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West Texas, US

Map: New tornado watch in effect until Sunday 12am CT for portions of West Texas - @weatherchannel

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West Texas, US

West Texas Intermediate oil falls 1.9% for the session but gains 6.9% for the week - MarketWatch

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fires

National Weather Service warns of critical fire weather conditions across portions of NM, Kansas, West Texas, Western Oklahoma, southeast Colorado on Thursday

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Antonin Scalia dies

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead in resort ranch in Cibolo Creek, Texas, at age 79 - MySanAntonio

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explosions

Photo: Explosion seen at an oil field in west Texas; at least 2 injuries reported - @KOB4

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Reeves County, TX

Editor's note: Local media near the Texas-New Mexico border are headed to the scene of a significant explosion seen and felt at a gas plant near the ghost town of Orla, Texas. Reeves County, Texas, Police Chief Israel Campos said initial reports indicated two people were injured. We will watch for more information to be confirmed. - Tricia

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Boys Ranch, TX

More than 6 inches of rain reported in 1 day in Boys Ranch, Texas - @breakingweather

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New Mexico, US

New severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9 pm MT for parts of New Mexico and far west Texas - @weatherchannel

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West Texas, US

Tornado watch issued for much of west Texas until 8 pm CT - @NWSNorman

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weather

Map: Sever thunderstorms forecast for West Texas on Tuesday - @weatherchannel

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Upton County, TX

An explosion has killed 3 people and injured 1 at an oil and gas field in West Texas, says energy company - @Reuters

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Prison bus accident in West Texas, Jan. 14, 2015

NTSB: Preliminary investigation finds damaged guardrail laying on road contributed to Texas prison bus crash that killed 10 - @NTSB

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Prison bus accident in West Texas, Jan. 14, 2015

Texas Department of Criminal Justice identifies victims of prison bus crash: 2 correctional officers and 8 offenders killed; 1 correctional officer and 2 offenders in critical condition; 2 offenders in serious condition - @KFOX14

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Prison bus accident in West Texas, Jan. 14, 2015

Photo: The scene of a fatal accident involving a prison bus that fell off an overpass and hit a train is seen near Odessa, Texas - @nbcwashington

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Prison bus accident in West Texas, Jan. 14, 2015

Ector County Sheriff's Department says prison transport bus apparently skidded on icy roadway; confirms train it hit was not carrying passengers - @NBCNews

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Prison bus accident in West Texas, Jan. 14, 2015

Sheriff's office says 10 dead, 5 hurt after prison bus falls off overpass, crashes into train in West Texas - @AP

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Prison bus accident in West Texas, Jan. 14, 2015

More: Texas law enforcement officials say bus carrying 12 prisoners, 3 corrections officers fell from overpass and crashed onto train tracks, may have been hit by moving train - @AP

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Prison bus accident in West Texas, Jan. 14, 2015

Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus carrying prisoners involved in a fatal wreck in West Texas - @AP

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West Texas, US

Photo: 4% humidity, 58-mph gusts in West Texas - @bethanypuddin37 via @TWCBreaking

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West Texas, US

West Texas attorney found guilty of conspiring to launder $600 million for Mexican drug cartel - @AP

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