Kilgore alcohol petition likely headed to ballots

Kilgore alcohol petition likely headed to ballots
Longview News-Journal
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POSTED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:14pm

A drive to place an alcohol proposition on the May ballot in Kilgore achieved its goal Wednesday, while an effort to do the same in Marshall is picking up steam.

In Kilgore, a petition drive that started in late November garnered the required number of signatures Wednesday to ask elected officials to put the measure in front of voters.

In both cities, the effort is to let voters decide whether to allow the legal sale of mixed drinks in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders. Right now, Kilgore and Marshall allow the sale of mixed beverages only in locations designated as “private clubs.”

“I have to thank the people of Kilgore for signing the petition,” said Jackie Clayton, owner of the The Back Porch and a member of the Kilgore Restaurant Group, which initiated the petition drive.

 

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