CURRENTS – October/November 2019
It doesn’t get any better than hunting and football seasons opening in September. And, now is one of my favorite times of the year to fish the Texas coast with lighter crowds and soon to be cooler weather. I am heading down to Gary Boyd’s camp, Majek Corner, at the land cut soon to fish the 2019 President’s Trip and I know we are going to have an outstanding time. Thanks for donating your camp again this year Gary and thanks to Sonny Horton of BCS Concrete Structures for buying it again! And a huge thanks to Scott Sanderson for hosting this with me again and for his help with this trip over the last four years!
I realize we are a long way out from the 2020 Austin Banquet, but mark your calendars now for May 7, 2020. We are already preparing for it and I can assure you this year will have some fresh prizes and games that will have the room buzzing throughout the night.
We just held our last Anglers’ Night Out will be held on September 18, 2019 at Abel’s on the Lake in Austin. Our guest speakers were Captain Josh Koenig, Special OPS Criminal Investigation Division, Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife and Dan McReynolds, Manager Environmental Crimes Unit, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. With Texas waters and coastal environments increasingly under threat by major polluters, TDPW and TCEQ often work together in joint covert operations to gather evidence, investigate and bring charges against polluters who, left unchecked, can do and cause devastating and long-term harm to habitat and coastal sport fisheries that depend on clean estuaries, bays and waterways. Josh and Dan provided us with examples of their joint task force work undertaken every day to protect coastal and marine resources. Happy hunting, fishing and football seasons to all of you!
President: Josh Cook
Banquet Chair:Barron Johnson
Assistant Banquet Chair:Jason Magdalena
Live Auction Chair: Scott Sanderson
Assistant Live Auction Chairs: Barron Johnson and Dan Appling
Community Relations Chair: PJ Todd
Habitat and Research Chairman: Tim Franke
Gun Chairman: Eli Blackburn
Membership Chair (ANO and Jr. Board):Clifford Mankin and Kip Richmond
Merchandise Chair: Grant Kinchen
Secretary/Communications Chair: Dennis Blaine
Sponsor Chair: Josh Cook and Dan Appling
The 2019 Austin Banquet was held May 9th and was a huge success! Thank you to all of those that came out and showed your support. Stay tuned for 2020 details and ticketing.
Congratulations to our 2019 winner, Brian Murphy!
Early Bird Boat Raffle Winner
Congratulations to David Medrano from San Antonio!