Month: February 2017

Exploiting Discriminatory Loophole, Twin Liquors Boasts Addition to Massive Liquor Store Cartel Despite Five-Store Limit, Jabour Family Opens 81st Store

AUSTIN – On Friday, February 17, 2017, Twin Liquors, the state’s second largest liquor store chain opened its 81st Texas store by exploiting a discriminatory loophole in the law for the 76th time. Although David Jabour, President of Twin Liquors, attributes the success of the chain to a “dedication to the customer,” the company’s expansion…

Read more »

Rep. Phil King Takes a Stand for Free Markets and Fair Competition Files HB-1872 to Eliminate Loophole Favoring Some Family Businesses Over Others

AUSTIN –On Tuesday, February 14, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) filed HB-1872 to eliminate an anti-competitive, outdated provision of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code (TABC) that for generations has unfairly granted some families the ability to own an unlimited number of liquor stores, while restricting others to a maximum of five. “Texans for Consumer Freedom…

Read more »

Birdwell Bill Will Level the Playing Field for Private Liquor Store Ownership SB 750 Eliminates Discriminatory Loophole that Favors Some Families Over Others

AUSTIN – On Monday, February 6, Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) filed SB 750 to eliminate an 82-year-old, anti-competitive provision of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code that for generations has unfairly granted some families the ability to own an unlimited number of liquor stores while restricting others to a maximum of five. Travis Thomas,…

Read more »