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Alcohol sales on Lakeport ballot

From Staff Reports
Oct. 23, 2012 at 1:49 a.m.

Lakeport residents will vote on two propositions that would allow limited alcohol sales in the city limits on the November general election ballot.

The city has a ban on the sale of alcohol, but the sale is legal right up to the northern tip of the Gregg County town of 974 residents.

Backers of the two propositions on the ballot say Lakeport is missing out on sales revenue from a product that's already present in the community.

While there has been organized opposition, citizens have written letters to the editor published in the News-Journal against both propositions.

Proposition 1 would allow retail sales of beer and wine.

Proposition 2 would eliminate the need for a formal membership to order drinks in Lakeport restaurants.

Neither proposition would affect the city's ban on liquor stores.

Early voting will take place at the Elderville Community Building, at Texas 322 and FM 349, though Gregg County voters can cast early ballots at any of 11 sites, including the courthouse.



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