Paragon Independant Insurance Agency joins the FAN team!!


Faith Angler Network is proud to announce that Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies has joined forces with FAN for the 2012 season.  Carl Shockey, diagnosis Founder and President of Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies tells his story.

In 2003 I was faced with a difficult choice.  For nearly twenty five years I had been a captive agent for two of the largest insurance companies in the country. While successful in many respects I had grown frustrated and weary of my inability to provide my customers with a broad range of insurance products and services that could meet their everyday needs.  I was also very tired of my companies’ threats to cancel my contract for not pushing ‘flavor’ of the month products that might make them more profitable, but not necessarily were a solution or of any help to my clients.

Having received some good advice from a trusted friend in the industry, I felt now was the time to start an Independent Insurance Agency.  In the spring of 2003 Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies was launched by a handful of dedicated individuals.  It was now about putting ourselves back in control of our agency — it is not about being controlled by the companies and vendors you represent. While we believe it is imperative to meet, and hopefully exceed, the annual growth and productivity objectives of each of our carriers, it should not come at the expense of an agent being unable to help their customers make the right buying decisions. The individuals at Paragon have always believed that customers’ needs come first. Each and everyone one of them know that the relationship and trust that we work to have with our customers is largely responsible for where we are today.

Quantity versus Quality
Besides our people, what also makes Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies different from other Independents is our goal to represent the very best “Blue Chip”, highly rated Insurance companies in the industry. While we are always looking for carriers that can be of benefit to our clients we do not pick a company just for the sake of having one.  We look for long term relationships with our insurance carriers because it means having a long term relationship with our customers. Paragon sets the highest standards of excellence in servicing Texans’ personal insurance needs and in doing so we partner with carriers who day in and day out can serve our customers at a very high level.

Why Choose Paragon?
A paragon by one definition is a diamond, shaped with uncompromising integrity and quality. That is our mission in the field of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance; to be a partner that our Customers can trust with confidence.  We are an organization that strives to assure our clients that every available resource will be used to completely satisfy their insurance needs. It is with and a lot of long hours and hard work and the help of many people who share in that business philosophy.  Since our start, Paragon has grown from one location to locations all across Texas, and we continue to add new branch offices each year. Since that time Carl has built a successful business and has 9 locations across Texas.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to promote Paragon Independent Insurance” says Jeff Cook, Founder of Faith Angler Network.  “My wife and I were looking to combine our separate auto policies and home insurance last year.   I made a call to Travis Tolbert and was impressed right away with his professionalism and friendly attitude.  He told us that there were several great products that he wanted to research before providing a quote.  When he called back I was pleasantly surprised to hear a quote for better coverage at a much better rate than we were receiving from our previous provider.  We were able to save $75 per month or $900 per year”.

In the Austin Area;

Travis Tolbert

I have been in insurance since 2002.  I started with Farmers insurance and in August of 2010 became an independent agent with Paragon.  As an independent agent, I have the opportunity to get the best insurance value for my clients because I can quote auto and home insurance through many quality insurance carriers. I love the outdoors (avid cyclist) and my wife and I have lived in Pflugerville since 2000

Travis Tolbert

Tolbert Insurance Agency LLC

Paragon Independent Agencies Inc.

(O) 512-990-8500   (F) 866-609-6803

15901 Central Commerce Dr. #502

Pflugerville, TX 78660

Peter Menke

Peter Menke Insurance

8700 Manchaca Rd, Ste 204,

Austin, TX  78748, office:  512-280-2579.

I joined Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies in February of 2010 and was an agent with Farmers Insurance for over 20 years prior.

As an independent insurance agent I can provide insurance products from many A rated carriers.  This ensures that I can find the right coverage for the right price for your home, your vehicles, and of course your boats and RVs.

My wife and I have lived in south Austin for over 30 years and have two grown daughters who are out of the house and off the payroll.  I spend as much time as I can outside either on my mountain or road bike.

Paragon Independent Insurance Representatives & Regions.

Faith Angler Network is a non-profit 501©3 organization, benefiting Central Texas fisherman and their families, in addition to other outreach efforts including the service men and women, injured, active duty, and retired.

For more information please visit or call Jeff Cook @512-413-4178


I just wanted to share some of the best deals on GREAT bass boats available at TEXAS BOAT WORLD


254-699-9151 Cliff or Josh Brown

2012 Triton 21 XS Elite (Owners Demo) 28hours!!!!

We have a beautiful 2012 Triton 21XS Elite Series LOADED to the gills here. If you compare apples to apples you will not find a better deal out there for the condition and options on this boat. A little about the boat
2012 Triton 21XS Elite
2011 Mercury 250 Pro XS (Will register new to buyer)
-28 Hours on motor, stuff 13 of those between 0-599 RPM’S
-Hot Foot With Adjustable Slide
-4 Bank Charger
-Dual Signature Series Blue Power Poles
-Elite Series Package includes:
-Custom Color (See Below, viagra It’s beautiful!)
-Extra Large Dash
-Cockpit Bolsters
-Touch Pad Dash
-Stainless Steel Woodgrain Wheel
-Front deck padded carpet
-Stainless Steel Compartment Latches
-Drivers Side Glove Box
-Tool Deck Organizer
-Landing Net and Holder
-Plano Boxes
-Culling System
-Drop In Tackle Trays Rod Locker
-Drop in Tackle Trays Rear PALS
-Fulton Dual Heavy Duty Wheel Jack (You won’t realize what you were missing)
-Gatorhyde Coating On Trailer
-Hummingbird 998CSI on Gimbal Bow
-Hummingbird 1198CSI In Dash
-JBL AM/FM Stereo CD Player 2 Speaker System
-Keel-X Custom Colored to match the boat with flake (Has A lifetime warranty and is the best product on the market)
-Minnkota Fortrex 101 52″ (pictured with Terova, rx but will be swapped for the new fortrex)
-Dual Remote Controls for power poles
-SS Fenders on Trailer
-Swing tongue
-Custom Cover
-Tournament Saver Pro (follow the link below for more info)
-Triton Gold Qualified (qualifies you for up to an additional $7000 in prize money on qualified tournaments!)
This boat is immaculate and very well equipped. This boat is SEVERAL THOUSANDS below what you can order this boat for. With the low hours, additional equipment and overall perfect condition of this boat you can’t go wrong! Priced at $59,066.88+FPTTL. If you know someone in the market, or you’re in the market this is a deal that you don’t want to miss! More pics available.

2012 Skeeter ZX20 and 2012 Legend Alpha 211

Just wanted to give an updated list of the prize boats we currently have available. First up was the

-Skeeter ZX 20 Priced at $45,995

-225 Yamaha with 6 years of warranty if purchased before 12/06/2011

-3 blade ss prop

-12 inch Jack Plate

-Rear boat straps

-Tandem Trailer with brakes, swing tongue, spare tire and gatorhyde

-Fold Down Seat

-Butt Seat with Pro Pole

-Minnkota 4 bank Charger


-Pro Trim

-Rod Management System

-Hummingbird 788CI HD Console

-Minnkota Maxxum 101 36v

The boat can be view here…325865&nv=y

We also have the 2012 Legend Alpha 211 Won by Keith Combs Priced at $46,995 that includes

-Evinrude 250 with 7 years of warranty

-Minnkota Fortrex 101 26v

-728 in the bow and on the console

-Tandem Trailer with swing tongue, gatororhyde, brakes and spare tire

-Rod management Sytem

-Dual Console


-Rear boat straps

-12 inch jackplate

-Pro Trim

-Butt Seat with pro pole X 2

This boat can be viewed here…amp;pov=2411339

Email me with any questions. We also have several new Rangers and Tritons in stock as well as a great selection of used boats if you’re interested in that route. Just visit the website below or give Cliff or Josh Brown a call. 254-699-9151.

Trower and Pitrucha claim another FAN Championship

The results are in and Ronnie Trower and Jeff Pitrucha pulled another FAN Championship win by inching out Charles Whited and Lee Beuershausen who had the lead on day one with 18.14 pound, medicine Saturday Whited and Beuershausen came to the scales ahead of Trower and Pitrucha with a limit weighing in at 16.12, their 2 day weight totaled 34.26 pounds, however when Trower and Pitrucha stepped on stage with 20.78 pounds and a 2 day total of 39.97 pounds, Whited and Beuershausen would be over 3.5 pounds shy of taking the FAN 2011 Championship home. Thanks to everyone that participated in the Championship, our sponsors, and a big Thank you to Jerry Hunter and Elm Creek Village for being superb host.

Results and pics

FAN 2011 Championship Update

Are you as excited as I am!!! With the 2011 Faith Angler Network Championship this Friday and Saturday, cialis we are ready to get the event started?

FAN official lodging and host of the 2011 Championship will be Elm Creek Village in Voss TX.

30 teams will ascend on Jerry’s place at Elm Creek Village this week to test their skills and a chance to win the $10,000 top prize on this  19,149 acres reservoir  on the Colorado and Concho Rivers in Concho, Coleman, and Runnels counties, 55 miles east of San Angelo. This lake is known for producing many largemouth bass in the 10 plus pound range, we expect to see a few of those brought to the scales.

Official Practice will begin at safelight on October 26th. Teams are permitted to practice in two boats during official practice. All teams are required to attend the meeting to be held the evening prior to the first day of competition. (At least one team member must be in attendance prior to the beginning of the inspirational message, and remain until the end of the meeting). Those not in attendances at the meeting will be declared ineligible to compete.

The pre-tournament meeting will be held at the meeting facility at Elm Creek Village, registration will begin at 6PM. Your FAN Staff will be grilling hamburgers with all the fixin’s.

This year in addition to the raffle we will be holding a silent auction. Here is a list of some of the items that will be available in the auction. We will except credits cards and cash.

Item #1

Alton Jones Autographed Jersey

Donated by Alton Jones

Item #2

Abu Garcia Revo STX

Donated by Clark Wendlant

Item #3

Tournament Saver Pro Elite

Donated by Cliff Brown &Tournament Saver Pro

Item #4

Solar Bat Shooters Glasses

Donated by (In Memory of George Cook)

Item #5

Save Phase Mask

Donated by (In Memory of George Cook)

Item #6

American Rodsmith Dave Fritts Crank Bait Special 7’11”

Donated by American Rodsmith

Item #7

Abu Garcia Silver Max Rod and Reel Combo

Donated by Pure Fishing

Item #8

Mega Bass Hard Bait Bundle 11 baits designed and built in Japan

Donated by (In Memory of George Cook)

And possibly a few more surprise’s.

We will be posting updates as possible on and the FAN Facebook page so check in and see what’s going on.

My cell phone is not working so for any urgent issues please call Skeet at 512-590-3651

Faith Angler Network would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of our sponsors and ask that you give them a chance to earn your business and patronize their stores and business

Texas Boat World, Triton Boats, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide Berkley, Fish Finders Marine, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Georgetown Shirt Company, American Rodsmith, Foundation Auto Repair, Brad Marshall Homes, Sure Strike Boat Detailing, Paragon Insurance, Alpha Graphics, Sebile Lures, Rudy’s BBQ, Kistler Rods, Designer Pools and Outdoor Living, Sure Life, Kinami Baits, Gary Yamamoto Bait Company, Animal Custom Jerseys.

Foundation Auto Repair ” THANK YOU CUSTOMERS”

To all of our valued customers, thumb
I would like to express our thanks and gratitude for your patience during our latest expansion. Thanks to our valued and faithful customers we have been blessed with continued growth in our business and I know that it was very difficult for all of you to endure the long turn around in repairing your vehicles and we wanted to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. As a result we now have 4 ASE Certified Master Technicians in addition to our general service staff to be able to expedite your automotive repairs and return your vehicle to you in a more timely fashion. As an added thank you we would like to extend to you a 10% discount on all of your Automotive Repairs (EXCLUDING OIL CHANGES & STATE INSPECTIONS) during your next visit. Just print this Email and bring it in with you to receive this offer. OFFER EXPIRES ON 12/31/2011!
Thank you for your continued trust!
Daniel Murphy
Foundation Auto Repair
6750 Corpus Christi Dr
Austin, Texas 78729

Tyson Dever Lone Star Classic Registration update

Hope to see everyone there:

Entries will also be accepted at Fish Finder Marine in Round Rock (512-248-8348), salve Marine Outlet in Temple (254-773-9935) and

Texas Boat World in Harker Heights (254-699-9151) until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, buy viagra September 28th, there 2011.

Late registration will be held Friday, September 30th from 6pm until 8PM at Dead Fish Grill in Belton, Texas. Last minute entries will be accepted at BLORA from 5:00 – 6:00 am

($20 Late Fee will be added to all Late and Last Minute Entries)

Anglers looking for Boater for the 2012 FAN season

We have had several request from non-boaters that are looking for a boater to partner up with for the 2012 season.

There are special categories for Youth/Adult, sovaldi sale Male/Female, and College Fishing Teams to compete for championship berths and cash.

If you are a looking for a partner we have set up a section on Austin Bass Fishing or simply send us an email at and we will do our best to connect people.

Looking forward to a great season


Team Events Points
Randy Roe – Travis Jones Jr 5 739
Ronnie Trower – Jeff Pitrucha 5 730
Jared Smith – Chris Conner 5 725
Landon Glass – Jayson Kisselburg 5 722
Earl Loggians – Leisha Loggians 5 708
Tony Fedinando – Randy Vaughn 5 706
Lance Dillard – Blake Dillard 5 706
Allen Gass – Randy Grounds 5 692
Roger Boling – Jerral Boling 5 685
Derrell Hickman – Kevin Pederzani 5 679
Don Hisle – Dick Chism 5 676
Jacky Roberts – 5 669
Mike Richardson – Adrian Sanchez 5 660
17 Gus Chavira – John Baran 5 659
Richard Whitthouse – Don Blumrich 5 658
David Stephens – Clifton Watters 5 656
Bruce Davis – Chad Thiel 5 655
Glyn Kennedy – Joseph Kennedy 5 648
Bud Croom – Matt Millard 5 648
Bill Shelnutt – Dave Titus 5 637
Joe Bill Hale – Trey Groce 5 636
David Millard – Chuck Millard 5 626
Bob Bingle – Jane Bingle 5 604
Tim McNeal – Cally Ansier 5 602
Christopher Washington – Jarrid Hohensee 5 601
Lance Hale – Robert Hocker 5 596
Tom Martens – Bryan Cotter 4 589
Jody Woodruff – John Hackney 5 589
Jerry Carpenter – Jim McDaniel 5 586
Jim Fielding – Todd Lovett 5 583
Jason Bewald – Danny Lowe 5 577
Lance Wenmohs – Mike Clark 4 559
Jeremy Reynolds – Kimberly Wofford 5 541
Rance Rogers – Mike Rogers 4 466
Mike Appleby – Tim Patereau 4 465
Jamie Slayden – Brandon Houston 4 454
Justin Pollei – Jody Landers 3 399
Dwayne Kinley – Paul Carmen 3 396
Ronny Maynard – Eddy Maynard 3 393
Yung Follis – Rich McDonell 3 386
Marais Samaniego – Kelley Mauldin 3 378
Alan Green – Chris Baker 3 370
MIke Grounds – Llyod Ward 3 366
Larry Richter – Mark Richter 3 329
Lynn Pierce – Lynnwood Pierce 3 326