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Andrews Police Department Captain Celebrating Big Milestone

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 Injured Following Afternoon Accident in Andrews County

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.

Officials Continue Search For Suspects in Connection With Car Vandalisms in Andrews

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.

New Love's Travel Stop Officially Opens in Andrews Video included

There's a new pit stop in Andrews. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday morning for the new Love's Travel Stop.

New Love’s Travel Stop Opens in Andrews

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.

Andrews Looks Ahead to Next Election: Larry Brewer Decides to Run Video included

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. 

Friends, Colleagues Speak Out After Long Time Mayor of Andrews Dies

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.

Andrews Mayor Bob Zap Dies

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.

City of Andrews Continues to Grow, Breaking Records

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.

Andrews County Commissioners Approve New Airport Hanger to Help With Economic Growth

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.

New McAlister's Deli Opens in Andrews

There's a new deli for people in Andrews. McAlister’s officially opened their doors on Monday to celebrate the opening.

Gun Rally in Andrews Had Message of Education, Peace

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.

Man Arrested for Openly Carrying Rifle, Andrews Police Chief Speaks Out

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.

Guns Rights Group Says Member Unlawfully Arrested for Carrying Rifle in Public

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 Placed Under Brief 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.

Big Agenda Items for Andrews First City Council Meeting of 2014

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.

Andrews Police Have a Plan to Handle First New Year's Eve With Alcohol

The countdown to 2014 is on and as the clock gets closer to midnight many of us are celebrating with family and friends.

"Right to Carry" Rally Shut Down By Andrews Police

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.

New Facebook Page Helps Find Sober Drivers For Locals in Andrews

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.

Alcohol Available for Purchase in Andrews Convenience Stores For First Time Ever

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.

City of Andrews Celebrates New Volunteer Firehouse

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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