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Henderson City Council approves alcohol sales at Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 11:18pm

UPDATED: Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 8:25pm

HENDERSON - It was unanimous Tuesday night. The Henderson City Council spent close to twenty minutes discussing the move to allow Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store to sell alcohol.

Originally the store wasn't allowed to do so because they are fewer than three-hundred feet from Henderson Middle School.

One Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store manager took questions from the council, and while the vote ultimately went in the store's favor, there were those there representing both sides of the argument.

One East Texan for the vote says the store needed the sales to stay in business, "They're in competition with other stores and they're smaller store by the way and if they can't compete, they can't compete."

Another East Texan was against the measure, "The store or property is less than 300 feet from Henderson Middle School, should not be allowed to sell beer and wine or any other alcoholic beverages."

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And it is amazing how many ignorant people cannot see the tax revenue this will bring. Don't like the decision? Then get appointed to the city council or better yet, leave town. I am sure you had your chance to voice your opinions on this before it was voted on.

It is amazing how much influence the name "Brookshire" carries in East Texas. Can you imagine what the outcome would have been if it had been a small grocery store owned by anyone else?

Bravo! The notion that a store 299 feet from a school can not sell beer and a store 301 feet from the school can is just ridiculous.

It is good to see COMMON SENSE prevail for a change. We heard all the objections to alcohol sales in Troup. It was claimed that Troup would see huge rises in crime, drunkenness, and other crimes. It never happened. So, all you pseudo religious objectors, get off your high horse, and remember that Jesus Himself visited the taverns and actually made wine for the wedding at Cana in Galilee. What would you objectors say to that?

Great news. A once wholesome grocery store is now into liquor sales. Strange how values go out the door when money is involved.

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