ADVICO.COM provides a broad range of consulting services to individuals and the business and
investing community. These include both advice and advocacy efforts relating to real
estate and the
governmental processes as well as psychological services via licensed professionals.
One area of specialty involves the Alcoholic Beverage Permitting and
Licensing Process in the State of Texas, governed by the Texas Alcoholic
Many areas in Texas are "dry" for the sale of alcohol for on-premise
consumption - or, off-premise consumption -or, perhaps only one type of
beverage is allowed. Maybe the area is dry, but beverages can still be
Often the area is "wet" for sales or service, but specific locations in
the wet area may be dry because they are too close to, say, a public hospital,
or church or ....
Note the use of the word "area". "Area" may be a county, a city, or even a
justice of the peace precinct. Is that clear? Maybe not. A city or precinct
may change its boundaries or trade land with another. The alcohol boundary,
however, does not change unless and until another vote is held. Even the Texas
Alcoholic Beverage Commission Internet map of wet/dry counties is not
accurate. At least one major "wet" county on the map is not totally "wet".
Locating the exact boundary and regulation distances may not be an easy task
and prove costly if a mistake is made.
Does one need a "permit' or "license"? There is a confusing difference in
process and law.
New businesses coming to Texas often are surprised by the complexity and
hurdles that Texas laws present. Satisfying the normal corporate requirements
to do business in Texas typically are not sufficient for meeting TABC
requirements. Also, extensive personnel background reviews are necessary as
part of the TABC process. The process is detailed and time consuming at each
governmental level - state, county and local.
Advice on the process/Advocacy for the client - "carrying the ball the whole
way" - is the work of ADVICO.COM. ADVICO.COM does not provide legal advice or real estate brokerage or psychological services, but
can suggest experienced counsel when appropriate. For information and a list of
clients e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call
214-215-2235 or fax your request to 214-363-4161.
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