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Wal-Mart Real Estate Department to Look at Andrews if Online Petition Reaches Signature Goal

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By Devin Sanchez
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - First, a petition to bring alcohol sales to Andrews, and now, a petition to bring Wal-Mart to the city showed up on Facebook on Friday.

The creators wrote: the petition is a formal request to city officials in Andrews.

What the petition hopes to do is gain enough signatures to have Wal-Mart's real estate department look at Andrews for a possible location.

A letter to city manager Glen Hackler and Wal-Mart's director or realty, Matt Powers, states:
"Andrews' population surge over the last several years has created a strong demand for retail which is currently being fulfilled in other nearby communities. Wal-Mart is the largest retail company in the world. Construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter often lures many other retail developments to the immediate area. Bringing more retailers to Andrews would help keep sales & property taxes here. This would provide more money for the City of Andrews, Andrews County, Andrews Economic Development Corporation, Andrews Independent School District and Andrews Hospital District. We are asking for the City of Andrews to research infrastructure requirements and potential incentives for Wal-Mart to build a store in Andrews."

It's no doubt the City of Andrews is growing, just like the rest of the Permian Basin, due to the oil boom.

Many people on "Bring Wal-Mart to Andrews" Facebook page are in support of bringing the retail giant to their town.

The petition currently has over 400 signatures. If you're interested in signing it, click here.