Mary's Cafe to be featured on The Texas Bucket List!

McAuliffe Productions, LP
P.O. Box #11483
College Station, TX 77845


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Mary’s Café to be featured on The Texas Bucket List
Award winning TV series, The Texas Bucket List, takes a bite out of a legendary chicken fried steak and the biggest burger on the show to date

October 28, 2019
STRAWN, TX— In small town Strawn, sits a little café with a big reputation for legendary chicken fried steak. Mary’s Café is owned by Mary Tretter, the lady behind the massive meals that bring in big crowds. The café serves over 50,000 pounds of chicken fried steak every year and over 200,000 pounds of potatoes! It is easy to see why Mary’s Café has earned itself the title of The Texas Bucket List Bite of the Week. Tune in the weekend of November 2-3 as host, Shane McAuliffe, takes a trip to Strawn to try some of Mary’s Café’s legendary eats.

Mary scored her first job at one of the only two restaurants in Strawn after the 8th grade. In 1984, she switched over to the other restaurant known as the Polka Dot. By 1986, she owned the place and changed the named to Mary’s Café. Since then, she continues to work along side her employees and can often be found cover in flour, frying up delicious food!

Mary’s Café is featured alongside two other stops—Cave Without A Name in Boerne, TX and Oliver Saddle Shop, Amarillo TX.

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About The Texas Bucket List

The Texas Bucket List, telling the tales of the Lone Star State one Texan's story at a time. The award-winning TV series shares the joy, wonder, beauty and excitement of Texas. Each week, host Shane McAuliffe sets out to add more people, places, food and music to a list that every Texan should experience.

Shane has been recognized with numerous television broadcast excellence awards including a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, the Lone Star Emmy Award, the Barbara Jordan Media Award, several Telly Awards, and multiple Texas Association of Press Broadcasters awards. He’s a native of Round Rock, Texas and attended The University of Houston.

The Texas Bucket List is produced by McAuliffe Productions, LP located in College Station, Texas.

Free Chlorine Conversion

City of Strawn Free Chlorine Conversion

The CITY OF STRAWN public water system, (PWS) ID TX 1820005 will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. The conversion will begin on 11/1/2019 and continue through 11/14/2019 During this period, you may experience taste and odor changes associated with this type of temporary disinfectant conversion.

Public water systems are required to properly disinfect their water and maintain an adequate disinfectant residual in the distribution system. Chloramine, free chlorine combined with ammonia, is widely used as a disinfectant because it persists for long periods while also limiting the formation of disinfection by-product contaminants. Prolonged use of chloramine coupled with other factors that can impact water quality, such as high temperatures or stagnation of water, may result in the growth and/or persistence of organic matter within the pipes of the distribution system, which may hinder the ability to maintain an adequate disinfectant residual. A temporary conversion to free chlorine, partnered with flushing activities, helps to rid distribution pipes of this organic matter and improve the quality of your water overall.

CITY OF STRAWN has chosen to implement a temporary disinfectant conversion to free chlorine based on the following: __Annual Maintenance on entire distribution system.

Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact _______Danny Miller or Jason Robinson_______________________ at (254) 672-5211.

Strawn Stock Show 2018

Strawn FFA & 4h Stock show Saturday Dec. 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the school Ag shop. Everyone is invited to watch and we will be drawing for the processed Hog.



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City of Strawn
P.O. Box 581
118 East Housley St.
Strawn, Texas 76475
phone: 254-672-5311