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Most communities holding local option elections are voting on the issue of whether to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages. However, a few communities in Texas are holding elections to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Prior to November 2007, the last time a community successfully voted to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages was October 13, 1999, when the City of Goodlow in Navarro County prohibited the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages. The issue passed by a vote of 64 FOR and 63 AGAINST.
On November 6, 2007, the City of Lumberton in Hardin County successfully voted to prohibit the sale of all alcoholic beverages. On the same day, the City of Burke in Angelina County successfully voted to prohibit the sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption. As of November 2008, Burke is wet only for the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants that hold a food and beverage certificate.
Failed Prohibitory Elections Between September 2003 and November 2008: