Texas Cook’Em High Steaks in Edinburg Postponed Due to Severe Weather

From Staff Reports

EDINBURG, Texas – July 2, 2024 — The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce has announced the postponement of the 2024 Texas Cook’Em High Steaks event, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 6, due to severe weather forecasts. This decision comes after careful consideration of the safety concerns associated with Hurricane Beryl, which is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to the area.

In collaboration with the City of Edinburg and Emergency Management, event organizers have been closely monitoring Hurricane Beryl’s progress as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. The severe weather warnings prompted this precautionary measure to ensure the well-being of attendees, participants, and the broader community.

“Safety is our top priority,” said a representative from the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. “With the forecast predicting severe weather conditions, it was necessary to make this difficult decision to postpone the event. We understand the disappointment this may cause, but the safety of our community comes first.”

Participants and vendors have expressed concerns about the safety of their staff and potential damage to products and equipment in the anticipated weather conditions. The Chamber has taken these concerns seriously, further reinforcing the decision to delay the event.

“The decision to postpone Texas Cook’Em High Steaks was not taken lightly,” said another Chamber representative. “We are committed to ensuring that when the event does take place, it will be safe and enjoyable for everyone involved. We are working diligently to reschedule the festivities and will announce the new date as soon as possible.”

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce acknowledges the tremendous support from community partners and the public for the Texas Cook’Em events. Organizers are actively working on a new date and will keep the community informed through updates.

The Chamber is collaborating with the City of Edinburg to provide timely updates as the situation evolves. For further information, contact the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce at 956-383-4974 or via email at [email protected].

Residents are encouraged to stay informed about weather updates and to take necessary precautions during this period. The Chamber and the City of Edinburg urge everyone to prioritize their safety and follow guidance from local authorities regarding the impending weather conditions.

Background on Texas Cook’Em High Steaks: Texas Cook’Em High Steaks is a popular annual event in Edinburg, attracting barbecue enthusiasts and competitive cooks from across the region. The event features grilling competitions, live music, and family-friendly activities, making it a highlight of the summer for many residents and visitors. The postponement, while disappointing, underscores the community’s commitment to safety and readiness in the face of natural disasters.

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce remains dedicated to delivering a successful and safe event and appreciates the community’s understanding and support during this time of rescheduling.

Source: Edinburg Chamber of Commerce