As the fires were finally put out in West yesterday, this small Texas town was beginning to come to terms with news that at least 11 of its citizens were dead, following a huge blast at a fertiliser plant on Wednesday evening, which also injured around 160 people.
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American was due to compete in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships in Texas
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Carroll Shelby," the great American racing driver Dan Gurney said, "was an automotive visionary and leader. His West Texas down-home bib overalls style had a huge emotional impact on me and when he launched his now legendary Ford-powered Cobra team, I found myself a very willing volunteer to lend my driving ability to his quest to take on the established European teams on their home turf."
Ashley Bell is swapping horror for romantic comedy.
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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry faces new questions over his suitability to go head-to-head with Barack Obama next November, after it was claimed his family hunting spot was known by a racist nickname.
With just hours to go before he was due to be killed by lethal injection, a convicted murderer from Texas has been granted a temporary reprieve so the US Supreme Court can investigate whether he was originally sentenced to death because he is black.
More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in wildfires sweeping across rural Texas – and the biggest of the blazes is still completely uncontained, state officials have admitted.
Rick Perry, suddenly the front-runner in the Republican nomination stakes, last month described Washington as a "seedy place" he didn't care for.