Columnist: Jason Hawkins

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

The nuts and bolts that put lives together

There are nuts and bolts to tighten and sights to bring true and new hands are learning new ways, and sometimes mistakes teach the best lessons.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

To fish well, anglers must wear it well

A good fishing shirt adds to the experience


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Nothing fishy about kids getting hooked on angling

COMMENTARY


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Outdoorsman moved by still water

The pond is calm, and the infant-like propulsion of an old, scarred boat creates an occasional tickle upon this vessel, and the movement of ripples spreads far and away and they soon become part of this pond that is calm.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

A mayor’s enthusiasm

The mayor of Hillsborough doesn’t need to wear the derby hat or the off-white hat with the black stripe to be recognized as mayor of this gem of a southern town. More noticeable is his enthusiasm for leading a community of goodness.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Fishing can be a little like pulling teeth

A messed up molar couldn't stop the trip that finally landed a marlin


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Jason Hawkins Outdoors: The rhythm of the rain

It began raining at 2 a.m. He heard it and felt it and sensed it and the thunder pounded his senses and the lightning offered him a flash of vision. He waited and stirred and when the rains became light, his feet were left bare and his pant legs rolled above his ankles and the spinning rod became soft in his hand.


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 09:52 PM

Water flows east


Jun. 23, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

Summer has its own slang in the outdoors


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Comforted by pale, blue Panama hat

From where she keeps the pen and the leather-bound journal, she allows a foot to be cleansed by the water and her soul to be lifted like the vapors.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Jason Hawkins column: The Dream Fish Project

Apparently, I don’t just think about fish, I dream about them, too.


May. 24, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Jason Hawkins: Drive to coast is time to take it all in

During the five-hour drive to Frisco in the company of an angler friend, I realized five hours is just not enough time to make fishing tales grow and a friendship grow even more.


May. 12, 2014 @ 10:20 PM

Rules of the Fishing Report


May. 06, 2014 @ 12:13 AM

Wily coyotes are howling, prowling

Area outdoorsman Jason Hawkins: "Just a few nights ago, I counted seven howling coyotes, and that was only as far as my human ears could hear."


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Jason Hawkins Outdoors: Listen and you'll hear

The sounds we hear in the outdoors are part of the experiences we live in the outdoors.