Barbeque Texas Style

June 29, 2012 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

This morning there was a major traffic accident on I 35 just south of New Braunfels, Texas. A tractor trailer had a blow out, veered off the road, but the driver got out safely right before he won the Texas Barbeque King title ….

The tractor portion of the rig was completely destroyed along with at least the front half of the trailer. The trailer was reportedly loaded with frozen pork fat – that liquefied under all the heat.

The goal was to get at least one lane open by 10 a.m. but that has now been pushed back to as late as noon.

A Schertz spokesman said the debris is pretty intense, extending up several hundreds yards and up the exit ramp. Oil cleanup is a big part of that job.

Pork fat is considered one of the major food groups in Texas.  If you step outside in Houston, you can smell the sweet aroma of this mishap.

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5 Comments to “Barbeque Texas Style”

  1. RockheadedMama says:

    Damn. It says “south of New Braunfels” so I thought I was safe. I’m not. I live in San Antonio. My HEB is at the corner of I-35 and FM 3009, which is where this accident is. Guess I can live without buying the eggs for the kids’ breakfast in the morning until much later today…however, I am concerned that the amount of pork fat aroma may threaten my veganism…

  2. Lardy mercy. what a mess!

  3. TexasEllen says:

    Well, the fat’s in the fire, now. Got to be more fragrant than the portapotty mishap that happened near our exit of I-35.

  4. Sam in Kyle says:

    I saw the warning on my way to New Student Orientation at TSU. Now I know why I had that craving for bacon this morning.

    I found out that LBJ, Heloise, George Strait, and Powers Boothe are all alumni. Notably, they did not mention well-known big-mouth Keesha Rogers.

  5. Kath the Scrappy says:

    What a coincidence. My Sis that moved from Phoenix to share my house here in Seattle was so happy to finally find pork fat today in Safeway.

    She’s cooking them right now and I’m smelling the aroma too.