West Texas

The price of oil has nose-dived more than 70 percent from all-time highs of $100 a barrel in mid-2014

Firm to Expand West Texas Energy Exploration with $2.5B Deal

ASSOCIATED PRESS — One of the largest oil producers in the U.S. is purchasing a privately-held New Mexico company and some of its subsidiaries in a $2.5 billion deal that will expand its footprint in major energy-producing basins in the West.

FILE-In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, Dallas County Mosquito Lab microbiologist Spencer Lockwood sorts mosquitos collected in a trap in Hutchins, Texas, that had been set up in Dallas County near the location of a confirmed Zika virus infection. The quest for a vaccine began less than a year …

Travel-Related Zika Case Confirmed in West Texas

A Texan infected with the Zika virus has been confirmed in Midland County in West Texas. Health officials said the victim had recently traveled to a country where the virus is locally transmitted by mosquitoes.

WEST, TX - APRIL 18: A Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walks among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded yesterday afternoon on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. According to West Mayor Tommy Muska, around 14 people, including 10 first responders, were killed …

2013 Fertilizer Plant Explosion in Texas Called ‘Criminal Act’ by ATF

Federal officials investigating the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, have called the fire “a criminal act.” The announcement came during a Wednesday afternoon press conference by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) not far from the explosion scene.