July 1st, 2004
I know many of you have e-mailed me with concerns regarding my health
and personal issues that I have been facing. I sincerely appreciate
all of the correspondence and concern. This has been a difficult 7
months. In fact, it has been a very difficult year for me. One that
I would really like to forget. I apologize for not being more prompt
with my updates to this site. I am continually amazed at how many
of you read my news page. Your interest in my family and my business
is greatly appreciated.
Many of my friends have told me that I would be stronger after all
of this. That may indeed be the case. I have been blessed in many
ways. I am reminded of this when I see my children. My health is much
better and I have made many "new" friends.
Was Proud To Have Served The 4TH Infantry Division from Fort Hood
At The Dell Diamond
4th ID was the Division that captured Saddam Hussein !
Col. Kevin Stramara, Commander of the 4th ID Artillery "Iron
Gunners" is shown signing Timothy's Medal of Honor Audie Murphy
GI Joe. Colonel Stramara also threw out the first pitch at the Dell
Diamond following the Bar-B-Q Dinner.
for the Governor of Texas on a Beautiful Spring Day
Mikeska's served almost 4,000 guests on the grounds of the State
Capitol in Austin.
Timothy's arm was a little tired after serving many
glasses of tea.
was Featured in the Summer 2004 Issue of the National CCA's Rising
This publication is dedicated to Coastal Conservation and features
articles for children and young adults.
Here is the Black Drum that Cousin Nick Mikeska and Timothy caught
on Spring Break in Port O'Conner Texas.
Fried Catfish the "Old Fashioned Way"
Mikeska's recently had a request to cater a Fried Catfish Dinner
using our old style kettle cookers. This brought back many memories.
Mikeska's also served 3,000 guests using our new USDA "Mikeska
Brand" Brisket and Sausage. Crowds were very complimentary
of these new slow smoked products.
Cousins Gerry and Nick display Uncle Maurice's Imperial Elk at Mikeska's
Smokehouse in El Campo Texas.
I had the pleasure of attending my Aunt Martha Vanecek's Birthday
Party in El Paso Texas. She is shown in the middle with her children
Mary, Thomas, Benny and Michael along with her many grandchildren.
Timothy at the recent R.O.T. Bike Rally in Austin
Playing the game that his dad has played since age 3. Notice his
concentration, his weight shift, his head position, and his left
arm. Tiger Woods.... had better be prepared for Timothy Mikeska
Thanks to all of our great friends......
L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.
Diamond Inn Hamburger Count.
Saturday's and Tuesday's : 58,058
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helping his Dad cater, Digger Dog and Ronald McDonald at the V-BHARR
Ranch, Cousin Kimberly, TXDOT Safety Rodeo Fishfry in San Antonio, Hunting
Turkey with Cousin Keith, Christmas Parade, Dr. Jan Mikeska from the
Czech Republic and John Mikeska, Snapper and King Fishing with Cousins
Nick, Gerry and Donna.
Family on the CBS Early Show, Meggie Mikeska's graduation from Taylor
Family CBS Announcement, Catering the Governor of Texas and The State
Mikeska's Thank You Letter for Thinking of Him During His Cancer Surgery,
Rotary Club Inner City Meet with Smoked Ribeye Steaks, TXDOT Awards
Chicken Fried Steaks.
Brand© Product labels, Taylor Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
Frying Turkeys for Holiday Specials, Christmas Party's, Timothy at the
Mikeska's Bar-B-Q Product Label, State Comptroller's Idea Fair, Brittany
Archive Highlights: 9-23-2002......Tim
Mikeska's City Council Site, St. Mary's School Benefit, Westlake
High School Meet the Players Event, Boat for Sale.
Baptist Church Chicken Fried Steaks, El Campo Mikeska's catering in
Port Aransas's Blue Wave Boat Tournament
Carter Wedding, Texas A&M Stiles Farm Foundation Event, Young Tim
Mikeska learning the business, "The
Mikeska's and the entire Mikeska Family in new "Legends of Texas
Barbecue" book, Mikeska's listed in the Texas Trail of Legendary
Tim Mikeska's Swearing- In and Oath of Office for the Taylor City Council,
Serving the Governor of Texas at the State Capitol, Catering Versatility,
Airport Hangar Party, Julia Kaase
Tim Mikeska's City Council Announcement, TXDOT Fish Fry, Judge John
Carter's for Congress Political Fundraiser Event at Mikeska's Durango
Room, Rattlesnake's for Snacks at the Snake Sacking Championships.
President Bush's Appointment of Maj.Gen Daniel James to Head the Air
National Guard, Crockett High School's Chicken Fried Steaks cooked on
location, El Paso
Super Bowl Party
Taylor Christmas Parade, Labtops Christmas & Williamson County Judges
Christmas Parties, Aunt Martha Mikeska Vanecek, Vanecek's Missile-Hunting
Silo, Candy and the Kids.
Archive Highlights: 11-19-2001......
Austin Chronicle Article about the Mikeska
and Vanecek Family, New Airplane for Mikeska's, Family Time
Tribute for 9-11-01, Catering the Texas Task Force One Return From New
York Rescue Homecoming Event, with Senator Barrientos and old friend
Rescue Specialist, Rod Dennison
Archive Highlights: 8-1-2001......Tribute
to Our Mother, Joy Aline Mikeska 2-19-1922 - 6-30-2001, Obituary and
Eulogy by Tim Mikeska
Highlights:6-1-2001.......Serving the Governor
of Texas, Hyde Park Baptist Church Quarries, Dell Computer Event, TXDOT
Fish Fry at Camp Mabry, Making Cherry Plum Jelly, Mikeska's Picked as
an Official Yahoo! Site.
the Texas State Legislature, House Speaker Pete Laney, Del Webbs Sun
City Event, New Austin Convention Center "Topping Out" Party,
Schwertner Farms: "Quiet Birdmen"
Mikeska Awarded the "Texas Eagle Award" in ceremony at Houston's
Adams Mark Hotel, Small Business Bar-B-Q at the State Capitol
Networks 5th Replay of FoodNations Program and Show Schedule, Temple
College Mardi Gras Event Fundraiser, Smoked Pork Loin, Joy Mikeska's
Networks FoodNations Program Air Date, Happy 16th Birthday Meggie Mikeska,
THS Sophomore Class Catfish Dinner Fundraiser, Vanecek Family's Superbowl
and New Years Wishes, City of Taylor's Christmas Party,Williamson County
Judges Christmas Party
Army National Guards Bosnia Homecoming Party, Tim with U.S. Senator
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Reports of the Food Networks "FoodNations" Program, Las Vegas
of the Filming of Food Network's FoodNations Program with Chef Bobby
Network's Food Nations Program Announcement with Tim Mikeska, Texas
Heritage Coalition Event at the State Capitol, Agriculture Commissioner
Susan Combs visits Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q.
Coverage of the Zimmerhanzel Altman Wedding.
Mikeska's Featured in United Airlines
Hemispheres Magazine, Taylor High School "Ducks" Homecoming
Lunch, Zimmerhanzel-Altman Wedding
Rentals Catfish Buffet, Tim Mikeska....appointed to the Board of Health.
National Guard Family Readiness Dinner, Soldiers Return From Bosnia,
One Last Picture From Bosnia
High School's 1,400 guests at the Stadium,
Ribs Served Hot Off The Pit, Happy Birthday Mike Vanecek
"Quiet Birdmen", Mikeska's 22nd Annual Taylor International
BBQ Cookoff Judges Party, Our meat selections
Kids:"Wanted Poster", Rudy III and Tim making "Mikeska
Brand" sausage, few more BOSNIA pictures
more pictures, BIG Redfish
more pictures, our July 4th Bar-B-Q at Eagle Base Tuzla, Bosnia
my personal thoughts and my first list of pictures
& Angie Mikeska's Wedding, Texas A&M University's Stiles Farm
Foundation Annual Bar-B-Q.
Barbecue Book, Keith's New McDonalds Franchise, Tribute to Matt Maddox,
Francisco, Taylor Publishing Party, Rudy's Glazed Brick Pit/Smoker.
Highlights: 5-15-2000..... My Grandfather
John Mikeska, Mom & Dad in the 1950's, My Dad and I in 1961, Skiing
Mikeska Cousins, Bosnia Update
Rudy's Grand Champion, Cooking Crawfish, Our Corporate Airplane, Picnic
4-20-2000......History of our Building,
cooking a ton of beans, New Round Rock Express Stadium "Dell Diamond",
SP-500 Mobile Pit smoking our famous Pork Loin
4-9-2000.......Serving the Governor at
the Capitol, Longhorn Band, Lt. Gov.Rick Perry and Timothy, Astros at
Enron Field, Nolan Ryan
3-25-2000....... Movie at the Mikeska
Home, My Children, Candy's Birthday, Military C-130 to California Catering,
Some of My Aunts.
Baylor University Award, Lent Specials, SnakeShow, Meggie's Scholastic
Award, Definition of "Bohemian"
3-2-2000.......... Diamond Inn Hamburgers,
More of Gerry's Wedding, BOSNIA yes or no?
2-14-2000........ A Mikeska Wedding, Sheriff
Ed Richards, Crockett High School Sports Banquet
1-15-2000........ Merle Haggard's Wedding
12-29-99..........Hoover Family, Rudy Sr's Prayer Garden,