Places not to inhabit, no. 94

A truly glorious morning in the Great State of Noo Joisey. The Lady in Malcolm’s Life and the upcoming brood all off to see the Macy’s parade. Number One Daughter cooking up a storm for the Thanksgiving dinner. An ample sufficiency of quality coffee. And the New York Times beside Malcolm in this non-wilderness.

And therein lies the rub.

It’s on page A27. The Mayor of Gun Barrel City, Texas, has a problem with late-night drinking:

Mayor Dennis R. Wood … tried to stop the town from allowing restaurants to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. on the weekends.

If that wasn’t enough, try this bit:

God, jobs, politics, chain restaurants and diner disputes, all in a friendly little town that happens to have a two-pistol logo above the doors of City Hall.

Mayor Wood lost his proposition by 262 votes to 481.

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