Burnet County Commissioners table extending mixed beverage sales hours



By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County commissioners on Tuesday, July 23, tabled until Aug. 13 a proposal to extend the hours mixed beverages can be sold in unincorporated areas of the county — the second time in less than two years the topic has been brought up before the court.

Brian Lynch, owner of Hometown Watering Hole at 3317 Texas Highway 29, Bertram, asked commissioners to allow him to extend his operating hours to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights as well as on special holidays, like New Year's Eve.

Currently, the bar is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays and 12:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

I'm losing a lot of money to bars in Llano County and Cedar Park since we close at midnight on Fridays and 1 a.m. on Saturdays,” Lynch said. “We have a buzz around our bar, ‘It’s 10:30, let’s leave,’ because we have to close earlier than these other bars. We just want to be able to go by the same rules that apply to the city.” . . .

Find the rest of this story in the Friday, July 29 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email lew@highlandernews.com. To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.

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