"With Highway 206, Highway 183, and Highway 6, all intersecting through Cisco, I believe it could generate a lot of business out here on the interstate", says Cisco resident, Randy Boles.
Those opposed to the sale of alcohol say bringing it to Cisco is against what the city should stand for. However, not all in favor are fans of a cracking open a cold one. "I don't drink, but it's a safety issue with those who go to Putman or Ranger and buy beer. They're gonna buy their beer anyway, and half of them are gonna drink on the way back. You can't legislate people's morals", says Wendell Sneed, longtime Cisco resident.
Arguably, those who will feel the biggest impact of this change, if voted for: Cisco's small businesses. The Kellar's, father and son duo, own The BBQ Shack. "It's important I think for business for it to pass this time, and we don't want a bunch of people sitting around drinking beer all day, we aren't trying to start a bar, we are just looking at food and something to drink with your food", says Bo Kellar.
The city also says that big business, like Chili's and Applebee's, is also interested in moving into town if this initiative passes.
This change would allow for the sale of beer and wine stores, and mixed drinks in restaurants. The city tells us the next step is to send the signatures into the voting office for verification.