1,000 prehistoric fish released into East Texas Lake
Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 12:09 PM CDT
“This fish is the oldest surviving species on our continent,” Overdyke says. “It’s 350 million years old, which makes it 50 million years older than the dinosaurs.”
There used to be six species of paddlefish on the planet, but this is the only one remaining. and it’s threatened in the state of Texas.
“Well, I would hope two things: number one, ‘hey, here’s a place I can contribute if I am able to do that,’ and number two, ‘hey, here’s a place where I can get help if that’s what I need,’” Morris said about the reason for the sculpture.
With most of their work revolving around young families and young mothers, some who have gone through abortion, the issue has been heartbreaking. But they don’t make judgment.
“I’m not talking about protesting or shaming. I’m talking about coming along side these people that are in traumatic and difficult circumstances,” Fears says.
“The best way to have our voices heard is to vote and to vote to protect your wives, your daughters, your sisters, your granddaughters,” said Jenny Murphy-Vick, an activist with the Cherokee County Democrats.”