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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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1 hr ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

Garza running again for District 28 senate seat

E.M. Garza has reported no contributions in his campaign for State Senator in District 28, and he says money shouldn't make a difference.


Tue Aug 26, 2014


Seliger announces town hall meetings

For the next two months, state Sen. Kel Seliger will host his annual town hall meetings throughout Senate District 31 and his first stops in the Texas Panhandle will be in Oldham, Hartley and Dallam counties next week.


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Hungry? For some, it's not as easy as opening the fridge for a snack

The face of hunger in Lubbock County could be any skin color. It could speak one of a dozen languages at home.


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Breckenridge American

West TX. Book Festival ends Sept. 27

The 14th annual West Texas Book Festival is slated to continue through to Saturday, Sept.


KUT-FM Austin

Here's a Look Back at Roy Orbison, an Unassuming West Texas Boy Turned Rockstar

Fifty years ago this month, Roy Orbison had his break-out hit "Pretty Woman." The catchy tune about an attractive lady walking by his song became the influence of countless covers and catapulted him into rock-n-roll history.


Austin Times

Texas abortion law could send women across borders

Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work.



Foster care in Texas faces unclear future

Borrowing from the popularity of food trucks, some entrepreneurs are finding a way to put fashion on four wheels.


KCBD-TV Lubbock

Greg Wortham says he's ready to represent diverse district

Greg Wortham is the former Mayor of Sweetwater, Texas. He left the position to run for the Texas Senate seat formerly held by Robert Duncan.


Mon Aug 25, 2014


Canyon Police Issuing Tickets on WT Campus

The Canyon Police Department stayed busy this morning issuing parking tickets around the West Texas A&M campus.


Globe and Mail

Pipeline allocation spat highlights concerns over oil export constraints

Pumpjacks at work pumping crude oil near Halkirk, Alberta. Pipeline snarls remain a key concern among the largest producers in Alberta's oil patch, even as the sharp increase in rail capacity and concerted efforts to expand current export outlets has narrowed the discount on Canadian heavy crude.


KCBD-TV Lubbock

Tarbox announced as Democratic candidate for Texas House District 83

The Democratic chairmen for Texas House District 83 met late Friday afternoon and selected Lubbock attorney Max R. Tarbox as their nominee to appear on the November ballot to replace Charles Perry.


Gilmer Mirror

West Texas Energy Bills Show Boom's Unexpected Costs

Jeff Salmon had never put much thought into the electric grid. But that changed in June 2012, when an electric bill put Frontier Texas - the Abilene museum and welcome center he runs to help patrons relive the Old West - nearly $3,300 over budget, a figure equivalent to entrance fees for an extra 620 visitors.


Texas Tribune

In West Texas, Energy Bills Show Unexpected Costs of Drilling Boom

Oil production in West Texas has grown faster than the infrastructure needed to meet the region's new electricity demands.


Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Item

No one to blame but ourselves

Lee Hamilton, director of Indiana University's Center on Congress, recently sent us a missive about why government fails all too often.


The Navajo Times

Texas' historic bison herd has more roaming room

About 100 bison descended from the Southern Plains herd now have access to 10,000 acres in Caprock Canyons State Park.


Sat Aug 23, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Five more inductees confirmed for West Texas Walk of Fame

Other radio personalities - the personable "Big Ed" Wilkes and Jane Prince Jones - already have plaques.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

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.


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)


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.


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.


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