Spring Break Stings Find Majority of Texas Bars Upholding State Laws
More than 900 sting operations were carried out at bars, clubs and other drinking establishments during March with Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents reporting only 92 instances minors being served alcohol.
The stings were conducted at major spring break destinations and corridors leading to them, said TABC in a statement. They said auditors visited each of those establishments beforehand to offer training on how to best turn away minors and warned about possible sting operations.
TABC Chief of Field Operations Robert Saenz said their goal is to raise the compliance level to 100 percent.
“We rely on all of our licensed sellers to help us uphold state law. Protect yourself, your business and your customers by ensuring you sell alcohol only to customers who are of legal age.”
The 92 establishments not found in full compliance are placed on a TABC priority list, said TABC. They can receive higher scrutiny for up to a year following the listing.