Bar owner invokes Texas spirit of independence in fight to save her business
by Adan Salazar
A bar owner in Texas has defied state coronavirus rules to shut down her business, instead staying open and challenging the state’s authority to enact such an order.
The freedom fighter is standing her ground in the East Texas town of New Caney, north of Houston, where she’s defended Bokeeters Bar against the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission’s attempts to shut her down.
“I will not close,” bar owner Sandra Young stated in an interview with KHOU.
Young acknowledged Bokeeters closed earlier this year in March on the governor’s orders, but they re-opened once the state lifted those restrictions.