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Hewitt library emphasizes importance in community during National Library Week

It's National Library Week, and for local libraries, like Hewitt Public Library, it's a time to remind the community of their relevance and importance.

1 year later, West still recovers

A year after the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion claimed the lives of 15 first responders, injured more than 200 people, and damaged more than 300 homes, the small Central Texas town has proved to be not only resilient but strong.

Kerry: Jews in Ukrainian city were told to identify themselves

Jews in one Ukrainian city were were sent notes "indicating that they have to identify themselves as Jews," U.S.

Gov. Perry Authorizes Additional Disaster Recovery Funds for City of West

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today granted the City of West’s request for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in April 2013.

City of Belton seeks comments about Drought and Water Conservation Plan draft

The City of Belton is updating its Drought and Water Conservation Plan and is seeking public comments on a draft of the plan. Access the link below to review the plan.

West memorial ceremony to take place Thursday

A memorial event, entitled "West 4-17 Forever Forward", will take place this Thursday.

Student leaders collect 6,500 books to help rebuild West ISD libraries

Twenty-seven members of Education in Action’s 2013-2014 Lone Star Youth Leadership Council pooled their efforts and collected 6,500 books to help rebuild the West ISD libraries which were heavily damaged in the West fertilizer plant explo

Gatesville Intermediate School wins $15K from 'Make Your Move' competition

One Central Texas school district has won bragging rights and a $15,000 check for winning the "Make Your Move" competition.

First Responders Share Stories about West Explosion in New Book

It’s not always easy to get first responders and emergency workers to talk candidly about “the job,” particularly something as devastating as the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the City of West one year ago this week.

Law Enforcement Explorer Program Car Show

Copperas Cove, Texas – The Law Enforcement Explorer Program, with support from the Copperas Cove Police Department, will host a Car Show fundraiser on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10am to 4pm in the parking lot of 804 East Highway 190, Copperas Cove (