Dan Oko

Houston-based writer Dan Oko is an avid fisherman who hopes never to encounter a lionfish in the wild. His work has appeared in Audubon, Garden & Gun and Texas Parks & Wildlife.

By Dan Oko:


A Horse Opera of a Different Color

by Dan Oko | Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 11:16 CST

Uncle Walter and Modern American Politics

As a young boy, the budding historian Douglas Brinkley followed Walter Cronkite’s nightly broadcasts on the CBS Evening News. The legendary, late broadcaster was the anchor for 19 years, until 1981. Like a lot of families, the Brinkleys of Perrysburg, … Read More


Still Wild Water

We had been warned. The meandering run of the Neches River through the “Little Thicket,” as our guide dubbed it, would disorient even the most experienced paddlers. Largely concealed behind the remnant hardwood curtains of East Texas, the slow-moving river … Read More


The Sporting Lie

In February, for the first time in years, Lance Armstrong admitted a kind of defeat. The legendary cyclist, who returned to the Tour de France this summer after a three-year retirement, scrapped much-ballyhooed plans to run his own blood-doping tests, … Read More


Feeding the Beast

Now in his eighth decade, the novelist and poet Jim Harrison, a Michigan native who most years follows a bird-like migratory route between homes in Montana and Arizona, still invites readers to see the world in new ways. After 30 … Read More


Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Leaping into Lady Bird Lake was as good as I felt all day. It was a bright, mid-June Sunday morning, and my pal Perry and I were endeavoring not to embarrass ourselves too badly during our first competitive outing as … Read More