Council sets regulations on Alcohol sales
Houston County Courier - November 2007
By Daphne Hereford
Crockett City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to restrict the sale of alcoholic beverages near schools, hospitals, churches, and day cares within the city limits at a special meeting held Monday morning at 9 a.m. Nov. 19.
The ordinance, amending Chapter 15, Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions, Article IV, prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages by a dealer whose place of business is within 300 feet of a church, public or private school, public hospital, day-care center or child-care facility.
Provisions in the ordinance prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages within 1,000 feet by a business if the city council receives a request from the board of trustees of the school district or governing body of the private school.
City Administrator Ron Duncan said that the ordinance was in accordance with Texas Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Code.
In other action, council unanimously approved a resolution approving the city's participation in the Local government Purchasing Cooperative, BuyBoard appointing the city administrator as the program coordinator who will secure council approval prior to purchases.