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American Sniper Chris Kyle
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Movie About Odessa Sniper Nominated for Six Oscars and Sets Record for Opening Weekend.

There’s a new movie directed by Clint Eastwood called “American Sniper” and stars Bradley Cooper who I have to say is looking rather nice and buff. This weekend, it's brought in $90.2 million in ticket sales to set a record for January. It talks about Chris Kyle who is the most successful American military sniper in history. After doing some research, I found out that Kyle was actually from here in the Permian Basin. Check out these five facts about our hometown hero!

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Fertilizer Plant Explosion In West, Texas
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West Texas Explosion Not Eligible For FEMA Aid

HOUSTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people.

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Film About The Dust Bowl Scouting Shooting Locations Around Amarillo

'Cottonwood' is an independent movie base the book of the same name.  The movie is set in West Texas during the Dust Bowl.

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Sunoco Announces West Texas Crude Pipeline To Nederland

There's a shortage of crude in the Gulf and there's a glut of it in West Texas.  Sunoco has announced plans for a third West Texas pipeline to get the crude south.

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Las Vegas Area Subdivision Becomes Ghost Town Due To Foreclosure Crisis
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West Texas Becoming An Old Western Ghost Town

This is Las Vegas.  West Texas is looking a lot like this these days.

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