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June 2023 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Dad

Readers share their special connections to dear old dad

Sharing their passions and leading their families, dads play an important role in the everyday life of Texans. These reader entries warm our hearts and make us smile. Gather around the family album as we celebrate dear old dad.

Kari Zimmerman, Hamilton County EC: “My grandson shelling peas with his gramps. Such a sweet moment.”

Mona Parish, Sam Houston EC: First piano lesson with Pops, the man behind the dad.

Heather Meifert, CoServ: “This is daddy’s little girl, Madison.”

Jason Busby, HILCO EC: “My Dad passed away this past April. He taught us all how important family is and loved spending time with his great-grandchildren.”

Kay Bell, Nueces EC: “My lineman dad, John Wentz, holds two big rattlesnakes he killed while out working in South Texas for Medina EC in the 1970s.”

Dulen Lee, Pedernales EC: Granddad and grandson.

Lynn Lenderman, Houston County EC: Introducing Hadley to the longhorns.

Kati Fitzpatrick, Bandera EC: “My earliest memories of my dad are of him spinning his rope.”

D’Layne Doherty, Pedernales EC: “This photo captures just one of the many fishing trips taken on Lake McQueeney by my father, James Langlinais, and my brother, Tim.”

Dawn Bastian, Victoria EC: “My daddy left his job at the highway department as a young man to ‘cowboy’ and never looked back. This picture was captured after he had come in from working cattle.”

Sara Hobbs, Farmers EC: “My dad was by my side before every sheep show encouraging me to have fun and do the best I could. I wouldn’t trade those days for anything.”

Janice Crouch, Fort Belknap EC: “Our son, one of the best dads I know, sharing phone time with his daughter.”

Kitty Richards, Fort Belknap EC: “Son decided to act like dad and offer assistance.”

Joe and JoAnn Fortune, Bowie-Cass EC: “My dad, Joe Pozesky, with a few of my cousins in 1952. Obviously the scooter was the center of attention.”

Janice May, CoServ: “I love this picture of my dad, Buckshot, and I shopping for a gift for my mother on Christmas Eve in downtown Fort Worth.”

Allison Rothermel, CoServ: A dad who loved his job at Texas Instruments.

Jeannie Ferrier, Pedernales EC: “My dad needed a headshot wearing his uniform. He came out in his jacket and shorts, so of course I had to snap a quick photo before taking his headshot. My dad was the proudest American, retired Air Force Security Forces.”