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Alcohol vote on tap in Mount Vernon

Caddo Mills and Campbell will continue to prohibit alcohol sales.
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Voters in Mount Vernon will soon vote on two separate alcohol-sales measures.

In the upcoming city election, Mount Vernon voters will vote on two alcohol-related ballot initiatives.

One measure would make beer and wine sales legal for off-premise consumption. This would allow for beer and wine sales at grocery stores and convenience stores.

Another measure would allow for the sale of mixed drinks - i.e., hard alcohol - in restaurants.

The election, which will also determine city council places, will be on May 11.

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.