October was an interesting and exciting month highlighted by a series of education classes attended by the Argyle town leaders. We attended meetings in Houston and Frisco, along with representatives from towns across Texas, sharing ideas and concerns regarding the future of our towns.
The information was informative and I found it very surprising that most of the towns in Texas are dealing with many of the same issues facing Argyle. The topics varied from the importance of building standards, connectivity with hike and bike trails, to the need of parks and open space, how to interpret a comprehensive plan and many more interesting subjects. We had many members of the P&Z and Council attend these two events.
We are in the process of interviewing candidates for Town Manager. It is crucial we find an experienced candidate that can help guide the way for our town in these exciting times. Resumes are beginning to come in and we are excited by the quality of the candidates.
We have scheduled a workshop for the Council to discuss the vision of Argyle in the future. We will be discussing the thoroughfare plan, hiking trails, and density of residential housing in parts of Argyle.
We continue to look for more ways to keep residents informed of happenings in Argyle. The Council will be planning many public meetings in an effort to determine the pulse of Argyle residents and process input from our citizens. We want everyone to stay informed and have a voice in the future of our town.
I want to wish all of you a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. Please be safe and eat lots of turkey!
Mark your calendars for the date change of our November Council meeting to Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. The change is due to the holiday. Argyle Tree Lighting will be Dec. 6 from 4 to 6:30 at the Town hall this year. All other boards will meet at their regular times.
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PointBank sponsors annual Christmas tree lighting, festivities
The Town of Argyle’s Keep Argyle Beautiful committee and presenting sponsor PointBank invite residents to a Christmas tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Argyle Town Hall.
Other festivities begin at 4 p.m. including vendors, kid crafts, games, food and entertainment.
Chamber Honors Fleten as Member of the Year
The Argyle Chamber of Commerce initiated a new award this year as part of Texas Chamber of Commerce week. The first recipient of the Member of the Year award was the Vice President of Events and Membership, Gavin A. Fleten of Optimized Local Search Services.
During the past year, Fleten has conceived and organized two major fund raising events for the Chamber-the Argyle Chamber “50/50 Golf” tournament in May and the “Taste for Good” event in September. The Chamber raised nearly $15,000 between these two events, and as a result, was able to award deserving Argyle school students $4000 in scholarships. The balance of the funds raised were distributed between member local charities who participated in the events. Membership in the Chamber has tripled in the past year as a result of Fleten’s efforts.
Fleten and President Phil Loftis, along with a dynamic Board of Directors, have happily embraced a new direction for the Argyle Chamber which combines support for member businesses’ marketing efforts with a determination to be a strong voice for generous support of non-profit organizations that provide much needed services to the community.
Seniors honor veterans
The Argyle seniors honored their veterans at their October monthly luncheon.
Those honored were: Jack Carlyle Beddingfield who served in the United States Army and the United States Air Force and was shot in the back and received the Purple Heart; Carrol Jan Carrington who served in the United States Navy; Harry Lloyd Fogle who served in the United States Army; Steve Clearance Hibdon who served in the United States Army; John Gaynard Kiel who served in the United States Air Force; Kurt Elliot DeKuehn who served in the United States Navy; Dwight Vincent Moore who served in the united States Air Force; Cecil Wayne Robinson who served in the United States Navy; Dr. Gilbert Larry Simmons who served in the United States Navy; John Keith Sheets who served in the United States Navy.
The widows of the husbands served were: Martha Beavers, husband of Thomas Eugen Beavers who served in the Army; Myra Gohl, husband Adrean Josheph Gohl who served in the United States Navy.
The seniors meet every Wednesday and Friday in the Argyle Town Hall at 10 a.m. to exercise and at 11 a.m. to play Hand and Foot.
Every third Friday of each month we have a pot luck luncheon with the Argyle Police Department furnishing the meat and all who attend are asked to bring a covered dish.
Our next luncheon will be Friday, November 21, and we will celebrate Thanksgiving.
For more information you may contact Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438 or visit the website at www.argyleseniorcenter.com.
– Submitted by Stella McDaniel