West Texas

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Lawmaker: Too Many Texas Schools Make Playoffs

A West Texas lawmaker says too many high school football teams reach the state playoffs and has introduced a bill that would reduce the number of qualifiers.

12/12/2014

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Oil Boom Brings New Focus To Univ. Of Texas’ Land

he University of Texas System owns 2.1 million acres of land, most of it in oil-rich West Texas where royalty payments have soared past $1 billion each year.

11/28/2014

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Students & Community Celebrate Plans For New School In West

In West, students held what looked and sounded like a homecoming‎. After all, they want to come home. Adults also joined in the celebration for a soon-to-be built combined West High School and Middle School.

CBS 11–10/30/2014

Wiz Khalifa poses for a booking photo at the El Paso Police Department on May 25, 2014 in El Paso, Texas. Wiz Khalifa was arrested at El Paso International Airport with a small amount of marijuana. (credit: El Paso Police Department via Getty Images)

Wiz Khalifa Skips Court For TV Appearance

A warrant has been issued for rapper Wiz Khalifa’s arrest after he skipped out on a court date for a marijuana possession charge in West Texas.

08/07/2014

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Despite Demolition Decision Future Of West High School Uncertain

Taking a wrecking ball to a piece of history. More heartache may lie ahead in the town of West. Wednesday the school district voted to demolish the old high school. Officials said the building was too badly damaged by the fertilizer plant explosion.

CBSDFW.COM–07/09/2014

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Waco-McLennan County Issue Health Report On West Fertilizer Explosion

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health Department has released a health report on the impact of the West Fertilizer Plant explosion.

06/24/2014

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Natural Gas Wildcatter Spends $4.25 Billion On Shale

Natural gas wildcatter Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners LP has invested $4.25 billion in lease holdings and drilling rights in four states – including Texas.

06/09/2014

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Some Drought Relief in West Texas

Heavy rain in West Texas brings some drought relief.

05/25/2014

Site where an apartment complex once sat in West, Texas. Most of the complex, which was near the West Fertilizer Co. plant, was completely destroyed in the April 17, 2013 blast. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Officials In West Considering Building New Fertilizer Plant

As the state remembers West, Texas on the one-year anniversary of a deadly explosion, the mayor in the town acknowledged that local officials are considering building a new fertilizer plant.

04/17/2014

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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.

04/16/2014

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Residents Who Recorded West Plant Explosion Tell Story Behind Video

It was around 7:30 p.m. on April 17, 2013. Derrick Hurtt had just picked up his then 12-year-old daughter, Khloey, from their church in West, when they spotted a rising plume of dark smoke, and went to check it out.

CBS 11–04/15/2014

Aubrey Bascom “Butch” Evans III, 69. (courtesy: Virginia State Police)

Virginia Murder Suspect Possibly Headed To West Texas

A Virginia man who police say killed his wife Friday might be on his way to west Texas, near Abilene.

02/01/2014

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