It’s hard to believe it’s been eleven years. I was approaching the Smith street exit downtown when the first broadcast hit the airwaves. There was speculation at first that it was a small craft but by the time I reached Continental Airlines parking garage everyone knew it was a commercial craft. Watching the story unfold in the conference room was hard. I was the new guy but everyone else in the room were seasoned veterans and knew someone at American. Incredible sadness. Like watching a video of your family in a train wreck. It was a nightmare of an accident for about 45 minutes. I was in the building next door when a young lady came in, with no blood left in her face, and told everyone that the towers just collapsed. It was all she could do to choke out the words. She had just flown in from Newark. An hour or so later Continental told us all to go home until we knew the extent of the attacks. Evidently so did every other downtown business. You’ve never seen a traffic jam like that one. I did come out of it with a new hero though. To the family and friends of Todd Beamer, I’ll never forget.
Clear Lake Shores BBQ Cook Off
October 6th, 2012
Open to all Citizens of Clear Lake Shores and Lazy Bend
$10 per entry, no limit per team
Brisket, not tagged
Pork Ribs, back or country style
Chicken, No restrictions
Sausage, minimum 2 lbs
Beans, No restrictions
Desert, No restrictions
Chef’s Choice, No restrictions
All entries must be cooked on site
No restrictions on fuel
Garnishes are allowed
Sauce may be served to the judges on the side
When an entry is turned in for judging the remainder is made available to the public.
Each team will clear its site no later than midnight
Will award first and second place trophies for every field except Chef’s Choice
Will sell plates, tableware and side dishes for $10
Will provide each team one plate, per entry, at no charge
The Club will also provide
Cold drinks and water for .50
Ice wherever needed.
T-Shirts and other Club items will be available
Entries must be registered no later than 30 minutes prior to turn in.
For entry instruction see email@example.com
(note there are trailer restrictions)
The Neverending Story will wrap up tomorrow at the JP’s office in Bacliff. At least phase one wraps up. Phase two is still in the works.