• BOB MAINDELLE: In pursuit of Texas freshwater redfish | Outdoor Sports
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    BOB MAINDELLE: In pursuit of Texas freshwater redfish | Outdoor Sports

    This week I had an opportunity to travel outside of Central Texas to join clients whom I have guided in the past to pursue freshwater redfish. Redfish, also known as red drum, are a popular saltwater fish found along both the East Coast and the Gulf Coast. For decades now, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has stocked redfish in two freshwater lakes: Lake Braunig and Calaveras Lake, both just a few miles southeast of San Antonio. Since I am not as young as I used to be, I decided to divide the trip across portions of two days, driving down to Floresville on Wednesday afternoon, staying overnight at a…

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  • Hoop dream: Sports commission renews pursuit of indoor facility
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    Hoop dream: Sports commission renews pursuit of indoor facility

    EVERETT — Athletes and sports fans envision Snohomish County becoming a destination for tournaments of elite basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams. To get there, they are restarting efforts to build a state-of-the-art indoor sports complex that was waylaid by the coronavirus pandemic. They picture a building, maybe 100,000 square feet in size, outfitted with eight basketball courts convertible for use for volleyball, wrestling, pickleball, badminton or other indoor sports played on flat floors. There would be locker rooms and a concession area. And it could be open for community use when not reserved for athletic competitions like AAU basketball or USA Volleyball. A location for the facility has not been…

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