Beer Garden Cause For Concern Of Some In Port Neches

Around 50 citizens came to the Port Neches City Council meeting to voice opposition to a proposed beer garden for this year's Riverfest. Full Story
Concerned Christain

Lumberton, TX

#1 Feb 10, 2006
In my opinion not only is alcohol prohibited in the park but this is to be a family event to draw interest in the park and money to the area. The kinds of things this beer garden would draw to the area is not what we should want. There was a city law passed that says all businesses that sell alcohol the ownership cannot be tranfered. Which means if the original owner dies the business will die with them. So if Port Neches is trying to get rid of all the businesses that sell alcohol, then why would this agree to allow this beer garden in the Port Neches City Park.
IN Nederland

Jasper, TX

#2 Feb 10, 2006
I agree! Alcohol doesn't need to be at these functions. For the ones that can't have some family fun without drinking can just stay home. You'll see you will get a lot that don't think there is anything wrong with selling alcohol at family city functions but I really think it causes more harm than good.
pt neches resident

Houston, TX

#3 Feb 14, 2006
it would be better to have the alcohol in one place at the riverfest(i.e. beer garden) than all over the park. i go every year, and trust me, there is ALWAYS alcohol in the park, not only during riverfest. if it will bring revenue into the city, i say let it happen. a beer garden is not going to draw seedy characters into the park, they are already there(have you ever been to the park on a friday night Concered Christian?) not everyone who enjoys having a beer from time to time is of ill decent. the city needs all the finances they can muster now. have you been down pt neches avenue lately. i'm almost ashamed to say i live there. when you look at cities like nederland and groves, and compare the downtown areas of both of those cities to pt neches, it almost feels like a ghetto of a major metropolitan area. as far as it being a family function, i agree, but beer is served a many resturants around the area, and i dont see any families or concerned christians boycotting these establishments.
nederland

Groves, TX

#4 Feb 14, 2006
pt neches resident wrote:
it would be better to have the alcohol in one place at the riverfest(i.e. beer garden) than all over the park. i go every year, and trust me, there is ALWAYS alcohol in the park, not only during riverfest. if it will bring revenue into the city, i say let it happen. a beer garden is not going to draw seedy characters into the park, they are already there(have you ever been to the park on a friday night Concered Christian?) not everyone who enjoys having a beer from time to time is of ill decent. the city needs all the finances they can muster now. have you been down pt neches avenue lately. i'm almost ashamed to say i live there. when you look at cities like nederland and groves, and compare the downtown areas of both of those cities to pt neches, it almost feels like a ghetto of a major metropolitan area. as far as it being a family function, i agree, but beer is served a many resturants around the area, and i dont see any families or concerned christians boycotting these establishments.
(I wouldn't boycott and I see your point. Maybe if they keep it in one area everyone would be satisfied.
Groves

Orange, TX

#5 Apr 30, 2008
What are you scared your kids gonna see someone drink a beer! Good luck with that! SIck and tired of people trying to push thier beliefs on the rest of us. Have a beer and quit your crying!
Port Neches

Lumberton, TX

#6 Jul 18, 2008
... and baptist don't recognize each other at the liquor store.
Guy Wiliford

Vinita, OK

#7 Feb 28, 2009
Port Neches wrote:
... and baptist don't recognize each other at the liquor store.
Why should you take two Baptists with you when you go fishing?

Because if you take two they won't drink any of your beer. If you take one he'll drink all of it.
Nederland

United States

#8 Mar 24, 2009
I know alot of drinkin Baptist
Port Neches

Groves, TX

#9 Mar 27, 2009
I agree big deal a couple of drinks its not like its killing anyone, they have cops their every year any kid can get beer just about anywhere nowwa days, or drugs, you teach your kids not to do them and then they won't but its a festival so go and have fun stop complaining
Port Neches

Sinton, TX

#10 Apr 14, 2009
The beer garden is not a big deal, it is surrounded by fence and banners, and alot of policemen at the entrance. This is a annual event and everyone should come out and enjoy the event and quit complaining. Some people need to get a real life. There is worse things to fight against than a beer garden at a festival.
LARRY VIDOR

United States

#11 May 3, 2009
I FEEL THAT ALCOHOL WOULD BRING MORE MONEY TO THE FESTIVAL N MAKE IT NOT SUCH A CHILDISH FUNCTION PERSONS IN THERE TWENTIES WOULD NOT SEE A NEED TO GO UNLESS THEY HAD CHILDREN. N WITH THE PROPER AUTHORITIES IN PLACE EVEN A TAMBORINE SHAKING BAPTIST COULD HAVE A GOOOD SAFE TIME

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