H-E-B adds purchase limits on meat, tortillas, and more in Austin

The worst winter storm in Texas history may have given way to sunny skies and milder temperatures, but that doesn’t mean life is back to what it is normal today. As Texans continue to grapple with a myriad of storm and utility-related issues, HEB stores across the state are returning to normal operating hours, adding curb and delivery spaces daily, and resuming manufacturing of their products.

As of Monday, February 22nd, the HEB pharmacies will reopen at most locations during normal business hours and the HEB and Favor Senior Support phone lines will be back in operation.

However, the San Antonio-based grocer found that the recent storm temporarily disrupted the grocery supply chain, temporarily affecting manufacturing, storage and shop operations. According to a HEB press release released on Sunday February 21st, more than 1,500 HEB trucks are already on the way to replenish stores as soon as possible. The company prioritizes the delivery of the most needed items like bottled water. The grocer has also started making its products again, including milk, one of the elusive foods of the past few days.

HEB acknowledges that it can take a few days for the frozen food departments of its stores to return to full capacity and that the full range of groceries may initially be unavailable due to supply disruptions.

“While we may not have the range of products our customers are used to, we do have a large selection of groceries and our customers will soon see this on the shelf,” the press release said. “Customers will notice improvements in product availability every day and opening hours will soon be back to normal. We ask people to buy only what they need and leave something behind for their fellow Texans. Other products that our customers need and want are on the way. “

HEB announced purchase restrictions on some products last week and added a few more items starting Monday, including meat, tortillas, paper towels and bread.

As of February 22nd, HEB stores currently have restrictions on the following products:


  • Water gallon: limit 2

  • Water multipack: limit 2

  • Baby water gallon: Limit 2

  • Baby water multipack: limit 2

  • Eggs: Limit 2

  • Milk: limit 2

  • Bread: Limit 2

  • Bread: Limit 2

  • Baker’s tortillas: Limit 2

  • Ice: limit 2

  • Charcoal: limit 2

  • all freshly cut and ground meat (beef, pork, chicken, turkey): limit 5

Non-food items

  • Paper towels: limit 2

  • Propane tanks: limit 2

  • Aerosol disinfectant sprays: limit value 2

  • Isopropyl alcohol swab: limit 2

  • First aid and cleaning gloves: Limit 2

  • Disinfectant wipes and sprays in test and travel size: Limit 2

In addition, HEB further limits egg purchases from its San Antonio, central Texas, Gulf Coast, and border stores to the following:

  • 5 dozen eggs: limit 1

  • 36 count eggs: limit 1

  • Eggs with less than 30 counts: Limit 2

Although most of the HEB stores across Texas have returned to normal operating hours, there are still a few stores that take turns opening Monday as they continue to recover from power and water outages. This includes the following HEB branches:

  • All San Antonio and Hill Country stores: Open Monday, 8am to 8pm

  • Cleburne: Open Monday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Temples 1 and 2, Gatesville: Open Monday, 7 am to 11 pm

  • Ennis: Open Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Marlin: Open Monday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Killeen 2: Open Monday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, No. 581 Killeen 3 (Trimmier): Open Monday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Corsicana, Stephenville, Belton, Hudson Oaks, Burleson, Granbury, No. 672 Waco 1 (Valley Mills), No. 064 Waco 4 (No. 19), No. 583 Waco 5 (Woodway Dr.), No. 557 Waco 7 (I-35), No. 423 Waco 8 (Wooded Acres), Waxahachie, Mexico: Open Monday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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