Category Archives: General

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.

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TABC FEES & TECHNOLOGY TRANSITION – IMPORTANT INFO

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

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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!

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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

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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

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Texas Governor’s Plan to Reopen

Governor Abbott issued a new executive order today, April 27, allowing retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls to open at 25% capacity on May 1. These businesses located in counties with 5 confirmed cases or fewer and meeting certain … Continue reading

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DOT Guidance on Transporting Hand Sanitizer

Today, the Texas Distilled Spirits Association organized a presentation by the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide training on the transportation of hand sanitizer. Because hand sanitizer is very flammable, there are regulations governing things such as the size of the containers, … Continue reading

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Repurchasing of Product from Retailers

On March 18, 2020, Governor Abbott issued a press release that “directed the TABC to waive certain provisions to allow manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of alcohol beverages to repurchase or sell back unopened product.”  In response, the TABC posted a … Continue reading

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Hand Sanitizer Guidance from the American Craft Spirits Association

On March 23, 2020, MFH listened in on a very helpful webinar presented by the American Craft Spirits Association. ACSA will be making the presentation slides and other resources available. Please contact Kimberly Frost at kfrost@mfhliquorlaw.com if you’d like her … Continue reading

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TABC Issues Alcoholic Beverage Delivery Guidance

TABC has updated its guidance on alcoholic beverage delivery. TABC’s complete statement MFH’s read of TABC’s statement is that holders of a Mixed Beverage Permit without a Food and Beverage Certificate that (1) have permanent food services capabilities at the premises and … Continue reading

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