The caller wanted me to write something condemning Joey Chestnut and the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, held each Fourth of July.
One of my grandsons has Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). It’s a mood disorder that causes explosive behavior and is tough to deal with at its worst. Thankfully we haven’t had the daily, multiple meltdowns like we used to in years. His identical twin is autistic and also had man…
I am not going to say Tom Mayne has been on Lake Palestine since the Caddo Indians lived along the Neches River, but he has been around a while.
Pet Milk was a kitchen staple in most Southern homes in mid-20th Century America. It had as many uses as a coffee can full of bacon drippings.
I am extremely happy to be alive. My wife and I have four beautiful children and four grandchildren. God has blessed me with a life that has been exceptional in many ways. From 20 years in commercial broadcasting, 12 years as a U.S. congressman, and 13 years as vice president of a firearms ballistic company helping build their technology into the leading ballistics identification methodology in the world, it has been a fantastic ride.
For every kid who is scared of a shovel or a lawnmower, I can tell you about 10 kids who aren’t afraid to break a sweat or get their hands dirty.
While it might not be hard for fishermen to find themselves in hot water right now, doing so during the winter months could get more difficult on lakes in the future.
I miss the restaurants of my youth.
America is getting ready to mark our second Juneteenth national federal holiday. Some will focus on the severe pain and death that slavery inflicted on Black people between 1619 and 1865. It would be far more useful, however, to celebrate so much that Black Americans have accomplished since …
This is a letter to my son, Kyle, first published in 2014 on Facebook.
It has been a long time since Tyler’s Creme Lure was the flashiest name in the fishing bait industry. But here is what makes the company different than all the other lure companies today -- they were the first to come out with a viable soft plastic bait beginning in 1949 and they continue to…
I used to pay little attention to the world’s little idiosyncrasies, but now they seem ever present. And it’s more than slightly annoying.
Our Board Chair, Jackie Bruton, likes to say that the Women’s Fund “takes the guesswork out of giving,” and she’s correct. It all begins with our grants process – the heart and soul of our mission – which is underway now.
I have swapped out all my fishing rods this spring. Smartest thing I have done in a while.
As a kid, I hated the vegetable garden. If you stood on our back porch, it was to your left. It took up the entire corner of our large yard.
Eleven years ago Monday, my son — who was 9 at the time — started his first real job.
East Texas is dotted with quality lakes both large and small. While the larger lakes tend to get the most publicity, there are a lot of smaller reservoirs offering opportunity and variety.
My grandfather’s shop seemed cavernous. Every room was filled with tools that a man with a strong back could use to make a living and feed his family.
In 1992, I was living in Georgia and traveling the Southeast for a mortgage insurance company. Through a monthly credit card withdrawal, I was a member of several golf courses more than 100 miles from my home in Atlanta. One of those courses was just south of Macon and I pulled into it for n…
I know parents are asking themselves this question today: As a parent concerned about the safety of my child at school how do I get involved?
While it may be largemouth bass that powers sportfishing on Texas’ lakes, there are a lot more options with ardent fishermen out there chasing them.
I don’t recognize toys anymore. Our grandkids are coming from out of state to visit and I can’t find anything to get them as a surprise.
If you look at today’s bass boat compared to 20 years ago, there are a lot of differences -- none more than the number of monitors mounted in front of the driver on the deck.
We had a clothesline, but no washer or dryer. So the Laundromat was a weekly destination.
After two Northeast Texas visits from Major League Fishing’s Pro Tour, it is time for BASS fishermen to take center stage at the 2022 Simms Bassmaster Elite at Lake Fork on May 19-22.