April 24, 2009
More on Lonnie Allsbrooks

Lonnie Allsbrooks, the most recent entrant in the race for City Council At Large #1, sent a missive to Swamplot about problems he's had trying to open a second establishment with a beer and wine license. It's not easily excerpted, so just go read it for yourself. Two things I have to say:

1. What I know about the Heights being dry is that it's because the formerly independent city that once was the Heights was dry, and that its annexation by Houston didn't change that. As far as I know, an election would need to take place to overturn that. I remember seeing a map once that showed the dry/not dry boundaries, but I don't recall where I saw it. If anyone can shed a little light on that, I'd really appreciate it.

2. The race for At Large #1 is now officially more fun than it was before. Read the Swamplot post and you'll understand.

UPDATE: An email to Whitmarsh's list reminds me that Beer Island had a Tommy Thomas sign on it last year. That wasn't exactly in touch with area sentiment.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 24, 2009 to Election 2009

No doubt Carl Whitmarsh will call for a boycott of Beer Island over the Tommy Thomas sign - good luck.

It would be interesting to see what would happen if "dry versus wet" were put to a vote instead of just an objection by someone to City Hall. Which again said okay, then said not okay.

Shades of that hirise on Bissonnet.

Posted by: Baby Snooks on April 24, 2009 3:42 PM

The Tommy Thomas sign that was out front of Beer Island was on city property and not Lonnie's property. It was put there by a supporter of Tommy Thomas not Beer Island.

Posted by: Ashland on May 8, 2009 11:15 AM
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