To date, this law has allowed many JP precincts, particularly in East Texas, to allow a vote that has resulted in many previously dry counties becoming "moist" and allowing sales of beer and wine, but not liquor.Texas law prohibits off-premises sale of liquor (but not beer and wine) all day on Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.Beer, wine and liquor cannot be purchased in grocery stores.Convenience stores and gas stations that sell alcohol must have a separate section with a separate entrance, and separate cash registers.Both the 1948 amendment to the Kansas Constitution that ended prohibition and the 1986 amendment that allowed for open saloons provided that the amendments only would be in effect in counties that had approved the respective amendments, either during the election over the amendment itself or subsequently.All counties in Kansas have approved the 1948 amendment, but 19 dry counties never approved the 1986 amendment and therefore continue to prohibit any and all sale of liquor by the drink.Dry towns in New Jersey cannot forbid the possession, consumption, or transportation of alcohol, but have the option to permit or prohibit BYOB at restaurants and social affair permits for non-profit organizations. The vast majority of entirely wet counties are in southern border regions of Texas near Mexico, or in the south central portion.The patchwork of laws can be confusing, even to residents. In others, beverages that are 14% or less alcohol are legal.
The newspaper demonstrates how variable the alcohol laws can be, even within small geographic areas. Move to Burleson, which has alcohol sales in the Tarrant County portion of the city but not in the Johnson County side of town." Today beer and wine can be purchased in all parts of Burleson.The only places in the county where liquor can be purchased are a couple of stores inside the city limits of Alvarado.A bill passed in 2003 by the Texas Legislature allows for Justice of the Peace precincts to host alcohol option elections.Until the 1950s Leon County and Wakulla County were dry.The closest spot alcohol could be legally purchased was Perry, in Taylor County.