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The TABC Has A New Executive Director

Six high ranking officials have left the agency after a series of investigations this year. Governor Gregg Abbot hopes that his new appointment will get everything back in order.

Adrian Nettles (Left)

Adrian Bentley Nettles is the lone finalist to be the new executive director for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).

He’s believed to be the type of guy necessary to tackle the issues within the agency.

“They really have brought in the heavy guns to clean this agency up by turning to a retired general,” Jay Root with the Texas Tribune says.

He’s been following the TABC stories.

“Basically what happened was the Texas Tribune launched an investigation the first part of the year and began rolling out stories in late march,” Root says.

They found executives were spending large amounts of money going to resorts and liquor conventions around the country with tax payer dollars, and they applied to be peace officers to own a state vehicle that they didn’t keep track of.

This lead to repercussions.

“And the legislator responded in April by cutting off the out of state travel budget for the TABC,” Root says.

The Texas Tribune reported that the current executive chief of field operations will be acting as the executive director until Nettles can take over, later this summer.

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