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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 $112,500. More West information.

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57 min ago | The Austin Chronicle

The Cine Lights of Marfa

Head west to Marfa, Texas, and you'll find a small community of a couple thousand people that serves as home to not one, but two film festivals: CineMarfa and the Marfa Film Festival.

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3 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

A Legend Lives On

Should the big guy, John Wayne, be more your cup of bourbon than scary monsters, Dallas offers a chance to dwell in his company this weekend, April 24-27, at the John Wayne Film Festival.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Sparkman's Nursery says new compound can cut water bills in half

Once again, it seems the chance of rain for Lubbock has passed us by. This continues a prolonged period of dry conditions that have lawns turning brown, plants wilting and homeowners considering drastic water-saving measures.

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MyHighPlains.com

Senior Baseball Weekend Game Times Changed

The No. 16 West Texas A&M baseball team has altered its schedule for Senior Weekend as the Buffs now will play a doubleheader Friday at 5 p.m. at Wilder Park and a single game on Saturday at 1 p.m. The changes were made due to the forecast of extremely strong winds over the Texas Panhandle this weekend.

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Dallas Morning News

Construction worker shortage may delay new Parkland hospital

An official said it was not yet clear if lagging interest from bidders will delay the August completion of the main Parkland Hospital building.

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Daily Kos

Could families of those who died in West fertilizer explosion sue for wrongful death?

Quite possibly the most horrifying revelations in the Chemical Safety Board's preliminary report on the West, Texas fertilizer explosion were that West Fertilizer Company, the state of Texas and McLennan County failed to implement safety measures that most of us would consider to be Fire and Hazmat Safety 101.

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KTEN-TV Denison

Fired Wayland Baptist CFO pleads guilty to theft

A fired chief financial officer at a West Texas university has pleaded guilty to stealing about $40,000 in school money for his personal use.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Year after Texas plant blast, no new safety laws

In this April 18, 2013 aerial file photo are the remains of a nursing home, left, apartment complex, center, and fertilizer plant, right, destroyed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBS Local

Seniors Celebrate Earth Day By Gardening

Residents at Windsor Senior Living celebrated Earth Day by practicing horticultural therapy in their garden.

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Visalia Times-Delta

Tulare man fatally shot in Texas

Leonel Monroy, 20, died after being taken to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. According to an official release, Monroy, along with two other occupants, were in a four-door Cadillac that was pulled over by a female state trooper on U.S. Highway 87, just south of 82nd Street.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Abernathy's Ty Pugh signs with West Texas A&M

Abernathy's Ty Pugh signed a letter of intent Tuesday afternoon to join the West Texas A&M track team.

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Switched

West, Texas Fertilizer Warehouse Explosion Was Preventable, Investigators Find

A deadly 2013 fertilizer warehouse explosion in Texas that claimed at least 14 lives could have been prevented, U.S. safety investigators said on Tuesday.

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CNN

West, Texas, fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 'preventable'

The 2013 fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and wounded another 226 in West, Texas, "should never have occurred," the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Tuesday.

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KXXV-TV Waco

El Paso driver gets 10 years in bicyclist death

A West Texas driver has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for striking and killing a bicyclist in a 2009 daytime wreck.

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MyHighPlains.com

Brown Introduced as New Men's Coach at WT

On Monday West Texas A&M officially introduced Tom Brown as the new Men's Head Basketball Coach.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Ann-Margret shares John Wayne memories before fest

But they were on set in Durango, Mexico, more than 1,300 miles away from Los Angeles when the Academy Awards ceremony took place.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Man found dead in Lexington storage unit identified; daughter accused ...

The mummified remains of a man found in a Lexington storage unit in January have been identified, and the man's daughter has been indicted for stealing his Social Security benefits.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Mercury cleanup at Texas school cost nearly $900K

The cost to clean a West Texas school where a student took a container of mercury he says he found has reached nearly $900,000.

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MyHighPlains.com

House Bill 5 Brings Opportunity for Technical Colleges

At the state's technical colleges, controversial changes to the state's high school curriculum in House Bill 5 have been met with a sense of excitement - and anticipation that the shift could lead to significant expansion.

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Free Republic

New Frontiers: the race to get takeaway capacity out to the West Texas oil fields

US Permian Basin pipeline capacity is slated to soon expand by about 500,000 b/d, matching growing production with takeaway capacity.

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