Posts by Alana Harrison
Meet Harvey, owned by Gary Watson of University Park. Not only did Harvey run the 5K Firecracker Fun Run at yesterday’s Park Cities’ Fourth of July celebration, he stuck around to catch the parade. While there was no official contest for the most patriotic pet during the parade’s festivities, we think Harvey was a definite contender — the All-American pup.
Annie was another definite contender. Our photographer Chris McGathey also snapped a shot of a pug named Rover decked out in Fourth get-up while crusin’ along in a Vespa. No doubt, Park Cities pups know how to celebrate Indepedendece Day in style.
Yes, there is an organization in Park Cities dedicated to quail, fittingly named Park Cities Quail. The group is awarding Ted Turner the T. Boone Pickens Lifetime Sportsman Award at its annual dinner and auction at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on March 8.
The advocacy group was formed in 2006 in response to the dramatic decline of wild quail throughout Texas. It holds fundraisers and conducts research to support the state’s quail population.
Joe Crafton, Park Cities Quail chairman, said Turner, who owns several ranches and plantations, has a passion for quail hunting and has restored habitats, funded research, and created opportunities for hundreds of youth and sportsmen to get outdoors and share his favorite pastime.
“We are pleased to honor Ted Turner with this award. He has a global reputation as a conservationist and humanitarian,” Crafton said. “Ted is a man of action, who uses his considerable resources and influence to make this world a better place.”