Voters in Mesquite, Texas, have the chance in November to approve the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption and the sale of mixed drinks in restaurants.
The Mesquite City Council has certified signatures on petitions to get both propositions on the ballot. A group called Save Our Stores is behind the measures, saying it is all about economic development in the community.
The dry lobby is not going quietly. Save Our Community is encouraging voters to cast ballots against the two proposals.
Recently, beer and wine sales for off-premise consumption have been approved in nearby Balch Springs, Dallas, Garland, Rowlett and Sachse.