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Brazos County Judge decides to allow local bars to reopen

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 14:52:04-04

BRAZOS COUNTY — Brazos County Judge Duane Peters has decided to allow local bars to reopen at 50% capacity, per Governor Greg Abbott’s most recent Executive Order.

As part of the order, Judge Peters has submitted paperwork to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for approval. If accepted by TABC, this measure goes into effect at 12:01 am on October 14, 2020.

“I know that bar owners have been waiting patiently for this news,” said Judge Peters, “and I hope this can be another step in reestablishing the livelihoods of those affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns.”

Brazos County constables J.P. Ingram and Isaac Butler have volunteered to take on the responsibility of ensuring bar owners and patrons are following CDC guidelines, and those set out in the governor’s order.