On Friday, April 26th, a bill that included two amendments for the expansions of alcohol sales was passed in the Texas house.
Texas house members Drew Springer, a Republican from North Texas, and Eddie Rodriguez, a Democrat from Austin, proposed the amendment that would permit beer and wine to be sold on Sundays beginning at 10 am instead of noon.
Local convenience and grocery stores could indeed be financially impacted by this, but not everyone is ready to back the change.
“To start selling alcohol at an earlier time, providing access to another drug earlier… even though it’s legal… just increases the use and the abuse of that drug.”
If the amendments are eventually put into effect, craft breweries would also be allowed to sell beer-to-go. That’s something Eddie Rodriquez says would be good for business.
In a statement the says. “we have to make these changes for these small breweries to grow, let’s vote for small businesses here in Texas. Let’s vote for beer to go.”
As of now, there is no word yet on when the Texas Senate will take up the bill.