Texas allows beer and wine sales at 10 a.m. on Sundays
We’re finally making progress toward eliminating the old Sunday alcohol laws here in Texas. While we are not there yet, it is certainly a step in the right direction.
On Friday, May 28, the Texas legislature passed a bill that will allow Texans to purchase wine and beer at 10 a.m. on Sunday, starting September 1, according to Big Country Home Page. Currently, we have to wait until noon on Sunday to buy alcohol.
The bill will also allow hotels to sell alcohol to their customers at any time of the day. Honestly, I didn’t know they couldn’t do this already. But come to think of it, I rarely stay in hotels with bars (what’s wrong with me?)
The bill is part of a larger movement known as “Boot the Ban”. The movement aims to repeal outdated “blue” laws in the Lone Star State.
Two bills had recently been introduced to allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays, but it does not appear that they will be adopted as they were left pending in committee.
For the record, I’m all for selling alcohol on Sundays. It’s not like people aren’t going to consume it on Sunday just because they can’t buy it. They will just refuel on Saturday night.
So let those liquor stores to choose whether or not to do business on Sunday. After all, it’s the Texas way, isn’t it?
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