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This is where you can find all of TABC's short announcements and notices regarding the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas. 

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Sept 30, 2021

Important: TABC Public Inquiry Data Updates 

Data in TABC's Public Inquiry System has been updated to reflect license consolidation and new technology. Some businesses have reported discrepancies in the data and license status listed in the system. TABC is working to resolve these issues.  If there appears to be a discrepancy with a license status that may affect a wholesale/distribution or Local Distributor (LP) transaction, the business delivering the product can:  Accept from retail businesses proof of payment for their renewal and copy of their virtual summary screen from TABC's application system confirming that the retailer submitted a renewal application.  Accept from a retail business a copy of the renewed license or permit for that business (license that is not expired). Contact TABC’s Licensing division to verify the license status:  Email licensing@tabc.texas.gov  Call 512-206-3360  If the business has a September 2021 expiration date, read the note below.  September and October Renewal Dates  To accommodate the transition to AIMS, all licenses and permits with September or October 2021 expiration dates are considered active and pending renewal by the agency until Oct. 31, 2021, even if the status field indicates otherwise in the TABC Public Inquiry System. This means that businesses with September or October 2021 expiration dates may continue to operate as normal and still accept wholesale/distribution or Local Distributor (LP) transactions, despite having an expired license date or status in Public Inquiry. Note for Local Governments and Others Verifying License Status While the TABC Public Inquiry System undergoes updates, you may use the same steps outlined above to verify a license or permit for any TABC-licensed business.   Originally published Sept. 2, 2021 Updated Sept. 30, 2021

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Sept 13, 2021

Temporary Office Closures Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

The Houston Regional, Richmond and Beaumont offices are closed today and tomorrow due to heavy rain and potential flooding from Tropical Storm Nicholas.  To get in touch with our team, please visit our Contact Us page. If you have a question about the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS), email stakeholder@tabc.texas.gov.  

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Aug 28, 2021

Public Inquiry System Unavailable During Aug. 29 Maintenance

The TABC Public Inquiry system will be unavailable during maintenance on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 4 p.m. until midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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Aug 12, 2021

Corpus Christi and Conroe Offices To Close Sept. 1

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will permanently close its Corpus Christi and Conroe offices Sept. 1 to ensure efficient use of state resources as the agency begins offering faster service to businesses online. While TABC will no longer offer in-person services at these offices, staff will still be available by phone and email. Members of TABC’s Licensing and Audit teams will continue assisting these communities, and agents will continue to conduct inspections and operations in the area. The decision to close the locations came after re-evaluation of the agency’s office leases statewide. TABC constantly works to identify areas where it can improve its stewardship of state resources. The closures will build on the successful transition many businesses made during the COVID-19 pandemic to work with TABC online and by phone rather than with paper forms and in-person meetings. The agency is also moving many services online with the launch of the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS). When AIMS launches on Sept. 1, it will usher in a quicker way of doing business with TABC anytime and anywhere. Learn about all of TABC’s 2021 Changes. Office Contacts Businesses can always use the form at the bottom of our Contact Us page on the TABC website to send messages directly to agency staff. Starting Sept 1, businesses in the Conroe and Corpus Christi areas can also contact the appropriate TABC Regional Offices for assistance: Conroe Office: Contact the Houston Regional Office. Corpus Christi Office: Contact the San Antonio Regional Office. You can also enter your ZIP code on the TABC homepage to find your regional office.

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Aug 11, 2021

Reminder: Businesses Prohibited From Requiring Customers To Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

TABC wants to remind businesses in Texas that state law now prohibits businesses from requiring customers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. TABC may require compliance with this law as a condition of holding a license, permit, certificate, or other authorization. Read more about Senate Bill 968. While the agency has not taken formal action against any businesses to date, TABC has requested to meet with representatives of businesses where potential noncompliance could be taking place. TABC is committed to working with business owners to ensure they have the information necessary to comply with all state statutes, including the provisions put in place by Senate Bill 968 earlier this year. Our goal is to educate and inform, rather than penalize, these businesses. TABC will continue to coordinate with business owners and trade groups across the state to ensure the alcoholic beverage industry is fully aware of the new requirements. This post was last updated Aug. 12, 2021.

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June 17, 2021

Online Systems Unavailable During Scheduled Maintenance

The TABC Online Services, Cash and Credit Law and Public Inquiry systems will be unavailable during a scheduled maintenance beginning Friday, June 18, at 6 p.m. CDT and ending Monday, June 21, at 6 a.m. CDT. This means users will be unable to access online license renewal, product registration, seller/server certification and other services during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Feb 10, 2021

Updated TABC Advisories and Bulletins

As part of an effort to review and update the agency’s Marketing Practices Advisories and Licensing Bulletins, the agency has made some important updates.

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Feb 8, 2021

Presidents Day Office Closures

All TABC offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day.  Offices will resume normal hours for scheduled appointments and virtual support Tuesday, Feb. 16.    Book a future appointment through our TABC Appointments page.  If you can’t find information you need, please use our Contact Us form and we’ll connect you with someone who can help when we return.

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Feb 4, 2021

TABC’s Website Redesign Takes Home Gold Award

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has won a Gold Award for its recent website redesign in the 15th Annual AVA Digital Awards, an international competition sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. TABC launched the redesigned website on Sept. 1, 2020, with the goal of making it easier for anyone to do their business with TABC any time and from any place. Staff from across TABC collaborated with the consulting firm Deloitte to redesign, rewrite and launch the site within one year. The project was driven forward by the needs of industry, the public and other common users of the website, which resulted in improved navigation and language with many audiences in mind. The AVA Digital Awards recognize outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media in digital communications. Work ranges from audio and video productions — to websites and social media sites that present interactive components such as video, animation, blogs and podcasts — to other forms of user-generated digital communication.

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Jan 10, 2021

Office Closures and Altered Hours for Jan. 11, 2021

The following TABC offices are temporarily closed Monday, Jan. 11, because of inclement weather: TABC Headquarters Abilene Office Austin Regional Office Belton Office Lubbock Regional Office Waco Office The following offices will have a delayed start: Odessa Office (9 a.m.) Offices are currently scheduled to resume normal hours for scheduled appointments and virtual support Tuesday, Jan. 12.  Book a future appointment through our TABC Appointments page. If you can’t find information on the site that you’re looking for, please use our Contact Us form and we’ll connect you with someone who can help when we return. 

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