Andrews County Employees Receive 8% Raise

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - Andrews County employees can look forward to a little more green in their pockets, after commissioners voted to give them all a raise.

The eight percent raise goes into effect October 1st. The increase will cost the county about $760,000.

Commissioners, who recently cut their proposed 2008-09 budget by the same amount, held the last of two public hearings on Monday, and hope to have it approved by September 15th.

According to Commissioner Hiram Hubert, the raise is an effort to keep county employees and compete with local oil companies who offer better salaries and benefits.

Andrews ISD also approved an eight percent pay raise.