Music Under the Stars Could Still Be Dry
POSTED: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 5:08pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 9:35am
EL PASO - One of El Paso's most popular summer events could run dry this year.
The Chamizal National Park usually allows people to drink at Music Under the Stars. That's the free city-sponsored summer concert series that's held annually. However, this year alcohol may be banned because park leaders say booze fuels problems.
"We found out that alcohol was a reocurring theme in our problems, incidents, DWI's. [Those] things happen on a rare occasion, but during the summer it seems like they happen a lot more often when we have large crowds and alcohol involved," said Chief Ranger Jerome Flood.
This week, park leaders asked folks for their opinions, but they still haven't decided whether to ban alcohol during the summer. That announcement is expected to come soon.