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Around Argyle – September 2016

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Argyle Mayor Peggy Krueger
Argyle Mayor Peggy Krueger

National Night Out – Say No to Crime!

Living in a safe and secure environment is one of the reasons families call Argyle home.  One of the things we can do as a community is to stand together against crime.   Held annually since 1984, National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada, is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities such as drug abuse prevention, neighborhood watch organization, and the promotion of other anti-crime efforts.  The Town of Argyle Police Department will be hosting our National Night Out event on Tuesday, October 4, starting at 6 p.m. at Argyle Town Hall, and ending at 8 p.m.  We’ll have food, fun activities, and a chance to meet and thank our community’s first responders.  If you have never been, this is truly a fun way of spending time with those who are sworn to protect us.  Let’s send the message to criminals that they are not welcome in Argyle!

Our Civic Duty – Part One: Jury Trials Are Back in Argyle

As mentioned in the paragraph above, we all want to live and enjoy a safe place we call home.  An important case in point is the strength of our judicial system, starting at the community level with our municipal court.  For instance, earlier this summer, the Town began conducting jury trials for the first time in several years.  As such, you or your neighbors may receive a summons in the mail in the near future.  Please remember that not only is jury duty your civic responsibility, but you are legally required to attend, if summoned.  There are some individuals that qualify for exemptions and the court will reschedule your trial date one time if you have a conflict.  The court is doing its best to limit the jury trial dates to a handful of times a year.  Altogether, however, we must be mindful that we live in a small community which means we do not have a large pool of potential jurors to pull from.  Having a safe community only works when all of us are willing to participate and do our part.  If you have any questions, please contact the Argyle Municipal Court at 940-464-7255.

Our Civic Duty – Part Two: Boards and Commissions

Service to the Town directly includes those persons on our various boards and commissions for the Town of Argyle.  On many occasions I am asked by people how they can get involved with the issues impacting the Town.  Here is your opportunity; the Town is now accepting applications for appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as the Economic Development Corporation.  If you are interested in joining a board and need more information, call Town Hall at 940-464-7273.  The application can be found on the Town’s website at www.argyletx.com and the deadline to submit your application is Friday, October 7th. You can make a difference! Please consider donating your time for the important decisions that will face our community.

Speaking of doing our part, I would like to take this time by thanking ALL of our community volunteers for their service.  Whether you serve on a town board or commission, your local church, a school PTA, organized youth sports association, or participate in other local civic groups such as a Rotary or Lions Club, I would like to say – THANK YOU!

I had the privilege of attending the ribbon cutting for the new Argyle Middle School located in Flower Mound. The school is something to be proud of! The event reminded me of what Argyle is all about. We are not just a town, but a community made up of wonderful parents that want the very best for their family and children. The school was packed and that shows the strength of why everyone loves Argyle. Please stay involved and informed and let’s make this the best year ever!

Town Approves Pharmacy

Argyle Planning and Zoning commissioners and town council members last month said yes to a new drug store.

Council members approved a site plan for a 14,600 square-foot CVS Pharmacy with a drive-thru at the northeast corner of FM 407 and Hwy 377.

The drug store will sit on 2.2 acres and will be heavily landscaped with upscale exterior features, such as stonework.

Construction is expected to begin this month and the pharmacy should be open by next April.
–Staff Report

Stella’s Corner

“Back to School” was the theme for the Argyle Seniors Aug. 3 Friday Luncheon

Teacher Karen Kiel gave the seniors a test, “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader”? Everyone had fun trying to answer the questions.

The winner with the most correct answers were: First Place, Jeff Haynes; Second Place, Ginger McDaniel; and, Third Place, Lyn Porter. Some of the seniors wore their school colors.

Our thanks to S&J Pharmacy of Argyle for furnishing the gifts.

Juanita Greene from Roanoke came dressed as she dressed back in the fifth grade with her hair in two pigtails. We are so happy to have our neighbors and friends from Roanoke and different towns join us on our third Friday luncheon.

Everyone enjoyed the pizza that was furnished by the Argyle Police Department. Our thanks to Donna Lumpkins for picking it up at Domino’s Pizza and Lyn and Jimmy Porter for the ice and tea.

Many thanks to Cathy Chenail for being so faithful in cleaning up after us each month. Thanks Cathy for doing such a great job. Jeff Haynes from Edward Jones Investments in Argyle furnished gifts and led in Bingo.

The next luncheon will be Friday, Sept. 16, and the theme is Mexican. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish or donate $4 that goes into the senior fund.

The seniors will be going to the Texas State Fair in Dallas sometime in September; a date

has not been set. We will meet at the Argyle Town Hall and carpool to Denton to catch the A Train to the Fair.

The cost is $3-round trip to ride the train. It takes us right to the fairgrounds gate. If you are interested in going, call Karen Kiel at 940-464-0504 or Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438.

The seniors meet at Town Hall, 308 Denton Street on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. to exercise and 11 a.m. to play games.

Every Thursday at 5 p.m., some of the seniors meet in the home of Stella McDaniel to play games. Everyone is welcome to come join us.
Submitted by Stella McDaniel

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