A petition in Deaf Smith County, in favor of legalizing the sale of mixed drinks in restaurants, received over 1,000 signatures.

Residents in Deaf Smith County are voting on whether to change how customers can buy a drink with their meals.

The only way to obtain alcoholic drinks is with a membership with the two restaurants in town that offer them.

Last year when they tried to have it passed, only two people worked on it, and didn’t hit the mark. This year they needed 137 signatures on a petition just to get it on the ballot and they got over 1,300.

City officials say the majority of residents are excited to see it pass.


May 6th is election day and Deaf County voters can go to the courthouse or the civic center in Hereford to cast their ballots.