With school starting the TABC will be making an effort to keep minors safe from underage drinking.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will conduct a series of undercover operations throughout August and September as tens of thousands of college and university students return to class across the state.

The operations will identify retailers who illegally sell alcohol to persons under 21.The undercover operations, known as minor stings, will take place at thousands of alcohol retailers located in communities near major colleges or universities. During the operation, a minor-aged person will attempt to purchase alcohol at a TABC-licensed retail location.

If the sale is successful, the business and its employees could face administrative and possible criminal charges.

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