Texas Black Bass Unlimited is planning a fund raising event to place channel markers in the Trinity River on Lake Livingston from the Highway 190 Bridge to the Highway 19 Bridge. TBBU is an all volunteer non profit statewide organization that is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of our freshwater fishing and resource conservation. They work closely with the Texas Parks & Wildlife to control the use of exotic fish stocking in the State’s freshwater fisheries that threaten the native game fish. TBBU has demonstrated their dedication to the preservation of the State’s freshwater fisheries, since it’s inception, by donating their time and energy to the placement of artificial reefs, petitioning the State Legislature to increase the penalties against poachers who steal game fish from other law abiding citizens and by donating their time to work with children’s groups interested in fishing such as the “Get Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs” campaign. The Houston Chapter formed a steering committee headed by Ed Parten to plan the event. A banquet and raffle combined with a fishing tournament is being planned to be held in The Woodlands this fall. A similar event was held last year in Dallas and raised over $30,000.00 that was used as seed money for the construction of the new State Fish Hatchery. The GALA scheduled for this fall will be an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to make a “great deal” on a new boat and motor or any of the other items that will be auctioned off. Six brand new 93 model fully rigged bass boats will be auctioned off at the banquet along with a wealth of fishing tackle, boating equipment and other sporting equipment. Ticket sales to the GALA are off to a great start with over 11 Platinum Sponsor Tables already sold. Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis so get your order in early. Platinum Tables will seat 11 at the banquet and are selling for $1,000.00. Gold Tables are $750.00, Silver Tables are $500.00, Individual Tickets are $50.00 and an Event Ticket is $25.00. For ticketing information call Bruce Schuler, who heads the Ticketing Committee, at 713-334-3346. Anyone wishing to attend and or participate in the event as a Sponsor, Advertiser or Auction Item Contributor should call one of the following Steering Committee Members. For Auction Items contact Rick Dixon at 713-875-0300 or Lonnie Hernandez at 713-783-2961. If you would like to have a booth at the GALA contact Woodie Amos at 713-353-6031 or Ed Churchman at 713-648-3253. For advertising information in the Commemorative Program contact Pat McCarty at 409-856-8537. Other committee heads all of whom are also volunteering their time to organize this event are as follows; Jack Allen, Membership Booth, 713-862-9733 Dale Driggers, Printing, 713-448-4703 Dan Ellis, Reservations, 409-327-4084 Bob Gatewood, Decorations, 713-686-1919 Shirley Gatewood, Decorations, 713-686-1919 Vicki Follmar, Decorations, 713-649-2709 Lorin Lively, Tournament, 713-458-6954 John Lee, Treasurer, 713-452-6344 David McGee, Raffle Items, 713-376-9425 Larry Miller, Security, 713-891-1906 Frances Nettles, Secretary, 713-580-1469 Tom Nettles, Auction, 713-580-1469 Randy Nichols, Computer Data, 713-862-9733 Mark Seale, Ticket Sales, 713-334-3346 Call for details. Help support TBBU in their effort to make Lake Livingston a safer place to boat and fish.