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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 $129,900. More West information.

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1 hr ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Suspect sought in fatal shooting at Odessa park

Police say a man has been fatally shot at a West Texas public park during gunfire as children played baseball on a nearby field.

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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

State Designation Could Save Astrodome

The Texas Historical Commission is poised to decide whether to designate the famed Houston Astrodome a "state antiquities landmark," a status that would make demolishing the iconic structure harder.

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7 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

This April 18, 2013 file photo shows an aerial view of the remains of a fertilizer plant and an apartment complex to the left, destroyed by an explosion in West, Texas.

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9 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in USProposed West Texas ...

Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in US Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in US Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/2014/07/29/12680196/ CLINT, Texas - Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter ... (more)

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Perry to remove name from November House ballot

Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, announced Tuesday he will remove himself from the Nov. 4 House of Representatives ballot, making that a wide-open race for the half-dozen or so West Texas residents who have expressed interest in replacing him.

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The Reporter

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.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Govt fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk

This April 18, 2013 file photo shows an aerial view of the remains of a fertilizer plant and an apartment complex to the left, destroyed by an explosion in West, Texas.

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Texas Tribune

Technical College System Looks to Break Mold on Workforce Development

Keith Plantier lectures in a "Wind Safety" course at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater, Texas, on July, 22, 2013.

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ClipSyndicate

Video: Jordan Williams wins 2014 Caprock Ranchers Futurity

West Texas is still home to some of the most historic and famous working cattle ranches in the co... More>> West Texas is still home to some of the most historic and famous working cattle ranches in the country.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Business Journal

Good weather is bad: Cotton prices tumble as U.S. producers expect bumper crop

I just read through the economic outlook in the most recent newsletter from the Memphis-based Cotton Board in which Jon Devine , a senior economist with Cotton Inc. , does a good job of explaining the current outlook for cotton prices going forward.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Former CPS supervisor arrested on tampering charge

West Texas police say a former supervisor for state Child Protective Services has been arrested for tampering with evidence as police investigated the 2012 starvation death of a 22-month-old girl.

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KAUZ

Odessa getting $400K horseman, cattle sculpture

A West Texas city's tribute to the ranching way of life will feature a $400,000 sculpture of a cowboy on horseback and five steers.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Texas girl dies in all-terrain vehicle crash

Police say a 12-year-old girl was killed and three other people were injured in a West Texas all-terrain vehicle crash.

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KTEN-TV Denison

West Texas man killed in train collision

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports 43-year-old Filiberto Baeza was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Sunday night.

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KXXV-TV Waco

West Texas teenager stabbed to death

West Texas police say a teenager has died and a person has been injured in a stabbing near Abilene Christian University.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Washington Times

Proposed West Texas shelter would be largest in US

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally.

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Amarillo.com

WT names student affairs VP

West Texas A&M University President J. Patrick O'Brien named Michael Knox vice president for student affairs starting Aug. 11, pending approval by the university system's board of regents.

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North Texas e-News

McKinney Repertory Theatre presents The Belle of West Texas

McKinney Repertory Theatre is hosting an opening night party for the cast and all attendees at the August 1 performance of Carol M. Rice's The Belle of West Texas .

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Daily Kos

Texas secede? Y'all try to get serious now, y' hear?

I don't often get any grins from political news these days, but every time I hear that Texas is on the verge of seceding, I roll my eyes and feel a little smile glowing inside.

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Los Angeles Times

Texas Guard troops don't get arrest powers at border -- yet

Gov. Rick Perry has ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexican border in South Texas.

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