We asked on Facebook: What’s the one thing you must have when you go fishing, besides a rod and reel?
Fried chicken livers, catsup and hot sauce always worked for me.
– Tom Wooldridge
M&M’s. I won’t even get on the boat without them.
– Jennifer Caswell
A damn good story when you get home!
– Chris John Mallios
Shiner and frozen Snickers bars.
– Mike Janota
Beer and at least two Baptist friends, so they won’t drink it.
– Eric Froeschner
A beautiful sunrise. It gives you a peaceful moment before the first strike.
– Janice Pierson
Gummy worms! A must.
– Carla Wills-Brandon
Big Nasty Bait, of course.
– Debbie Greene Flanagan
Live finger mullet!
– Dale Williams
An iPod loaded with great Texas music, like Kevin Fowler, Pat Green or Johnny Bush!
– Jim Guidry
Beer and limes. Beer to drink, limes for ceviche from your catch.
– Laura Trout Goalen
Music and boat drinks, in that order.
– Magen M. Ortiz
Really good music and Hollywood smut magazines in case there’s nothing biting or it’s boring.
– Eliza Thomas Quigley
– David Bloom
Beer. And I don’t even like beer. But it’s a must.
– Graham Gemoets
Bloody Marys. Lots and lots.
– J. Roy Hall
Dinner reservations, since my hubby is a fisherman, not catcherman!
– Kathy Van Dewalli
In the January edition, correspondent Marsha Canright reported about efforts by Lisa Halili, vice president of Prestige Oysters, to fight Clean Harbors San Leon Inc.’s plans to dump up to 105,000 gallons a day of treated industrial wastewater from oil and petroleum into a tributary flowing into Dickinson Bayou.
To the editor:
I wish to kindly comment on “Accidental Activist,” and the Clean Harbors issue.
First, I want to thank Mrs. Halili and Prestige Oysters in San Leon for their efforts into helping stop Clean Harbors from dumping into Dickinson Bayou. Many, many thanks. It’s probably Mrs. Halili and her business that will have enough clout to stop this, if anyone can.
But others have been fighting this for a long time, and your article seemed to fail to mention this. This has not been a one-person effort. So, I would also like to kindly thank all the rest of the folks in this area, Steve Hoyland Sr. and the Seabreeze newspaper, and especially all the rest of the citizens of sunny San Leon, Bacliff and surrounding areas who have also been fighting this permit for Clean Harbors to dump into Dickinson Bayou and bay. Others have been going to hearings, taking time to write to the (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) TCEQ; some even paid for water samples of their own, and contacting state officials and such to try and stop this permit.
So, to those fine folks, my hat’s off to you. I say thank you in a big way.
– Terry S. Singeltary Sr.