It'll take even longer for stores to stock their shelves with wine and beer.
The group who fought so hard to expand alcohol sales is fighting again - this time against the protest now being reviewed by a judge. Two people filed protests with the Texas Alcoholic bBeverage Commission last month, and the TABC took their concerns to a judge who'll decide whether or not Lubbock's May election is valid. Lubbock County Wins is the group who fought to expand alcohol sales, and they say those protests weren't filed correctly and should be thrown out by the TABC, not handed over to a judge to further delay sales. Their main concern is when state officials review this case, they'll ignore the 65% majority that voted yes to sales expansion back in May.
"With TABC you're supposed to protest a specific location and instead of saying these aren't done correctly and we're throwing these out, they didn't know what to do with it and so they just passed it on," says Melissa Pierce with Lubbock County Wins.
Lubbock County Wins is asking folks who agree with them to call up local representatives Duncan and Neugebauer, and let them know how you feel about the situation. The group believes it's up to those representatives to get the protests thrown out.