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Controversy Continues Around Who's Funding Keep Andrews Dry

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By: Alexa Williams
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS- Confused, that's how some people in Andrews are feeling about the Keep Andrews Dry Campaign and its all over a grocery store that contributed funds to the campaign. 

"I'm just in shock. They sell alcohol in other places but they don't want alcohol here. It doesn't make sense to me," Ricky Barrientes, a member of the Andrews Expansion Council, said.


Barrientes said Porters Thriftway has given money to Keep Andrews Dry but they sell alcohol in other locations.     


So NewsWest 9 did some digging of our own. According to public records, Porter's has given $5,000 to the Keep Andrews Dry Campaign making them the biggest contributor.

We wanted to hear what Porters had to say, but they didn't want to talk, all they told NewsWest 9 is that they had no comment.

NewsWest 9 decided to call some of the surrounding stores ourselves. Locations in Alpine, Ft. Davis, Presidio and Big Bend all told NewsWest 9 that they sell alcohol. Now, some people have questions about the Keep Andrews Dry Campaign.

"If your argument is a moral argument, you think that it's morally wrong to sell alcohol, how can you accept money from someone who makes their profits off of selling alcohol?" Rolando Emiliano, member of the Andrews Expansion Council, said.

NewsWest 9 called two people with the Keep Andrews Dry Campaign. One person returned our call. She said that she couldn’t comment but would give our questions to the campaign spokesperson. So far, we have not heard back from Keep Andrews Dry.

 

NewsWest 9 is still waiting on an official statement from them.