POSTED: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:17am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:09pm
Longview, TX — If there’s one thing both sides of the upcoming alcohol referendum in Henderson agree on, it’s that the issue inspires strong emotions.
Supporters and opponents of the two propositions have been placing signs and billboards throughout the community and have sent letters outlining their positions on the issue.
Two separate proposals will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. One would allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption, which would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell beer and wine, but would not permit packaged liquor sales. The second would allow the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders, which would permit restaurants to serve mixed drinks without a club license.
“We’re concentrating on the same issues we have been from the beginning,” said Weldon Gray of the Henderson First Committee, which favors the proposals. “We believe there will be a very positive economic impact if we pass these referendums.”
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