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Governor Perry provides update on State response to tragedy in West

Governor Rick Perry met with state officials on Thursday to discuss Texas’ response to last night’s explosion and fires at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

Officials: Prosecutors' deaths may have stemmed from ex-employee's grudge

If this all shakes out the way authorities say it will, the deaths of two local prosecutors, the panic that gripped a city and a massive manhunt that ensued may all stem from the theft of some computer monitors and a disgraced lawman who held a

Witnesses give emotional account of West explosion

Immediately following Wednesday night's eplosion in West, witnesses recounted the horrible scene to our news crews. "Everybody was trapped," said witness Heather Cox.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: At least 5 killed in TX plant explosion

A hotline has been set up for an people looking for loved ones possibly injured in the explosion. Here is the number: (254) 202-1100.

West Explosion Relief

To check on loved ones • To check on injured residents admitted to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center call (254) 202-1100

'Like a nuclear bomb': Deadly fertilizer plant blast devastates Texas town

A massive blast at a fertilizer plant Wednesday night killed an estimated five to 15 people, wounded more than 160, and damaged 50 to 60 homes in a 5-block area, officials in West, Texas said Thursday.

Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift

(StatePoint) Shopping for Mother's Day? You'll want to match the perfect gift to her unique interests and personality.

Make your next family vacation truly meaningful

(StatePoint) If you're tired of taking the same old kinds of vacations, consider looking into more meaningful travel alternatives. Whatever your interests are, there are great ways to infuse your vacation with purpose.

Six arrested for mortgage fraud conspiracy

Six North Texans have been indicted and arrested in connection with a mortgage fraud conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

Texting-While-Driving Bill to Hit House Floor

A bill that would make sending text messages while driving a crime — a measure that Gov. Rick Perry has vetoed in the past — is scheduled to be heard Wednesday on the House floor.