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Andrews Mourns Loss Of Mayor Bob Zap

Andrews, TX (Big 2 News) - Flags are at half-staff in Andrews Monday, signifying the mourning and loss of a man who cared for the city and its people.
Andrews, TX (Big 2 News) - Flags are at half-staff in Andrews Monday, signifying the mourning and loss of a man who cared for the city and its people.

"Bob Zap was one of truly the best man I've ever known. He had such integrity and character," said Andrews City Manager Glen Hackler.

Bob Zap was mayor of Andrews for 17 years.

Upon moving to Andrews, Zap served at the Presbyterian Church and the First Christian Church.

"He's always did such a good job. He was a wonderful man," Ann Ward said, a resident of Andrews.

12-year-old Aaron Brewer says Zap used to let him swim in his pool whenever he wanted.

"He kind of liked me he said. 'Cause I met him at the park once, that one that he used to live next to and he said he was the mayor. And then I went home and told my mom we live next to the mayor 'cause they didn't know," Brewer said.

Zap would have been 85 this year and Hackler says he was unlike any other man.

Had an uncanny ability to talk with anyone from a child to a nuclear physicist and make them feel equally important," Hackler said.

The mayor's duties will be taken over by a mayor pro-temp until a new one is elected in May.

"I think it's going to be really hard to replace him," Ward said.

Ward enjoyed having Zap serve as mayor, she thinks Zap did many positive things for the city.

"I just think we have a great loss for Andrews when we lost him," said Ward.

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