Sunday drinking hours start

By Willis Webb


Texas’ conglomeration called “liquor laws” has prompted a lot of battles over the years with “wet” versus “dry.” It has also produced a lot of good humor and introduced some pretty humorous characters as well. Proponents of alcohol sales have made jokes about the Lone Star State’s Sunday sales hours of 1 p.m.-6 p.m. They said those hours were a compromise between wets and drys in order to give the church deacons “an even start with everyone else” on Sundays. Perhaps the most contentious series of events I’ve ever witnessed occurred in the Liberty County town of Cleveland in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With apologies to opponents, especially church folks, proponents, and advocating neither side, here are a few humorous recollections.
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