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UPDATED: Twin Liquors Reaches TABC Settlement
Terms still pending and nobody's talking yet
"...shuttered the liquor giant. Carolyn Beck, spokesperson for the TABC, confirmed the settlement, but did not offer further comment...."

July 18, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

Will Texas Patch Up TABC Before It Bursts?
If ever an agency needed to be scorched by the state’s Sunset Act, it’s the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Com­mis­sion
"...Everybody also knows that TABC regulators aren't that wise or capable, but pigheaded over..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

How Has TABC Screwed You Lately?
Tales from the front lines of the Austin entertainment industry
"...How do TABC's regulations and operations impact specific roles in Austin's alcohol..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

PR Woes at TABC
Tough times for the TABC as agency's Sales to Intoxicated Persons enforcement program comes under increasing fire
"...John Whitmire, D-Houston, and Rep. Kino Flores, D-Palmview – TABC Administrator Alan Steen announced on April 12 that the..."

April 28, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Twin Liquors Settles With TABC
The liquor giant will be allowed to keep open all of its retail operations, but faces a $500,000 fine and the end of wholesale operations in some stores.
"...between Twin and Yassine, a joint FBI, IRS, and TABC task force raided Twin Liquors' Austin headquarters in April..."

July 25, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Twin Liquors: TABC on a 'Witch Hunt'
Temporary agreement postpones TRO and depositions until court date set
"...task force, comprising agents from the FBI, IRS, and TABC, raided the Twin Liquors corporate office on Airport Boulevard,..."

March 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TABC's War
"...Dear Editor, I have watched the TABC take my friends, co-workers, and customers to jail. I..."

March 6, 2006 Postmarks

TABC Seeks Revocation of Twin Liquors' Permits
Move could shutter chain's area stores
"...In the lawsuit, Twin Liquors attorneys say that the TABC is looking to revoke the company's liquor permit –..."

March 21, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

Sunset Throws Shade at LCRA, TABC
Staff reports hardly flattering
"...openness and engagement to improve public trust." Over at TABC, which is subject to Sunset overhaul and which just..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

On The Banality of Evil…
In the Rainbow Lounge incident, unlike so many, there are clear winners and losers. The winners get to walk away.
"...almost a week since the Fort Worth police and TABC decided to raid the Rainbow Lounge on what was..."

July 2, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Who Says You're Drunk?
Bars and bartenders may help you tie one on – but they're also expected to cut you off just this side of 'intoxication'
"...the Alcoholic Beverage Code, the collection of statutes the TABC uses to administer policy: "Provid­ing, selling, or serving an..."

July 5, 2013 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Free To Be Beer!
Hear, hear! Judge rules for breweries.
"...speak about the alcoholic content without worrying about any TABC regulations, and we can call beer what it is."..."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"..."We [Cisneros and Woody] had a meeting with TABC that Friday at 3pm," Cisneros said, "and we told..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Who Owns Sixth Street
Is Austin's Sixth Street Entertainment District undergoing an identity crisis? -- and who are the designated shrinks?
"...APD but also for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). Both are facing stretched resources as crowds grow on..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bars, or Behind Bars?
APD busts the owners of seven Sixth Street bars for falsifying info on their liquor licenses.
"...have been charged with supplying false information on their TABC liquor license documents, a third-degree felony. APD officials say..."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bar Targeted in APD Bike-Wreck Probe
TABC, DPS, and APD all looking at circumstances of Jacobsons' fatal accident.
"...Among the agencies investigating the incident is the TABC, whose officers were called to the scene, said Capt...."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

On Hold
Trial, etc., pending in SXSW crash
"...flux. Club owner Gene Mays submitted an affidavit to TABC to remove his bar's liquor license from the address,..."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

If we can now get arrested for even acting drunk, we may need Emo's, Daniel Johnston and Dale Watson more than ever
"...the moment it hit the media last month. The TABC's Web site acknowledges an increase in phone calls and..."

April 7, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

911, We've Got a Smoker
Austin's new smoking ordinance takes effect today
"...thinks of it along the lines of the current TABC rules...."

Sept. 2, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

UPDATE: Beer-to-Go Passes House but the Battle Will Rage On in the Senate
What actually happened, and what happens next
"...all, but rather a late-addition amendment tacked onto the TABC Sunset Bill by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) because the..."

April 26, 2019 Food Post by Eric Puga

Top 10 Austin Beer Developments of 2016
Raising a glass to the year in beer
"...truck tenant, Soursop. 2) Small Beer Takes On the TABC (and Wins ... for Now)..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Food Feature by Eric Puga

No Indictment in Lunt Shooting
TABC explores changes within agency in wake of shooting
"...lookout" for the white truck he was driving. Three TABC officers – Michael Cronin, John Altum, and Greg Lewis..."

Dec. 4, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Many Unanswered Questions in Officers' Deaths
A fatal motorcycle accident was preceded by a long afternoon of barhopping
"...investigation, "incorporating everything," said Capt. David Ferrero of the TABC law enforcement division. "Not only the folks involved in..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Gerry's Kids
"...two "minor in possession" of alcohol citations. According to TABC Sgt. Tom Dickson, who witnessed the scene, many more..."

May 10, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW needs venues, and the TABC keeps shutting 'em down. Public Enemy would be proud.
"...of closings stems from clubs running afoul of the TABC, as said Alcoholic Beverage Commission conducted one of their..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
An SOS from AMN (or:) AMN: RFP or RIP? (or:) The MAN comes after the AMN
"...inevitably) are doomed because the Texas Alcoholic Beverages Commission (TABC) has begun enforcing laws against giving away beer in..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

It's All History
The Rise and Fall of Cedar Street
"...license was filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) over a week prior to Black's changing of the..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Bill of the Week: Post-Bust Syndrome
Watson would plug holes in Downtown bar biz
"...the liquor licenses on the nine venues, as the TABC slow-rolled its ponderous wheels in getting those formally lifted...."

Feb. 23, 2013 News Post by Michael King

The Yassine Sixth Street Noir
Legends, rumors, unpaid taxes ... and coke on the side
"...a slew of acronyms in uniform – the IRS, TABC, APD, and the state Comptroller's Office – the feds..."

May 18, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
" the first day of the special session. The TABC's SIP program, intended to target intoxicated patrons before they..."

April 14, 2006 News Feature

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