A group of area citizens signed petitions asking voters to support limited alcohol sales in the City of Anson. State Law required 163 voter signatures to call the election in November.
"Anson voters were very supportive of the petition drive. We gathered nearly 250 signatures 51% more than required by the State. State law gave us 60 days to gather the signatures, and we have collected nearly 250 signatures in less than 2 weeks," noted Bryan Poff of Texas Petition Strategies.
The petition will allow a vote for the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only. This will allow beer and wine off-premise sales in businesses such as grocery and convenience stores. By Texas law, this will not allow package liquor stores.
The group has hired Texas Petition Strategies of Arlington to conduct the petition and election effort. TPS has conducted over 300 petition efforts in 170 different Texas communities, with more than an 83% the efforts passing-including those efforts in Lubbock, Lamesa, Denver City and Andrews. West Texas native, John Hatch, formerly of big Spring and owner of TPS states, "We are proud of our efforts helping over 170 Texas communities increase their sales tax revenues and lessen the need to raise property taxes."