Local Boy Catching Catfish in Drainage Ditch After Massive Rainfalls

May 29th, 2015 by

Local residents Chris and Merisha Rich were exploring after yet more rains here in Aubrey, TX when their son, 10 year old Tanner, spotted something pretty cool in the drainage ditch that runs behind Brockett St to North St.  Just like any good country boy, Tanner quickly stepped into action.

That’s right, those aren’t just tadpoles, they are CATFISH!

Tanner’s Grandmother and long time Aubrey resident, Frances Rich has these little guys in her fish tank so that her grandchildren can watch them grow. What a fishing story for Tanner to have! Chris actually caught a catfish of his own in the drainage ditch when he was about the same age. How awesome to share such an exciting childhood experience with your kids.

Both Merisha and Chris grew up in Aubrey and while each moved away at points, then came back to raise their family in the area that they both loved as children. They are also both very invested in our community. Merisha serves as a substitute teacher at Brockett Elementary occasionally. She will also serve as president of the PTO at Aubrey Middle School next year. Chris has community service in his blood. After serving our country in the United States Navy, he went on to serve Aubrey on the City Council and now serves on Aubrey’s Municipal Development District Board. When

With lake Ray Roberts current water levels at 643.27 ft it is 100% full. So full that the Corps of Engineers have had to release waters. The Lake is 10.77 feat above the conservation pool. To put in further perspective, we are less than a foot away from the record high in 1990, when Lake Ray Roberts water levels hit 644.44!