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TPWD News Release — Jan. 3, 2006

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 25 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Nominees may be anglers, fisheries professionals or organizations. 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 on May 27, 2006, 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 and Ray Murski.

Nomination forms and instructions are available on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department web site at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/visit/virtualtour/halloffame/nominate.phtml or by calling (903) 670-2228.

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