Andrews residents petition for an election to legalize alcohol sales in the County

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Andrews Expansion Council

ANDREWS, Texas (BIG 2/ FOX 24)- After legalizing alcohol sales within City limits in 2013 the Andrews Expansion Council is ready to take on Andrews County.

“People probably believed that it was a total County wide but came to realize that it was City only instead of out in the County. I just figured that it would be a matter of time before it tries to get passed for the County to sell as well,” says Andrews County Judge, Charlie Falcon.

The Expansion Council releasing a statement saying quote “the group aims to open more land for development and encourage new businesses to open in the community.”

Falcon says it’s possible considering there aren’t many places to drink socially in the City. “Small breweries have really popped up and gained a lot of popularity in the past couple of years and so if they were to start another small brewery or something I could see the possibility that it would probably be there.”

The new law would also allow alcohol sales at County events such as Rodeos.

According to Falcon, the petition won’t face too much opposition. “I think they will gain traction pretty quickly. There’s been a lot of conversation, several constituents bringing it to my attention and so forth so you know I just tell them ‘once it becomes wet then we’ll discuss it at that time’ but I do not believe they will have a problem getting 1,000 signatures.”

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