Why Can’t I Buy a Car or Liquor on Sundays?

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Hey, Texplainer: Why can’t I buy a car or liquor on Sundays?

You can’t buy liquor on Sundays and car dealerships can only be open one day over a weekend because of the last remnants of so-called “blue laws” in Texas. Blue laws have been around since before Texas or the United States were founded. Their purpose, originally, was to prohibit the sale of certain goods on Sundays, a day traditionally meant to be spent in church and resting.

Over time, the laws have changed in Texas, and most of the bans were removed in 1985, except, of ...

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