Port Aransas, Texas City Council Bans Alcohol Consumption on Beaches During Spring Break

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
January 22, 2016 Updated: January 22, 2016

A town in Texas has banned drinking alcohol on beaches during the upcoming Spring Break.

The Port Aransas City Council unanimously passed the ban, reported KIII.

“We have people throwing beer bottles at vehicles, throwing beer bottles at police officers last year, so this is just an effort for us to try to curb that type of behavior,” said Mayor Keith McMullin at the council meeting.

Drinking on the beach is currently allowed from midnight to 7 a.m. on weekdays and midnight to noon on the weekends.

Those time periods will now be shut off to drinkers as well.

The city council will meet at a later time to decide when to start the ban.

Spring Break will start in late February or early March for most schools, according to Student City.

Port Aransas is located on Mustang Island, and has a population of about 3,500 people.