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    Animal Rights Group Defends Sanctuary that Abuses Animals- (12/22)
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    A national animal rights organization is sticking up for a sanctuary that has neglected and mistreated animals.



    According to the Chicago Tribune, the Connecticut-based Friends of Animals is defending the former managers of San Antonio’s Primarily Primates animal sanctuary after Probate Judge Guy Herman found that the directors were neglecting and mistreating animals. The animals were sealed in filthy cages behind doors that had rusted shut, the heating system was broken, the facility was infested with cockroaches and rats, and animal feces and food were rotting on the property.



    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott alleged that Primarily Primates’ charitable funds were used to buy groceries, liquor, and even a house for one of the staff members. The sanctuary’s founder, Wallace Swett, allegedly hoarded hundreds more animals than the facility could hold.



    A Dallas wildlife rehabilitator was appointed by the court to improve conditions at the facility.



    Primarily Primates sounds like a place that activists would demand is shut down, but instead, Friends of Animal is paying legal fees to help the administrators regain control of the shelter. Friends of Animals President Priscilla Feral insists the animals get marvelous care.



    “I’m not freaked out by mice,” Feral said when asked about photographs showing swarms of vermin at the facility. “And the roaches – it’s not odd that they are there. They are part of nature.”



    Feral called the cruelty allegations, which were brought by the Virginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a scheme by the group to take over the sanctuary, kill the animals, and sell the facility’s valuable land.



    PETA claims it has no control over the sanctuary now that it is under the court’s jurisdiction; however, suspicion of the group’s motives is understandable. PETA, which claims to be uncompromising in its stance against animal cruelty, has killed more than 14,400 dogs and cats and pets since 1998. In 2005, two PETA employees allegedly picked up dogs and cats from shelters and dumped their dead bodies in the garbage.

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    Check out the following link to read the
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    Or just visit our website for more information at http://www.texashuntfish.com/

    Hunt Hard. Fish Smart. Explore Texas.

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    • #3
      Interesting, fascinating game,

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      • #4
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        <font color="0000ff"><font size="+2">Dear Texas Outdoor Enthusiast, </font></font>

        There are several critical issues facing the Texas Parks &amp; Wildlife Department in 2007. Since you enjoy the Texas Outdoors, please take 90 seconds to read below.

        How are your Hunting and Fishing License Dollars being Spent?

        The Texas Legislature is directly affecting the Texas Parks &amp; Wildlife Department&#39;s ability to put more feet on the ground dedicated to wildlife habitat and fisheries management.

        If you enjoy any facet of the Texas Outdoors, please visit www.TexasFund9.org
        to learn about six critical issues facing all of us.

        TexasFund9.org was created by 35&#43; State and National Organizations coming together under the name, &#34;Texas Outdoor Partners.&#34; The members include the Texas Wildlife Association, Nature Conservancy, Coastal Conservation Association, Ducks Unlimited, and many others who have united to express one message representing millions of Texas Outdoor Enthusiasts. We need you to voice your opinion.

        If only two people from each County take the time to call their State Senator and State Representative to express their opinion, we are told by others in the Legislature that our voice will be heard. Again, please visit:

        www.TexasFund9.org
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        • #5
          California Hunters Face Forced Spay and Neuter Law

          California Hunters Face Forced Spay and Neuter Law Spay and Neuter Bill Passes Committee

          April 27, 2007 (California)

          California sportsmen face advancing legislation that will put unnecessary hardships on sporting dog owners and outlaw the breeding of accomplished hunting dogs.

          Assembly Bill 1634, which requires dogs over four months of age to be spayed or neutered, passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on April 24 by a vote of 7 to 3. The bill, sponsored by Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, requires dog owners to have their dogs spayed or neutered at their own expense. Registered, purebred dogs are exempt from the requirement. The bill has been re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

          “California sportsmen must turn the heat up on lawmakers,” said USSA Senior Vice President Rick Story. “Assembly Bill 1634 will cause unnecessary financial hardships on middle and low income sportsmen who will be forced to spay or neuter their animals, and will prevent people from breeding extremely accomplished sporting dogs simply because they are not purebred.”

          Assembly Bill 1634 will also cause an unintended health concern for dogs and the public. There is a risk that individuals who do not comply with the new law will stop taking their dogs for veterinary care. Although the bill does not mandate that veterinarians report violators, some will fear citations and forego vet visits. As a result, the dogs will not receive regular inoculations that protect the animals and the public from disease.

          The anti’s have marked California’s hound hunting traditions for elimination, but a vigilant sportsmen’s community continues to strike back.

          “In recent years, California sportsmen have united to protect their hobbies and hunting interests, and it is time again to take action,” said Story.

          Take Action! California sportsmen should contact Assembly members and let them know that the hunting dog community opposes AB 1634, an excessive bill that will devastate the future of their sport. Explain that the bill criminalizes dog owners who legitimately breed hunting dogs. Let them know you oppose the establishment of unattainable regulations to receive an exemption. To contact your assembly member, call (916) 445-2323 or use the Legislative Action Center at www.ussportsmen.org.

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          • #6
            Toyota Texas Bass Classic Returns in 2008

            Toyota Texas Bass Classic Returns in 2008

            Houston, TX - Officials for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) have announced that the unique team angling event will return for its second year. The Tournament will be held on Lake Fork in East Texas, April 18-20, 2008, and will adhere to the strict slot limits of the lake. The event will benefit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and its outdoor recreation programs.

            "It is a great honor to announce the Toyota Texas Bass Classic will be returning to Lake Fork in 2008," said TTBC Co-Founders Dan Friedkin and Donato Ramos. "Not only will this allow us to continue to showcase the outstanding bass fishing in Texas, but it also sets the standard for conservation practices in angling and it benefits TPWD programs."

            The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is a one of a kind event in the sport of angling. The Tournament features 100 professional anglers grouped in teams of four. 2007 was the first year of the event and the team of Terry Scroggins (captain), Chris Daves, Frank Ippoliti and James Niggemeyer took home the $250,000 team purse. They reeled in 54 fish totaling 244 pounds 12 ounces.

            "Through the support and hard work of multiple organizations, this Tournament has reinvented the bass fishing Tournament format and reinvigorated the sport for many," said Professional Anglers Association
            (PAA) President Mark Davis.

            The 100 contestants, all of whom are qualified members of the PAA, will be arranged in four-man teams for the Tournament's first two days on Friday and Saturday, with five of those teams qualifying for the finals on the Tournament's third day. The four-man teams will consist of two pairs of anglers, one pair fishing in one boat for four hours each morning and the other pair in the afternoon.

            "Toyota is thrilled to be on board again with this tremendous event and to be able to support TPWD and its efforts," announced Toby Hynes, President, Gulf States Toyota. "It is great to put the spotlight on Lake Fork but even better to see the positive impact that this event has on the programs sponsored by TPWD."

            Through the TTBC, the TPWD will receive a $250,000 donation that will be used to benefit their first-class youth fishing and outreach programs. "The focus of these programs is to expose kids and non-traditional users to the great fishing and the conservation of the TPWD's Freshwater Resources upon which good fishing depends," said JC Fassino, President, Texas Bass Classic Foundation.

            In the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, all fish caught above 14 inches will be weighed and the top five caught each day credited to each angler. Fish will be weighed in the boat by a certified and independent observer, and then returned to the lake immediately. This avoids having fish held in live wells for long periods of time and will set precedence on how fish are to be handled in future professional bass tournaments. Contestants will be allowed to keep one fish larger than 24 inches, which will be weighed at the lake-side weigh-in scales, then turned over to TPWD for proper handling and release back to the lake.

            The Tournament's format is designed to appeal to spectators, and includes a kids' area with outdoor activities, live music and a Jumbotron showing continuous action to the audience. Morning and afternoon weigh-ins will assure high levels of activity during the day. While half of the anglers are on the water fishing, the other flight of anglers will be on shore giving clinics, signing autographs and interacting with the public. A fishing industry expo will feature instructional seminars and the latest in fishing equipment, gear and accessories.

            In 2007, over 27,000 people attended the events at Lake Fork over the course of the Pro-Am and TTBC tournaments. An hour-long national network broadcast is scheduled for the event.

            The 2007 Lucchese Toyota Tundra Big Bass Award went to angler John Sappington for his largest Tournament catch, weighing in at 11 pounds 2 ounces. The big catch earned him a custom pair of Lucchese Boots, Stetson hat and a Lucchese edition Toyota Tundra truck.

            The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is sanctioned by the Professional Anglers Association with technical assistance and support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Inland Fisheries Division. Title sponsor for the
            event is Toyota.


            Contacts:
            Lenny Francoeur, Tournament Director
            (479) 715-6100 or lenny.francoeur@octagon.com

            Adam Harris, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
            (919) 531-0500 or adam.harris@octagon.com

            <<08 TTBC Announcement release.pdf>>
            Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella
            http://www.jerrylabella.com/forums
            http://jerrylabella.com

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            • #7
              Trade Show dates 2008 for Dallas, Houston and Harrisbur

              Trade Show dates 2008 for Dallas, Houston and Harrisburg

              Beaulieu’s Trophy Woodland Caribou, Eastern Canadian Moose and Black Bear Hunts will be at the Dallas Safari Show January 9-13, 2008 in booth 1107. We will be in Houston Safari Club on the following weekend from January 17-19, 2008 in booth 9. From February 2-12, 2008 you can locate us at the Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at booth 1155.

              Please drop by our booth and meet the owners and guides that will create your next great hunting experience and sign up for a chance to win a FREE bear hunt.

              For more information about show dates or hunts please call us toll free at 1-877-999-7824 or email us at deancrocker@nf.sympatico.ca
              Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella
              http://www.jerrylabella.com/forums
              http://jerrylabella.com

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              • #8
                Volunteers Needed for Toyota Texas Bass Classic

                Volunteers Needed for Toyota Texas Bass Classic

                Houston, Texas - The Toyota Texas Bass Classic, a Professional Anglers
                Association sanctioned event, is in search of over 200 volunteers to
                ensure that the second year Tournament runs smoothly. The event returns
                to Lake Fork, April 15 - 20, 2008. Fishing knowledge is not required
                and families and friends are encouraged to participate. The minimum age
                to volunteer is 18 years old.

                Click here for more on this unique opportunity.
                <http://toyotatexasbassclassic.com/uploads/08&#37;20ttbc%20vols.pdf>

                Click here for Tournament Information.
                <http://toyotatexasbassclassic.com/folders.asp?action=display&record=1>
                Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella
                http://www.jerrylabella.com/forums
                http://jerrylabella.com

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                • #9
                  Trace Adkins To Headline Toyota Texas Bass Classic Ente

                  NEWS RELEASE
                  For Release: Thursday, January 24, 2008
                  Contact: Lenny Francoeur, Tournament Director
                  (479) 715-6103 or lenny@toyotatexasbassclassic.com
                  Adam Harris, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
                  (919) 531-0500 or adam@toyotatexasbassclassic.com
                  For Trace Adkins: Schatzi Hageman, Hot Schatz PR
                  (615) 782-0078 or info@hotschatzpr.com



                  TRACE ADKINS TO HEADLINE TOYOTA TEXAS BASS CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT

                  HOUSTON, TEXAS – Country music superstar Trace Adkins will headline a world-class entertainment line-up at the 2008 Toyota Texas Bass Classic, a Professional Anglers Association sanctioned event. The three-day fishing Tournament at famed Lake Fork in East Texas will consist of two days of concerts with Adkins performing on Saturday, April 19. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is in its second year and will be held April 18 – 20.
                  “This is a tremendous announcement for our event,” said Tournament Director Lenny Francoeur. “Our Tournament has quickly become recognized not only as a premier bass fishing event, but also a world-class entertainment venue. We feel very privileged to give area residents the chance to see great entertainment in their own backyard.”
                  Tickets are now on sale as a three-day pass valid Friday through Sunday can be purchased for $20 in advance of the Tournament, or $25 at the gate. Information regarding additional entertainment acts for Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 are forthcoming.
                  Adkins’ gregarious personality has made him a larger-than-life character in the country music world. His instantly recognizable baritone has energized concert venues and made its way to the top of billboard charts for a decade. Adkins’ appeal has gone from that of the good old country boy to mainstream megastar during his rise. He has successfully mixed good-time anthems with emotional glimpses into his life across his albums. Adkins has also incorporated different music styles into his sound, including the hip-hop influenced “Honky-Tonk Badonkadonk” that reached number two on the US Country billboard chart. He recently released American Man, Greatest Hits Volume II, a collection of songs influential in his rise to the top.
                  Adkins was also named as a competitor on The Celebrity Apprentice, a spin-off of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, which airs on NBC. In this version, the competitors compete for a $250,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Adkins is competing for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN),
                  because of his close personal connection to these issues; his six year-old daughter suffers from severe food allergies.
                  The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is sanctioned by the Professional Anglers Association with technical assistance and support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and its outdoor recreation programs. Title sponsor for the event is Toyota.
                  For tickets or additional Tournament information, please visit www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com or call 1-866-907-0143.
                  Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella
                  http://www.jerrylabella.com/forums
                  http://jerrylabella.com

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                  • #10
                    PAA Toyota Texas Bass Classic Qualifier Field Set

                    News Release
                    For Release: Thursday, January 31, 2008

                    Contact: Lenny Francoeur, Tournament Director

                    (479) 715-6103 or lenny@toyotatexasbassclassic.com

                    Adam Harris, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

                    (919) 531-0500 or adam@toyotatexasbassclassic.com

                    Craig Lamb, PAA General Manager

                    (615) 477-8940 or craig@fishPAA.com





                    PAA Toyota Texas Bass Classic Qualifier Field Set

                    Pros from 20 states to converge on Choke Canyon Lake





                    BENTON, KENTUCKY – The Professional Anglers Association (PAA) today announced the field of anglers competing in the PAA Toyota Texas Bass Classic Qualifier, set for Feb. 8 – 9, 2008 on Choke Canyon Reservoir.



                    The Qualifier will advance the top 25 anglers overall from the competition to the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, an event sanctioned by the PAA, to be held April 18 – 20 at Lake Fork Reservoir. The 25 anglers advancing from the Qualifier will round out the four-angler teams competing at Lake Fork in the second event of its kind held to benefit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and its outdoor recreational programs.



                    “The PAA members who stepped up to the plate and entered this qualifier have shown us their spirit and support for their organization,” said PAA President Mark Davis. “We hope they are rewarded with some great fishing at Choke Canyon, which from what we’ve heard from the experts, rivals the quality of bass fishing at any lake in the state of Texas.”



                    Added Davis, “this will be a unique event, and we don’t want to take away from who wins the overall event. When you step back though and look at the big picture, there are actually 25 winners who from here will move on to the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.”



                    The field of 64 contestants from 20 states includes five invitees from the National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. Each of the 64 contestants will be accompanied by an official observer for both days of the competition on Choke Canyon. The tournament rules will allow each contestant to return to the scales with 5 bass measuring a minimum of 14 inches.



                    The overall payout of $165,000 includes a first-place prize of a certificate for a 2008 Toyota Tundra and an additional cash bonus of $4,000. Five big bass awards in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each of the two days of the competition, for a total of $10,000 in bonus cash.



                    Tournament headquarters is Choke Canyon State Park (Calliham Unit) in Calliham, Texas. Daily weigh-ins on Feb. 8-9 will begin at 3:30 p.m.



                    The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is sanctioned by the Professional Anglers Association with technical assistance and support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and its outdoor recreation programs. Title sponsor for the event is Toyota.



                    For tickets or additional Tournament information, please visit www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com or call 1-866-907-0143.



                    Note: The PAA Web address has changed to fishPAA.com . Please bookmark this new address.



                    Qualifier Contestants:



                    ALABAMA
                    Brent Crow
                    Jimmy Mason
                    Craig Dowling
                    Doug Garrett
                    Simon Morrow
                    Travis Rulle

                    ARKANSAS
                    Stephen Browning
                    Jim Dillard
                    Clark Reehm

                    FLORIDA
                    Patrick Pierce

                    GEORGIA
                    Michael Brown
                    Glenn Chappelear

                    ILLINOIS
                    Luke Estel

                    INDIANA
                    John Gray
                    Wes Thomas
                    Kelby Waldrip

                    KENTUCKY
                    Randy Alexander
                    Nathan Baum
                    Adam Hock

                    LOUISIANA
                    Roger Boler
                    Tony Chachere
                    MASSACHUSETTS
                    Danny Correia

                    MISSOURI
                    Chad Brauer
                    Scott Campbell
                    Scott Kehlenbrink

                    NEBRASKA
                    Aaron Jakub

                    NEW JERSEY
                    Dave Mansue

                    NORTH CAROLINA
                    Marty Stone

                    OHIO
                    Brad Wall

                    OKLAHOMA
                    Harmon Davis

                    SOUTH CAROLINA
                    Ray Sedgwick

                    SOUTH DAKOTA
                    Jami Fralick

                    TENNESSEE
                    Ray Brazier
                    Kenneth Chapman
                    Frank Lannom
                    Russ Moran

                    TEXAS
                    Harold Allen
                    Patrick Amick
                    Kip Bodkin
                    TEXAS (cont.)

                    Robert Collett
                    David Curtis
                    Randy Dearman
                    Tommy Durham
                    Jerry Green
                    David Gregg
                    Johnny Grice
                    Ray Hanselman
                    Trent Huckaby
                    Trevor Knight
                    Thomas Law
                    Elton Luce, Jr.
                    Cody Malone
                    Ben Matsubu
                    Yusuke Miyazaki
                    James Niggemeyer
                    Mark Pack
                    Dave Parsons
                    Brian Penso
                    Justin Rackley
                    Tim Reneau
                    Jason Reyes
                    Byron Velvick
                    Lance Vick

                    VIRGINIA
                    Kurt Dove
                    Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella
                    http://www.jerrylabella.com/forums
                    http://jerrylabella.com

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                    • #11
                      Cover Your Bass introduces &quot;The Bassroom&quot; the complete

                      MESQUITE, TX --- Cover Your Bass introduces "The Bassroom" the complete portable privacy system that allows you to spend more time on the water fishing by eliminating those inconvenient moments.

                      Cover Your Bass is the culmination of research and development from innovators Matt and Kirk Smith, a father/son team of fishermen from Texas, who have created the ultimate portable bathroom for your fishing boat.

                      Aptly named "The Bassroom" this ingenious product fills the need for a portable bathroom system in a market that has been overlooked and neglected for years. With privacy concerns and today's current "eco-friendly" movements, the Bassroom virtually eliminates the possibility of over-exposure from your boat while providing an environmentally safe alternative to lengthy trips back to the loading dock.

                      "We've created this product to fill a void that currently exists in today's fishing arena" said Matt Smith, owner and creator of The Bassroom. "In today's world you never know who has a camera or video phone and would enjoy the 10 minutes of fame by posting a video of you "caught in the act" on YouTube or similar social network websites. The price, privacy, and function of The Bassroom provides security and comfort for much less than the cost of embarrassment or possible legal fees for over-exposure while on the lake." says Smith.

                      The entire Bassroom system is stored in a handy transportation bag that can easily be tucked away in your boat until needed. With a total setup time of approximately a minute, you can quickly construct your Bassroom in times of an emergency and leave the unit assembled while you continue fishing or simply fold down and store.

                      Although created specifically with fishing in mind, the Bassroom is gaining popularity with hikers and campers who find the ease of transport and privacy a welcome addition to their trips.

                      "The feedback we have received from customers has shown a wide demographic range from young adventurers to Pro Anglers. The Bassroom is great for privacy, shade and rain shield for the entire family, including pets." says Smith.

                      The Bassroom system itself consists of 190T polyester material with access doors on both the front and back equipped with over-sized zippers for easy handling. The polyester is waterproof and flame-proof to assure safety and comfort. The waste disposal bags contained in the full Bassroom system are convenient zip-up bags constructed of a sturdy 2 mil plastic material which effectively and safely handle the waste storage and transporting.

                      Currently priced at $119.95 plus $10.00 shipping U.S. for the entire system, the Bassroom will provide years of service with proper handling and storage. Visit www.coveryourbass.com for more purchase details, videos, and product reviews from the experts.

                      Cover Your Bass (www.coveryourbass.com) Home of the Bassroom is located in Mesquite, Texas providing portable privacy for your boat. 1-972-849-4868.

                      PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PHOTO GALLERY-- The Bassroom can be set up on the back of a truck or on the ground, providing a private bathroom almost anywhere.

                      Matt Smith 972-849-4868

                      One of the purposes of the Bassroom System is to protect and improve the quality of our waters by providing recreational boaters and anglers with a convenient alternative to the overboard discharge of boat sewage.

                      Clean water is important to all of us. Two ways for recreational boaters to improve water quality is to stop the overboard discharge of sewage and never use lake
                      shoreline as a bathroom.

                      Sewage discharges are unsightly and contain disease-causing microorganisms. Bacteria and viruses can contaminate areas used for swimming, skiing, and fishing. The decaying sewage can also degrade aquatic habitats by reducing oxygen levels.

                      Be part of the solution:
                      Do not use lake shoreline as a bathroom.
                      Use the Bassroom System when out on the water.
                      Dispose of waste from portable toilets and on-board holding tanks properly.
                      Don't throw anything overboard.
                      Bring cut fishing line ashore.
                      Avoid discharging bilge waste into the water.
                      Be careful in fueling -- try to prevent oil and fuel spills.
                      Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella
                      http://www.jerrylabella.com/forums
                      http://jerrylabella.com

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                      • #12
                        A sought after race

                        The congressional district of Texas 22nd has been in news recently. It has attracted the attention of the people across the world as the constituency held two elections on the same day. This was mainly because the House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who represented the constituency, withdrew from the election after winning the primary. The leader retired mainly as a result of allegations made on him on charges of corruption. As there was a need to fill the seat vacated by the leader for his unexpired term, a special election was held.

                        The special elections of the Texas 22nd district saw Shelley Sekula-Gibbs win as a write-in candidate for the unexpired term of the republican leader Tom DeLay. Sekula-Gibbs was sworn in on November 13. Sekula-Gibbs’ situation is similar to one experienced by Congressman Neil Abercrombie, who won a special election in September 1986, while simultaneously losing the primary election for a full term in Hawaii's 1st congressional district. He, thus, was elected to a term of a few short months, though he was later elected in 1990 and has held the seat since.

                        In the following general election there were three main candidates: Democrat and former US Representative Nick Lampson, Libertarian Party candidate Bob Smither, and Republican Sekula-Gibbs. Only Lampson's and Smither's names appeared on the ballot, as Shelley Sekula-Gibbs had to run as a write-in candidate. In this race, Lampson captured 52% of the vote, to Sekula-Gibbs' 42%, and Smither collected 6%.

                        This year, the candidates standing for election in this district include known names like former Sugar Land mayor Dean Hrbacek , former Pasadena mayor John Manlove, former John Cornyn Chief of Staff Pete Olson, Family District Judge Jim Squier, State Representative Bob Talton, and NASA contractor Ryan Rowley. Dean Hrbacek is a former Councilman and Mayor of Sugar Land, a business attorney, board certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and a Certified Public Accountant.

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                        • #13
                          Field Set for Toyota Texas Bass Classic

                          Field Set for Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                          Houston, Texas – The 2008 Toyota Texas Bass Classic field has been completed following the Professional Anglers Association Qualifier at Choke Canyon Lake. 25 PAA pros qualified for the team angling competition held April 18 – 20 at Lake Fork.



                          Jason Reyes, winner of the inaugural Toyota Texas Bass Classic qualifier, held February 8-9, 2008 at Choke Canyon in South Texas, finished the two-day contest with 10 bass weighing a collective 48 pounds and 3 ounces, joining 24 other anglers that will advance to the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.



                          The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is sanctioned by the Professional Anglers Association with technical assistance and support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division.



                          The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will receive a $250,000 donation from the Tournament that will deliver new funding for their youth fishing and outreach initiatives. Last year’s proceeds assisted the stocking of fish in Texas neighborhood lakes in an effort to introduce kids to fishing.



                          For additional Tournament and ticket information, please visit www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com.



                          The following is the complete team list for the 2008 Toyota Texas Bass Classic:





                          Team #1
                          Team #8
                          Team #15
                          Team #22

                          Dean Rojas (captain)
                          Terry Scroggins (captain)
                          Alton Jones (captain)
                          Timmy Horton (captain)

                          Luke Clausen
                          Russ Lane
                          Bud Pruitt
                          Todd Auten

                          Randy Blaukat
                          Shaw Grigsby
                          Mark Tucker
                          Tommy Martin

                          Kenneth Chapman
                          Craig Dowling
                          Stephen Browning
                          Jim Dillard






                          Team #2
                          Team #9
                          Team #16
                          Team #23

                          Matt Herren (captain)
                          Bobby Lane (captain)
                          Chad Morgenthaler (captain)
                          Chris Baumgardner (captain)

                          Clark Wendlandt
                          Cody Bird
                          Matt Reed
                          Kevin Wirth

                          Ray Scheide
                          John Sappington
                          Stacey King
                          Dan Morehead

                          Trevor Knight
                          Byron Velvick
                          Brian Penso
                          Trent Huckaby






                          Team #3
                          Team #10
                          Team #17
                          Team #24

                          Charlie Hartley (captain)
                          Dave Wolak (captain)
                          Michael Iaconelli (captain)
                          Tommy Biffle (captain)

                          John Crews, Jr.
                          Mike McClelland
                          Randy Howell
                          Zell Rowland

                          Mark Tyler
                          Terry Segraves
                          Cliff Pace
                          Guy Eaker

                          Jami Fralick
                          Travis Rulle
                          Danny Correia
                          Jason Reyes






                          Team #4
                          Team #11
                          Team #18
                          Team #25

                          Kevin VanDam (captain)
                          Jeff Kriet (captain)
                          Todd Faircloth (captain)
                          Aaron Martens (captain)

                          Dave Lefebre
                          Mark Rose
                          Terry Baksay
                          Larry Nixon

                          Paul Elias
                          Kevin Short
                          Derek Remitz
                          Rick Morris

                          Jimmy Mason
                          James Niggemeyer
                          Johnny Grice
                          Patrick Pierce






                          Team #5
                          Team #12
                          Team #19
                          Team #26

                          Gary Klein (captain)
                          Brent Chapman (captain)
                          Andy Morgan (captain)
                          Sean Hoernke (captain)

                          Scott Suggs
                          Brian Snowden
                          Peter Thliveros
                          Chris Daves

                          Bernie Schultz
                          Terry Butcher
                          Mike Hawkes
                          Tom Mann, Jr.

                          Dave Parsons
                          Scott Campbell
                          Wes Thomas
                          Pete Ponds






                          Team #6
                          Team #13
                          Team #20


                          Mike Wurm (captain)
                          Anthony Gagliardi (captain)
                          Kelly Jordon (captain)


                          Lee Bailey, Jr.
                          Art Ferguson III
                          David Smith


                          Pete Gluszek
                          Denny Brauer
                          David Walker


                          Ray Hanselman, Jr.
                          John Gray
                          Lance Vick







                          Team #7
                          Team #14
                          Team #21


                          Jason Quinn (captain)
                          Edwin Evers (captain)
                          Takahiro Omori (captain)


                          Ishama Monroe
                          Jeff Reynolds
                          Mark Davis


                          Curt Lytle
                          Mark Menendez
                          David Dudley


                          Yusuke Miyazaki
                          Kurt Dove
                          Jerry Green
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                          • #14
                            Brookshire’s &amp; Bass Pro Shops to Sell Tickets

                            News Release
                            For Release: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

                            Contact: Lenny Francoeur, Tournament Director

                            (479) 715-6103 or lenny@toyotatexasbassclassic.com

                            Adam Harris, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

                            (919) 531-0500 or adam@toyotatexasbassclassic.com


                            Brookshire’s & Bass Pro Shops to Sell Tickets

                            For the Toyota Texas Bass Classic

                            Houston, Texas – Tournament officials have announced that tickets for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic will be made available at participating Brookshire’s & Bass Pro Shops throughout Texas. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic, a Professional Anglers Association sanctioned event being held April 18 – 20 at Lake Fork, is a unique team fishing competition complete with live entertainment, family fun zone and expo areas. A three-day pass valid Friday, Saturday and Sunday, can be purchased at Brookshire’s and Bass Pro Shops for a discounted price of $20.



                            “We are extremely excited to announce Brookshire’s & Bass Pro Shops as our Tournament’s official ticket retailers,” said Tournament Director Lenny Francoeur. “We strive to make tickets readily available to all area residents and feel these partnerships will increase the ease of access in 2008.”



                            Tickets include access to all three days of the fishing competition, concerts acts, parking, access to the Family Fun Zone and kids 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Proceeds from this event go toward the $250,000 donation that the Toyota Texas Bass Classic will give to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Ticketing became a necessity while giving consideration to the parking and venue space restrictions, operational logistics and local transit and roadways. Tournament and local officials agreed on this measure and it will allow the Tournament to accurately track its attendance and develop advance plans accordingly.



                            Participating Bass Pro Shops that will be selling tickets include stores in Grapevine, Garland, Bossier City, Houston and San Antonio. Participating area Brookshire’s include locations in Canton, Daingerfield, Emory, Gilmer, Gladewater, Hawkins, Lindale, Mineola, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon, Pittsburg, Quinlan, Quitman, Sulphur Springs, Tyler, Van, Wills Point and Winnsboro. For complete store locations please visit our website, www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com.



                            Award-winning in their concept and design, Bass Pro Shops retail stores are rated high as tourist-destination picks. Some 90 million people visit the stores annually. Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, Bass Pro Shops currently has 41 retail locations in 24 states and Canada. In addition, Bass Pro Shops also provides products and services for thousands of independent dealers worldwide through its subsidiary company, American Rod & Gun.



                            Brookshire’s is a privately owned grocery store chain with locations in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Brookshire’s began in 1928 on a downtown square in Tyler, Texas that expanded in 1939 to include three stores in the Tyler area. Brookshire’s popularity continued to grow with stores popping up across the East Texas area. Through the years, the company has continued to experience healthy growth with over 150 supermarkets operating in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana and employees over 12,000 staff members.



                            The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is sanctioned by the Professional Anglers Association with technical assistance and support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and its outdoor recreation programs. Title sponsor for the event is Toyota. Tournament partners include Bass Pro Shops, Nitro, 96.3 KSCS and 96.7 the Texas Twister.



                            For additional Tournament and ticket information, please visit www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com.
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                            • #15
                              Toyota Texas Bass Classic Now Offering One-Day Tickets

                              Toyota Texas Bass Classic Now Offering One-Day Tickets


                              Houston, Texas – The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is now selling one-day tickets to the Tournament at Lake Fork, April 18 – 20. One-day tickets are day specific and can be purchased for $10 in advance and on-site.

                              “Our hope is that by adding a one-day ticket option to our existing three-day ticket book we will allow more fans the opportunity to attend the Tournament and musical concerts,” said Tournament Director Lenny Francoeur. “We have recognized the concern that many fans traveling to Lake Fork are unable to attend all three days, and we want to encourage them to be there, even if only for one day.”



                              The one-day tickets can be purchased at www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com or 1-866-907-0143 and at the Tournament main gate. All advance orders must denote the day that they plan to attend when buying. The one-day ticket option still contains all of the exciting festivities at Lake Fork, including: elite Tournament fishing, musical concerts (Saturday & Sunday), parking and family fun zone. Kids 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.



                              A three-day ticket book valid for all the events at Lake Fork is $20 in advance and $25 on-site. Area Bass Pro Shops and Brookshire’s are selling the three-day ticket books.



                              All proceeds from the Toyota Texas Bass Classic go towards a $250,000 donation to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Last year’s proceeds assisted the stocking of fish in Texas neighborhood lakes in an effort to introduce kids to fishing.



                              The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is sanctioned by the Professional Anglers Association with technical assistance and support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and its outdoor recreation programs. Title sponsor for the event is Toyota. Tournament partners include Bass Pro Shops, Nitro, 96.3 KSCS and 96.7 the Texas Twister.



                              For additional Tournament information, please visit www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com.
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                              • #16
                                Toyota Texas Bass Classic Only One Month Away

                                News Release
                                For Release: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

                                Contact: Lenny Francoeur, Tournament Director

                                (479) 715-6103 or lenny@toyotatexasbassclassic.com

                                Adam Harris, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

                                (919) 531-0500 or adam@toyotatexasbassclassic.com

                                Toyota Texas Bass Classic Only One Month Away

                                Team Angling Competition Benefits Charity; Kids 17 & under Free




                                Houston, Texas – The Toyota Texas Bass Classic, a Professional Anglers Association sanctioned event, is only one month away from its return to Lake Fork. The team competition benefits the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD). It will feature the biggest names in professional angling for three days of Tournament fishing and Trace Adkins headlining an all-star country music line-up. The Tournament is held April 18 – 20.



                                Lake Fork is one of the most prolific fishing spots in the United States for largemouth bass. The TPWD manages the lake's fishery with very strict rules designed to protect fish of certain sizes. Fish in a “slot” between 14 and 24 inches must be returned to the lake immediately when they are caught. The Tournament’s rules have been designed to obey the slot limits without inhibiting the anglers’ competitive zeal. Independent observers on each boat use Boga-Grip scales to weigh each fish and live scoring keeps the fans up-to-date throughout the day.



                                The second-year event consists of 26 four-man teams captained by some of the top anglers in the world, including: 2008 Bassmaster Classic winner Alton Jones, four-time Angler of the Year Kevin VanDam and 2007 winning captain Terry “Big Show” Scroggins. Teams split into groups of two and fish in morning and afternoon flights. Only the top five teams by cumulative weight advance to Sunday’s final round. The team with the largest total weight after three days will win the winner’s share of the $750,000 purse.



                                Country music star Trace Adkins will be the headline entertainer for the event, performing on Saturday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. Local favorite Kacey Musgraves will perform earlier on Saturday. Robert Earl Keen will be the featured entertainer on Sunday, April 20, with Roger Creager also performing on Sunday. In addition, there will be recreational and educational activities for kids and families during the Tournament.



                                CBS Sports will broadcast a one-hour special reprising the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Sunday, May 11 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST and it will feature highlights from the three Tournament days, with a focus on the final teams and the awards ceremony.





                                A three-day Ticket Book valid for all the events at Lake Fork, April 18, 19 and 20 is $20 in advance and $25 on-site. One-day tickets are also available for $10. Kids 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Proceeds go towards a $250,000 donation to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Last year’s proceeds assisted the stocking of fish in Texas neighborhood lakes in an effort to introduce kids to fishing. Tickets are now on sale at www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com or 1-866-907-0143. Three-day Ticket Books are also available at participating Bass Pro Shops and Brookshire’s.



                                The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is sanctioned by the Professional Anglers Association with technical assistance and support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and its outdoor recreation programs. Title sponsor for the event is Toyota. Tournament partners include Bass Pro Shops, Nitro, 96.3 KSCS and 96.7 the Texas Twister.



                                For additional Tournament information, please visit www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com.
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                                • #17
                                  Study: Texas Top Dog in Economic Impact of Hunting, Fis

                                  Study: Texas Top Dog in Economic Impact of Hunting, Fishing March 24, 2008 (Texas)

                                  A recently released nationwide study showed Texas at the top of the list when it comes to the economic impact of hunters and anglers.

                                  The results of the study, called “Hunting and Fishing: Bright Stars of the American Economy – A force as big as the outdoors,” take into account a number of variables, including total number of participants, number of jobs provided, amount of money generated and total tax revenue for each state. Results are based on 2006 numbers.

                                  Texas boasts 2.6 million sportsmen who infuse the hunting and fishing industry with $6.6 billion per year. Tax revenue for the state was $1.3 billion and 106,000 jobs are supported by hunting.

                                  Florida was in second place with two million hunters and fishermen and $4.8 billion spent.

                                  Texas did not take first place in all of the possible categories in the report. Pennsylvanians placed first for spending the most time outdoors and Georgia was the most traveled to state for hunting.

                                  The survey revealed that nationally in 2006, the combined 34 million hunters over the age of 16 generated $76 billion into the economy.

                                  More details from the study can be found at www.sportsmenslink.org or www.nssf.org.
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                                  • #18
                                    The latest Toyota Texas Bass Classic

                                    The latest Toyota Texas Bass Classic updates can be found online at www.ToyotaTexasBassClassic.com.
                                    Area pro angler Sean Hoernke reeled in the top bass of the weekend, a 9 lb. 8 oz. monster that could earn him the Big Bass Award for the tournanment. Hoernke is from The Woodlands, Texas and his catch propelled him to the “Tundra Ten”. The field was cut to the top-10 following Saturday’s action.

                                    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
                                    Day Two Recap, Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    Leaderboard (Cumulative Weight of Five Largest Bass each day)
                                    1. Dave Lefebre 36lbs 12oz
                                    2. Todd Auten 31lbs 4oz
                                    3. Andy Montgomery 30lbs 12oz
                                    4. Chad Morgenthaler 30lbs
                                    T5. Aaron Martens 29lbs
                                    T5. Tommy Biffle 29lbs
                                    T7. Sean Hoernke 27lbs
                                    T7. Jason Christie 27lbs
                                    T7. Timmy Horton 27lbs
                                    10. Clark Wendlandt 26lbs 12oz
                                    Full Leaderboard Attached
                                    Big Bass
                                    1. Sean Hoernke 9lbs 8oz Day 2
                                    2. Michael Wurm 8lbs 8oz Day 2
                                    3. Tommy Biffle 7lbs 12oz Day 2
                                    4. Fred Contaoi 7lbs 8oz Day 1
                                    T5. Bobby Lane 7lbs 4oz Day 2
                                    T5. Keith Caka 7lbs 4oz Day 2
                                    Full Big Bass Standings Attached

                                    All Catches Attached
                                    Alpha List Records Attached

                                    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
                                    Final Round, Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    7:00am – 8:30am Take-Off: Papa’s on the Lake
                                    (Free to Public) Hwy 105
                                    9:00am Event Gates Open (Ticket Required)
                                    9:00am – 6:00pm Outdoor Adventures Area & Sponsor Expo
                                    1:00pm – 2:30pm Live concert featuring Julianne Hough
                                    3:30pm – 5:00pm Weigh-In & Awards Ceremony
                                    5:30pm – 7:00pm Live concert featuring Josh Turner
                                    Event Address is:
                                    200 N. Buffalo Springs Drive
                                    Montgomery, TX

                                    Boat takeoffs are free and open to the public. They take place in the morning from Papa’s On the Lake on Hwy 105 West. All other activities including weigh-ins, concerts, sponsor expo, fireworks, Outdoor Adventures Area take place within Buffalo Springs at the event site. There will be signs along Hwy 105 directing fans where to park.

                                    Event parking is $5. Tickets available at the gate - $20 per day.

                                    Media Center Contacts
                                    Mark Francois, Marketing Director
                                    mark@toyotatexasbassclassic.com or (919) 802-2837

                                    Adam Harris, Media Director
                                    adam@toyotatexasbassclassic.com or (336) 253-2539


                                    Leaderboard - By Tournament 10/17/2009 3:56:07 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. Num Angler (LB-OZ)
                                    1 29 Lefebre, Dave 36-12
                                    2 38 Auten, Todd 31-04
                                    3 6 Montgomery, Andy 30-12
                                    4 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 30-00
                                    5 7 Martens, Aaron 29-00
                                    5 16 Biffle, Tommy 29-00
                                    7 9 Hoernke, Sean 27-00
                                    7 52 Christie, Jason 27-00
                                    7 46 Horton, Timmy 27-00
                                    10 27 Wendlandt, Clark 26-12
                                    11 4 King, Stacey 26-08
                                    11 57 Lane, Russ 26-08
                                    13 31 Cecil, Russell 25-12
                                    14 47 Omori, Takahiro 25-08
                                    15 25 Ogrodowicz, Matt 25-00
                                    16 5 Thomas, Joe 24-04
                                    16 44 Kenney, J.T. 24-04
                                    18 41 Clausen, Luke 23-08
                                    18 37 Baumgardner, Chris 23-08
                                    20 13 Blassingame, Shonn 23-04
                                    20 42 Hackney, Greg 23-04
                                    22 32 Contaoi, Fred 23-00
                                    23 60 Kennedy, Steve 22-12
                                    24 11 Fukae, Shinichi 22-04
                                    25 33 Dudley, David P. 22-00
                                    26 23 Kriet, Jeff 21-08
                                    27 45 Jenkel, Duke 21-00
                                    28 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 20-04
                                    28 58 McClelland, Mike 20-04
                                    30 19 Faircloth, Todd 20-00
                                    30 14 Gagliardi, Anthony 20-00
                                    30 28 Browne, Glenn 20-00
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                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. Num Angler (LB-OZ)
                                    30 3 Lane, Arnie 20-00
                                    34 24 Lane, Bobby 19-12
                                    35 17 Bobo, Dalton 18-12
                                    35 59 Melvin, Sandy 18-12
                                    35 30 Evers, Edwin 18-12
                                    35 22 VanDam, Kevin 18-12
                                    35 2 Caka, Keith 18-12
                                    40 50 Snowden, Brian 18-08
                                    40 26 Walker, David 18-08
                                    42 54 Duckett, Boyd 17-12
                                    43 36 Grigsby, Shaw 17-08
                                    43 12 Elliott, Chris 17-08
                                    45 43 Morris, Rick 17-00
                                    46 39 Daves, Chris 16-08
                                    47 40 Martin, Tommy 16-00
                                    48 8 Rackley, Justin 15-12
                                    49 35 Bird, Cody 15-08
                                    50 18 Morgan, Andy 15-04
                                    51 55 Jordon, Kelly 15-00
                                    51 53 Thrift, Bryan 15-00
                                    53 34 Dowling, Craig 14-08
                                    54 51 Rose, Mark 10-04
                                    54 48 Reed, Matt 10-04
                                    56 56 Wurm, Michael 9-12
                                    57 49 Smith, Dave 8-08
                                    58 15 Mabrey, Kyle 6-12
                                    59 10 Vick, Lance 5-04
                                    60 1 Mansue, Dave 1-04
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                                    Big Bass Weight 10/17/2009 3:59:41 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. TEAM Angler (LB-OZ) Time Session
                                    1 9 Hoernke, Sean 9-08 10:10 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    2 56 Wurm, Michael 8-08 12:21 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    3 16 Biffle, Tommy 7-12 12:28 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    4 32 Contaoi, Fred 7-08 2:02 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    5 24 Lane, Bobby 7-04 11:26 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    5 2 Caka, Keith 7-04 10:40 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 53 Thrift, Bryan 7-00 10:08 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 8 Rackley, Justin 7-00 12:00 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 7 Martens, Aaron 7-00 3:28 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    10 29 Lefebre, Dave 6-08 1:17 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 12 Elliott, Chris 6-00 11:29 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    11 6 Montgomery, Andy 6-00 10:37 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 26 Walker, David 6-00 9:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 59 Melvin, Sandy 6-00 4:25 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 50 Snowden, Brian 5-12 2:05 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-12 12:57 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 52 Christie, Jason 5-12 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-08 11:48 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 29 Lefebre, Dave 5-08 8:04 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 26 Walker, David 5-04 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 52 Christie, Jason 5-04 10:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 46 Horton, Timmy 5-00 2:36 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 6 Montgomery, Andy 5-00 7:49 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 30 Evers, Edwin 5-00 10:57 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    22 5 Thomas, Joe 5-00 8:53 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 57 Lane, Russ 4-12 10:46 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 12:50 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 4 King, Stacey 4-12 12:09 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 7 Martens, Aaron 4-12 1:47 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 3:12 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 19 Faircloth, Todd 4-12 2:46 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 4-12 10:15 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 31 Cecil, Russell 4-08 11:59 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 29 Lefebre, Dave 4-08 10:24 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
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                                    Big Bass Weight 10/17/2009 3:59:41 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. TEAM Angler (LB-OZ) Time Session
                                    1 9 Hoernke, Sean 9-08 10:10 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    2 56 Wurm, Michael 8-08 12:21 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    3 16 Biffle, Tommy 7-12 12:28 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    4 32 Contaoi, Fred 7-08 2:02 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    5 24 Lane, Bobby 7-04 11:26 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    5 2 Caka, Keith 7-04 10:40 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 53 Thrift, Bryan 7-00 10:08 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 8 Rackley, Justin 7-00 12:00 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 7 Martens, Aaron 7-00 3:28 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    10 29 Lefebre, Dave 6-08 1:17 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 12 Elliott, Chris 6-00 11:29 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    11 6 Montgomery, Andy 6-00 10:37 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 26 Walker, David 6-00 9:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 59 Melvin, Sandy 6-00 4:25 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 50 Snowden, Brian 5-12 2:05 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-12 12:57 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 52 Christie, Jason 5-12 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-08 11:48 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 29 Lefebre, Dave 5-08 8:04 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 26 Walker, David 5-04 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 52 Christie, Jason 5-04 10:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 46 Horton, Timmy 5-00 2:36 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 6 Montgomery, Andy 5-00 7:49 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 30 Evers, Edwin 5-00 10:57 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    22 5 Thomas, Joe 5-00 8:53 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 57 Lane, Russ 4-12 10:46 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 12:50 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 4 King, Stacey 4-12 12:09 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 7 Martens, Aaron 4-12 1:47 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 3:12 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 19 Faircloth, Todd 4-12 2:46 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 4-12 10:15 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 31 Cecil, Russell 4-08 11:59 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 29 Lefebre, Dave 4-08 10:24 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
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                                    Big Bass Weight 10/17/2009 3:59:41 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. TEAM Angler (LB-OZ) Time Session
                                    1 9 Hoernke, Sean 9-08 10:10 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    2 56 Wurm, Michael 8-08 12:21 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    3 16 Biffle, Tommy 7-12 12:28 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    4 32 Contaoi, Fred 7-08 2:02 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    5 24 Lane, Bobby 7-04 11:26 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    5 2 Caka, Keith 7-04 10:40 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 53 Thrift, Bryan 7-00 10:08 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 8 Rackley, Justin 7-00 12:00 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 7 Martens, Aaron 7-00 3:28 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    10 29 Lefebre, Dave 6-08 1:17 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 12 Elliott, Chris 6-00 11:29 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    11 6 Montgomery, Andy 6-00 10:37 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 26 Walker, David 6-00 9:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 59 Melvin, Sandy 6-00 4:25 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 50 Snowden, Brian 5-12 2:05 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-12 12:57 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 52 Christie, Jason 5-12 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-08 11:48 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 29 Lefebre, Dave 5-08 8:04 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 26 Walker, David 5-04 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 52 Christie, Jason 5-04 10:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 46 Horton, Timmy 5-00 2:36 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 6 Montgomery, Andy 5-00 7:49 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 30 Evers, Edwin 5-00 10:57 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    22 5 Thomas, Joe 5-00 8:53 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 57 Lane, Russ 4-12 10:46 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 12:50 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 4 King, Stacey 4-12 12:09 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 7 Martens, Aaron 4-12 1:47 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 3:12 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 19 Faircloth, Todd 4-12 2:46 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 4-12 10:15 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 31 Cecil, Russell 4-08 11:59 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 29 Lefebre, Dave 4-08 10:24 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
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                                    Big Bass Weight 10/17/2009 3:59:41 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. TEAM Angler (LB-OZ) Time Session
                                    1 9 Hoernke, Sean 9-08 10:10 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    2 56 Wurm, Michael 8-08 12:21 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    3 16 Biffle, Tommy 7-12 12:28 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    4 32 Contaoi, Fred 7-08 2:02 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    5 24 Lane, Bobby 7-04 11:26 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    5 2 Caka, Keith 7-04 10:40 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 53 Thrift, Bryan 7-00 10:08 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 8 Rackley, Justin 7-00 12:00 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 7 Martens, Aaron 7-00 3:28 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    10 29 Lefebre, Dave 6-08 1:17 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 12 Elliott, Chris 6-00 11:29 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    11 6 Montgomery, Andy 6-00 10:37 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 26 Walker, David 6-00 9:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 59 Melvin, Sandy 6-00 4:25 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 50 Snowden, Brian 5-12 2:05 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-12 12:57 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 52 Christie, Jason 5-12 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-08 11:48 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 29 Lefebre, Dave 5-08 8:04 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 26 Walker, David 5-04 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 52 Christie, Jason 5-04 10:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 46 Horton, Timmy 5-00 2:36 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 6 Montgomery, Andy 5-00 7:49 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 30 Evers, Edwin 5-00 10:57 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    22 5 Thomas, Joe 5-00 8:53 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 57 Lane, Russ 4-12 10:46 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 12:50 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 4 King, Stacey 4-12 12:09 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 7 Martens, Aaron 4-12 1:47 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 3:12 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 19 Faircloth, Todd 4-12 2:46 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 4-12 10:15 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 31 Cecil, Russell 4-08 11:59 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 29 Lefebre, Dave 4-08 10:24 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
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                                    Leaderboard - By Tournament 10/17/2009 3:56:07 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. Num Angler (LB-OZ)
                                    1 29 Lefebre, Dave 36-12
                                    2 38 Auten, Todd 31-04
                                    3 6 Montgomery, Andy 30-12
                                    4 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 30-00
                                    5 7 Martens, Aaron 29-00
                                    5 16 Biffle, Tommy 29-00
                                    7 9 Hoernke, Sean 27-00
                                    7 52 Christie, Jason 27-00
                                    7 46 Horton, Timmy 27-00
                                    10 27 Wendlandt, Clark 26-12
                                    11 4 King, Stacey 26-08
                                    11 57 Lane, Russ 26-08
                                    13 31 Cecil, Russell 25-12
                                    14 47 Omori, Takahiro 25-08
                                    15 25 Ogrodowicz, Matt 25-00
                                    16 5 Thomas, Joe 24-04
                                    16 44 Kenney, J.T. 24-04
                                    18 41 Clausen, Luke 23-08
                                    18 37 Baumgardner, Chris 23-08
                                    20 13 Blassingame, Shonn 23-04
                                    20 42 Hackney, Greg 23-04
                                    22 32 Contaoi, Fred 23-00
                                    23 60 Kennedy, Steve 22-12
                                    24 11 Fukae, Shinichi 22-04
                                    25 33 Dudley, David P. 22-00
                                    26 23 Kriet, Jeff 21-08
                                    27 45 Jenkel, Duke 21-00
                                    28 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 20-04
                                    28 58 McClelland, Mike 20-04
                                    30 19 Faircloth, Todd 20-00
                                    30 14 Gagliardi, Anthony 20-00
                                    30 28 Browne, Glenn 20-00
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                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. Num Angler (LB-OZ)
                                    30 3 Lane, Arnie 20-00
                                    34 24 Lane, Bobby 19-12
                                    35 17 Bobo, Dalton 18-12
                                    35 59 Melvin, Sandy 18-12
                                    35 30 Evers, Edwin 18-12
                                    35 22 VanDam, Kevin 18-12
                                    35 2 Caka, Keith 18-12
                                    40 50 Snowden, Brian 18-08
                                    40 26 Walker, David 18-08
                                    42 54 Duckett, Boyd 17-12
                                    43 36 Grigsby, Shaw 17-08
                                    43 12 Elliott, Chris 17-08
                                    45 43 Morris, Rick 17-00
                                    46 39 Daves, Chris 16-08
                                    47 40 Martin, Tommy 16-00
                                    48 8 Rackley, Justin 15-12
                                    49 35 Bird, Cody 15-08
                                    50 18 Morgan, Andy 15-04
                                    51 55 Jordon, Kelly 15-00
                                    51 53 Thrift, Bryan 15-00
                                    53 34 Dowling, Craig 14-08
                                    54 51 Rose, Mark 10-04
                                    54 48 Reed, Matt 10-04
                                    56 56 Wurm, Michael 9-12
                                    57 49 Smith, Dave 8-08
                                    58 15 Mabrey, Kyle 6-12
                                    59 10 Vick, Lance 5-04
                                    60 1 Mansue, Dave 1-04
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                                    Big Bass Weight 10/17/2009 3:59:41 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. TEAM Angler (LB-OZ) Time Session
                                    1 9 Hoernke, Sean 9-08 10:10 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    2 56 Wurm, Michael 8-08 12:21 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    3 16 Biffle, Tommy 7-12 12:28 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    4 32 Contaoi, Fred 7-08 2:02 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    5 24 Lane, Bobby 7-04 11:26 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    5 2 Caka, Keith 7-04 10:40 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 53 Thrift, Bryan 7-00 10:08 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 8 Rackley, Justin 7-00 12:00 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 7 Martens, Aaron 7-00 3:28 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    10 29 Lefebre, Dave 6-08 1:17 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 12 Elliott, Chris 6-00 11:29 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    11 6 Montgomery, Andy 6-00 10:37 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 26 Walker, David 6-00 9:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 59 Melvin, Sandy 6-00 4:25 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 50 Snowden, Brian 5-12 2:05 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-12 12:57 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 52 Christie, Jason 5-12 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-08 11:48 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 29 Lefebre, Dave 5-08 8:04 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 26 Walker, David 5-04 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 52 Christie, Jason 5-04 10:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 46 Horton, Timmy 5-00 2:36 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 6 Montgomery, Andy 5-00 7:49 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 30 Evers, Edwin 5-00 10:57 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    22 5 Thomas, Joe 5-00 8:53 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 57 Lane, Russ 4-12 10:46 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 12:50 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 4 King, Stacey 4-12 12:09 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 7 Martens, Aaron 4-12 1:47 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 3:12 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 19 Faircloth, Todd 4-12 2:46 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 4-12 10:15 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 31 Cecil, Russell 4-08 11:59 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 29 Lefebre, Dave 4-08 10:24 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    R2 Innovative Technologies, Inc.

                                    Big Bass Weight 10/17/2009 3:59:41 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. TEAM Angler (LB-OZ) Time Session
                                    1 9 Hoernke, Sean 9-08 10:10 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    2 56 Wurm, Michael 8-08 12:21 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    3 16 Biffle, Tommy 7-12 12:28 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    4 32 Contaoi, Fred 7-08 2:02 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    5 24 Lane, Bobby 7-04 11:26 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    5 2 Caka, Keith 7-04 10:40 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 53 Thrift, Bryan 7-00 10:08 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 8 Rackley, Justin 7-00 12:00 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 7 Martens, Aaron 7-00 3:28 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    10 29 Lefebre, Dave 6-08 1:17 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 12 Elliott, Chris 6-00 11:29 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    11 6 Montgomery, Andy 6-00 10:37 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 26 Walker, David 6-00 9:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 59 Melvin, Sandy 6-00 4:25 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 50 Snowden, Brian 5-12 2:05 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-12 12:57 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 52 Christie, Jason 5-12 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-08 11:48 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 29 Lefebre, Dave 5-08 8:04 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 26 Walker, David 5-04 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 52 Christie, Jason 5-04 10:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 46 Horton, Timmy 5-00 2:36 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 6 Montgomery, Andy 5-00 7:49 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 30 Evers, Edwin 5-00 10:57 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    22 5 Thomas, Joe 5-00 8:53 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 57 Lane, Russ 4-12 10:46 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 12:50 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 4 King, Stacey 4-12 12:09 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 7 Martens, Aaron 4-12 1:47 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 3:12 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 19 Faircloth, Todd 4-12 2:46 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 4-12 10:15 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 31 Cecil, Russell 4-08 11:59 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 29 Lefebre, Dave 4-08 10:24 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    R2 Innovative Technologies, Inc.

                                    Big Bass Weight 10/17/2009 3:59:41 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. TEAM Angler (LB-OZ) Time Session
                                    1 9 Hoernke, Sean 9-08 10:10 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    2 56 Wurm, Michael 8-08 12:21 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    3 16 Biffle, Tommy 7-12 12:28 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    4 32 Contaoi, Fred 7-08 2:02 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    5 24 Lane, Bobby 7-04 11:26 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    5 2 Caka, Keith 7-04 10:40 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 53 Thrift, Bryan 7-00 10:08 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 8 Rackley, Justin 7-00 12:00 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 7 Martens, Aaron 7-00 3:28 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    10 29 Lefebre, Dave 6-08 1:17 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 12 Elliott, Chris 6-00 11:29 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    11 6 Montgomery, Andy 6-00 10:37 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 26 Walker, David 6-00 9:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 59 Melvin, Sandy 6-00 4:25 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 50 Snowden, Brian 5-12 2:05 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-12 12:57 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 52 Christie, Jason 5-12 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-08 11:48 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 29 Lefebre, Dave 5-08 8:04 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 26 Walker, David 5-04 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 52 Christie, Jason 5-04 10:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 46 Horton, Timmy 5-00 2:36 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 6 Montgomery, Andy 5-00 7:49 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 30 Evers, Edwin 5-00 10:57 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    22 5 Thomas, Joe 5-00 8:53 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 57 Lane, Russ 4-12 10:46 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 12:50 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 4 King, Stacey 4-12 12:09 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 7 Martens, Aaron 4-12 1:47 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 3:12 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 19 Faircloth, Todd 4-12 2:46 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 4-12 10:15 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 31 Cecil, Russell 4-08 11:59 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 29 Lefebre, Dave 4-08 10:24 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    R2 Innovative Technologies, Inc.

                                    Big Bass Weight 10/17/2009 3:59:41 PM
                                    2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
                                    10/16/2009 - 10/18/2009
                                    Lake Conroe, TX
                                    POS. TEAM Angler (LB-OZ) Time Session
                                    1 9 Hoernke, Sean 9-08 10:10 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    2 56 Wurm, Michael 8-08 12:21 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    3 16 Biffle, Tommy 7-12 12:28 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    4 32 Contaoi, Fred 7-08 2:02 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    5 24 Lane, Bobby 7-04 11:26 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    5 2 Caka, Keith 7-04 10:40 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 53 Thrift, Bryan 7-00 10:08 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 8 Rackley, Justin 7-00 12:00 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    7 7 Martens, Aaron 7-00 3:28 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    10 29 Lefebre, Dave 6-08 1:17 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 12 Elliott, Chris 6-00 11:29 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    11 6 Montgomery, Andy 6-00 10:37 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 26 Walker, David 6-00 9:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    11 59 Melvin, Sandy 6-00 4:25 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 50 Snowden, Brian 5-12 2:05 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-12 12:57 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    15 52 Christie, Jason 5-12 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 21 Eaker, Sr., Guy 5-08 11:48 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    18 29 Lefebre, Dave 5-08 8:04 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 26 Walker, David 5-04 11:47 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    20 52 Christie, Jason 5-04 10:41 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 46 Horton, Timmy 5-00 2:36 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 6 Montgomery, Andy 5-00 7:49 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    22 30 Evers, Edwin 5-00 10:57 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    22 5 Thomas, Joe 5-00 8:53 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 57 Lane, Russ 4-12 10:46 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 12:50 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 4 King, Stacey 4-12 12:09 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 7 Martens, Aaron 4-12 1:47 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 47 Omori, Takahiro 4-12 3:12 PM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
                                    26 19 Faircloth, Todd 4-12 2:46 PM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    26 20 Morgenthaler, Chad 4-12 10:15 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 31 Cecil, Russell 4-08 11:59 AM 2009 - Day 2 (Saturday)
                                    33 29 Lefebre, Dave 4-08 10:24 AM 2009 - Day 1 (Friday)
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                                    • #19
                                      The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC



                                      The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will take place on Lake Conroe, Oct. 1-3. The three-day tournament has grown to become a highly significant event in the world of professional bass fishing. With many industry insiders calling for a unifying world championship, Bassfan.com states “many have argued that the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is in fact a unifying championship.”

                                      For that reason, Bassfan.com has elected to include the TTBC in the BassFan World Rankings. A new edition of the Rankings will be published after the conclusion of the TTBC.

                                      The final 50 angler field was announced this week at a tournament press conference. The field is comprised of defending champion Dave Lefebre, the top 15 from the 2010 FLW Tour Angler of the Year standings, top 15 from the 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year standings, the top 15 from the PAA Bass Pro Shops Angler of the Year standings and four tournament exemptions.

                                      “TTBC likely the strongest championship field assembled in at least the past decade.” – Bassfan.com

                                      http://bassfan.com/news_article.asp?id=3729





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                                      • #20
                                        Toyota Texas Bass Classic Anglers





                                        News Release

                                        For Release: Friday, September 24, 2010
                                        Contact: Lenny Francoeur, Tournament Director
                                        (479) 715-6103 or lenny@toyotatexasbassclassic.com
                                        Adam Harris, Marketing & Communications Manager
                                        (919) 531-0500 or adam@toyotatexasbassclassic.com

                                        Toyota Texas Bass Classic Anglers to Appear at Academy Sports + Outdoors Stores
                                        Pro anglers will sign autographs at Houston-area stores, Sept. 28

                                        Conroe, Texas– Nine of the top bass anglers in the country will sign autographs for fans at three Houston-area Academy Sports + Outdoors Stores, Tuesday, Sept. 28, as part of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Fishing legend Kevin VanDam will appear at the Conroe store. Greg Hackney, Mark Davis, Scott Suggs and Ron Shuffield will appear at the Humble store. Mike McClelland, John Crews, Bryan Thrift and Gary Klein will appear at the Tomball location. All appearances will take place on Sept. 28 from 7 – 9 p.m.

                                        The world championship of professional bass fishing, the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is a three-day tournament held on Lake Conroe, Oct. 1 – 3. The TTBC’s 50-angler field combines the top PAA anglers from the FLW Tour, Bassmaster Elite Series and PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix.

                                        VanDam is the all-time leading money winner in professional fishing with over $5 million in career earnings. In 2010, he earned his third Bassmaster Classic title and added his sixth Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year award.

                                        An eight-year pro fishing veteran, Hackney was runner-up for the Bassmaster Angler of the Year title in 2004, his rookie season on the tour. He won the FLW Tour’s 2009 Forrest Wood Cup Championship in Pittsburgh.

                                        Davis has been fishing professionally for 25 years. He won the Bassmaster Classic and Angler of the Year titles in 1995, the first time both titles have been won by the same angler.

                                        Suggs became the first bass pro to claim a $1 million payday after winning the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup, the FLW Tour’s championship.

                                        One of the true veterans of the sport, Shuffield has competed on the BASS and FLW circuits for a quarter-century. Shuffield has garnered more than $1.4 million in winnings, with seven career victories.

                                        McClelland has tallied six total wins en route to earning $1.3 million in his 14-year career.

                                        A 10-year veteran, Crews got his Bassmaster Elite Series season off with a bang with a 1-ounce win over Skeet Reese on the California Delta last March. Crews stayed consistent all year and qualified for the Elite Series “post-season” in Alabama.

                                        Thrift has seen success this year on the FLW Tour. Thrift captured an FLW Tour win on Lake Norman near Charlotte in spring 2010 and fished solidly all season to win his first FLW Tour Angler of the Year points champion­ship.

                                        Klein won the second B.A.S.S. tournament he ever entered and has qualified 28 times for the Bassmaster Classic. He won the Angler of the Year titles in 1989 and 1993.

                                        Angler Appearances (All appearances take place Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 7 – 9 p.m.)

                                        Conroe, Texas – Kevin VanDam
                                        1414 Loop 336 West (at I-45)
                                        Conroe, TX 77304
                                        (936) 523-4500


                                        Humble, Texas – Greg Hackney, Mark Davis, Scott Suggs, Ron Shuffield
                                        9805 FM 1960 E Bypass (next to Deerbrook Mall)
                                        Humble, TX 77338
                                        (281) 964-4760

                                        Tomball, Texas – Mike McCelland, John Crews, Bryan Thrift, Gary Klein
                                        14221 FM 2920
                                        Tomball, TX 77373
                                        (281) 516-4100

                                        Tickets to the TTBC are $15 in advance and are available for Saturday and Sunday individually. The daily tickets include grounds access and admission to live concerts held at the event venue each day. Concerts and other ticketed events, including tournament weigh-ins, interactive expo areas, fireworks shows and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Adventures Area will take place at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center’s Festival Grounds in Conroe. Children 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. All active military, police, fire and EMS personnel are free with valid identification.

                                        To purchase tickets, visit a customer service representative at any H-E-B store in Texas or any Houston-area Academy Sports + Outdoors store. Fans can also buy online and print their tickets at home through the event website, www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com.

                                        The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is an independent bass fishing world championship and benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and its youth outdoor recreation programs. Tournament functions are operated by the Professional Anglers Association with technical assistance and support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division. Title sponsor for the event is Toyota. Saturday presenting sponsor is Evan Williams Bourbon. Allstate Boat Insurance is presenting “Safety Weekend.” Corporate partners are the City of Conroe, Evinrude, Spaw Maxwell, Waste Management, U.S. Reel, CBS Radio and the San Jacinto River Authority. Corporate partnership opportunities are still available for 2010.

                                        For additional information on the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, visit www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com or call 1-866-907-0143.

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