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10/29/06 - Lufkin

Youth Rally Against Props 1 and 2

Teenagers rallied against the sale of alcohol in Angelina County across front the courthouse annex on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 (KTRE News Photo / Larry Little) Teenagers rallied against the sale of alcohol in Angelina County across front the courthouse annex on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 (KTRE News Photo / Larry Little)

by Larry Little

They were few in number, but the teenagers were taking a strong stand against alcohol sales in Angelina County.

"When you put alcohol around youth, you make it more accessible for them to get, and I'm worried many kids will try alcohol for the first time," says 17-year-old Parker Brody.

"I'm out here because I want my county to remain dry, and I want the safety of my fellow youth. I want us to be safe," says 14-year-old Veronica Calderon.

Sunday afternoon, the youth protesting against Propositions 1 & 2 stood across from the Agnelina County courthouse annex in Lufkin, holding their signs, getting the attention of some voters waiting in line to cast an early vote.

"They are very civil, so it's great. I think it's a good thing," says voter, Charles Jones.

Though they are not old enough to vote, the teens say they are hoping to influence voters to keep Angelina County dry.

"You are never too young to know what you are talking about. This election determines my future in this city, and I really care about that because it is my future. I depend on those who can vote to keep me safe and keep this county dry," says Calderon.

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