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Is That a Brisket in Your Pocket?… Sam’s Bar-B-Que and Other Austin Restaurants Charged With Buying Stolen Meat

Jul 29, 2011 By Jason Cohen

Photo by Brian Birzer MEATLIFTING. It's nothing new. The 2010 arrest of Austin's Ronnie Allen Brock provided Texas Monthly with one of our trademark never-ending punny Bum Steer headlines (as if "Bum Steer" itself wasn't enough). But meat fencing? With an undercover sting called "Operation Meat Locker" to catch local restaurants buying cowntraband? (Sorry.) It sounds like something out of Adult Swim's new procedural parody NTSF:SD:SUV. But it happened yesterday in Austin, with East Side institution Sam's Bar-B-Que getting nailed. Also charged was Willie's Bar-B-Que and the Mexican restaurant La Morenita. KUT appears to have been first to post the story:

Early Voting: Day Twelve (final numbers)

Nov 3, 2008 By Paul Burka

I am going to use this format to update daily the number of early votes cast in the fifteen counties with the most registered voters, ranked by the Secretary of State in the order of most to least registered voters. I am also going to include the numbers for the…