January 12, 2011

Media Contact: Mona Farmer (903) 670-2228 or mona.farmer@tpwd.state.tx.us

Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through February 28 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Nominations may be made in the categories of industry, angler or media. The nominee must be a Texan or Texas organization. Individuals may be either living or deceased. One nominee will be chosen by an independent selection committee and formally inducted during the annual Hall of Fame banquet at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.

Prior inductees include Floyd Mabry, Jackie Hewlett, R.D. Hull, Bob Kemp, Nick Crème, Charlie Inman, Sugar Ferris, Leonard Ranne, Earl Golding, Kathy Magers, the Sabine River Authority, Skeeter Boats, Michael (“Shorty”) Powers, Ray Murski, Albert S. Bradley, Richard M. Hart, William B. (“Doc”) Shelton, Charlie Pack, Paul Hinton, Edward Bond and Philip Durocher.

Nomination forms and instructions are available on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department web site or by calling (903) 670-2228.

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