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Old 04-22-20, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
​​​​​​You're in then next town over, then!

I kid, I kid. Just that my experience living and moreso cycling in west Texas for a while was that it ain't so much that Texas is big, but that there's a whole lot of empty between watering holes.
Dry counties don't help, either!
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Dry counties don't help, either!
I thought Indiana where I grew up was weird, with its Sunday liquor laws. Saturday night emergency alcohol runs were a thing.

But Texas dry-ish counties take the cake, where you have to hand over your license and fill out a form to join the private club just to order a beer with your pizza, that's some weird stuff.

IIRC, visiting TN once they had some kind of "liquor by the glass" debate going on, where in dry-ish counties you could by it by the bottle but you couldn't buy a drink. In Oregon we can't pump our own gas, but we can buy beer and alcohol whenever and however we want.
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
I thought Indiana where I grew up was weird, with its Sunday liquor laws. Saturday night emergency alcohol runs were a thing.

But Texas dry-ish counties take the cake, where you have to hand over your license and fill out a form to join the private club just to order a beer with your pizza, that's some weird stuff.

IIRC, visiting TN once they had some kind of "liquor by the glass" debate going on, where in dry-ish counties you could by it by the bottle but you couldn't buy a drink. In Oregon we can't pump our own gas, but we can buy beer and alcohol whenever and however we want.
The bible belt areas like Waco and Lubbock but South Texas that dry county thing donít happen.. Where there is a 4th Catholic there is always a 5th lol.
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DRY COUNTY TEXAS USA



Going upside down lol ...
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Old 04-23-20, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post

But Texas dry-ish counties take the cake, where you have to hand over your license and fill out a form to join the private club just to order a beer with your pizza, that's some weird stuff.
At least those restaurant "private clubs" have no membership fee.
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Old 04-23-20, 10:09 AM
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Speaking of dry counties, there was a dry neighborhood here in Houston up to only a few years ago. Dry from 1912 to 2016.
https://www.houstonpress.com/news/ho...pdated-8890840
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Booze will cause franchises like Taco Bell? 104 years being dry. One time I ask for a beer at a restaurant off I35 while on the road. I figured this type of place had beer. Nope. This is a dry county I was told. I was in the Waco area.
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Those dry counties cause a lot of accidents too with people driving longer to get out of them to go to a bar. Or over to Hondo's 😃
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Good luck with "partially wet..." You never know what, when or why as you happen to drive across Texas. (usually a fair bet is at least part of Sunday is dry... )

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Good luck with "partially wet..." You never know what, when or why as you happen to drive across Texas. (usually a fair bet is at least part of Sunday is dry... )

PROPAGANDA LIES I TELL YOU LIES
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Medina County is thoroughly lubricated. I know of no dry areas.
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Good luck with "partially wet..." You never know what, when or why as you happen to drive across Texas. (usually a fair bet is at least part of Sunday is dry... )

Interesting that Tom Green county is partially wet, yet has drive-thru liquor stores. You could buy a mixed drink in a plastic cup without leaving your car. A bit of cellophane over the top keeps it legit with the open container law.

OTOH I recall a rural county judge in the area saying on public record that he wouldn't even hear a case against someone for violating the open container law. "I don't have a problem with someone having a beer while driving home from work, I do it every day." or something to that effect.
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When I lived in Texas in the mid 80's you could legally drink while driving through areas that didn't sell alcohol. And stores had cups and ice for customers to make mixed drinks at the counter.
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good god...that map is just hiddy. may hafta reconsider the planned 2024 eclipse visit.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Booze will cause franchises like Taco Bell? 104 years being dry. One time I ask for a beer at a restaurant off I35 while on the road. I figured this type of place had beer. Nope. This is a dry county I was told. I was in the Waco area.
I remember Hillsboro just north of Waco being dry in the 1980s, not sure of its status now. Shoot, I remember bars closing at midnight in Waco during the mid-1980s, instead of 2 am like other Texas cities.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
good god...that map is just hiddy. may hafta reconsider the planned 2024 eclipse visit.
Those partially wet counties in the urban areas are really very wet. It's just some municipalities within those counties are hold outs. Same goes for many of the rural counties as well.

Even some of the hold out municipalities allow beer and booze in a restaurant with the aforementioned "private club" application being filled out. It's free and you get served instantly.
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Comparatively, WI is submerged...thank gawd.
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I was born , raised, and almost run out of Waco and have never seen it dry.
However, we do have a C'aint buy til after 12 noon on Sundays. Also bars serve til 2am Mon-Sun. AFAIK
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I was born , raised, and almost run out of Waco and have never seen it dry.
However, we do have a C'aint buy til after 12 noon on Sundays. Also bars serve til 2am Mon-Sun. AFAIK
Sunday morning is/was a great time to buy groceries because beer canít be sold until noon. The rush is coming at noon.
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Sunday morning is/was a great time to buy groceries because beer canít be sold until noon. The rush is coming at noon.
So true, so true.
I worked in a grocery store (H.E.B.) for years.
Later I was s full-time musician for years and saw it from a different perspective.

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Just the other day I walked into my local liquor store, but I didn't want liquor. So, I wandered over to the beer coolers. Plenty of graphic-design-project cans of IPAs. Plenty of Bud, Coors, Miller Lite, etc. Also, Modelo, Tecate, and Dos Equis Lager. And six types of Shiner.

Shiner Bock isn't my first choice, but it was the choice for me that day.

Summer ain't here yet, though. When the heavy sweat high humidity days arrive, I'll be buying Colorado Gatorade again.

Is this the same thing? This thread is getting me very confused. Going to hit 100 degrees today....


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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Is this the same thing? This thread is getting me very confused. Going to hit 100 degrees today....

Yep, that can is full of Colorado Gatorade. Good stuff on a hot and humid day when you sweat so hard your clothes develop salt lines.
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A hundred degrees?! It’s probably forty eight or fifty degrees here right now...
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A hundred degrees?! Itís probably forty eight or fifty degrees here right now...
Might get up to 102. Cooling down tomorrow mid 80s good riding temperature.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Might get up to 102. Cooling down tomorrow mid 80s good riding temperature.
Jeezum crow! that sounds nice both ways.
I would gladly take either/or.
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