TABC Looking to Speed Up Alcohol Permitting

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It could get quicker and easier for businesses to get licensed to sell alcohol in Texas.

Sherry Cook, the director the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, told the House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures on Wednesday that her agency hoped to consolidate its now separate processes for beer and liquor licenses.

Currently, some permit applications for beer and liquor can be processed and approved entirely by TABC, but others require the involvement of county courts, Cook said. 

“It causes us some difficulty in trying to automate those business practices when you have two separate processes that it runs through ...

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