Head Booze Cop Leaves TABC After Spending Scandal

Sherry Cook, center - TABC website
TABC website
Sherry Cook, center

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced Monday that its executive director, Sherry Cook, will step down from her position after allegations of misusing agency money.

In March, the Texas Tribune unearthed records showing that top TABC officials have spent at least $85,000 on boozy and unnecessary out-of-state travel since 2011. Cook herself was depicted in an inner-agency Photoshopped picture downing bottles of Lone Star, apparently on her way to a National Conference of State Liquor Administrators in California.

In a statement Cook said, “It has been an honor and a pleasure serving the people of Texas for all these years. I want to thank all of the employees and peace officers at TABC for their hard work, dedication and support. I'm very proud of all they have accomplished keeping Texans safe and regulating a growing industry."


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