(UPDATE TO BELOW POST — “Austin City Council considers allowing sale of alcohol near Travis High School; school, neighbors and TST oppose waiver“) … see video below.
During a reported meeting with Austin City Council Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, members of the South River City Citizens, a neighborhood association, learned that the request for a waiver from the city to allow sell of alcohol at the planned Speedy Stop convenience store at IH35S and Oltorf Road, across from Travis High School, has been withdrawn. The request was for a waiver of ordinance prohibiting sale alcoholic beverages within 300 ft of schools and daycares. Attending the meeting were representatives from Austin Interfaith, Faith Presbyterian Church and Daycare, Travis Elementary PTA and the South River City Citizens.
According to a spokesperson for Texans Standing Tall (TST), the groups opposing the waiver had “a fantastic plan in place and demonstrated why it is so important to build a strategy before tackling the issue.” TST also noted that another request from Speedy Stop remains before the Austin City Council. That second request for waiver concerns the Speedy Stop location bordering Reagan High School.