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Brazoria County
Port Freeport
News Release
Friday, June 04, 2010


FREEPORT, TX (June 4, 2010) - Port Freeport was proud to host its 10th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament (TACFT) May 8th at the Freeport Municipal Park.  There were 272 registered anglers with their families from communities in Brazoria County and beyond generating more than 1,000 people in attendance.  The Brazoria County Coastal Conservation Association weighed a total of 600 fish presented to them by the young anglers.  Port Freeport would like to thank everyone who attended and congratulate this year’s winners:

Blue Fins Category (Ages 3-8)  First Place Winner Katelynn Dirzanowski; Second Place Winner Madison Varga and Third Place Winner Mallory Varga.

Yellow Fins Category (Ages 9-14)  First Place Winner Jessica Swanson; Second Place Winner Breanna Dirzanowski and Third Place Winner Trace Hensley.

Port Freeport and Brazoria County Coastal Conservation Association would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:  American Rice, Inc.; Americas Security Escort Services; Aperio Engineering; B.E.A.R.S., Inc.; BASF Corporation; Bay-Houston Towing Co.; Blueline Shop & Copy Center; Brian Bell, DDS; Bridge Harbor Yacht Club; Burridge Insurance; CH2M Hill, Inc.; Cherry Company; Chick-fil-A; Chiquita Brands, Inc.; Click Draw Graphics, Inc.; Day & Zimmermann Security Services; Dole Fresh Fruit Company: Doyle & Wachtstetter, Inc.; First State Bank; Freeport Launch Services, LP; Freeport LNG; Freeport Police Department; G & H Towing Company; Garner Paving & Construction, Ltd.; Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corp.; Gulf Coast Engraving; Gulf Stream Marine, Inc.; Kirby Inland Marine, LP; Lockwood, Andrews, & Newnam, Inc.; Maxim Crane Works; McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Mike Sorrell Trucking & Materials, Inc.; Miken Specialties, Ltd.; Oaks, Hartline & Daly, LLP; Office Universe; On The River / River Point Restaurants; Parker / Cabett Subsea Products, Inc.; Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.; PC Care;  Ports America, Inc.; RBC Project LLC; Sea Center Texas; Steve Margulis Photography; TDECU; Texas Gulf Bank, N.A.; The Facts; Triple B Services, LLP; Turbana Corporation; U.S. Coast Guard / U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 64; Vernor Material and Equipment Co., Inc.; Wal-Mart; Waste Management and Weston Solutions, Inc.

Port Freeport currently ranks 16th among U.S. ports in international cargo tonnage handled.  With a current channel of 45-foot depth, soon to be widened and deepened, just 3 miles from open Gulf of Mexico waters, Port Freeport offers more than 7,500 acres for future development.  Port Freeport serves its customers and stakeholders through development and marketing of competitive world-class navigational capabilities, technically advanced marine and multimodal terminal services and port-related industrial facilities while achieving profits and creating jobs as a leading economic catalyst for the Texas Gulf Coast.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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