Category: Humor Me

The Rookie – Possum Kingdom

By Darrin Collins

After completing the first two events, I was excited to be headed west of Fort Worth to Possum Kingdom Lake for the third tournament in the NTXKC series. I hadn’t fished or even laid eyes on the lake since I was a teen, but was ready to

High Bridge or Bust; Seven Days on the Pecos River – Part 3

By Randy Hohlaus

Part 3. Painted Canyon

I rechristened the patch of scraggly ground, “Camp Humility.” My thoughts were actually of another Scott; Scott’s doomed Arctic expedition and his last icy camp just a few miles short of food, warmth and his base. And sure enough, this camp

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