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12/18/06 - Lufkin

Alcohol Distance Ordinance

Community leaders have been pushing for an alcohol ordinance ever since it was announced that Angelina County would become wet. More recently anti-under aged drinking coalitions, as well as, concerned citizens have joined the push encouraging members of Lufkin City Council to consider an alcohol distance ordinance.

Now it looks like they may get one.

Tuesday the City Council will vote on whether or not to establish the ordinance.

If passed, it will prevent stores from selling alcohol within three hundred feet of schools and churches.

Officials say while there is a good chance the ordinance may pass, however, the type of impact it could have is still unclear.

"It'll probably have a minimal impact as far as that's concerned. What we've looked at in relations to school, in relations to churches, daycare, those types of facilities," said Assistant City Manager Keith Wright.

The Lufkin city council is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Lufkin city hall. The meeting is open to the public.

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