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Alcohol Elections in Kilgore

Alcohol Elections in Kilgore

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KILGORE (KYTX) - The City of Kilgore will vote on whether or not to allow alcohol to be sold inside of restaurants.

Right now, only private clubs can sell alcohol in Kilgore but restaurant owners around the city are working to change that.  A petition started in November has collected the required signatures to get it on the May ballot.  If passed, the measure will allow restaurants to sell beer, wine, and liquor.  Owner of Jack Ryan's Steakhouse Wes Ebey says he is in favor of the measure and thinks it'll bring more customers to his steakhouse. 

"When you sit down to have a steak you like to have a glass of red wine or a nice martini. It just fits our plan on what we are wanting to do here in Kilgore." - Wes Ebey, Owner of Jack Ryan's Steakhouse 

To get the measure place on the May ballot. The petition had to have at least 777 registered voters. The petition got 850.

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