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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

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

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

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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Questions Linger In Texas Train Accident That Killed 4 Veterans

‏The CBS 11 I-Team looks at what role Union Pacific and the state of Texas may have played in a deadly 2012 train accident in Midland.

CBS 11–12/13/2013

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Truck Veers Off Bridge To Avoid Cattle; 2 People Dead

Two people are dead after their semitrailer truck slammed into cattle spilled from an overturned cattle truck trailer on a far West Texas interstate highway.

11/28/2013

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Loose Kangaroo Causes Stir In West Texas

Police in West Texas who answered calls about a kangaroo hopping along a rural highway near Midland helped capture the pet and return the animal to its rightful owner.

11/14/2013

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Texas Air Force Commander Ready For Zombies

Preparing for all eventualities, a wing commander at a West Texas Air Force base says he has a plan for defending the base from attacks by zombies.

09/06/2013

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