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H.C.R. No. 237

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
1 WHEREAS, The Brady World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-off has
2 distinguished itself , as the premier competition of its kind in the
3 Lone Star State; and
4 WHEREAS, A beloved and longstanding Texas tradition, the
5. Brady cook-off has been in existence for 36 years and has become an
6 integral part of the history and identity of the community of Brady;
7 and
8 WHEREAS, This well-known gathering of barbecue enthusiasts
9 draws as many as 175 cooking teams each year, making it a
10 spectacular showcase of Lone-Star fare; and
11 WHEREAS, Fambus across the State of Texas and beyond, the
12 Br ady World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-off has drawn visitors from
13 all 50 states as well as many European nations; and
14 WHEREAS, Highly regarded as an outstanding example of our
15 state's distinctive culture and cuisine, the cook-off has been
16 featured on the Food Network and was one of only two events to earn a
17 spot on the Texas Monthly list of the "75 Things We Lov.e About
18 Texas"; and
19 WHEREAS, The popularity of "this treasured tradition is such
20 that area hotels are filled to capacity for the dates surrounding
21 the cook-off, and it has become a significant contributor to the
22 local economy; and
23 WHEREAS, On each Labor Day weekend since 1973, thousands of
24 people have gathered in Brady forthe World Championship BBQGoat

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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 81st Texas Legislature, House Concurrent Resolution, House Bill 237, legislative document, June 19, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149163/m1/1/ocr/: accessed September 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.