Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

 Austin Price / The Texas Tribune

Lawsuit claims Texas senator interfered in liquor agency investigation

State Sen. Joan Huffman denies that she tried to influence an investigation into a bar in which she had a financial interest. A fired agent said he was told a state senator tried to kill the probe, but he doesn't have evidence that Huffman "told anybody to falsify records or delete records."

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 Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Acting director of Texas liquor agency abruptly quits

He had only been in the job for a few weeks, but the interim director of the troubled Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is out. Ed Swedberg abruptly quit Friday after saying he did not want to participate in the termination of another high-ranking official at TABC.

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 TABC website

Two more liquor regulators leaving troubled TABC

Two fresh departures from the troubled Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, announced Thursday, bring to five the number of high-level officials calling it quits since The Texas Tribune began publishing a series of stories about lavish spending, mismanagement and regulatory overreach at TABC.

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