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KLTV Blue Ribbon Winner: Pat Gee's Barbeque

It's that time again: After searching through the files, report after report, we're proud to say we have one more name to add to the prestigious list of KLTV 7 Blue Ribbon Winners.

KLTV 7's Layron Livingston takes us deep into the woods of Smith County to a barbeque diamond in the rough.

Nearly half a century ago, on County Road 26 in Smith County, Pat Gee's Barbeque opened for business.

"He said he was building it just to get full of barbeque, himself....then, so many people started coming that he built it a little bigger."

Vida Gee cooked beside her husband until he died in 1999.

Not much has changed from the original wood frame building, except maybe the prices.

"When we first opened up, our sandwiches were, like 75 cents."

Nowadays, for about 4 bucks, you can have anything on the menu, but only on the weekends.

And after more than a decade of spotless service and a spotless kitchen, there's one more thing they can brag about.

A lasting legacy of food and family, here to stay.

Layron Livingston, Reporting llivingston@kltv.com

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