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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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3 hrs ago | KUT-FM Austin

State Contractor Pulls Out of Foster Care Redesign

Providence Service Corporation of Texas has notified DFPS of its intention to terminate the contract through which it was caring for 1,100 foster children in 60 counties in North and West Texas as part of the state's foster care redesign initiative.

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7 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Contractor serving 1,100 foster children quits

The state will take over direct management of the care and service of about 1,100 foster children after the contractor it had hired canceled its contract.

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9 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Midland officer not indicted in fatal shooting

A grand jury has declined to indict a West Texas police officer who was off-duty when he fatally shot a robbery suspect at restaurant.

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12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Oil prices under pressure

Oil prices fell further in Asia on Friday following a sell-off on Wall Street and concerns about unplanned refinery shutdowns in the US Midwest, analysts said.

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17 hrs ago | The Family Badge

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

Tim Dunn, a sociology professor at Salisbury University who spent years teaching in Texas and has written several books about militarization of the border, noted that in 1997 in West Texas, a Marine assigned to work with Border Patrol shot and killed a Latino high school student herding his family's goats.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

West Texas teenager dies from horse accident

Virden was riding horses with her father at their home south of Ballinger on Tuesday.

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Houston Chronicle

Houston churns

Ernest Schick chips onto the green on the 7th hole at Gus Wortham Park Golf Course Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Houston.

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KYTX-TV News

Texas town could house largest unaccompanied children shelter

CLINT -- A small West Texas town could become the site of the largest shelter in the country for unaccompanied children from Central America.

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Amarillo.com

Fiber-optic network to link Texas Panhandle businesses

Provided photo Employees with D&R Underground plow and place a new innerduct to carry fiber-optic cable near Masterson last fall.

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CultureMap

Astrodome fate still undecided: Historical commission delays landmark vote

The Texas Historical Commission's vote on whether to designate the Astrodome as a historical landmark was tabled at Wednesday's meeting.

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Austin American-Statesman

Texas S Josh Turner given 2nd chance, reinstated to Horns

Texas coach Charlie Strong is giving safety Josh Turner another chance and reinstating him back to the team, a source familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

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Dallas Observer

Dark Side of the Boom

The Permian Basin shale oil boom has fueled rapid growth in both Odessa and Midland, but it has also made home ownership almost unreachable for those outside the oil industry.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Teen sentenced to 50 years in death of officer

A West Texas jury has sentenced a teenager to 50 years in prison for the fatal beating of an off-duty police officer.

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Paradise Post

George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

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Star-Telegram.com

George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

4 face charges after Abilene vandalism by BB guns

Four teenagers face felony criminal mischief charges after a BB guns vandalism spree in West Texas damaged dozens of vehicles.

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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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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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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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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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