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Not everyone embracing Sunday liquor store bill

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am

SEGUIN — A bill has been introduced in the Texas Legislature to allow liquor stores to stay open on Sunday, but store managers and owners are not supporting it.

State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, filed House Bill 421 on Jan. 9. If passed by both houses of the Legislature and signed into law by the governor, the bill will allow liquor stores in Texas to be open from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

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  • David Lee posted at 9:03 pm on Thu, Jan 24, 2013.

    David Lee Posts: 371


    I deplore the common use of profanity in inappropriate settings; it's rare to sit through a restaurant meal without hearing back alley language.
    But, your delicate sensibilities must be shocked every few seconds.

  • VoiceofReason posted at 8:35 pm on Thu, Jan 24, 2013.

    VoiceofReason Posts: 19

    State involvement in when and where any type of alcohol may be sold is a relic of the prohibition era that should be eliminated. The process wastes precious taxpayer dollars and has no appreciable value to society.

    As an aside, tasteful editing of interview quotes would be appreciated. Unless direct quotes are critically important, course language ("it s*cks") and poor grammar ("I ain't gonna do it") should be paraphrased. To not do so gives the impression that the community is uneducated and profane.

  • Beckett posted at 8:07 pm on Thu, Jan 24, 2013.

    Beckett Posts: 1

    WHO CARES!!! Do we not have more important things going on?? Let them stay open 24 hours a day............. the owners can make there own choice!

  • Reader1 posted at 10:12 am on Thu, Jan 24, 2013.

    Reader1 Posts: 47

    I have never understood the Sunday law. Let any store be open if and when they want to. If the store chooses to close on Sunday, let them decide. Otherwise, like was mentioned before ... the legislators need to move on to more important business.

  • jdh1992 posted at 10:00 am on Thu, Jan 24, 2013.

    jdh1992 Posts: 107

    Wow..I can see the legislators are working hard on the difficult stuff...

  • shortstick posted at 8:07 am on Thu, Jan 24, 2013.

    shortstick Posts: 162

    I guess I'm from the old school, I don't think all busines's need to be open seven days a week. Get your stuff for Sunday on another week day. Stock up or plan ahead.

  • PeggyH posted at 7:20 am on Thu, Jan 24, 2013.

    PeggyH Posts: 408

    Business owners know which hours and which days are their busiest. Store hours are posted accordingly. It's nice that they can establish their hours to have the doors open. No one will be twisting arms to make a shopper buy a product or service. Beer and wine is available in grocery and convenience stores on Sunday afternoons. That doesn't mean I have to walk down that isle. Times change and laws that are on the books should be reviewed and updated periodically. What amazes me is the old "blue law" that prohibits a dealer from selling cars/trucks seven days in a row.

  • retiredinlavernia posted at 4:45 am on Thu, Jan 24, 2013.

    retiredinlavernia Posts: 24

    Never have understood the laws. In a country with separation of church and state Sunday is just another day on the calendar - No different than Tuesday