Tuesday, November 25, 2008

TABC Names New Commissioner

Governor Rick Perry has named Melinda Fredricks of Conroe to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) three-member board. Fredricks is recently of the Texas Medical Board and has worked as a political organizer, political research analyst and chair for various legislative committees.

Fredricks has a Masters of Science degree from the University of North Texas as well as experience as a math teacher in the Lake Dallas area. She will serve a five-year unrepresentative term that expires in 2013.


Lee said...

Any idea of her political views with regards to alcohol sales?

As far as I'm concerned, the next Sunset Review of the TABC can't come soon enough.

Beer Svenjolly said...

Second that, Lee.

Josquin said...

For whatever reason, I just haven't much cared for most of Gov. Perry's appointees in general. I have high hopes for Melinda Fredricks, but the odds aren't in her favor that I'll feel that way in a few years.

Lee said...

Unfortunately, the TABC's mission has always seemed to be harassment, not regulation, of the alcoholic beverages industry. A friend of mine has always joked that TABC stands for "Texas Association of Baptist Churches." (My apologies to you Baptist beer lovers.)

Or if not outright harassment, then the imposition of utterly arbitrary and nonsensical rules, which in the business world amounts to the same thing.