Bars can only reopen on Oct. 14 if the county judge of each county opts in with the TABC.
AUSTIN, Texas — Editor’s note: KVUE has reached out to all Central Texas county judges on their decision. This story will be updated on what they decide.
Some local bars are reopening their doors again.
On Sept. 7, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that all Texas bars can reopen at 50% capacity after hinting about it on social media. But, there’s a catch. The bars can only reopen on Oct. 14 if the county judge of each county opts in with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).
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The bars in counties that do allow them to reopen must follow strict guidelines. Bars must make sure all customers are seated while eating or drinking and groups