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Texas Alcohol Regulators Target Retailers Over Spring Break

Texas regulators plan a more than two-week undercover effort to help stop alcohol sales to minors during spring break.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas regulators plan a more than two-week undercover effort to help stop alcohol sales to minors during spring break.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission says the stings begin Tuesday and run through March 15. TABC officials say the operation will target retailers along popular travel corridors between major Texas cities and the Gulf Coast.

The Texas drinking age for alcohol is 21. Undercover agents will be accompanied by underage volunteers who will attempt to buy alcohol.

A similar operation during 2015 spring break involved TABC agents visiting more than 900 retailers. Regulators say more than 90 percent were abiding by Texas alcoholic beverage laws.

 

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