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‘The best days for West are still ahead’

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

An observance on the anniversary of the West Fertilizer Plant explosion honors the dead and injured. But speakers also call on the town to look to the future.

A baby girl brings joy to a widow of West explosion

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Becky Calvin was pregnant when her husband, Perry Calvin, was killed while responding to the fire at the West Fertilizer plant.

Wendy Davis recovering from surgery

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The neck surgery went well, and the Fort Worth Democratic gubernatorial candidate is recuperating, according to her campaign.

Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.

UT goes another round to get Fawcett portrait

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The case of Farrah Fawcett’s missing portrait is getting a redo.

Sweep nets 33 fugitives suspected of family violence in the DFW area

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The Texas attorney general’s fugitive apprehension unit joined forces with other law enforcement agencies to arrest family violence suspects.

WFAA campaign aims to replace technology at West schools

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

WFAA is raising money for the students of West High School and West Middle School called “Rise Up: Help the kids of West” through Thursday.

UNT prof felt a duty to study the West explosion

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Following the April 17, 2013, explosion, a UNT professor went to West to study the damage caused by the blast.

AA jet makes quick stop after cabin-pressure issue

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

An American Airlines plane heading from Mexico to Dallas-Fort Worth has made an emergency stop in Abilene after developing a cabin pressure problem.

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Texas’ Democratic gubernatorial candidate will have surgery to fix a “common issue,” her campaign says.

Tarrant Regional approves $19.4 million contracts for pipeline project

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The integrated pipeline project, being built in partnership with Dallas, is designed to bring more water from East Texas to the DFW area.

National Guard and Border Patrol to aid Laredo cleanup

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Operation Crackdown takes aim at substandard houses used for crime.

Craft brewers say restrictions make it tough to draw investors

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

At least one state lawmaker favors loosening the rules.

Schools say calculator mandate ignores funding issues

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Superintendents have been asked to make sure 8th-graders have graphing calculators for STAAR assessments.

Keller-based student group collects more than 6,500 books for West schools

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The Lone Star Youth Leadership Council is made up of 29 members who develop skills through service projects in their communities.

Cartel battle targets limes in inflation face-off

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Limes were the biggest contributor to Mexican inflation in March, and the higher prices have made their way to Texas supermarkets.

New grand jury seated in Perry ethics investigation

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry hires Austin lawyer David Botsford “to ensure the special prosecutor receives the facts in this matter” — the matter being whether Perry tried to coerce the Travis County DA into resigning.

State fire marshal suggests new rules on storage of ammonium nitrate

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Lawmakers say businesses already objecting to proposed rules on storing the potentially explosive chemical. The anniversary of the deadly West explosion is Thursday.

Trial delayed in Lon Burnam election loss

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The trial to determine whether there were any illegalities in the House District 90 election has been delayed until an appeal is resolved.

Saginaw woman died in small plane crash in Denton

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

The woman who died Saturday night in a small-plane crash in Denton has been identified as Jennifer Lunow, 35, of Saginaw.