LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) - Do you want to party with an East Texas native turned NFL superstar? Well, today's your chance!
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will be in Lufkin on Thursday hosting a massive BBQ party.
From noon until 8:00 p.m., at Kit McConnico Park, Bryant is providing food, fun and even a kickball game for fans from across the Piney Woods.
According to Pinkerton's Barbecue in Houston, they won't be able to open until around 5:30 p.m., Thursday, because Bryant had "literally bought everything they could cook" for his bash.
Bryant said he spent about $16,000 on the food.
According to the Lufkin Daily News, Bryant bought 230 pounds of brisket, 200 pounds of pork ribs, 100 pounds of sausage, 80 pounds of beef ribs, 120 pounds of potato salad, pulled pork, beans, cole slaw and cobbler.
So, if you're in the mood for some down-home, East Texas fun, "throw up your X," and head on over to the park, located off US Highway 59 North and Old Moffett Road this afternoon.
And remember, Dez STILL caught it!