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More counties in state moving to liquor by the drink

State law leaves it up to individual counties to decide, and there are still 26 holdouts.

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Bartender T. Read Richards of the Valkyrie Bar in Tulsa prepares a drink recently. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World

TEMPLE -— Order a glass of wine with your dinner at the Rockin' H Land & Cattle Co., and you're likely to be disappointed.

Because the steakhouse is located in Cotton County — one of 26 counties where selling liquor by the drink is still outlawed — patrons of the steakhouse in Temple are limited to low-point beer or nonalcoholic beverages.

The same is true inside the Bootjack dance hall they've added next door, which has a jukebox, live music and a bar.

"We've got everything but liquor. You can only serve beer in this county," said owner Robert Hale.

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