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Judge Jeanes rules on alcohol

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Wood County Commissioners Court
BY JOHN SPARKS

Meeting Monday, March 12 in special session, the Wood County Commissioners reviewed plans for the upcoming "Toyota Texas Bass Classic." At issue was a proposal regarding the issuance of a special temporary license to sell beer at the event.

Representatives of Toyota and from Octagon, a special events planning firm hired by Toyota for the event reviewed overall plans for the event planned for the week of April 9-15 (see story elsewhere in this issue).

Representatives from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TP&W) and from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) as well as law enforcement officials all spoke to the thoroughness of the planning for the event.

Ken Tully, of the TABC told the court that a temporary liquor license can be issued for such special events. He indicated the licensee for the event must be a current license holder within the county where the event is taking place (only 14 in Wood County) and proceeds of the liquor sales must go to a charitable organization which actually submits the application to TABC. At the local level, Tully said, the county judge is the public official who has authority to approve such an application.

After the hour-long session, Judge Bryan Jeanes said he was satisfied with the safeguards in place for the controlled sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages for the event. He indicated he would approve such an application if and when submitted by a charitable organization.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2009 17:18  

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