4

Close Up The Still, Clem, They're Comin' After Our Moonshine

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Break out The General Lee, boys, it looks like the law's gonna be on our tail.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which apparently doesn't have enough to do making sure no microbreweries thrive in Texas, has announced that they are beginning a new, massive crackdown on bootlegging.

After that's done, we suppose, they will target stagecoach robbers.

But wait -- this ain't yer daddy's bootleggin' they're a-goin' after.

"Bootlegging" is just the law they're using to crack down on college parties where the host charges a fee at the door for drinkers.

TABC -- screwing hosts, one party at a time.

Sp far they've been cracking down in Lubbock, which bans the sale of packaged liquor within city limits. (File under: One More Reason To Never Again Visit Lubbock.)

But soon enough they'll be coming to your town, too. Them damn revenooers.

-- Richard Connelly

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.