Liquor election petition submitted in...

Liquor election petition submitted in Nolan County

There are 6 comments on the Abilene Reporter-News story from Apr 2, 2009, titled Liquor election petition submitted in Nolan County. In it, Abilene Reporter-News reports that:

Hoping for a shot at more economic development, a political action committee in Nolan County is pursuing an election to legalize the sale of all alcoholic beverages countywide.

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Ron-Texas

Temple, TX

#1 Apr 3, 2009
Sorry, Alcohol will 'not' increase the Economy anywhere, not even in Sweetwater,Texas. But just increase alcoholism, trouble(rapes, robberies, murders, Domestic violence killings, car accident deaths, etc.)If you stupid people want drinks while eating, then set up Private Clubs where alcohol can be served. Sweetwater has had Boot-Leggers for 60 years, and the V.F.W. Hall for Dances/Parties. Or people get their beer/booze from Hamlin(Tuxedo), Abilene, Big Spring, or San Angelo. All of you young liberal people do 'not' have any understanding of what an Election like this actually does to a Town. And it's not to increase revenue, or help the Economy!!!! But due to ignorance and stupidity it will probably pass??? And when it does, then you can count the votes, that voted for it and see how many alcoholics you have in Town!!! May GOD have Mercy on your Souls!!!
Lurche

United States

#2 Apr 3, 2009
Ron-Texas wrote:
Sorry, Alcohol will 'not' increase the Economy anywhere, not even in Sweetwater,Texas. But just increase alcoholism, trouble(rapes, robberies, murders, Domestic violence killings, car accident deaths, etc.)If you stupid people want drinks while eating, then set up Private Clubs where alcohol can be served. Sweetwater has had Boot-Leggers for 60 years, and the V.F.W. Hall for Dances/Parties. Or people get their beer/booze from Hamlin(Tuxedo), Abilene, Big Spring, or San Angelo. All of you young liberal people do 'not' have any understanding of what an Election like this actually does to a Town. And it's not to increase revenue, or help the Economy!!!! But due to ignorance and stupidity it will probably pass??? And when it does, then you can count the votes, that voted for it and see how many alcoholics you have in Town!!! May GOD have Mercy on your Souls!!!
Ron - the petition does not bother me one way or the other, but the bootlegging days in Sweetwater are gone. There have been liquor stores in Sweetwater since 1976. There have been and are private clubs in Sweetwater. It is my understanding this is for liquor by the drink. Drinks that can be served in restaurants.
Ron-Texas

United States

#3 Apr 4, 2009
Lurche wrote:
<quoted text>Ron - the petition does not bother me one way or the other, but the bootlegging days in Sweetwater are gone. There have been liquor stores in Sweetwater since 1976. There have been and are private clubs in Sweetwater. It is my understanding this is for liquor by the drink. Drinks that can be served in restaurants.
But Sir, I still mean what I say/said. If you have to have alcohol served in Restaurants to get the business, then you do not need their business or these kind of people!! It only creates trouble. Thanks for your comment.
suzi

Santa Barbara, CA

#4 Apr 7, 2009
actually.you should be more concerned with the schoolkids going to the projects smoking dope and drinking on the hill having sex,starting fires breaking mailboxes..its not just the kids from the "wrong"side of the tracks its your spoiled kids who play ball.and drive daddy bought cars..economy is bad everywhere.reality check....look inthe mirror.dont go hide in your closetafter church and drink your liquor...
Ron-Texas

United States

#5 Apr 9, 2009
suzi wrote:
actually.you should be more concerned with the schoolkids going to the projects smoking dope and drinking on the hill having sex,starting fires breaking mailboxes..its not just the kids from the "wrong"side of the tracks its your spoiled kids who play ball.and drive daddy bought cars..economy is bad everywhere.reality check....look inthe mirror.dont go hide in your closetafter church and drink your liquor...
suzi;Thanks for your comment. But 'D', none of the above!! you seem to talk from 'your' personal experiences?? My kids and grand-kids are grown, I do not drink, they do not drink, none of them smoke anything, or use drugs of any kind and I as well as all of them have never been in Jail for anything(Period). So your Comments are one sided and only your opinion, which you are entitled to. But if you have 'never' been in any Texas town back during the early-middle 50's when the oil fields were booming, then you do not have the experience or knowledge to understand what alcohol does, or the pain/suffering that it causes. Or the types of people it attracts. Alcohol is a very bad addictive disease. But there is help for anyone that requests it. And any person can quit if they set their minds to it, with help. When you get old enough, then you may understand. Thanks again for your comment.
Plowboy

Sweetwater, TX

#6 Nov 20, 2012
Sales tax revenue is up and alcohol related crime remains the same. Try again Ron.

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