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May 6, 2024

Agenda posted for May 14 commission meeting

A regular meeting of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. Central time.

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April 1, 2024

Compliance reporting deadline extended to May 31

You must conduct and file a compliance report (i.e., self-inspection) for each of your TABC licenses and permits listed above between Jan. 1 and March 31 each year. Failure to timely file your report(s) could result in a warning, fine, or the inability to renew your license or permit. However, TABC is extending the deadline to May 31 this year as businesses are conducting their reports within the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) for the first time, and certain license/permit holders could not access the new compliance reporting feature initially. Some users also needed more time to set up their accounts properly for the compliance reporting feature. All licensed and permitted premises in Texas should begin conducting compliance reports now — including Package Store Permit (P), Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer's Permit (BG), or Brewer's License (BW) with subordinate permits such as a Local Cartage Permit, Brewpub License, Late Hours Certificate, and more. If you have already completed and submitted an annual compliance report for each of your licensed and permitted locations in Texas this year, thank you! No further action is needed.

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March 18, 2024

Meeting agenda posted for March 26 commission meeting

A regular meeting of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. Central time.

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March 6, 2024

TABC conducting spring break public safety operations throughout March

AUSTIN — Agents from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will be in liquor stores, bars, beaches, and other locations where alcohol is sold throughout March as the agency kicks off its annual spring break public safety operations.  Dozens of TABC’s more-than 200 commissioned peace officers will take part in the operations, which identify locations where alcohol is sold to minors in violation of state law. Planned operations for 2024 include underage compliance operations, in which TABC agents attempt to identify businesses selling alcohol to people younger than 21.  “The spring festival season, including spring break and a number of popular events across the state, is among the busiest times for alcohol retailers,” said Thomas Graham, TABC executive director. “Each year, TABC makes it a point to empower our retailers to identify some of the most common violations and take steps to help keep their business and communities safe.”  Prior to the operations, TABC auditors often visit alcohol retailers in the most popular spring break destinations to provide training and answer questions about best practices related to preventing the sale of alcohol to minors. One such meeting took place on South Padre Island in mid-February, giving retailers there a chance to learn about best practices for avoiding safety risks such as illicit alcohol sales.  “The ultimate goal is not to penalize retailers who are doing their best to conduct business during a busy time,” Graham said. “What we want to do first and foremost is to ensure they have the tools they need to successfully operate while keeping their customers and employees safe.”  Businesses that sell alcohol to people under 21 could face a civil fine or suspension of their license to sell alcohol. Employees who conduct the sale could also find themselves charged with a class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and up to one year in jail.  For more information about TABC, visit  Media Contact: Chris Porter TABC Director of Communications (512) 206-3462

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Feb 12, 2024

TABC agent responds to active shooter situation at Lakewood Church

AUSTIN — An off-duty agent of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission was among multiple commissioned peace officers who responded to a shooting at Houston’s Lakewood Church around 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. TABC Agent Adrian Herrera was working off duty as a security officer at the church when a person opened fire with a long rifle in the lobby of the building. Herrera and another officer responded by engaging the shooter and neutralizing the threat. Officials from TABC’s Law Enforcement Department and the agency’s Office of Inspector General are working with local and state investigators to determine what led to the shooting. Per agency policy, Herrera has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal TABC investigation into the shooting. He has been employed by TABC for approximately five years. “While we are still gathering the facts on what took place at Lakewood Church, I can say that I’m extremely proud of the quick response of our agent as well as the other law enforcement agents on the scene,” TABC Chairman Kevin Lilly said. “These officers likely prevented a much greater tragedy through their brave actions.” “TABC agents are trained to respond to situations such as this as part of their duties,” TABC Executive Director Thomas Graham said. “As Texas peace officers, each of our agents are committed to protecting lives and keeping the people of Texas safe.” The shooting remains under investigation by TABC, the Houston Police Department, and the Texas Rangers. Media Contact: Chris Porter TABC Director of Communications (512) 206-3462

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