Lawmakers to Consider Sunday Liquor Sales

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Seeing a closed sign at a liquor store on Sunday isn't unusual, but soon that may change.

"It would be good. I'm sure the state could use it," said Cheryl Crider of McLoyd's Spirits.  

A Texas lawmaker has proposed House Bill 863, which will allow liquor stores to sell alcohol on Sundays between noon and 6 p.m.

Some lawmakers say it would generate more sales tax, but not everyone's happy with the proposal.

"It's just greed. There's no need to sell alcohol on Sunday's in my opinion. They can go to restaurants, and clubs to get alcohol," said Burt Herrin, a concerned Midland resident.

As for liquor stores, they can stay open if they choose to.

"No one would be forced to buy on Sunday. It would always be up to an individual if they would want to observe Sunday or not," said Crider.

The legislature will consider the bill in Austin later this session.