Sunday, October 2, 2022

Local Briefs

Free Dunks to Fight the Bite
The town of Bartonville is giving away “dunks” – sustained-release, non-toxic larvicides – that kill mosquito larvae in standing water before they mature. One dunk treats up to 100 sq. ft. of water surface, regardless of depth. Residents can pick up their dunks at Town Hall during regular business hours – Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – and should bring proof of residency. There is a limit of six dunks per household.

Applications Being Accepted for Fire Academy
Registration is underway for the Flower Mound Fire Department’s Youth and Citizen’s Fire Academies. The Youth Fire Academy is designed for kids entering the seventh and eighth grade and is scheduled for August 2 through 5 from 1 to 5pm. The Citizen’s Fire Academy is slated for 7 to 10pm September 13 through October 25. Both classes will be held at the Central Fire Station, 3838 Forums Drive, and are limited to 15 participants each. Call 972-874-6265 or 972-874-6270.


Can You Dig It?
Felder Rushing, the popular “Gestalt Gardener” radio show host and author of multiple books and columns will spread the garden gospel at the new Argyle Town Hall on Saturday, Sept. 18th. Keep Argyle Beautiful is sponsoring two presentations by Rushing at 9:00am and 11:00am. Topics include using Texas Native Plants in Urban Landscapes and Recycling Made Easy.  Reserve your tickets at $10 each by contacting Shelli Stone at 817-480-2880 or [email protected].

Get a Running Start on Holiday Weekend
Lace up your running shoes and kick off Independence Day weekend at the 2010 Declaration Dash, hosted by the North Texas Striders Running Club and the town of Double Oak. The 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ K starts at Double Oak Town Hall at 7:30am on Saturday, July 3rd. Proceeds benefit PediPlace. After the race, stick around for a parade followed by a Family Fun Fest with food, live music, and family-friendly activities. Register at

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