Category: Humor Me

Photographing Dan

Here at Lone Star Chronicles, it’s pretty well established that I do the writing and Dan’s the photographer. But every now and then, usually when he’s not looking, I’ve been known to take a picture or two of Dan. I’m not nearly as good as he is, mind you, but

The Rookie (Part 2)

By Darrin Collins

When I got to the ramp I helped a couple of guys launch their kayaks and then I wished them good luck. After all, wasn’t that what we were out there for? To encourage our fellow anglers?

The Rookie (Part 1)


By Darrin Collins

When I was younger, if anyone would have told me that at age 40 I would be kayak fishing in tournaments against some of the best anglers in the country, I would have said they were crazy.  Even the thought of kayak fishing was nowhere

Photo of the Day – April 12, 2016

Opt-Brazos-with-Nala2I ran across this photo of our pup Nala in my old Wilderness Ride 135 kayak, and as you can see, she wasn’t afraid to make herself at home. Like her, I always liked that boat and to this day it

Game Warden Field Notes

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Game Wardens in west Texas seize deer related to exceeding the limit and hunting without a license. (Photo courtesy of TPWD)

Compliments of our great Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), we present another installment of Game Warden Field Notes, otherwise known as your tax dollars, well spent. The notes are compiled from recent law enforcement reports and the catchy headers are theirs, not mine…

Into the Night
As two Val Verde County game wardens conducted their nightly patrol, they

If You Don’t Like Texas

I wanted to share this video by Texas cowboy and rising YouTube celebrity, Chad Prather. I first learned of Chad after watching his video, Unapologetic Southern, which was his response to some “northern liberals” who opined that his southern accent made him sound uneducated. The Georgia native, now a Texas transplant, apparently struck a nerve and that video went viral. In his newest video

Fathers and Sons

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You can learn a lot from a person by taking them kayak fishing.

We’d just launched from below Lake Whitney a few weeks ago, when I looked downriver and saw that Doug Maile, my fishing companion for the day, was using his kayak to tow his young son, who was in a kayak of his own.

Game Warden Field Notes

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Photo courtesy of TPWD

Your tax dollars at work…another installment of the Game Warden Field Notes. The reports come to us courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and are compiled from recent law enforcement reports. This post was released by TPWD on September 16, 2015, and as I like to remind readers, the catchy headers are theirs, not mine…

No Rest for the Weary

As two Bowie County game wardens were leaving the county jail after an arrest, they got a call from the County

Photo of the Day – September 8, 2015

0638:082215:68F:CAMERAD :2It’s getting to be that time of the year again, when suddenly those game cam pics start to get interesting. We were looking through some a few weeks ago and noticed many of the pics featured this same group of bachelors that have apparently taken up residence near my feeder. This particular photo caught

The Healthy Nature of Nature

Nature Rx-2036Science has proven that spending time outdoors is good for us. You won’t get any argument from Nature Rx, an organization that is taking that message to the next level by creating an advertising campaign about the benefits of spending time outdoors. As they point out on their website,

Game Warden Field Notes – June 24, 2015

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Texas Game Warden Jason Duke on patrol in Kenedy County, near Corpus Christi. (Photo by Krystal Krenek)

TPWD just released a new set of Game Warden Field Notes which are compiled from recent TPWD law enforcement reports. The notes are published periodically and they do a fine job of educating, and sometimes even entertaining us, while reminding us that there are idiots out there. By the way, the

When Pigs Swim

LSC Hogs of lewisvilleSometimes when you’re fishing, strange things happen. The latest example comes to us from a north Texas kayak angler named Henry Shipes who was fishing Lake Lewisville just north of Dallas a few days ago. He heard a commotion coming from the flooded brush on the bank behind him, and when Shipes turned to look, a huge herd