Jay Root of The Texas Tribune reports on the lavish partying habits of Texas's alcohol regulators:
"No agency can kill a buzz quicker than the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, but behind the scenes state liquor regulators have shown they know how to party — all on the tab of taxpayers and members of an industry they oversee.
"Consider the boozy junket the top TABC brass took to San Diego in the summer of 2015 — depicted in a humorous illustration officials created during work hours at the agency. It portrays agency director Sherry Cook, licensing chief Amy Harrison, a TABC analyst and an agency contractor riding in a plane while holding or guzzling from bottles of Lone Star Beer.
"'Here we come California!' reads the caption above the doctored picture. 'Woo Hoo!!!'..."
Read the whole thing at: https://www.texastribune.org/2017/03/24/liquor-regulators-partying-taxpayers-tab/
The Texas Tribune wrote a follow-up to this story, as well, investigating whether the state regulators obtained a proper permit for serving alcohol at their own state convention: https://www.texastribune.org/2017/03/24/liquor-regulators-acknowledge-rangers-havent-cleared-them/