Alcohol-to-go stays permanent in Texas

Texans can purchase alcohol with take-out orders at restaurants.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1024 on Wednesday to permanently allow Texans to include beer, wine and mixed drinks to be included in pickup and delivery food orders. Restaurants started bringing in even more revenue in March 2020 after Abbott signed a waiver to allow for to-go alcohol sales when dining rooms were forced to close.

“Texans liked [to-go alcohol] so much,” Abbott said in a video posted on Twitter, “the Texas Legislature wanted to make that permanent law.”

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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