Word came on Tuesday that this year’s Jasper Youth Trout Derby has been cancelled. Conducted by Texas Parks & Wildlife and held on the Saturday following MLK Day, this would have been the 20th annual event.

Ray Linderman of Texas Parks & Wildlife Inland Fisheries Division said the state agency was ready to hold the event, but he said City of Jasper officials told him that the pond at Sandy Creek Park could not be used due to Coronavirus and rules that have been put in place by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Meanwhile, Linderman said that the event will go on as planned at other locations in Texas, including in Nacogdoches and also in Mont Belvieu.

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