Joe Doggett Writes Final Column for Houston Chronicle

The long-time outdoors columnist for the Houston Chronicle, Joe Doggett, retires after today’s column. Doggett’s writing has entertained and informed readers for 35 years, but he says it’s time to travel, write a couple of books, and go surfing. For those familiar with what is happening in the newspaper industry these days, it is tempting to read between the lines and guess that classic journalism is struggling to keep its place at the Chronicle. “Tremendous changes both at the desk and in the field occurred during my run. When the Chronicle‘s late outdoors editor, Bob Brister, plucked me off the street in 1972, the big paper still used manual typewriters.”

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