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Lockhart is as well-known for a certain barbecue family feud as it is for being the Barbecue Capital of Texas. The same year the town received the designation from the Texas House, in 1999, the rift between the Schmidt siblings was laid bare to the public. After a lease dispute between brother and sister, Kreuz Market left its original home a year shy of the business’s century mark and moved down the street. Pitmasters from Kreuz Market dragged a metal tub of coals from the pits in the old building—soon to become Smitty’s Market—to fire up the smokers in the new building, which opened on September 1, 1999. Twenty-three years later, another sibling rivalry has ushered in fresh discord—this time in the Black family. Black’s…
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