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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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Jan 30, 2023

TABC offices temporarily switch to virtual assistance due to winter weather

The following TABC offices will be closed to in-person appointments this week due to the threat of severe winter weather. Staff at these offices will offer virtual assistance instead.

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Jan 17, 2023

Agenda posted for commission meeting scheduled for Jan. 24, 2023

A regular meeting of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. CST. View meeting agenda. Watch or listen live from your internet browser by using the video player at the bottom of the Agency Meetings page.  You can also attend this meeting at our Austin headquarters. Citizens can address the commission during a time set aside for public comment. Learn more on the Agency Meetings page.

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Dec 19, 2022

TABC offices closed Dec. 23 and 26 for Christmas

TABC offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of Christmas. We will reopen at normal operating hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Anybody can reach out to us through our Contact Us page.

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Dec 5, 2022

Agenda posted for public hearing scheduled for Dec. 19, 2022

Join TABC staff by video conference to discuss rules published by the commission. New and Amended Ch. 31, Administration. Revisions include a combined rule for complaint submission and processing that updates submission methods and lays out the agency’s procedural steps; a new legislatively mandated provision for Family Leave Pool; and a requirement to use specific language for certain regulated business signage. New Rule 33.81, Purchase of Alcoholic Beverages for a Temporary Event. This clarifies where a Mixed Beverage or Private Club permit holder can purchase wine and malt beverages for an event held at a temporary location that is not in the same county as the permit holder’s primary licensed premises. Amended Rule 33.55, Application Review and Protest. This addresses license and permit application fee payments that are returned for insufficient funds. Amended Ch. 50, Alcoholic Beverage Seller Server and Delivery Driver Training. Revisions make various updates to align the rule with TABC practices and technology, recognize modern course elements, provide clarity on seller/server school renewal late fees, establish testing standards for passing the train the trainer course, and more. The full text of the proposed rules is available in the Texas Register here. (TABC’s proposed rules begin on Page 47, TexReg 8006). The commission has designated this hearing as the only forum to make oral comments under Government Code Section 2001.029. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and make informal comments that do not become part of the public record. If you can't attend the video conference hearing, you may file written comments until Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Written comments may be submitted to TABC Rules Attorney Shana Horton rules@tabc.texas.gov.

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Dec 1, 2022

Agenda posted for stakeholder meeting scheduled for Dec. 15, 2022

Join TABC staff by videoconference to discuss two draft marketing practices advisories. The stakeholder meeting will be held by web conference only. Agenda Item 1. Amendments to Marketing Practices Advisory 014 (MPA014), Retailer Offering Price Discount to Consumer: The advisory was published in 2005 to address consumer discounts and inducements, referencing 16 Texas Administrative Code § 45.101. The draft amended advisory proposed for discussion is renamed Offering Price Discounts for Alcohol Sold to Consumers, addresses discounts offered to consumers via loyalty programs according to new TABC Rule § 45.102 (became effective in February 2022), and includes examples of quantity discounts. Additionally, the draft amended advisory maintains the statement that it is not the Commission’s intention to dictate how retailers and manufacturers price their products to a consumer.  Item 2. Revisions to Marketing Practices Advisory 061 (MPA061), Alcohol Delivery and Sales by Certain Retail Permit Holders: This revised advisory removes information that is no longer applicable following changes made to the law by the 87th Legislature. TABC staff will provide a brief overview of the proposed changes during the stakeholder meeting, and participating stakeholders will have an opportunity to make verbal comments and ask questions related to the advisories on the agenda. Draft advisory MPA014 (Item 1) will be published in the Texas Register on Dec. 16, 2022. It is TABC's intent to receive comments on both advisories for up to two weeks following the stakeholder meeting. Comments should be emailed to advisories@tabc.texas.gov. Following this comment period, the agency may update the draft advisories on the TABC website. Notice will be provided through industry email notifications.

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Nov 7, 2022

Agenda posted for commission meeting scheduled for Nov. 15, 2022

A regular meeting of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. CST. View meeting agenda. Watch or listen live from your internet browser by using the video player at the bottom of the Agency Meetings page.  You can also attend this meeting at our Austin headquarters. Citizens can address the commission during a time set aside for public comment. Learn more on the Agency Meetings page.

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July 18, 2022

Richmond office to close July 31

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will permanently close its Richmond office July 31 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 this office, staff will still be available by phone and email. Members of TABC’s Licensing and Audit teams will continue assisting the community, and agents will continue to conduct inspections and operations in the area. The decision to close the location 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 also moved many services online with the launch of the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) in 2021. Learn more about AIMS.

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June 28, 2022

TABC offices closed for Independence Day

TABC offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen at our regular hours on Tuesday, July 5.  Contact us. 

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May 26, 2022

McAllen office to close May 31

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will permanently close its McAllen office May 31 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 this office, staff will still be available by phone and email. Members of TABC’s Licensing and Audit teams will continue assisting the community, and agents will continue to conduct inspections and operations in the area. The decision to close the location came after reevaluation 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 also moved many services online with the launch of the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) in 2021. Learn more about AIMS.

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May 23, 2022

TABC offices closed for Memorial Day

TABC offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen at our regular hours on Tuesday, May 31. Contact us.

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