Wet/Dry Election Approved, Opposition Group Formed

Aug 8, 2012

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Voters will decide two ballot initiatives this November calling for alcohol sales, after the city council’s approval of a petition Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a political action committee named “Stand Strong for Sulphur Springs” has been formed to fight the propositions.

The city received roughly 1,300 signatures in July, more than enough needed to call for the election.

One measure would allow the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores and convenience stores for off premises consumption. The other would permit restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages.

Cumby is currently the only wet city in Hopkins County, while unincorporated parts of the county are considered partially wet.