Some sad news from Galveston.
Because of his wife's death, a Galvestonian in a trademark battle with the Starbucks coffee chain has temporarily closed the bar where he sold Star Bock beer.
LeAnne Romano Bell, 58, died Thursday at the University of Texas Medical Branch, said Houston attorney John Egbert, who represents Rex "Wrecks" Bell, a musician and owner of the Old Quarter Acoustical Cafe in downtown Galveston.
In an e-mail message to Egbert, Bell said his bar will be closed indefinitely.
Bell issued an apology to the musical groups that were scheduled to perform at his bar in coming weeks.
"I don't know how long I will be closed," Bell said. "I promise all my fans, friends and customers that have supported us for the last nine years that I will reopen the OQAC if I can somewhere find the strength and somehow not die from a broken heart."
Egbert said funeral arrangements for LeAnne Bell were pending.