Andrews County, Texas

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Andrews County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 13,004. Its county seat is Andrews[1]. Andrews is named for Richard Andrews, a soldier of the Texas Revolution. Andrews County is one of 30 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas, although an election is planned for 2010 that may allow alcohol sales[2]. Andrews County was created August 21, 1876 from Bexar County and organized May 11, 1910.

The Andrews Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Andrews County.

Andrews County was represented in the Texas House of Representatives by George E. "Buddy" West from 1993 to June 25, 2008, when he died. He was succeeded in January 2009 by fellow Republican Tryon D. Lewis, who unseated West in the April 8 primary election.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,501 square miles (3,887.6 km2), of which 1,501 square miles (3,887.6 km2) is land and 0 square miles (0.0 km2) (0.02%) is water. The county contains many playa lakes, the two largest being Baird lake and Shafter Lake.

Major highways

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