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May 22, 2023

TABC prepares to ensure public safety over Memorial Day weekend

AUSTIN — As Memorial Day weekend approaches, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is ramping up its efforts to promote public safety and encourage responsible alcohol sales and service. TABC law enforcement officers will conduct operations across Texas throughout Memorial Day weekend, which coincides with graduation ceremonies and end-of-year celebrations at schools throughout the state. Those operations will include open and undercover inspections to deter violence and the overservice of alcoholic beverages and will also include underage compliance operations (UCOs) to identify businesses selling alcohol to persons under 21. Additionally, agents from TABC’s Targeted Responsibility for Alcohol-Connected Emergencies (TRACE) Unit will be available to respond to alcohol-related emergencies such as DWI crashes, assaults, and more. Businesses caught violating the state’s alcohol laws could face a fine or temporary suspension of their license to sell alcohol. During the month of May 2022, TABC agents conducted more than 2,800 inspections, finding a total of 112 violations resulting in 76 administrative cases. “Texans across the state will be kicking off their summer during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and it’s our goal to ensure they can celebrate safely,” TABC Executive Director Thomas Graham said. “While we hope businesses will voluntarily comply with state law, as most usually do, we want all Texans to know that TABC will have resources in place to deter unsafe practices, respond to emergencies, and hold violators accountable. We expect a safe and successful holiday for the vast majority of the businesses we serve.” Anyone wishing to report a possible violation at TABC-licensed businesses may do so by visiting and clicking on the File a Complaint button. Complaints can also be submitted to TABC by email at or by calling 1-888-THE-TABC. Media Contact: Chris Porter TABC Director of Communications (512) 206-3462

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May 17, 2023

Agenda posted for commission meeting scheduled for May 25, 2023

A regular meeting of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. CDT. Please note that this month's meeting will be held on Thursday instead of the Commission's usual Tuesday meeting date.  

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May 16, 2023

Compliance reporting reminders and resources for businesses

Voluntary compliance reporting started May 1, and TABC is here to help your business complete the new self-inspection process through the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS).We have important reminders and tips to help.

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May 16, 2023

TABC arrests two for alleged illegal alcohol sales at Dallas-area BYOB bar

AUSTIN — A joint operation between the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) and the Dallas Police Department has resulted in the arrest of two Dallas-area women for selling alcohol without a license at a bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) establishment. TABC agents arrested Irma Lillian Medina, 30, and Lixy Dariely Juarez Miralda, 20, on May 6 after they allegedly sold alcohol without a license while working at El Patron Sports Bar & Billiards, located at 10571 Denton Drive in Dallas. The business, which operates as a BYOB location, does not hold an active TABC license or permit to sell alcohol. El Patron had been operating as a BYOB business since October 2022, when it lost its license to sell alcohol following a TABC investigation into allegations of subterfuge and violent incidents on the premises. Businesses can operate as BYOB without a TABC license; however, Texas law prohibits alcohol from being sold, and distributors of alcoholic beverages may not make deliveries to businesses that do not have a TABC license. The joint operation that led to Medina’s and Miralda’s arrest began in April after TABC received reports that alcohol was being sold at the unlicensed business. The resulting investigation confirmed the illegal sales at El Patron and revealed that much of the illegal alcohol was being stored at a neighboring bar. That alcohol, which included dozens of cases of malt beverages and several bottles of distilled spirits, was seized by TABC agents following the investigation. “A TABC license is more than permission to sell alcohol. It’s proof that a business has been vetted as meeting the state’s requirements to operate safely and responsibly,” said TABC Executive Director Thomas Graham. “Selling alcohol without a license is not only illegal, but it also places the public at risk of alcohol-related incidents such as DWI, assaults, or worse. More than that, it’s also unfair to the thousands of Texas businesses who obey the law and obtain the necessary license to legally sell alcohol.” Selling alcohol without a license is a violation of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code §§11.01 and 61.01, which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of between $100-$1,000. Media Contact: Chris Porter TABC Public Information Officer (512) 206-3462

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May 1, 2023

INDUSTRY NOTICE: Compliance reporting now open in the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS)

To: Holders of BW, BB, BC, BE, BF, BG, BQ, D, G, MB, N, NB, NE, P, Q, W, and X licenses and permits Re: Voluntary compliance reporting period for TABC-licensed businesses with Texas locations has started What: Voluntary compliance reporting (self-inspection) period When: May 1–Aug. 31, 2023 Details: Businesses with TABC-licensed locations in Texas can now conduct and file a voluntary compliance report (aka self-inspection) of their Texas premises through AIMS until Aug. 31, 2023. Businesses can conduct and file their annual reports by picking up their mobile device, opening either the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge app, and logging into AIMS — the same online system used by businesses to manage licenses, applications, excise taxes, and more. Compliance reports ask users a series of questions and prompt them to take photos to confirm they are following the applicable laws for their businesses.

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