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Gov. Abbott waives laws to allow trucks from alcohol industry to deliver grocery supplies

Central Texas grocery stores busy with last-minute shoppers
Posted at 3:13 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 16:13:42-04

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott has waived state laws that prohibit trucks from the alcohol industry from delivering supplies to grocery stores.

He says this will provide grocers with another private-sector option to keep their shelves stocked during the coronavirus pandemic.

"This is yet another example of the private sector stepping up and Texans helping Texans as we all work to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in our state," said Governor Abbott. "I thank the Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission for its assistance in this effort. By waiving these regulations, we are streamlining the process to replenish the shelves in grocery stores across the state. We are all in this together, and I want to remind all Texans that hoarding resources is neither necessary nor productive. Texas has the supplies to meet the needs of Texans, and we will continue to expedite the flow of groceries to stores across the state."