ANDREWS -- The Permian Basin is expanding seemingly daily, and towns like Andrews have seen rapid growth.
Because of that growth, municipal services must grow and change with the times.
Andrews celebrated the opening of a new fire station on Saturday.
The total cost of the new building? $2 million.
This new fire station will replace the old one.
"We kind of ran out of room. We out-grew it. And this one's going to house every piece of equipment in one building. So we can make a run from one instead of having to go to two or three different buildings," Ray Powers said. He's the assistant fire chief.
The new fire station will serve all of Andrews County, which is about a 1500 square mile area.