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Day 70: Halftime.

Day 70 of the Legislative session. In other words, the end of the first half. Tomorrow, on Day 71, I will join some of my colleagues in testifying before the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures committee on behalf of HB 660 (I’ll post a copy of my testimony either tomorrow or Wednesday).

Those of you who have read this blog know my position, and you know it is strong. Today I make another plea for you to all members of the Committee to demand they support HB 660. It’s good for everyone in the 3-tier system, it’s good for consumers, and it’s good for Texas. We can simply not afford to not pass this bill.

Thank you all for the support so far and for the well wishes. Tomorrow is the first step in the new world of Texas Craft Beer.

Bus Trip to Austin

For those of you in San Antonio, I hope you Blue Star and Freetail on the bus to Austin for lobby day. Joey, owner of Blue Star, will be on board to answer questions to and from. Here is the itinerary:

7:30 Breakfast at Blue Star

8:00 Bus leaves for Austin

9:30: Arrival in Austin, Lobby Day Debrief (you’ll get a packet that has talking points and the Reps to go talk to)

10:00-12:30: Visits with State Reps

1:00: Group photo, Lunch at Uncle Billy’s

2:00: Bus departs for San Antonio (with a keg of Blue Star and Freetail beer on board)

There is no cost to help us in this fight. Please email alicia@bluestarbrewing.com to RSVP.