The Associated Press
EUNICE, N.M. (AP) - Eunice City Council members have rejected a proposal to hold a special election aimed at authorizing sales of beer and wine in restaurants.
Mayor Matt White told the Hobbs News-Sun that residents voted down a similar proposal about two years ago, but the issue came up again last fall.
White says the special election was turned down because it would have conflicted with a school board election. The proposal was rejected by a 4-2 vote Tuesday.
White says some restaurants have expressed interest in building in Eunice until learning that the city does not allow alcohol sales in eating establishments.