The holiday season is here and in full swing now. What a great time to brighten it for someone else! There are many wonderful organizations in our area that serve those in need and this is the perfect opportunity to get connected to one or more of them.
I want to thank all the members of Keep Argyle Beautiful for organizing the Annual Argyle Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting. It is always a wonderful community gathering and their hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated. I also want to thank the Argyle Fire Department for opening up Station 511 and hosting this event.
A few tips during this season:
- Do not advertise on social media if you are going to be out of town.
- Let a neighbor or two know you will be gone so they can keep a watchful eye on your home.
- Please let our police department know so that they can provide some extra patrol in your area.
There has been a lot of talk about TxDOT and what is happening in regards to Hwy 377 and FM 407 within Argyle. I want to share some information that was provided at the quarterly TxDOT Meeting in October. During that meeting, Commissioner Andy Eads and TxDOT representatives spoke about improvements to FM 407 and Hwy 377. First and foremost, both roads are being funded through the State and not from any Argyle tax revenues.
As of October 2017, Hwy 377 from FM 1171 to Crawford Rd improvements are as follows: Utilities to be completed by August 2020, “Ready to Let Date” by December 2020 and a proposed start of construction sometime in 2021.
As for FM 407 from FM 1830 to I-35W, there are no set dates for anything currently. TxDOT has stated in the last 30 days that the services of Civil Associates Inc. have been retained to start a study to consider different alternative routes and to purpose a schedule by the end of the year. The current plan is for FM 407 from FM 1830 to FM 156 in Justin to be a 6-lane divided urban roadway.
Thank you to all who attended the input meetings that were held as part of the Comprehensive Development Plan review process. We received a great deal of input which is being considered as we move forward. We appreciate the community involvement.
My family and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!