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2 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

Leaders in a Central Texas town devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new one, calling it a crucial step in West's economic recovery.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Agriculture, Science

6 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

Abbott campaign accepting Bitcoin contributions

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's campaign for governor says it will accept contributions made with the bitcoin virtual currency.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin

10 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

Signs Of Healing In Texas Town A Year After Deadly Plant Blast

Still healing from multiple broken bones after the force of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant lifted him out of his boots a year ago, one first responder has begun to address the anguish of losing his team members.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Explosion, Rick Perry, US Governors

14 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

This April 18, 2013 aerial photo shows a destroyed fertilizer plant, top, following an explosion in West, Texas.

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Related Topix: Explosion, West, TX, FEMA, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Science Daily

New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil

A new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient has been identified by an international research team.

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Related Topix: MRSA, Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Genetics, Medicine

Norwalk Citizen News

Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death

An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."

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WFAA-TV Dallas

Marine killed at Camp Lejeune returns home to Texas

"I've cried all day," she said. "An amazing young man that we can only hope to be as strong and as giving as he was."

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Retail gasoline prices up 6 cents across Texas

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump has reached $3.49 per gallon.

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KMBC-TV

Texas town tighter than ever year after blast

That's why it hurt so much one year ago Thursday when an enormous explosion at a fertilizer plant claimed 15 lives while destroying 120 homes and damaging 200 others across 37 blocks, shattering windows well beyond that.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

KYTX-TV News

Colorado woman shot dead while on phone with 911 for 13 minutes

There's something about a field of wildflowers that draws out the photographer in all of us.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

In this photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is death row inmate Jose Villegas, 38, who was convicted of capital murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, Erida Salazar, her 3-year-old son, Jacob, and her mother, Alma Perez, 51. Photo: Texas Department Of Criminal Justice, AP Texas leads the nation's death penalty states in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sriracha hot sauce maker considers moving to Texas

Huy Fong Foods CEO David Tran Wednesday invited a Texas lawmaker into his Azusa Canyon Road manufacturing plant to observe the facility's operation before he considers moving the popular hot sauce factory to Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Tony Cardenas, Democrat

CBS Local

State Awards $4.8M To Recovery Efforts In West

State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15. The office of Governor Rick Perry announced Wednesday that the funding comes at the request last week by West officials for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Explosion, Rick Perry, US Governors

KXAN-TV Austin

Houston schools ditch a Indians,a other mascots

The Hamilton Middle School Indians and the Westbury High School Rebels are now both Huskies.

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Lincoln Daily News

Texas Set To Execute Man Convicted Of 2001 Triple Murder

T exas is set to execute a man by lethal injection on Wednesday who was convicted of stabbing his girlfriend, her child and her mother to death after a cocaine binge in 2001.

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty

KWTX

Elderly Texas Woman Dies After Dog Mauling

Petra Aguirre, 83, of San Antonio, has died almost two weeks after a neighbor's dog mauled her while she was feeding her cats in the backyard of her home.

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KXXV-TV Waco

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

HOLD FOR RELEASE 12:01 AM ET WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 Graphic shows difference between new and old SAT college entrance exam;; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; HOLD FOR RELEASE 12:01 AM ET WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 Graphic shows examples of new SAT questions; 3c x 7 inches; 146 mm x 177 mm; WASHINGTON - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can ... (more)

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KRGV

Texas Crop Report

Central: Most counties reported good soil moisture overall on rangeland and pastures.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Collin County, TX, Hunt County, TX, Camp County, TX

Northern Michigan News

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.

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Related Topix: US News, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

National Public Radio

Texas Candidate Faces Thorny Death Penalty Choice

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Death Penalty, Rick Perry, US Governors, Prison

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