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Nacogdoches voters will get to vote on 1st time alcohol buyer personal info

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Tomorrow will be the first Tuesday in November which means it's Election Day.

This is a constitutional election, which usually brings out lower numbers of voters. However, in Nacogdoches, businesses are hoping residents show up at the polls to voice their opinion about a law that requires first-time alcohol buyers to fill out a form with personal information.

East Texas News did some digging to and spoke with businesses about the law that many call unnecessary.

It was lunch time at Newk's in Nacogdoches. After Tuesday's election, alcohol could be added to the menu if a city ordinance is repealed.

"It really affects the ownership of each restaurant as well as every guest that comes in and wants to purchase alcoholic beverage," said Cassandra Stokes, the general manager of Newk's.

The ordinance states that for a restaurant to sell alcohol, they must sell it under the idea of being a private club separate from the restaurant.

Opponents of the law say that it doesn't do anything good and only sends money to other cities.

The current law means that patrons have to hand over their IDs to be scanned into a database system, which then grants them a preliminary membership.

"They have no problem with showing me their license, but don't want me to take their license away," said John Yin, the owner of La Carreta in Nacogdoches. "They worry about us getting their personal information."

It's something that doesn't sit well with those wanting to enjoy an adult beverage.

"A lot more people would feel inclined to drink and have a good time when they don't have to go around and sign pieces of paper," a restaurant patron said. "I just feel like it is an unnecessary step."

Stokes, who is spearheading this campaign, has been open for four weeks. She said she is not willing to pay the nearly $5,000 in fees to make her restaurant classified as a private club. She added there has been little resistance to those wanting change.

"It's simply paperwork from the owner's standpoint, and from a guest standpoint, it's a privacy issue," Stokes said.

If this ordinance should be taken down  in 15 days she plans on beginning her paperwork to sell alcohol.

Constitutional Amendments to be voted on:

PROPOSITION 1

"The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who

is killed in action."

FOR/AGAINST

PROPOSITION 2

"The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational."

FOR/AGAINST

PROPOSITION 3

"The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for

purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption."

FOR/AGAINST

PROPOSITION 4

"The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization."

FOR/AGAINST

PROPOSITION 5

"The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan."

FOR/AGAINST

PROPOSITION 6

"The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources."

FOR/AGAINST

PROPOSITION 7

"The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less."

FOR/AGAINST

PROPOSITION 8

"The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County."

FOR/AGAINST

PROPOSITION 9

"The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct."

FOR/AGAINST

Polling Locations:

Angelina County:

Hudson Fire Station

4013 Ted Trout Dr.

Lufkin

Serving precincts: 7,8,19,23,24,39

 

O'Quinn Baptist Church

7433 US Hwy 69 N

Pollok

Serving precincts: 6,21,22,25,29

 

Emanuel Assembly of God

1818 N. Timberland Dr.

Lufkin

Serving precincts: 2,4,5,10,20,36

 

Huntington Civic Center

1179 Hwy 69 S

Huntington

Serving precincts: 11,11B,12,26,30,33,37

 

Harmony Hill Baptist Church

2708 S. Chestnut Dr.

Lufkin

Serving precincts: 1,3,35,40

 

Diboll City Hall

400 Kenley Dr.

Diboll

Serving precincts: 15,16,27,28,31,38

 

Zavalla Courthouse

134 Warren St.

Zavalla

Serving precincts: 17,17B,32

 

St. Paul's Methodist Church

1505 S. John Redditt Dr.

Lufkin

Serving precincts: 9,13,14,18,34

Houston County:

Crockett Fire Station

200 N. 6th St.

Crockett

 

Former Justice of the Peace Office

110, E. Houston Ave.

Crockett

 

Crockett ISD Administration Building

1400 W. Austin

Crockett

 

Houston County Senior Center

716 S. Wells St.

Crockett

 

First United Methodist Church

3913 State Hwy 287

Grapeland

 

Grapeland ISD Library

116 W. Myrtle St

Grapeland

 

W.T. Burton Community Park

112 E. Cox

Lovelady

 

Liberty Hill Methodist Church

594 CR 1585

Grapeland

 

Pearson Chapel Baptist Church

6932 FM 1733 E.

Bellot

 

Austonio Fire Station

13108 FM 1280

Austonio

Mt. Senora Baptist Church

3208 CR 4550

Crockett (Pennington area)

 

Belott Pentecostal Church

FM 1733 E.

Bellot

 

Wilcox Community Center

Latexo

 

Mt.Zion Church

1747 CR 2190

Grapeland

 

San Pedro Baptist Church

107333 FM 2022

Grapeland

 

Weldon Baptist Church

11812 FM 230

Lovelady

 

Holly Community Center

393 Hwy 7 E.

Lovelady

 

Kenard High School

304 Hwy 7

Kennard

 

Weches Fires Statiom

19638 Hwy 21

Grapeland

 

Ratcliff Senior Center

376 1st st.

Ratclif

 

Porter Springs Baptist Faith and Outreach Center

116 FM 2967

Crockett

 

Nacogdoches County:

 Beck Building

 720 7th St.

Cushing

Serving precinct 12

 

First Baptist Church

15122 W. State Hwy. 21

Douglass

Serving precinct 13

 

 First Baptist Church

275 W. Magnolia St.

Garrison

Serving precinct 15

 

Bethel Baptist Church

429 Happyland Rd.

Nacogdoches

Serving precinct 16

C. L. Simon Recreation Center

1112 North Street

Nacogdoches

Serving precincts 14, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 41, 42, 43

 

North Street Church of Christ

3914 North Street

Nacogdoches

Serving precincts 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

 

Woden I.S.D.

5263 FM 226

Woden

Serving precinct 44

45 Martinsville I.S.D.

12952 E. Hwy. 7

Nacogdoches

Serving precinct 45

 

Chireno Methodist Church

799 Main Street

Chireno

Serving precinct 46

 

Etoile I.S.D.

16039 FM 226

Etoile

Serving precinct 47

 

Sabine County:

First Baptist Church

301 Mann St.

Hemphill

Serving Precinct 1

 

Yellow Pine Church

125 Scrappin Valley

Hemphill

Serving precinct 2

Pineland VFD

205 Temple Ave.

Pineland

Serving precinct 3

 

Brookland Missionary Baptist Church

300 Loop 149

Brookeland

Serving precinct 4

 

First Baptist Church

207 Cooper St.

Bronson

Serving precinct 5

 

Bethany Baptist Church

7078 Hwy 87 N.

Milam

Serving precinct 6

 

Thomas Johnson Church of Christ

840 Thomas Johnson Rd.

Hemphill

Serving precinct 7

 

Rosevine Church of God

6455 Hwy 103

Bronson

Serving precinct 8

 

San Augustine County:

 

San Augustine High School Gym

Norvell Dr.

San Augustine

 

Reed Chapel Baptist Church

301 Ironosa Dr.

San Augustine

 

San Augustine Senior Citizens Building

405 Bolivar St.

San Augustine

 

Basement of the Methodist Church

205 S. Liberty

San Augustine

 

Crossroads Church

Hwy 103 @ FM 1277

San Augustine

 

Bethel Baptist Fellowship Hall

FM 1992

San Augustine

 

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