Articles Tagged “Texas”

  • George Jones Dead at 81

    George Jones Dead at 81

    George Jones, undisputedly one of the greatest singers in the history of American music, died Friday morning (April 26) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at age 81. Jones announced in August 2012 that…

  • First Responders and Others Remembered at Ceremony in Waco

    Thursday, upwards of 10,000 people gathered at Baylor University in Waco to remember first-responders and others killed in the recent West Fertilizer Plant explosion. In speeches–President Barak Obama, Governor Rick Perry, Senator John Cornyn and…

  • 10 Prime Hits: Willie Nelson Duets

    10 Prime Hits: Willie Nelson Duets

    Willie Nelson may be the most popular duet partner in country music history. In fact, his first Top 10 hit — 1962′s “Willingly” — was a duet with Shirley Collie, who became his second wife.…

  • West Update

    Three out of four West, Texas schools were rendered unusable in Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion there. Monday, however, about 800 students went back to the classroom through the help of school districts in the area.…

  • Special Memorial Planned for West Plant Explosion Victims

    A special memorial ceremony for firefighers and first responders who lost their lives in the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas will be held Thursday at 2 PM at the Ferrell Center on the Baylor…

  • Willie Nelson Plans Fundraiser Following Explosion in Texas

    Willie Nelson Plans Fundraiser Following Explosion in Texas

    Willie Nelson has a personal connection to the community of West, Texas, where a Wednesday night (April 17) explosion at a fertilizer plant killed several people and injured dozens more. The community is approximately six…

  • Major Explosion Reported at Fertilizer Plant in West, Texas

    Wednesday, an explosion in a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas may have killed at least 15 people.  Several firefighters were reported missing.  One-hundred-seventy-nine people were hospitalized.  The factory is in ruins, and…

  • Country Music Star Finals Saturday Night

    If you’re looking for entertainment this weekend, the Walker County Fair has it. Country Music Star Contest spokesperson Steve Fox tells us all about it . . . . COUNTMUS4-11-13 Fox says the winner picks…

  • Country Hall of Fame Elects Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare, Jack Clement

    Country Hall of Fame Elects Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare, Jack Clement

    Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Cowboy Jack Clement have been selected for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made Wednesday morning (April 10) during a press conference at the Country…

  • Carl Spencer Receives Governor’s Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award

    Carl Spencer of Huntsville was presented the Governor’s 2013 Criminal Justice Employee Volunteer Service Award in recognition of his dedication to helping offenders incarcerated within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The award was presented…