Andrews County is opening up its land to even more radioactive waste. It stems from changes made to the radioactive chemical disposal license attained by the Waste Control Specialists (WCS).
In 2006, new federal standards were created for the amounts of arsenic and fluoride that are allowed in drinking water. That meant Andrews was no longer in compliance.
One man in Andrews is working to combat the high rate of teen suicide and pregnancy in town. He is doing so through christian music.
Thanks to the Heath Hamilton Memorial Association or HHMA, the City of Andrews has $132,942.42 more to invest in their students.
What started out as a missing persons case in Andrews, soon turned into a capital murder investigation.
The burn ban has been lifted in Andrews County. The decision was made on Monday morning during the Commissioner’s Court Meeting.
More information is starting to come to light in the murder of 21-year-old Ethan Cole. 22-year-old Channance Emery York and 18-year-old Lauren Rennee Rodriguez were arrested Tuesday on capital murder charges in San Antonio.
The Waste Control Specialist site in Andrews is looking to expand. Right now, WCS in Andrews can legally hold up to 2.3 million cubic square feet in radioactive waste. But years down the road, the capacity could skyrocket to nine million cubic feet.
Thousands of West Texans found themselves without power on Sunday in Andrews. ONCOR reported that about 6,000 residents were without electricity in north Andrews off of Highway 385.
The Andrews truck reliever route will be one of the main issues discussed at the next City Council meeting. City officials tell NewsWest 9, the council will hear from a third party engineer on June 26.
Officials in Andrews County said they're not worried, even though five potentially explosive nuclear waste drums are being stored in their county at the Waste Control Specialist Site.
NewsWest 9 has new details on five potentially explosive containers of nuclear waste. Turns out, they are all being stored in Andrews County. That waste came from the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Scientists have identified two potentially explosive containers of nuclear waste being stored in Andrews County. New Mexico’s Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn says the waste is from Los Alamos National Laboratory and is being temporarily stored at the Waste Control Specialists site in Andrews.
A man arrested during an undercover narcotics operation in Andrews back in 2012 will spend the next 15 years behind bars. 20-year-old Eric Carrasco took a plea deal last month.
The City of Andrews may be seeing heavier traffic soon. The new truck reliever route that was just opened within the last year has been blocked off after sustaining some pretty bad damage.
NewsWest 9 has learned that the new truck route in Andrews has been closed due to asphalt bleeding. Officials say it will take days or possibly weeks to fix. We're told the route is not upholding to the standards they expected.
The city of Andrews made significant upgrades to their community pool this year. The new water park turned out to be a big success the first day it was open.
The burn ban in Andrews remains in effect even after the recent rains. The ban was enacted last week and will expire on August 24.
Two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run accident in Andrews. The accident happened in the 4500 block of SE 1000, just after midnight Sunday morning.
A hit an run in Andrews early Sunday morning left one person dead, and the suspect is still out there. The Andrews County Sheriff's Office responded to the 4500 block of Southeast 1000, just after midnight.
Parents at Underwood Elementary in Andrews are outraged after they said their children came home and told them a substitute teacher was looking at pornography in class and now they want some answers.
One person was arrested on several charges after allegations were made that a substitute teacher was allegedly acting inappropriately in a classroom setting. On May 6, Andrews ISD Officials were notified of the situation and conducted an investigation into the allegations.
It's been almost two decades since Andrews has had a mayoral election. But after the passing of their long time leader, Bob Zap, they'll be electing a new Mayor on Saturday.
A member of the Andrews Police Department is celebrating in a big way. Mike Angel is being honored for 40 years of service with the department.
One person was taken to the hospital following an accident in Andrews County. The accident happened at the intersection of FM 1788 and Highway 176 on Thursday evening.
Authorities in Andrews are still searching for the people who vandalized dozens of cars over the weekend. 30 cars and trucks had their windows smashed over the weekend with either a BB gun, a bat or a pipe.
There's a new pit stop in Andrews. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday morning for the new Love's Travel Stop.
Andrews residents and travelers now have a new place to go to fill up in Andrews. A new Love’s Travel Stop opened in Andrews on Thursday.
The primary elections came to an end on Tuesday but Andrews is already looking ahead to the upcoming elections in May. The small town is going to have some big decisions to make this year as they elect a new Mayor.
The small town of Andrews is mourning a big loss. On Saturday, Andrews Mayor Bob Zap, passed away after being hospitalized for about a week.
We have new information on the death of Andrews Mayor Bob Zap. We're told Zap died on Saturday after battling an illness. NewsWest 9 sat down with Andrews City Manager, Glen Hackler, and we talked about the life and career of Mayor Bob Zap.
On Thursday night, the City Council heard from Andrews Economic Development on what's to come for this year and with new businesses popping up all around the town It's no surprise that last year the town broke their annual sales tax record by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It was a unanimous vote Monday morning in Andrews Commissioners Court. Commissioners approved $1,269,800 for a new hangar at the Andrews County Airport.
There's a new deli for people in Andrews. McAlister’s officially opened their doors on Monday to celebrate the opening.
Saturday was the first rally held by the organization "Come And Take It" since Wednesday's incident where a member was arrested for disorderly conduct, displaying a weapon in a matter that would insight fear.
The man who was arrested after openly carrying his rifle in Andrews is speaking out. He said he shouldn't have been arrested because he was within his rights. Michael Keoughan said he was only exercising his right to bear arms when he was put in handcuffs Wednesday afternoon.
A fierce debate is heating up again in Andrews. A gun rights group is upset because one of their members was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after carrying around his rifle in public. The whole thing caused a nearby school to go on lockdown.
Andrews Middle School was put on lockdown on Wednesday morning as a precaution. The school confirmed the lockdown to NewsWest 9. Officials say there was an incident that happened near the school involving police.
The small town of Andrews is continuing to boom. On Thursday night, the City Council will hold their first meeting of the new year to discuss some hot topics.
The countdown to 2014 is on and as the clock gets closer to midnight many of us are celebrating with family and friends.
The question of gun rights around the United States is a hot topic. For gun rights activists, like the 'Come and Take It Group,' the right to carry arms is in jeopardy.
It has only been a few days since convenience stores in Andrews were stocked with beer but some locals are already doing everything they can to prevent drinking and driving. The help is coming in an unusual way and it's all thanks to Facebook.
History was made in the City of Andrews on Thursday. Alcohol is now stocked and ready for sale at local gas stations for the first time ever.
It's a volunteer fire department. But the City of Andrews and the county are giving it the treatment that they believe it deserves.
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