TABC to Host Meeting About Alcohol Sales

Now that voters have approved retail beer and wine sales in Angelina County, business owners can take the next step.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will host a meeting tonight in Lufkin. Business owners will learn how to properly file for licenses to sell alcohol in their stores.

The two-hour meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Room 202 at Lufkin City Hall.

Proposition One, which would allow the sale of beer and wine and retail stores, passed with 54 percent of the vote.

Proposition Two, which would allow Angelina County restaurants to sell beer and wine without memberships, passed with 57 percent of the vote.

In other area races, Angelina County voters elected a new county judge.   Republican Wes Suiter defeated Democrat Johnny Weismuller to take the job.

The ballot counting in Nacogdoches County is going extremely slow, mostly due to the race for county judge between Joe English and Harlon Brooks having a write-in candidate.  Election officials there say that because of that, all write-in ballots have to be counted by hand.

For a complete look at the winners and losers of Election 2006, you can click on "Vote 2006" on KTRE.COM.