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Whitehouse could start selling beer and wine by July

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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.

 

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