Good Friends, Good Fun & Good Brew

The holiday season can easily become crazy and stressful so it’s always nice to be able to take a day where you can gather with close friends for a good time and reflect upon the previous year. I recently had the opportunity to do just that with our friends from P.A.C.K. (Paddling Anglers in Canoes and Kayaks).

P.A.C.K. is a non-profit recreational organization as well as an ACA Paddle America Club member. The members organize trips throughout the year to various locations along the Texas coast from the Houston area to Port Aransas and all the way down to southern tip of the state near Brownsville.

Every year they hold an annual Christmas party and this year the gathering was at the St. Arnold Brewery in Houston, Texas. I was especially excited about being a part of this event. Members were treated to good food, music, a picture slideshow highlighting this year’s trips, tasty St. Arnolds beer and the announcement of Ron Romeis as the new P.A.C.K. president.

We at ACK would like to thank P.A.C.K. for everything they do and would also want to congratulate Ron on becoming the new president. We look forward to working with you and the rest of the P.A.C.K. organization in the enjoyment, promotion and preservation of the great sport of kayak and canoe fishing.

Cheers,
Jerron
ACK Houston

Living with the Trinity River: A River’s Story

The Saturday before last I went to the documentary viewing of Living with the Trinity River: A River’s Story.  The viewing took place at Houston Community College’s Performing Arts Center and was sponsored by ACK-Houston, The Sierra Club and The Houston Audubon Society.

ACK-Houston set up a booth to help spread the word on kayaking in and around the Houston area.  The turn out was great!  I was surprised how much support that the community gave this film. It was wonderful to see how many people really care about our surrounding environment and nature in general.   

As a student working toward a forestry degree I was impressed by the film told and how it told the story about the people of Texas mobilizing to save the Trinity River from destruction.  If you are interested in more information about this film and the Trinity River check out this link: http://www.trinityrivertexas.org/

To watch the full video: Living with the Trinity River

-Nate
ACK Houston Store Associate

Houston Bayou Bash

This Past Saturday at  Minute Maid Park for the game between the Astros and Cardinals, Austin Canoe & Kayak-Houston along with Hobie Kayaks had a booth for the annual Bayou Bash weekend at Minute Maid Park.   Cully and Ester from Hobie joined Jackie and I from the Houston store in raffling off a kayak trip and discussing kayaks as well as the location of the Houston Store.  We helped make the game interesting by talking about Hobie Kayaks while the Cardinals dominated the Astros.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit with us at the booth and hope to see you at the store soon.

-Andrew Moczygemba
Store Manger – Houston