Las Vegas Club License Case Headed to District Court

- After nearly two years, a county judge rules a Wichita Falls bar should not be able to renew its liquor license, but the case is now heading to a higher court.

In February of this year, Wichita County Judge Woody Gossom heard arguments from attorneys regarding the Las Vegas Club's liquor license.

Wichita Falls prosecutors asked for the license not to be renewed.

In 2012, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission gave notice of its intent not to renew the license.

The city joined that effort, after police reported a high number of crimes at the location.

An attorney representing the club argued the business was the owners' livelihood, and asked they be able to renew the license so they could stay open.

After several weeks of reviewing the evidence, Gossom ruled the club should not be allowed to renew its liquor license.

"I did rule against them," Gossom says. "I believe the evidence that was presented sustained the state's request to deny the renewal of their license."

An appeal has been filed in this case, so it will now go to a district court.

The judge in that court will review the case and decide whether the club will be allowed to renew the liquor license.

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