The Houston City Council agreed this week to put the question of whether to legalize the sale of beer and wine in a portion of the Heights on the November ballot.
The current rule dates back to 1912.
It established a dry zone in the Heights neighborhood, in which grocery and convenience stores can’t sell alcohol.
The City of Houston has enforced it without interruption since that year.
The Houston Heights Beverage Coalition proposed the change.
The coalition is formed by residents of the Heights and businesses that are based in the neighborhood.
The group collected more than 1,700 signatures on a petition they submitted to the Houston City Council.
One of their arguments is that the current rule makes it difficult for grocery stores to take their business into the Heights.