Mesquite calls election for alcohol s...

Mesquite calls election for alcohol sales

There are 19 comments on the McKinney Courier-Gazette story from Sep 6, 2007, titled Mesquite calls election for alcohol sales. In it, McKinney Courier-Gazette reports that:

“We're really looking forward to getting those who signed the petitions to vote in November”

A pair of alcohol sales-related propositions have been placed on the Nov. 6 election ballot, which will allow voters to weigh proposals for sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption and the sale of mixed ... via McKinney Courier-Gazette

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Cindy

Arlington, TX

#1 Sep 9, 2007
I am totally appualled that a group of fools are trying to get beer and wine sales in our city. It is because of fools like this that Texas not only leads the nation in drunken driven deaths, it also leads the nation in increased drunken driven deaths. How many people are going to have to die because of a choice someone else made before they get it? Seven years ago a fool made a choice to drink and get behind the wheel of a vechile, and it cost my cousin his six year old daughter. I don't care if people drink, that is there choice, however when they get behind the wheel of a car is ceases to be come a choice for everyone else. You vote in alcohol sales you are asking for the exact same devastation my family has been through. Think about it, is it worth it? Not for me, not even for Loren's killer. As angry as I am with him, I would not want any family including his to go through that devastation.
Kellly Gist

Irving, TX

#2 Oct 15, 2007
As every parent has or will say at one time in their life…Just because everyone else is doing it, does that mean you have to do it? No we don't have to have alcohol sales in the City of Mesquite. Hidden in these bill is the fact that there is NO regulation as to placement of the business selling alcohol. These unwanted businesses can be opened next to an elementary school if so chosen. Also cloaked in this bill is the ability to open sexually oriented business in the City of Mesquite. We don't need or want this. Our city has been safe, clean and a great place to raise children. Ever since Balch Springs started selling beer and wine you find broken beer bottles and empty cartons for beer and you feel like a criminal having to go all the way to the back of the stores to find an alcohol FREE beverage.

I love Mesquite and do not want alcohol sale or sexually explicit businesses in this city. Our families live here, we work here, we worship here and we do not worship the almighty alcohol/sexual business dollar.
Laura

Dallas, TX

#3 Oct 15, 2007
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Say NO to alcohol sales in Mesquite, TEXAS!
Laws must change to serve cities and school districts!
Jeff

Arlington, TX

#4 Oct 15, 2007
Say NO to alcohol sales in Mesquite. The empty buildings are still collecting taxes. The grocerty stores and corner stores are doing thriving business. Have you ever had a problem finding a parking place at one of our restaurants. Yes, you have. Our sales our strong. Our storekeepers and Wal-Mart, beer drinkers, hell-raisers, criminals and renters want this to pass. They don't care about our city or our property values. I don't want a beer barn on the corner of my nearest intersection. I enjoy the drive to Balch Springs, even though it scares me to death when I get there because all of the crime, the beggers, the people trying to pawn fake jewelry. Is this what we want for Mesquite? Not just NO but HELL NO.
Dave

United States

#5 Oct 16, 2007
Beer Barn Mesquite: Keep Mesquite Beautifu! Beer Barn Mesquite: Keep Mesquite Beautiful!.... See any empty lots in and around Mesquite? How about a nice multicolored Beer Barn stuck in your neighborhood? Or how about a Beer-30 store. Beer Barn Mesquite: Keep Mesquite Beautiful? You better think before you vote. A drive through beautiful Balch Springs will open your eyes to what WILL be coming.
Buz

Schulenburg, TX

#6 Oct 23, 2007
You are quite wrong. Mesquite municipal code quite clearly states that alcohol may not be sold within 300 feet of a church, hospital or school. That may be "right next to" to you, but not to everyone.
Kellly Gist wrote:
As every parent has or will say at one time in their life…Just because everyone else is doing it, does that mean you have to do it? No we don't have to have alcohol sales in the City of Mesquite. Hidden in these bill is the fact that there is NO regulation as to placement of the business selling alcohol. These unwanted businesses can be opened next to an elementary school if so chosen. Also cloaked in this bill is the ability to open sexually oriented business in the City of Mesquite. We don't need or want this. Our city has been safe, clean and a great place to raise children. Ever since Balch Springs started selling beer and wine you find broken beer bottles and empty cartons for beer and you feel like a criminal having to go all the way to the back of the stores to find an alcohol FREE beverage.
I love Mesquite and do not want alcohol sale or sexually explicit businesses in this city. Our families live here, we work here, we worship here and we do not worship the almighty alcohol/sexual business dollar.
Pat

Arlington, TX

#7 Oct 31, 2007
Clearly anyone who doesn't drink doesn't want this in our community. They only see the down side.But for those who do, it is a very big convince. I work downtown and have to stop in a bad part of town just to get what i need. Not every community is bad that sells beer. Euless Bedford is nice, Sasche is very nice, Addison has it right on the edge, it is nice. It is not the beer that makes a bad community. Putting money into this community will only help. It is hurting as it is. I have to go out of my way to go to the store because Albertsons closed. This community needs the income just to stay alive. I have considered moving, and am holding off until this is decided. If it doesn't pass, i will move. How does that help your community then? I will not move because you don't sell beer. I will move because all the stores are closing, and i have to drive too far to get anything! I hope everyone votes to pass this bill. In clossing i want to say i do love Mesquite . I hope this thing passes so we can grow.
dallas jj

Crawford, TX

#8 Nov 3, 2007
Might as well have beer and wine in Mesquite.We are keep up the roads for them to run on to delivery beer and wine to adjoing cites
wish they would go ahead and put in Liquor stores then people would not have to go to Dallas to spend theref money
Baker

Arlington, TX

#9 Nov 5, 2007
If Mesquite were to start selling beer and wine, it would become exactly like Balch Springs, Dallas, Garland, and the deteriorating Rowlett. I am less than 5 minutes from Balch Springs. Even though it is scary to go there, we travel there occasionally to buy beer and wine. It gives me twice the reason to say NO in Mesquite to beer and wine. I am in total agreement with Jeff, Kelly, Laura, Cindy and Dave. Pat, if you want to drink, go ahead and stop in Dallas. Blame Wal-Mart for Albertson's closing and continue to shop at Wal-Mart since there is one on every major street corner in the state of Texas.
jrmartinez

Grapevine, TX

#10 Nov 6, 2007
Can someone name the last store that has closed? Walmart has contributed to any store closing, I'm sure. I will have a drink every now and then, i don't mind driving 15 or 20 mins. Our store are not in trouble. That's a joke.
Davis

United States

#11 Nov 7, 2007
Since when is Balch Springs a scary place to be?
Are we talking about Balch Spring Texas? You people are crazy. Dont believe every thing your little cult tells you.
Kellly Gist

Irving, TX

#12 Nov 7, 2007
Balch Springs isn't such a scary place (I am from Los Angeles after all), it is however, ugly and filthy. The new Library is nice, however the old library was smaller the most peoples homes...so that is a given. The Police/Fire station were there pre beer and wine sales.

Davis, I do believe cult is a belittling word in this context. Bible believing Christian would be how I classify myself. Not a cult at all.

Besides which as I posted earlier...the bills didn't pass (by a narrow margin) but Praise the Lord God Almight, they did not pass.
SRJ

Brownsboro, TX

#13 Nov 7, 2007
Davis wrote:
Since when is Balch Springs a scary place to be?
Are we talking about Balch Spring Texas? You people are crazy. Dont believe every thing your little cult tells you.
My husband is a police officer and we lived in Balch Springs for many years. Crime was bad before beer/wine sales in BS and it has only gotten worse. The alcohol related crimes (Ag Assault, Burglary, Prostitution {yes, prostitution in Balch Springs}, litter and DWI/DUI) has increased exponentially. We, in fact, moved OUT of our own district to live on the other side of Mesquite because of it. If the COPS won't stay in the city with beer/wine related crime, why should the citizens? I don't want it near me again!
Jon

Dallas, TX

#14 Dec 3, 2007
Mesquite is already getting very bad. Crime rate is increasing dramatically. I doubt if we had beer or not it would change this trend. I work in retail and hear EVERY week about a business in Mesquite that was robbed at gun point, employees tied up in the back, people mugged walking to their cars. It scares me closing my store at night and I will move out of Mesquite as soon as I am financially able for the safety of my family.

So beer or no beer, Mesquite is in a downward spiral.
Rahul Patel

Grapevine, TX

#15 Apr 27, 2008
You guys are so dumb, the city of mesquite bleeds money because it loses reveune on alcohol sales. All this crap about keep mesquite clean and not allowing beer is the very reason that mesquite isn't beautiful, because they don't have the money to renovate the city. Get some brains and think of the revenue that the city can bring in if it is allowed to sell beer. The city needs the income to stay alive. And you help some other city when you buy beer outside of mesquite.
JUST THINK HOW MUCH BETTER THE CITY WOULD BE!!!!!
Mrs Smith

Mesquite, TX

#16 May 14, 2011
We can already go to just about any restaurant in Mesquite and have a drink but we can't go to a nearby grocery store and buy alcohol and take it home. This goes completely against the argument that it will cause more drinking and driving fatalities. Alcohol sales just makes good sense.
BTW, Mesquite is already headed down hill, hopefully the extra revenue will HELP us KEEP MESQUITE BEAUTIFUL.
tony joseph

Mesquite, TX

#17 May 24, 2011
It is funny how people here debate on how we can drive all the way to garland and buy beer, but we should not be allowed to buy here, isnt it hypocrytical? if beer should be banned in mesquite it should be banned everywhere , trying to argue that it is ok for Garland, Balch Springs and Rowlett to sell but mesquite should be the only city to have it banned? will this lead to less drinking or stop dwi's no..every single restaurant chain in mesquite serves beer and studies have shown that banning beer sales in mesquite does not contribute to less drinking and driving . I wish people who debate here had some common sense.
Ray

Austin, TX

#18 Jun 23, 2011
Kellly Gist wrote:
As every parent has or will say at one time in their life…Just because everyone else is doing it, does that mean you have to do it? No we don't have to have alcohol sales in the City of Mesquite. Hidden in these bill is the fact that there is NO regulation as to placement of the business selling alcohol. These unwanted businesses can be opened next to an elementary school if so chosen. Also cloaked in this bill is the ability to open sexually oriented business in the City of Mesquite. We don't need or want this. Our city has been safe, clean and a great place to raise children. Ever since Balch Springs started selling beer and wine you find broken beer bottles and empty cartons for beer and you feel like a criminal having to go all the way to the back of the stores to find an alcohol FREE beverage.
I love Mesquite and do not want alcohol sale or sexually explicit businesses in this city. Our families live here, we work here, we worship here and we do not worship the almighty alcohol/sexual business dollar.
Get over it why have the citizens of Mesquite who want to to keep giving their money to the surrounding cities? Its like the casinos in the surrounding states which is another stupid thing, just look at the license plates when you cross over the borders over 90% are Texas keep the money in our state and our city! Quit making everyone else richer!
Ray

Austin, TX

#19 Jun 23, 2011
Get over it why have the citizens of Mesquite who want to to keep giving their money to the surrounding cities? Its like the casinos in the surrounding states which is another stupid thing, just look at the license plates when you cross over the borders over 90% are Texas keep the money in our state and our city! Quit making everyone else richer!

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