POSTED: Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 10:27pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 1:47am
SMITH COUNTY - A group is trying to make beer and wine sales in parts of Smith County- legal.
"Smith County Citizens for Economic Growth" is asking the people in Precinct 4 to sign a petition, to help get two propositions on the May ballot.
They want gas stations and other stores to be able to sell beer and wine.
And, they want people to be able to drink alcohol at a restaurant without having to buy an alcohol membership.
The group says, it would bring in more money to the precinct.
But, not everyone agrees with that.
Smith County Precinct 3 Commissioner Terry Phillips says, "I think it would bring trash, beer cans, bottles along road. Crime would possibly go up. Robberies, too. It's just as element there that I don't think anything good comes from it— personally."
The group needs 1,509 signatures on the petition by February 6th.
Then - it'll be up to the Commissioner's Court to call for an election.