Dry America's not-so-sober reality: It's shrinking fast

on 06/07/10 at 3:08 pm

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Marian Steich, 84, of Winona, Texas, is a teetotaler and church member born in the Prohibition Era and remembers bootleggers even after WWII. She voted for her town to be wet in a referendum last November because she wants to see the town come back to life commercially.

Steich says people should have the right to decide what to drink and where to buy it. She also hopes alcohol can help Winona fill its storefronts and fix its roads. “I watched this town die,” she says. “Now I’d like to see it grow.”Steich says people should have the right to decide what to drink and where to buy it. She also hopes alcohol can help Winona fill its storefronts and fix its roads. “I watched this town die,” she says. “Now I’d like to see it grow.”

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