Bars and restaurants, in Amarillo, in conjunction with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission have developed a communications system to alert one another concerning drunken patrons, specifically when patrons are refused service. The goal is to prevent patrons from being able to receive alcoholic beverages after being refused service at a different establishment.

TABC Sergeant Randy Chatham talked about the program, "The retailers hope to prevent these individuals from being able to walk a couple of businesses down the street and possibly enter another establishment and cause trouble."

This new program was developed after a recent TABC investigation, which lasted several months.

TABC says they have had success with similar programs in cities such as San Angelo and this new effort in Amarillo continues the the TABC's efforts to encourage responsible business practices.