Tomball restaurant owner taking on 1944 law against liquor sales


Laura Wilson, owner of Cisco's Salsa Company off Commerce Street, says a 1944 ordinance that restricts the sale of hard liquor in the area known as Old Town Tomball is unfair.

Greater Tomball Chamber of Commerce President Bruce Hillegeist agrees. Hillegeist says the ordinance was put in place when Tomball was known as the railroad town and had saloons nearby to cater to the railroad traffic. He believes the ordinance is outdated and the time has come to do away with it.

Wilson plans to start a grassroots campaign to gather the necessary signatures to put this issue on the ballot and let voters decide. One thousand signatures from registered voters are needed in order to proceed.

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