Booze to join Clinton and Trump on local ballots on Nov. 8

Liquor stores in Grapevine

GRAPEVINE - After more than a year of antics from presidential candidates, many North Texans may feel like they could use a stiff drink.

And on Nov. 8, voters in several Tarrant County cities will get a chance to decide whether they’ll be able to buy packaged liquor nearer to their homes.

Propositions seeking approval for the sale of hard liquor will appear on ballots in Grapevine, Roanoke, far north Fort Worth, Haltom City, Hurst and Watauga.

In some areas, many voters and even elected officials may be unaware that the questions will be on the ballot after political action committees founded by liquor store retailers quietly led petition drives in recent months to gather signatures.

The Grapevine proposal, to be known as Proposition 1 on the ballot, is particularly interesting because that city bills itself as the Wine Capital of Texas. Many locally-owned wineries operate in the city, and offer tasting rooms that are popular among tourists.

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