AUSTIN – The covered stage is already built on the south steps of the Texas Capitol where Governor-elect Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick will get sworn in Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Abbott, the state's 48th governor, and Patrick, the 42nd lieutenant governor of Texas, will take their oaths of office in an hour-long ceremony, which will be streamed live on WFAA.com.
Afterwards, Dallas caterer Eddie Deen will serve an anticipated 17,000 guests with brisket, jalapeno sausage, smoked chicken breast, potato salad, and cole slaw on the West Capitol Grounds until 1:30 p.m.
It will take four tons of brisket, a mile's worth of sausage, and 1,700 pies to feed the crowd, Deen told News 8 two weeks ago. He said he is prepared to serve them all in 45 minutes, including students from Dallas ISD's Carter High School.
The inaugural parade begins at 2 p.m. and stretches down Congress Ave. with 32 floats and groups from across the state.
A group of Abbott's classmates from Duncanville High School, along with a former teacher, plan to attend both the inauguration and parade.
The inaugural festivities end Tuesday night with the inaugural ball at the Austin Convention Center, featuring Lady Antebellum and Texas country music star Pat Green.
Some tickets remain for each of the events, according to the inaugural committee's website.