Texas bar owners suing Abbott over booze ban: ‘Bar Lives Matter’ – By Dan Carson (Houston Chronicle) / June 30 2020
They’re here. They serve beer. And they are hopping mad at Greg Abbott.
As the Washington Post’s Teo Amus reported Tuesday, a group of Texas bar owners from around the state has banded together to sue Governor Greg Abbott for what they believe is a prejudiced edict targeting bar-owning Americans.
“You can’t tell me that my tiny little bar is the problem,” said Tee Allen Parker, a 45-year-old bar owner from Kilgore who recently banned wearing masks in her establishment.
Frustrated by the initial shutdown, reopening and subsequent backpedaling in the face of surging coronavirus case numbers, Parker has singled out the governor as the one recurring feature in her misery.