PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) – Central Texas Style BBQ has been in Pearland for more than 50 years and it is their mission to always be there for their community. Even in difficult times.
“We know people need food,” said owner Ruth LeClere. “However we can do it, we’ll do it.”
Central Texas bought a generator after Hurricane Ike cut power in 2008. As a result, they have been able to provide food through a wide variety of natural disasters. They didn’t have to close since the current storm left many Texans cold, in the dark and without water.
“It’s good that Central Texas BBQ is open,” said customer Harry St. Clair. “Pretty much everything in Pearland is closed.”
LeClere says they could stay open until 5 p.m. most days, selling whatever they could get their hands on.
“We’re just busy,” she said. “We haven’t had any food deliveries since last Friday and my son went out and got what he can.”
The gesture is not lost on the residents of Pearland.
“I’m glad something is open,” said Jonathan Turner from Pearland.
For LeClere and her family, the result of their love for Pearland is staying open in treacherous conditions.
“We just do whatever we have to,” she said. “If we have to work 18 hours to get it done, so will we.”
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