Weekend of Hoops to Honor Teen
A two day charity basketball event will take place this month to honor the memory of Alex Betzhold, a popular Argyle seventh-grader who died unexpectedly from a medical condition in January.
The Shoot For The Stars Free Throw Marathon will take place April 27-28 at the Argyle High School gym and cafeteria.
The goal is to make 13,035 free throws in 24 hours at four baskets, signifying that Alex was 13-years old when he passed away, his basketball number was 35, and he left four immediate family members behind to carry on his legacy.
A celebrity basketball game, inspirational guest speaker, and live auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. April 28 after the marathon.
Some of the items to be auctioned off include: Dirk Nowitzki autographed basketball jersey, basketball signed by the entire Dallas Mavericks team, football signed by Troy Aikman, autographed items from George Strait and Warren Buffett, and a movie night from GoVision.
All proceeds go to the Alex Betzhold Memorial Scholarship Fund. Volunteers and donations are needed. Call 940-464-2829 or visit www.abmsf.net.
Annual Cleanup Day Set for April 14
Argyle’s annual town wide cleanup and household hazardous waste collection is set for Saturday, April 14.
The cleanup will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Household Hazardous waste collection will be held between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Space is limited to 60 households, on a first come, first served basis.
According to town officials, hazardous items allowed include acids, hobby chemicals, drain cleaners, fluorescent bulbs, household chemicals, paints/stains, pest strips, pharmaceuticals, pool chemicals, solvents, varnishes, degreasers, fertilizers, motor oil, paint thinners, herbicides, pesticides, photo chemicals, transmission fluid, batteries, and fuel.
The service is offered to Argyle residents only and identification with current address should to be presented at the collection site.
Senior citizens can call 940-464-3449 for assistance with larger items.
Visit the town’s website at www.argyletx.com for more information.
AISD Hires New Chief Financial Officer
The Argyle School District has hired a new Chief Financial Officer.
Elizabeth Stewart, former Finance Director for the Lindale School District, will assume her new position on April 10.
Stewart has a Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and has also worked in the Overton School District.
Stewart replaces former AISD CFO Paul Lyles, who resigned from the school district last December.
AHS Leads In Lone Star Cup Standings Again
Argyle High School is the current leader among 3A schools in the Lone Star Cup Standings, a statewide competition that awards points based on each school’s performances in academic, athletic, and fine arts competitions.
Argyle currently has 58 points, four points ahead of second place Abilene Wylie and 14 points ahead of third place Liberty Hill.
The current standings include State and Area Marching Band, Team Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball.
Argyle last won the competition in the 2008-2009 school year, and also won as a 2A school back in the 2005-2006 school year.
The standings were last updated on March 16.
New Office Building Permitted
Construction of a new professional office building was recently approved.
A building permit was issued on March 19 for the building, which is to be located at 124 Old Town Blvd. North.
The structure will be located in the Argyle Town Square office development on the East side of U.S. Hwy. 377, according to Argyle Director of Community Development Richard Luedke, and the owners of the building are Argyle residents Rodney and Gaye Dryden.
“The 3,776 square foot building has a construction value of approximately $400,000 and will contain two office suites,” Luedke said. “One of the suites will be occupied by the Wellspring Insurance Agency, which is currently operated by the Dryden’s in Roanoke.”