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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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48 min ago | Gilmer Mirror

Sheep Power: Texas Solar Farm Employs Lamb Landscapers

The landscapers at this 45-acre solar farm northeast of downtown do not complain that they are only paid in shrubbery.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Wise County Messenger Online

Bridgeport City Council to renew after-school care

The Bridgeport city council will vote Tuesday on a policy to make after-school programs at the parks and recreation department safer for children.In a public hearing during their regular meeting, council members will discuss renewing an ordinance that would implement a Youth Services Standards of Care Policy for the department's after-school ... (more)

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Bay Area Observer

Fall Pecan Crop Estimated to be About 50 Million to 55 Million Pounds

By Robert Burns -Texas AgriLife COLLEGE STATION - Because of significant damage from an April freeze along with other factors, it's become difficult to estimate the size of the Texas pecan crop, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

From student to son: Lubbock teacher adopts boy who was classroom 'holy terror'

Linda Hooper speaks about her son's rough childhood and the years leading up to his adoption.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Electronic musician Avicci adapts older Davis ballad into new format

One of the best parts of retirement, for singer-songwriter Mac Davis anyway, is the power to screen calls: ignore some and answer only those that sound like fun.

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Scientific American

Parched Texas Town Turns to Treated Sewage as Emergency Drinking Water Source

WICHITA FALLS, Texas - City officials began blending 5 million gallons a day of treated wastewater into their municipal water system this week, launching one of the biggest so-called direct reuse programs in the country.

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Forbes.com

Is Texas Souring On Wind Power?

Texas has more wind power generation than any other state, so it's only fitting that Texas regulators are starting to ask some tough questions about wind power subsidies.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Botanists love it: A new plant species found in Valentine

A new species of plant has been found in the remote West Texas town of Valentine.

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CultureMap

Fire water and art: High-priced tequila fuels a Marfa party in Houston

Where: The Houston home of Jeff Fort, who divides his time between the big city and his ranch near Marfa.

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KTEN-TV Denison

Foul play ruled out in body found at Abilene lake

Investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a swimsuit-wearing woman whose body was discovered at a West Texas lake.

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Ag Professional

Investigator shares discoveries from West Fertilizer

A fertilizer plant surrounded by homes, schools, and a hospital. A chemical tank that was externally examined but not drained of liquid for a more thorough inspection.

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HGTV

Chip and Joanna build a West, Texas mother her dream home.

Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines create the perfect new abode for a Texas mom after her former home was destroyed by the fertilizer-plant explosion in West, Texas.

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Lucky dog twice escapes tragedy, but she and owner left without home

A fire destroyed her home and main source of transportation last week, but Yvette Childers says she still has her best friend.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

West Texas facility could be used for illegal immigrants

An empty detention center in Littlefield, Texas is being considered as housing for the overflow of illegal immigrants in the state.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Renowned Christian author to address thousands at United Supermarkets Arena this weekend

Jennifer Burke, city coordinator for the "Living Proof Live" event, described Moore as a speaker who's "very in-depth" but "very easy to understand."

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Editor & Publisher

Hearst Names West Texas Regional Vice President

Jeff Brown has been vice president of sales at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and A-J Media, which is part of Morris Communications, for nearly seven years.

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KWTX

Texas Jury Summons Scam Demands Payments Via PayPal

A jury summons scam has surfaced in West Texas in which a caller demands payment of a $1,000 fine via PayPal and threatens arrest if the fine isn't paid.

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North Texas e-News

McKinney Repertory Theatre presents its annual melodrama The Belle of West Texas

The villain is back and boy howdy there's trouble! He is trying once again to swindle people out of their much needed and hard-earned money.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

MySanAntonio.com

Permian Basin production up 59 percent since a 07

A pumpjack rocks back and forth as the sun sets Wednesday April 2, 2014 in Stanton, Texas.

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MyHighPlains.com

Former TTU Vice Chancellor Announces Run for District 28 Senate

Today, former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor, Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, and lifelong West Texas conservative Jodey Arrington formally announced his candidacy in the Special Election to replace State Senator Robert Duncan .

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