Plan to arrive in time for dinner on March 8th in Athens, Texas. For those needing to depart on March 10, we anticipate that the meeting will conclude about 3:00 PM. However, a group dinner is planned on the 10th for those departing on the 11th.
The Spring Directors’ Meeting will begin immediately following the Foundation Meeting which will begin March 9 at 8:00 AM.
Hotel accommodations are about five minutes from the meeting location at the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) Freshwater Fisheries Research Center. TPWD has graciously offered to provide transportation from the hotel to the Center.
Hotel arrangements will be part of a block at the Best Western Royal Mountain Inn in Athens (1814 State Hwy 31 E, Athens, TX 75751; Phone: 903-292-1750).
Room Rate: $85.00 + tax for Standard King or Standard 2 Queen. After February 8th you will pay regular rate and choose from the Room types they have available. Overflow hotel is the Holiday Inn Express in Athens (1119 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751; Phone: 903-675-2500). No room block exists at this location.
Plan to fly to Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, which is 30 miles from Athens. TPWD will provide transportation from the Tyler airport to Athens.
Alternative airport hubs are Dallas/Fort-Worth (most major carriers; 100 miles) or Dallas Love Field (Southwest Airlines; 87 miles). If either of the Dallas airport options are selected, TPWD recommends renting a car to commute to and from Athens.