Eddie McBride Talks Commissioners and Hub City BBQ Cook-Off
Tuesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The President and CEO of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Eddie McBride joined Dave and Matt to talk about the Lubbock Commissioner's Court, Jason Corley and Chad Seay, Leadership Lubbock, the nominations for Lubbock's 20 under 40, the Lubbock Chamber's BBQ coming up, the State of the Texas Tech University Lunch, Young Professionals, and more.
McBride started the discussion by talking about Jason Corley and Chad Seay's walk out of the commissioners meeting on September 9th, and the statement that made. Eddie said that the chamber would not be taking a position on the issue, but did say, "We want them to pass the budget that is the most effective budget for the county and their operations, and last year they passed the effective rate. No matter if it was done politically, it seems like this year, from what I can understand, the intent of all five commissioners were to pass the effective rate in yesterday's vote on the agenda as the effective rate. They had previously all agreed in work session that they were going to pass as effective rate. So yesterday, to me, when Chad and Jason decided to walk out it didn't allow that hand to play out."
Eddie also talked about the Chamber's upcoming annual Hub City Barbecue Cook-off. This will be the 2nd year that the event has taken place at the fairgrounds. McBride explained that last year they had 7,000+ people, and that they expect even more this year. There are 84 teams that have signed up to cook at the event. Tickets cost $25 now, will cost $30 at the door, kids ages 6-10 get in for $15, and kids 5 and under get in for free. They event will also have performances from Cole Barnhill and Hannah Jackson.
You know what's the three best things about living in West Texas is beer, barbeque, and music
Read more info at lubbockchamber.com and watch the full interview with Eddie McBride in the video above.