Bowie County Local Option Election

Beginning in 2005 Texas Petition Strategies worked with local retailers – Walmart, Brookshire’s Grocery Company and EZ Mart to change the local option alcohol laws in Bowie County, TX.  Due to active opposition from the liquor interests in Texarkana, Arkansas it took 3 separate attempts to legalize the sale of beer and wine in the City of Texarkana, TX itself.  Concurrently, with the help of local officials and continued support from our retail partners TPS successfully petitioned and passed local option efforts in the Bowie County communities of Wake Village, Nash, DeKalb, New Boston & Redwater.  According to July 2017 articles in the Texarkana Gazette the cities of Bowie County have reaped the benefits of a significant increase in sales tax revenue without suffering any of the crime effects opponents predicted.