Grayson Co. commissioners approve tough sex store laws

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Sexually-oriented businesses will have a tougher time setting up shop in Grayson County. The commissioner's court approved a resolution Monday morning to put a list of restrictions on sexually oriented businesses that may come to the area.

The county cannot outlaw the businesses in unincorporated areas but they can give a list of regulations, including not being within a certain distance of churches, schools, or potential residential areas.

"These are some parameters that allow us to not keep them out of the county, but allow them to go to places that won't be offensive to other people in our county," Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum said.

Potential businesses would have to apply with the sheriff's office before moving in.


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  • by Mork Location: Ork on Feb 20, 2008 at 07:42 AM
    Beth, You don't want your kids to see stuff? What are you going to do, lock them in a closet? Wake up people.
  • by tommy on Feb 19, 2008 at 08:48 AM
    OMG,everyone likes SEX one way or the other.I live in sherman and it use to be a cool town but now it is a sorry town to live in so IM moving to DENISON,more pretty women live there
  • by CJ Location: grayson county on Feb 18, 2008 at 11:18 PM
    I agree with the restriction of not allowing these businesses near residental areas, churches, and schools. But to charge a business a monthly fee to stay in business is borderline extortion. If we are going to charge a fee for businesses to remain and operate, then it should be across the board. It is obvious that the commissioners have put this monthly operating fee in place to discourage these businesses from open in the county. Well guess what, regardless of weather or not the businesses operate within the county, the customers who frequent these businesses are present. I have been to gentlemens clubs before, that does not make me a bad person. If an adult dance club wants to open its doors, then so be it. I for one am no hyporite, unlike some of these wouldbe christians, who drink but drive 50 miles out of the way to buy their alcohol, so their friends don't see them. This is the USA, these businesses have the same right to open as the religous book store on the corner.
  • by Anonymous Location: marietta on Feb 18, 2008 at 07:08 PM
    i think it is your personal business if you want to please your self. I think that it should not be around a church or school to but if you dont like it dont go.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2008 at 04:36 PM
    KXII your a disgrace!!
  • by Redneck Location: Ok on Feb 18, 2008 at 04:24 PM
    The commissioners can pass laws against businesses like these, but I bet they are the main ones in those places!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2008 at 03:39 PM
    Free market? Not in Grayson county.
  • by beth Location: sherman on Feb 18, 2008 at 02:55 PM
    Thank you god we need to get all of this kind of trash out of our town and all the outher towns, so our kids don't see that kind of stuff
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2008 at 02:39 PM
    Shop online and send your tax money to some place else. Just because they ban sales of it here doesn't mean you can't buy it!
  • by ANONYMOUS Location: PERSONAL on Feb 18, 2008 at 02:38 PM
    I DO UNDERSTAND NOT PUTTING THE BUSINESS IN CHURCH LOCATIONS, SCHOOL LOCATIONS, OR ANYTHING THAT PERTAINS TO A CHILD BUT YOU SHOULD NOT STOP SOMEONE FROM OPENING A BUSINESS LIKE THIS FOR ADULTS THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT JUST DON'T TAKE YOUR KIDS NEAR IT. I HAVE THREE OF MY OWN AND I'M NOT AGAINST THIS.
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