Rowlett City Council to set May 9 liquor sale election date

Rowlett City Council to set May 9 liquor sale election date

A May 9 election for the sale of packaged liquor will be called when the City Council meets in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A design plan for renovations at Herfurth Park and fundraising goals for the Kids Kingdom playground will be discussed in a 6:30 p.m. work session. The meetings will be at the city’s Municipal Building, 4000 Main St. SOURCE

Did you ever think that there could be a city with a population of 60K that was seriously in need of funds to make that city grow that wouldn’t already be doing everything possible to raise funds, sustainable income if you will, and NOT have package liquor sales as a part of the process?

It’s not the City Council that has so far stopped package liquor sales in Rowlett.

We have some people here in Rowlett that want the city to build this and do that, do the other and spend tons of money on Seniors for a dedicated center and so forth and these same people scream like a raped ape if you so much as mention one word about raising taxes to actually PAY for all of these things they want.

So, here’s how we get the things we ALL want, plus a lot more; like maybe raises for our City workers, new Police and Fire equipment, better streets and infrastructure, you know, all those things that cost money that the city just doesn’t have an excess of.

But I would bet dollars to donuts that those wanting the most will NOT support liquor sales even though we already have beer and wine sales.

We KNOW the reasons; it will draw the wrong people, a bad criminal element. Really?

All I see is it keeping folks from driving to Dallas or the other side of Rockwall to buy the booze they’re going to drink anyway AND it will keep tax dollars right here in Rowlett, much needed tax dollars.

Some will use religious reasons for not wanting liquor sales but think about this; we already have liquor by the drink just about everywhere in town that you can do a sit-down dinner, so, the religious reasoning is not valid, at least in my opinion.

People that want to take a drink are going to do so, even if they have to drive to do it or get it. We’re not talking about opening BARS; this is a PACKAGE sales proposition, not on site consumption.

Come on folks, let’s wake up and realize; this is a good thing for Rowlett, it’s a way to generate a lot of tax revenue for the city without having to impose new or higher taxes, thus allowing the city to do more for the citizens, without the citizens having to come up with ALL the dollars needed. 

Don’t listen to the naysayers, the negative nellies and the *I’m against it, it’s gonna make Rowlett go straight to hell, its DEMON alcohol, the Devil’s nectar* or some such BS. 

And for those not knowing me; I’m not much of a drinker these days, not because I don’t want to take a few drinks on occasion, not because I have some moral objection but because I have serious health issues and booze doesn’t exactly help the sugar readings when I check the blood, you see, I’m diabetic and don’t intend to let booze get the best of me.

Where I was raised in Louisiana we were one of the few *dry* Parishes in the state but the little Village of South Mansfield voted in PACKAGE liquor, beer and wine, no bars, just buy it and leave, no legal consumption on site.

In about 2 years we had a new water system and ALL of the streets had been paved or repaved, as the case may be, and the Village had a surplus of money.

Drink it, don’t drink it, that’s your decision, but if you have so much as a minor amount of business sense then think of this as nothing more than what it is; business, and one that will help make Rowlett a more well-funded city with even more to offer in the way of some amenities that we want and/or need.

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5 Responses to Rowlett City Council to set May 9 liquor sale election date

  1. Gary says:

    Well Fred,
    If you remember, it wasn’t so long ago that ‘dancing’ was considered to bring ‘evil and lustful’ activities.

    What is so annoying is the typical Christian church frowns upon ‘drink’ of any kind, siting it a sin without even reading the bible from where they misquote!

    It tells us to not get drunk… not do not drink. The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 5:23, “Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.”

    Moral arguments against sales is truly a moot point.

  2. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    So, in your town, you can purchase beer and wine, but you can’t purchase harder liquor? What kind of stupidity is that? And is someone thinking that — oh my Gawd! — if we allow the sale of harder alcohol the hand of God will come down and strike Rowlett’s city council dead?


  3. Bunkerville says:

    PA is still living in the age of “State Stores”. Yes, owned by the State and operated as every other agency acts. Located few and far between, little variety and go figure the cost. The police stake out the State lines where cheaper booz is housed just across the border. The police wander over, stake out the out of State plates and trail back State folks back home. Yes, live free or die indeed.

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