This week on The Texas Bucket List we slip into our dancing shoes, loosen our belts for a gut busting burger made with bodacious beef, and grab a front row seat at a theatrical production dedicated to all things Texas.
First we find ourselves tapping our feet in La Lomita Park to the Sunday treat of Conjunto music played by Pepe Maldonado. The sound of South Texas comes together and resonates off the walls of La Lomita. Built in 2000 by Pepe, this dance hall fills a lifelong dream and serves as McAllen’s Luckenbach according to Pepe.
Next we shuffle off to Groesbeck where we sink our teeth into one heck of a burger. Billy B’s Sale Barn Café serves as a gathering place for the community of Groesbeck, and turns out about 12 hundred burgers in a four day week. As Sherriff Wilson of Groesbeck pointed out, when the Sherriff gives his seal of approval to a restaurant, you know the food is good!
We end this week with a show, or a Fandangle to be more exact, in Albany. This show has been a Texas tradition since 1937, and is full of Texas spirit, history, pride and musical numbers. The Fort Griffin Fandangle has been teaching Shackleford County history to many generations, and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
So get ready to boogie, feast, and experience theatrics Texas style. Don’t go kickin’ the bucket, because this is an episode you won’t want to miss.