Bandera City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to rescind Ordinance No. 377, which was enacted last July. The vote was held during a special meeting following state-mandated closures of bars throughout the county on Dec. 29.
While Denton County is moving forward, Dallas and Harris counties officials almost immediately declined the offer to allow bars to reopen. Many others are taking a wait-and-see approach.
Some bar owners are planning to reopen in defiance of the moratorium, a desperate attempt to generate income — and draw Gov. Greg Abbott’s attention.
Businesses that make up most of their sales with alcohol were closed down by Abbott's latest shutdown order, leaving them to maneuver through loopholes to reopen.
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