TABC approves protests against alcohol sales in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/13/09

TABC approves protests against alcohol sales in Lubbock

By Brittany Pieper  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Yet another delay for those hoping to sell alcohol in the city of Lubbock - the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission decided to grant a hearing for two blanket protests Thursday.

The protests were filed recently against issuing any permits to sell packaged alcohol in Lubbock. This decision by the TABC means a delay of at least a few weeks, maybe a month for those who want alcohol permits.

TABC's legal division in Austin now must decide how to proceed with these hearings since it is a blanket protest, not a specific location. "From what I understand, right now our legal division is trying to maybe get together say a grouping of a particular area or precinct and do them all at one time. I don't know if that's going to happen or not. That's completely up to our legal division and judges office," says Brian Williams with TABC.

If they rule in favor of the protests, the election will not count inside the various cities within Lubbock County. New at 10 tonight, we'll hear from one of the residents who filed the protest.

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