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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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1 hr ago | North Texas e-News

Erwin Smith, Cowboy Photographer, exhibit in Honey Grove

The Friends of the Bertha Voyer Memorial Library will sponsor a major exhibit of the photographs of Honey Grove native Erwin Smith May 1-3 at the Civic Center in Honey Grove.

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5 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Lubbock man gets life term for 2012 double slaying

A West Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2012 double slaying in Lubbock involving two people he knew.

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9 hrs ago | SFGate

West Texas man gets 11 years for party slaying

A West Texas man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a fatal shooting during a party in a pasture.

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11 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Midland police say knife-wielding Carrollton woman flew into rage over corn dog

A Carrollton woman has been arrested in West Texas after two restaurant employees say she threatened to stab them over a corn dog.

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15 hrs 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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17 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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