The West community will receive additional federal funding to rebuild following the explosion of a fertilizer depot in April that killed 15 people and flattened much of the town, Gov. Rick Perry announced on Friday.
The demise of the Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Facility, which officially closes at the end of this month, is a major economic disappointment for the community that has been its host for more than 15 years.
By Aman Batheja and Shefali Luthra, The Texas Tribune
A months-long effort to pass a controversial measure to boost transportation funding fell 16 votes short in the Texas House Monday, dooming its chances in the current special session and setting the stage for Gov.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 13-year-old boy from San Juan County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus infection. He was hospitalized for a short time and is now at home recovering.