Could Paris be going wet soon?

Could Paris be going wet soon?

There are 53 comments on the Paris Texas story from Dec 11, 2008, titled Could Paris be going wet soon?. In it, Paris Texas reports that:

There's been such little reaction to a possible liquor election in Paris that it makes me think that if legalizing beer and wine in Paris is on the ballot in May, it will pass.

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FlyTd

Paris, TX

#1 Dec 12, 2008
needs to happen.
Absolutely

Paris, TX

#2 Dec 12, 2008
Agreed. Tax revenue. Bottom line.

Since: Dec 08

Paris, TX

#3 Dec 13, 2008
any additional money is good money
Drunk

Irving, TX

#4 Dec 13, 2008
I hope and pray that Paris, Texas does not go wet. I was a drunk for many years and have not had a drink in over twenty years. If the beer and wine had of been as easy as they are wanting to make it I would not have ever been able to stop drinking. It is a bad move. I once was on my way to the beer store and ran over a really nice family and messed their lives up for ever. I pray for that family every day. I do not think the extra tax dollar is worth it. I know folks are going to get it, but do not make it easy for them. Do not say that the drunks won't have as far to drive to get it. I had just left my house from drinking to go get more. If we want to do what is right then give them more police officers to stop the drunk drivers not pass the beer and wine sale.
Editorial4

Redmond, WA

#5 Dec 13, 2008
A recent PARIS NEWS editorial seemed to indicate it will almost certainly pass and cited the increased tax revenues of 150 other cities (including Greenville and MKinney) that have gone wet in the past year or two.
Drinker

Bailey, TX

#6 Dec 13, 2008
The further you have to drive the more chance of running over somebody.
P.S.
You shouldn't drink and drive 'Stupid" it's against the LAW! Drinking is not illegal, driving and drinking is.

Since: Sep 08

Waco, TX

#7 Dec 13, 2008
.........seems like there are more shoppers in the beer / wine aisle at HEB and Wal Mart here than any other aisle.....would definately boost revenues. there are always pros and cons to any controversial change, such as this but i dont see P-town going wet...although I would support it.

Since: Nov 08

Paris, TX

#8 Dec 13, 2008
I signed the petition. All of the other places I have lived were mostly wet. There didn't seem to be any more problems there than here.
Really

Paris, TX

#9 Dec 13, 2008
Seems as though Grax is all for it. He is probably drooling over what he thinks will be more advertising $$. He doesn't seem to care about the bad side effects.
BBHC

Doha, Qatar

#10 Dec 13, 2008
Really wrote:
Seems as though Grax is all for it. He is probably drooling over what he thinks will be more advertising $$. He doesn't seem to care about the bad side effects.
A town with a majority that voted for the presidential candidate who would've given us a First Lady who owns a beer distribution empire is conflicted over this?
Drinker

Paris, TX

#11 Dec 13, 2008
Drunk wrote:
I hope and pray that Paris, Texas does not go wet. I was a drunk for many years and have not had a drink in over twenty years. If the beer and wine had of been as easy as they are wanting to make it I would not have ever been able to stop drinking. It is a bad move. I once was on my way to the beer store and ran over a really nice family and messed their lives up for ever. I pray for that family every day. I do not think the extra tax dollar is worth it. I know folks are going to get it, but do not make it easy for them. Do not say that the drunks won't have as far to drive to get it. I had just left my house from drinking to go get more. If we want to do what is right then give them more police officers to stop the drunk drivers not pass the beer and wine sale.
The vast majority of people drink responsibly and/or are not alcoholics. Most people don't have the problem that you suffer with. The bottom line is making Paris wet has more positives than negatives.

You actually prove my point about it not creating any additional problems. You hit a family on your way to get alcohol. It didn't matter where that alcohol was located, because you were going to get regardless. You could have hit that family anywhere. Having alcohol in the city limits makes it no more likely that something like that will occur again.
Woobies

Paris, TX

#12 Dec 13, 2008
Drunk wrote:
I hope and pray that Paris, Texas does not go wet. I was a drunk for many years and have not had a drink in over twenty years. If the beer and wine had of been as easy as they are wanting to make it I would not have ever been able to stop drinking. It is a bad move. I once was on my way to the beer store and ran over a really nice family and messed their lives up for ever. I pray for that family every day. I do not think the extra tax dollar is worth it. I know folks are going to get it, but do not make it easy for them. Do not say that the drunks won't have as far to drive to get it. I had just left my house from drinking to go get more. If we want to do what is right then give them more police officers to stop the drunk drivers not pass the beer and wine sale.
Give us a break. You are a grown ass man. You can hop in your car and drive 8 miles just as easily as around the corner if you wanted alcohol. Don't try to tell us that if you did not have such easy access to booze that you would not have been a drunk! Guess what......cigarettes are in EVERY store I go to......I don't buy them! I choose not to. Go figure. You were weak and an addict and you chose to be a drunk. Not everyone is as weak as you are.
EastSideGuy

Redmond, WA

#13 Dec 14, 2008
Woobies wrote:
<quoted text>Give us a break. You are a grown ass man. You can hop in your car and drive 8 miles just as easily as around the corner if you wanted alcohol. Don't try to tell us that if you did not have such easy access to booze that you would not have been a drunk! Guess what......cigarettes are in EVERY store I go to......I don't buy them! I choose not to. Go figure. You were weak and an addict and you chose to be a drunk. Not everyone is as weak as you are.
I guess it would be safe to assume that you and Cibil War will not be sharing a cigar anytime soon...
Woobies

Paris, TX

#14 Dec 14, 2008
EastSideGuy wrote:
<quoted text> I guess it would be safe to assume that you and Cibil War will not be sharing a cigar anytime soon...
:)

Nope.

Since: Aug 08

Paris, Texas

#15 Dec 14, 2008
So say the bill does pass in May or whenever it goes up to vote, when can I actually be able to buy beer at Wal-Mart?
Local Dude

United States

#16 Dec 15, 2008
OK, Greenville is going through this right now. It all depends on when the stores which plan on selling filed their permits with the TABC, how soon they can have their public hearings and how soon they can get the beer and wine delivered for sale.
Greenville passed its resolutions Nov. 4 and the theory was that sales would begin after Jan. 1, but one local store was way ahead of the game and actually began selling the night of Dec. 3.
It may not bring in a whole lot more tax revenue, however. Neylandville, the closest place to Greenville which had been selling alcohol, didn't bring in more than $45,000 per year in sales taxes.
Mobile City, which was created out of a mobile home park west of Royse City a few years ago in order to have a single liquor store, is hardly making anything. And Royse City, which passed beer and wine sales earlier this year, is literally going broke.
It probably will bring in some tax money, but probably won't be a life saver.
Bubba

Mckinney, TX

#17 Dec 18, 2008
Rowlett added wine/beer a while ago. No drunks, no problems, and everyone is happy. Stop living in the dark ages...

Since: Jun 07

Lamar Co.,TX

#18 Dec 25, 2008
Well Toco is on my way, kinda, but it could save a lot of a lot of gas and lighten up traffic on a couple of major hwy's around town, might be safer in the long run for everyone

Since: Jun 07

Lamar Co.,TX

#19 Dec 25, 2008
Oh Yeah,, Hell Yeah !!!!!!!!
NationalObserver

Mccoy, CO

#20 Dec 25, 2008
Local Dude wrote:
OK, Greenville is going through this right now. It all depends on when the stores which plan on selling filed their permits with the TABC, how soon they can have their public hearings and how soon they can get the beer and wine delivered for sale.
Greenville passed its resolutions Nov. 4 and the theory was that sales would begin after Jan. 1, but one local store was way ahead of the game and actually began selling the night of Dec. 3.
...As well as Toco and Sun Valley are both doing, Paris will reap a significant sales tax benefit when Kroger's and WalMart (and convenience stores) begin selling alcohol.

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