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Livingston council to hear request to extend alcohol sales

Polk County Enterprise

LIVINGSTON – A local club owner will ask City of Livingston officials to extend the hours alcoholic beverages can be sold during its meeting set for 5 p.m. Tuesday. Discussion on the request from Jimmy Boring, director of the Livingston Down Under Private Club Inc. will be followed by discussion and possibly consideration of an ordinance extending the hours. The request follows a similar request to the Polk County Commissioners Court which was approved two weeks ago. Business owners told county officials they’re customers were “evacuating” one hour before closing and driving to Onalaska bars where they could continue to drink. If the measure gets approval from the city council, each business that holds a permit to sell alcoholic beverages must apply for an extension from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and meet that agency’s requirements. The Livingston council will also consider ordinances regulating parades, special events and other public gathering and another relating to the repeal of sales tax exemption on telecommunications services. The council will also make board/committee appointments to the library building committee, the Deep East Texas Council of Governments Board of Directors and the Sam Rayburn Dam Electric Cooperative Inc. Board of Directors. Council members will also hear an update on current projects from City Manager Marilyn Sutton and approve payment on all accounts over $500. The meeting will be held at Livingston City Hall on the corner of Church and Jackson streets.


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