It was a race against the clock for those planning to ring in the New Year with spirits.

As much as liquor stores would like to open Sunday, they're forbidden by state law. It was a mad-rush for customers at the Spec's Wines, Spirits and Finer Food location at De Zavala off Interstate10.

Manager Greg Payne said the store has seen an increase in customers.

"We are definitely getting more of a rush this year because of the way the holiday is falling," Payne said.

It seemed that most waited until the last minute to stock-up before New Year's Eve. However, you can still buy beer or wine on Sunday.