Open carry information session Thursday

SAN BENITO — Local business operators interested in the new open carry gun law will have the opportunity to hear from local law enforcement Thursday.

The luncheon info session will feature San Benito Assistant Police Chief Michael Galvan, who will be discussing the law that could potentially impact communities across Texas, said Martha McClain, the city’s public relations director.

The new law went into effect Friday, the first day of the New Year.

It will allow residents to openly carry licensed handguns in Texas, where nearly a million people currently have permits to carry concealed weapons.

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If You Go

WHAT: Open Carry Information Session

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 7

WHERE: Blanquita’s Restaurant on Williams Road, San Benito.

Cost is $10 per person, which includes a meal and beverage.

For more information contact Norma Benavides at 956-361-3804, Ext. 304 or for reservations.