“Hooch” is apparently still alive and well is Texas, and is still highly prized by some of the more ambitious and thirsty locals.
According to the Star-Telegram:
Authorities broke up a moonshine operation this week when they seized a 55-gallon still, burners, copper wire, two propane bottles and about 9 gallons of hooch, according to a news release from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on Tuesday.
Texans may make limited amounts of wine or beer for personal consumption without a permit. But it is illegal to make distilled products and to sell any alcoholic beverage without a license or permit.
Now, I’m not saying I’ve never done anything illegal, but only a fool would cross the law in Walker Texas Ranger’s jurisdiction, or any jurisdictions that border it, or any jurisdictions that border those, or any of the states or countries that border Texas. He will find you, and he will roundhouse some justice into criminals without mercy.