Whitehouse could start selling beer and wine by July - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Whitehouse could start selling beer and wine by July

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Web Exclusive: Company cancels class to nix Southern accents, y'all, after complaints

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:00:17 GMT
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
    More >>
    We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"?
    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.
    More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>

WHITEHOUSE (KYTX) - After citizens voted to approve a proposition to turn Whitehouse to a wet city, business owners are preparing themselves to start selling beer and wine.

It's been a long time coming for Whitehouse residents for the sale of beer and wine in stores. For years the proposal to make the city wet has been voted down. With just 25 more for the measure the city narrowly changed the tide.

Spirits will soon be flowing free in Whitehouse. Assistant City Manager Kevin Huckabee said it could happen soon.

"We've already met with TABC officials and they say that it could be as early as July the fourth," said Huckabee.

Huckabee said the city expects the changes to be smooth. Even though the measure was passed, some business owners said they still plan to keep their businesses dry. However, others have already started looking into getting licenses.

"We've has a few remodeled requests today from people putting in coolers and things like that", said Huckabee.

Before the city council can start taking application from Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, it must canvass the election results.

"Which will be the 21st and then we'll start accepting applications on the 22nd," he said.

Other newly voted wet east Texas cities along with Whitehouse were Longview, Tatum. Mt. Vernon voted to go wet by selling beer and wine in stores and they also approved the sell of mixed drinks in restaurants.

Kimberly Fish with United for Growth in Longview told CBS 19's Katiera Winfrey in a phone interview, the over 60 percent vote in favor of the beer and wine sale in Longview was a great sign.

"That was really just a solid voice from the community that they were ready to repeal this dry designation ."

Meantime, Whitehouse is preparing for the new business.

 

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.