The Texas International Firearms Festival is coming to Austin the weekend of August 8. Of course, we are no strangers to fun shows round here. There is one in the Houston area practically every weekend. There, dealers and manufacturers ply their wares and provide educational programs for fellow enth ... More >>
Coast Guard crews in the Gulf of Mexico have found what they're calling a bootleg fishing net operation about 37 miles north of the Mexican border that left more than 50 sharks dead and decomposing in the ocean. According to the Coast Guard, "Crews in South Texas located and recovered a gill net wi ... More >>
The Country Boy talks football and metal-detecting.
It's not hard to believe the Coastal Conservation Association enlisted Hank Williams Jr. for its third annual Concert for Conservation, given all the hunting and fishing talk in "A Country Boy Can Survive" alone. What is hard to believe is that it's been some 13 years since Bocephus has performed in ... More >>
From politics to sports to education and food, the Texas gobblers provided pure gravy.
Back in my married days, my then wife was from Louisiana (she still is from Louisiana, actually, and still alive, we are just not married anymore) and around late October or early November is when duck hunting season would begin. At least, I think it was around that time, I just remember being cold ... More >>
Apparently, there is a debate over the practice of hunting deer in captivity in the state of Texas. I grew up with a father who loved the outdoors, so much so he worked as an outdoor writer and broadcaster for many years. While he was more into fishing than hunting, he did like to go out and shoot a ... More >>
For better or worse, I've always been one of those nimrods that gets a little bent out of shape whenever I see a list of major cities in America that doesn't include Houston. This invariably happens on things like morning talk shows where they run a ticker of weather during the show and every city u ... More >>
Public Image Ltd. Scout Bar November 2, 2012 Not many shows remind you that sound has actual, physical mass, but Public Image Ltd. sure did Friday. Mass, as in something tangible and discernible, with density and volume. Especially volume. But don't count out density. Yes, I'm talking about some ... More >>
Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne was highly upset with Texas Tech fans this weekend: The horrendous and extensive vandalism took place outside what is no doubt Lubbock's finest hotel as the Aggies visited to play Texas Tech. Terrible. Except Tech has done its own investigation, and dis ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com. This week, the perfectly ... More >>
Grass carp: You're fired!!When Lake Conroe began to be overrun with the harmful plant hydrilla, Texas officials had the answer -- they brought in a bunch of grass carp to eat that stuff up. The carp performed admirably: The lake is now essentially free of hydrilla, Texas Parks and Wildlife s ... More >>
Dallas Trinity TrailsThat's one big alligator gar.It might look like a mere minnow to Jeremy Wade, the stolidly bonkers host of Animal Planet's River Monsters, but to the rest of us, the giant alligator gar that Cleveland's Joseph Williams caught appears to be nothing short of a behemoth from ... More >>
Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. You know RoderickVONN. He's the other guy from JUZCOZ (the one that doesn't kind of look like ... More >>
Take cover, little Twitter bird!!!You bag yourself a nice impressive set of doves in a kill-or-be-killed situation, what's the first thing you want to do? Tweet the ever-living shit out of it, of course.The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department understands this. That's why they're premiering new ... More >>
Tam VoWe continue our visit with Chef Jamie Zelko by discussing the her bistro's ambiance and some of her many hidden talents. EOW: So let's talk about your restaurant. I see some aged wood and old photographs. Tell me about your inspiration for the ambiance. Zelko: Well the wood on the ... More >>
HBO drama didn't celebrate Houston as best-est place.
Wily criminal minds never sleep. Luckily for the forces of good and justice, neither do the dedicated men and women of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.Robby Rose, 45, a competitive fisherman from Garland, was playing (fishing?) in a bass tournament in Rockwall County last October. Appar ... More >>
Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?
The first step in making a great wild duck gumbo is to go shoot some ducks. And this is the time of year for it. That's why I climbed into an airboat last Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m. and set out across the mudflats of South Bay near Aransas Pass in the dark. As the sun came up, I found mys ... More >>
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Courtesy TPWDThe new, manly license plateTexas deer hunters, as you head to your comfortable blinds to await as unsuspecting deer saunter across your line of fire in search of strategically dropped food pellets, you no longer need fear being thought of as not macho.According to the state of Texas, t ... More >>
We've written before about the...ummm....interesting things going on in La Marque.City officials have been resigning, the crime rate is rising, there are Ike recovery issues to be dealt with, people are pissed.So let's lighten up with a joke, right? That's what La Marque Mayor Bill Charbonneau thoug ... More >>
There are lots of fishing camps in Nunavik, Quebec's arctic region, devoted to fly fishing for arctic char. There's even an annual arctic char fishing derby in Whale Cove, in case you want to try your luck. The highly prized freshwater game fish is a traditional food of the Inuit natives and its hig ... More >>
Feeling lucky? Got $30? Get a gun. The Manvel Lions Club is raffling 100 hunting rifles and tickets are just $30 each during the "Hunters Night on the Town" fundraiser October 25. The money raised (in the neighborhood of $100,000) will help build a Little League field in Brazoria County. Now, yo ... More >>
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