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Ruth Hauntz Reigns Over State Fair with Texas-Size Flavor

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Behind Ruth’s Tamale House—a State Fair of Texas staple and home to award-winning creations—is Ruth Hauntz, a “Renaissance woman” who built up a business on ambition, hard work and superb tamales!

Through years of community involvement and networking, Ruth became one of the first black concessionaires at the fair and continues to serve thousands of fairgoers each year.

In this Eater profile, the enchanting octogenarian shares her journey from growing up on the family farm harvesting everything they ate to cultivating one of the most sought-after food stands at the fair.

It’s a super inspiring read that will leave you feeling good and craving tamales.

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