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TPWD News Release — Oct. 25, 2011

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 29 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, Philip Durocher and David Campbell.

Brief biographies and videos of prior inductees along with nomination forms and instructions can be found on the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center web site at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/visit/virtualtour/halloffame/.

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