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Many state parks have organized groups of interested citizens that actively support their park. These nonprofit organizations, sometimes referred to as "friends groups," work on behalf of park sites to assist with daily programs, special events, fundraising and public education. These groups serve as important links to local communities and park user groups, as well.

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The Friends Groups of the Texas State Parks are a very important part of the Texans for State Parks organization. Without these groups, the organization and parks would be in dire need. Here you will find information concerning grants, the starting of friends groups, and much more to help and encourage our much needed friends. Please click through to our resources page.

Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Seeks 2018 Nominations

Deadline for submission of nominations is Nov. 1

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas.

Nominations may be made through Nov. 1, 2017 in the categories of industry, angler or media. Starting this year, nominations are no longer limited to just Texas residents or Texas-based organizations.

The nominees will be evaluated based on the following criteria: ethics, leadership and commitment, unselfish contributions to the sport, scope of impact on freshwater fishing and fishing/fisheries management expertise and impact.

The 10 members of the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame committee represent anglers, industry professionals and organizations in Texas freshwater fishing.

The winners will be announced in spring 2018 and will be inducted during the annual Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame banquet in June at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.

Nomination forms and instructions are available online or by calling (903) 676-2277.

Since 1997, the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame has honored 32 individuals and organizations for their contributions to Texas fishing. The most recent inductees include Bobby Whiteside and Gulf States Toyota in 2017; and Randi Wayland, Ray Sasser and the Texas State Bass Tournament in 2016.

Videos highlighting the 2017 TFF Hall of Fame winners can be found on the TPWD YouTube Channel under the titles Gulf States Toyota, Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame 2017 and Dr. Bobby Whiteside, Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame 2017.