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Retirement of Jack Martin

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of our good friend, valued partner, and firm founder, Jack Martin, effective April 1, 2022. Although we will miss having Jack in the office, after 33 years of stellar service, … Continue reading

2021 Texas Legislative Session Review

Howdy, campers! The 87th Legislature has wrapped (well, regular session, anyway). While this session did not include the same Texas-sized changes to our beloved Alcoholic Beverage Code as last, there are still many bills worth noting and many of the regulatory … Continue reading

TABC Releases Proposed License Application and Renewal Fees

TABC released proposed two-year licensing fees to be effective for original and renewal applications filed on or after September 1st. Direct questions and comments to TABC at

TABC Update on Alcoholic Beverages To-Go Legislation

TABC has issued an industry notice providing guidance on the recent enactment of legislation expanding off-premises sales privileges for Mixed Beverage and Private Club permittees, which is not yet effective but has potential to go into effect soon. Only Mixed … Continue reading

TABC Responds to the Governor’s Covid-19 Order

TABC issues statewide guidance on Governor’s Executive Order GA-34 effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

TABC Delinquent List – Important Info

Due to the severe winter weather that has impacted the industry’s ability to operate, TABC is waiving the restrictions for those businesses that appear on the No. 1815 Delinquent List.This list is scheduled to publish at midnight on Thursday, February 18, … Continue reading


If you anticipate opening a new location or relocating one between August and November, READ THIS. Big changes are happening with TABC licensing this year. To facilitate new fees and licensing technology transition, TABC is proposing to adopt temporary rules … Continue reading

Occupancy Expansion to 75%

Governor Abbott issued an executive order authorizing dine-in restaurants (i.e. where customers may eat or drink only while seated) with less than 51% gross receipts from alcoholic beverage sales to operate at up to 75% capacity beginning Monday, 9/21. Dine-in … Continue reading

TABC Releases New 51% Guidance

TABC has released new 51% guidance reviewing options for retailers and manufacturers to update gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages so TABC can ascertain whether the business is eligible to open as a restaurant under Governor Abbott’s order … Continue reading

Governor Abbott Approves Premixed Drinks To Go

Governor Abbott has approved premixed drinks for take-out and delivery. Check out all the details on TABC’s Coronavirus Information page and stock up on zip ties!

Gov. Abbott Issues New Restrictions

Governor Abbott issued an executive order this morning addressing, among other things, new restrictions on bars and similar establishments effective at noon today, June 26th. We encourage you to immediately read the executive order in its entirety. For more information, … Continue reading

TABC Waives Late Fee Charges for Certain Permittees/Licensees

Governor Abbott recently announced late fee charges will be waived for any TABC permit or license that expired on or after March 13, 2020. Typically, permit and license holders only have a 30-day grace period in which to file a … Continue reading