Lubbock Cooper seeks ban on alcohol sales near schools - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock Cooper seeks ban on alcohol sales near schools

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock Cooper ISD wants to keep alcohol sales away from its various schools. Jo Ellen Henderson, spokesperson, for Lubbock Cooper ISD says the Board of Trustees passed a resolution asking Lubbock County to forbid alcohol sales within 300 feet of school buildings. The resolution is dated July 2.

The City of Lubbock has such an ordinance, but several LCISD schools are outside Lubbock's city limits.

The resolution says in part, "LCISD is concerned about the health and safety of its students and the detrimental effect that alcohol could have on these students while attending public school…"

So far LCISD does not believe any businesses have yet applied for a license to sell alcohol close to a school but instead, the resolution is meant to be a preventative measure.

Henderson says the District has not yet heard back from Lubbock County.  Commissioner Bill McCay says Lubbock County "will certainly consider the request."  He says there is only one location in LCISD where alcohol sales are anticipated in the foreseeable future, specifically the intersection of Woodrow Road and Highway 87.

McCay says there are plans for a convenience store & truck stop, but those plans are still very much subject to change as TxDOT plans an overpass in that same location. 

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