Stores won't sell alcohol by Thanksgiving

TYLER (KYTX) - Tyler and Smith County Precinct 2 stores won't be stocking shelves with beer and wine for at least 40 to 60 days.

The city and county must approve ordinances for things like zoning, and certify the votes. After that happens, retailers must fill out a variety of TABC applications. On average the application approval process is 40 to 60 days.

But TABC Sgt. Marcus Stokke said the first retailers to get approval won't be solo when alcohol sales begin.  "They tend to issue them in like bulks of 10 or 15 at a time so it's not one person say Brookshire's gets theirs in first and they're the only place open say a week or so, that would never happen."  


CBS 19 also spoke with Stand Strong for Tyler Wednesday. They said they're working to officially contest the election results. That should be filed by the end of the week.

Other cities approved alcohol propositions Tuesday night as well, including Chandler, Lakeport, Malakoff, and Trinidad.


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