7-5-05 - People in Sherman craving a six-pack will be able to stay in town to buy their drinks by the end of the summer. The city voted to go "wet" in May, but red tape has kept convenience stores from selling.
It’s been two months since voters approved the sale of beer and wine, but tonight the City Council passed an ordinance that sets permit fees.
Convenience and grocery stores can now get their city permits, a step in the process of obtaining a license from TABC. This means you could see beer and wine on store shelves by the end of the summer.
The city fee for stores is $30 a year, but they must be 300 feet away from schools, day care centers, churches and hospitals.