Eunice City Council Rejects Vote on Beer and Wine Sales

Staff Report
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.