Gov. Greg Abbott hints in tweet that alcohol to-go could be made permanent.
By SARA VANDEN BERGE
Restaurants might be given the green light to continue selling alcoholic beverages to go, following Saturday’s tweet by Gov. Greg Abbott stating that he supports the idea of making it permanent.
During the COVID shutdown, Texans were allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages to go from restaurants.
The measure was set to expire May 1, but Abbott signed an extension to continue helping struggling restaurants that were forced to close its dining rooms.
Now, State Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, said he will file a bill in the upcoming legislative session to make alcohol to-go sales permanent.
The 87th Texas legislative session begins Jan. 12, 2021.