"Tough times don’t deter Oilman’s commitment to its charities" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
An encased U.S. flag that flew over the Nation’s Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001 was an auction item at the Texas Oilman’s Charity Invitational Fishing Tournament last weekend. Holding the flag are three directors of TOICFT: from left, Ron Hartman, Tournament Chairman Chris Johnston, and Curtis Denison.

   There were about 500 people attending the Texas Oilman’s Charity Invitational Fishing Tournament (TOICFT) last weekend at Matagorda Harbor.
   That many people is a major boost to the Matagorda economy – some local folks call it the fifth holiday.
   While that number is down from previous years, it sure beats no tournament in 2020 because of the pandemic.
   “We’re suffering the same fate as the oil and gas industry has over a six-year decline,” Tournament Chairman Chris Johnston said in an interview, with directors Curtis Denison and Ron Hartman.

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