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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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9 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Wortham running as problem solver in senate special election

The conventional wisdom in West Texas, especially among Republicans and political pundits, is that Democrats don't have a chance of winning Legislative or Congressional races.


14 hrs ago | Texas Highways

Western Specters

Concordia Cemetery in central El Paso doesn't look like much at first sight. The disparate collection of headstones, crosses, and mausoleums stakes out a 52-acre expanse of dusty desert in the shadows of residential neighborhoods, a carpet wholesale warehouse, and Interstate 10. But when you step inside Concordia's iron gates, the cemetery's ... (more)


Yesterday | Seeking Alpha

Laredo Petroleum Seeks Investor Patience For Permian Perfection

LPI is focused entirely on the large scale and intensive development of the stacked shale formations of the Midland Basin of West Texas.


Yesterday | El Paso Times

New Warrior Transition Battalion commander says caring for wounded part of Army 'covenant'

Lt. Col. Randall Snow, left, is the new commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Texan

Regents approve budget, plan to offset tuition increases

In accepting the UT System's operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa's proposal Thursday to utilize more of the System's endowment to offset the lack of in-state tuition increases.


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.


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.


KTEN-TV Denison

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

KSLA-TV Shreveport

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.


Breckenridge American

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

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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

KVII-TV Amarillo

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.


Seeking Alpha

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.


ABC News

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

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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.



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