Matthews wins William Tell


Pecan’s Archery/Air Gun range was busy last Saturday with the annual William Tell tournament. Congratulations to Tim Matthews the contest winner. Tim defeated his nearest competitor by one apple with three hits.

Sy Rosenfeld on behalf of the Archery/Air Gun Association reports that the apples were moved to the 50 yard mark to make the competition more spirited, and almost every participant hit an apple at least once.

More archery events for Pecan are on the horizon; stay tuned.


A Valentine’s Day mixer comes tomorrow afternoon (weather permitting) from 2 to 4 p.m. sponsored by Pecan tennis pros Gonzo and Catherine Nunez. All members of Pecan are invited to attend and meet other players on our community’s courts.


Tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) is a children’s Valentine’s party. This event is designed for little ones age 10 and under and will include crafts, cookie decorating, and face painting. No reservation is necessary to attend.


The Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG) began 2013 with its first meeting in January when members welcomed Pecan resident Lorenzo Llanillo, who demonstrated his artistic skills and techniques on cartoon character drawing. The guild also approved a slate of activities for the year including a garage sale fundraiser, spring show, gallery night, and workshops among other upcoming events.

Congratulations go to Martie Rains for being chosen first place for artist of the month. Also receiving honors were Colleen Zeiler, Wanda Hayre, Jean Runnels, and Jim Stewart.

These art winners have their work currently displayed outside the Brazos Room of the clubhouse, along with the work of Wendy Moore and Martie Rains being featured at the Nutcracker Clubhouse. Even more masterpieces by the PPAG may be viewed at the PAC and participating businesses at Pecan Village.

The PPAG’s next meeting comes Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the PAC when Granbury artist Kay Wirz will demonstrate her technique of combining representational and abstract art.

All Pecan residents age 18 and over who are either artists or who love art are invited to join the PPAG. Dues are $25 annually. Come to Tuesday’s meeting or contact president Martie Rains at 817-279-1348 to sign up.


Wednesday morning’s Breakfast Club will welcome the folks who are vying for a spot on Pecan’s board of directors at the election next month. Each candidate will make a presentation to the crowd.

Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program; reservations are requested: 817-573-2641.


The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming to the Acton Nature Center (ANC), located across from the front gate of deCordova Bend, on Feb. 16 and 17 from 7 to 10 a.m. each day.

The event is sponsored by the Rio Brazos Master Naturalists and will be led by Billy Teels.

Participants should bring binoculars, field guides, and dress ready for hiking outdoors.

For more information on the ANC and its events, call 817-326-6005 or visit


Valentine’s Day comes this week, and if you need somewhere special to take your valentine, look nowhere else but Pecan’s clubhouse where an evening of good food and entertainment is on the menu.

The night commences with cocktail service at 6, followed by a four-course dinner at 6:30, and the Broadway-style show beginning at 7. The night will include vocal, instrumental, and dance performances.

Reservations are a must and are going fast. Call 817-573-2641 to secure your spot at this event.

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