Giant Side of the State," edited by Paul H. Carlson and Bruce A. Glasrud , explores the region's history from a variety of perspectives and viewpoints.


Daily Kos

This week in the War on Workers: Tensions in the battle for New York City classrooms

With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature giving away the educational farm to politically connected charter school chains and preventing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio from making decisions about how classroom space in the city will be allocated , a lot of the coverage has focused on the people and organizations with their own ... (more)



Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

The slab remains of an apartment complex, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in West, Texas, that was destroyed when a nearby fertilizer plant exploded.


National Public Radio

Training Could Avert Another Fertilizer Plant Disaster

A year ago, a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people and wounded 160.


Austin American-Statesman

Taylor's Main Street, 04.19.14

The Austin Vandegrift Vipers beat the Northwest Nelson Bobcats 6-4 after a shooutout during the UIL Soccer State Championship April 18 at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown.


Daily Kos

Open thread for night owls: Our country was built on inequality

I admit to tuning out most conversations surrounding income and/or wealth inequality in the United States.


Fri Apr 18, 2014


In Power Line Dispute, Rancher Questions Wiggle Room

Johnny Vinson is not your typical underdog. At 82, he is a rancher who has sold more land than most rural Texans could imagine owning.


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Breeding peanuts the West Texas way - Research team develops hardier peanuts

That premise of the Peanut Genome Initiative has determined good news for the future of those legumes, say its researchers.



Gang Membership in Texas Exceeds 100K

Gang membership in Texas tops 100,000. Amarillo and the high plains are not immune to the problem.


Sweetwater Reporter

DHRD presents check to WTCAC

Pictured are member of Dark Horse Roller Derby presenting a check to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center.


KSAT-TV San Antonio

West residents gather for memorial service

A year after a deadly explosion destroyed many parts of West, Texas, residents are rebulding and gathering to remember those lost.



Grapevine police investigate broken-window burglaries

Grapevine police are investigating a series of burglaries in the past month in which entry was gained by throwing rocks or a brick through windows.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

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CBS Local

Local Man Builds His Own Memorial For West First-Responders

There is a permanent memorial to the first responders who died in West, Texas, but it's not actually in West.


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.


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