Future Edge Racetrack Granted Alcohol License

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

If a racetrack planned for Edge does in fact open, it will be allowed serve customers alcohol.

Brazos County Judge Randy Sims has granted an alcohol license to the track's owner, Barret Lyne. The permit allows Lyne to serve beer and wine.

Lyne plans to build "The Brazos Valley Speedway" on FM 974.

Homeowners who live near the road, in Edge, protested the license at a hearing in February. They said granting the liquor license would make traffic more dangerous.

"To me, its pretty dangerous if you don't know your way around here. If you're not familiar with it, and I'm sure it will be twice as dangerous if you're drinking," said Rafael Aparicio, who works off of FM 974.

Judge Sims says the TABC investigation did not substantiate that claim.

Lyne says he will post off duty officers and provide traffic security. He says he doesn't have a completion date because of possible legal action by Edge residents.

Wayne Rife, an attorney representing some Edge residents, says he and his clients are looking into their legal options.

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