Yep. Just two checkpoints for the booze tax and you've got ships that carry over 3000 passengers such as the Navigator Of The Seas and Carnival Magic, and they say they will 'minimize' delays? Yeah right.
There are legalities involved. If I don't live in Texas and will go directly from the ship to my car of the airport, I am in transit. Why should I be taxed if I live in Alabama and will going home with my liquor? Does Texas stop people driving through the state to see if they have booze in their car so they can tax it?
This is just petty nonsense brought up by some tedious bureaucrat in the Texas ABC board to show he or she has power with the legislature. How much money do they expect to raise? It probably won't cover the salaries and overhead costs for the port checkpoints and officers.