Pets featured in photo shoot to benefit Pooch Plantation



The Friends of Pooch Plantation (FOPP) had a big event this month for Pecan canines and their owners. A pet valentine photo shoot and bake sale both netted proceeds to benefit Pooch Plantation, Pecan’s off-leash dog park, as it nears its grand opening on April 6.

FOPP president Mary Kunkel says that March will bring a photo opportunity for pets with the Easter bunny. Watch for more details coming soon.


A delight is in store for Breakfast Club goers on Wednesday morning. In honor of Texas Independence Day, costumed actors representing William Travis, David Crockett, Sam Houston, and Suzanna Dickinson will take the stage to enrich attendees’ understanding of our state’s history. Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.


The Ladies Golf Association (LGA) will hold its first general meeting of the year next Tuesday in the clubhouse ball room after low gross/low net golf play. LGA president Clara Garcia says that yearbooks will be ready at the meeting, and she also welcomes new LGA members Jane Graham, Jorj Luchi, and Kathy Miller, as well as returning member Elsie Tallant.

President Garcia too sends thanks to sisters Patsy Miller and Nancy Savage for their work on the flower pots outside the pro shop and 19th Hole.

The MGA also has Thursday tapped as a play day with individual two best ball of foursome on the schedule.


Toni McClendon writes that Pecan’s Grounds Committee is seeking volunteers who would like to help with various upkeep and projects in Pecan. Interested? If so, contact committee member Dave Narducci at [email protected]


One of the greatest amenities of Pecan is its emergency volunteer groups. Not only do these folks respond 24/7 to an emergency, they are also on hand for non-emergency issues for Pecan residents.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) chief Sandra Winfield says that the EMS staff provides checks of vital signs, transport to or from hospitals for routine procedures, transport for hospice patients, assistance with homebound patients, loan of medical equipment for short periods of time, all in addition to advice and answers for personal health questions.

Located in the Charlie Lee Memorial EMS Building at 9518 Monticello and reachable by calling 817-573-1643, Chief Winfield and the entire EMS staff help keep Pecaners safe and healthy year round.


Mary Scott, president of the Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) says that this year’s boot scootin’ dinner, dance, and auction was one for the record books. The party took place before a sold-out house, and the night included incredible food, service, music, and decorations.

Mary sends her thanks to the ladies of the boot scootin’ committee and the PPWC board, all of whom worked tirelessly to make the evening a success.


March 2 brings Pecan’s annual meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Reports from community officials will be given, and election results for the new board will come. Ballots must be received before the meeting convenes. In person voting runs from 8-11 a.m. in the clubhouse lobby.


In this month’s edition of The Columns, gate staff member Charlie White is spotlighted. Charlie came to work in Pecan in 2009 and previously worked in sales and service of mining, industrial, and oil field supplies. Thank you to all the folks in our security office for the services they provide.


Sympathy goes to the family of Harry Mack, who passed away on Feb. 11.

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