Wow, it’s September already! You know what that means? Back to school is in full swing, summer is wrapping up and the days are getting shorter! As if that wasn’t enough, it also means there are only three months until Christmas! So we can start to shift from back to school shopping to Christmas shopping.
Before talking about town matters, I want to share with you what September means to me and my family. September is an especially important month for us as it is National Prostate Health Month. I encourage women to push, pull or shove their husbands, fathers, brothers, boyfriends or any other male in your life to have that yearly exam. Early detection is the key with any type of cancer. Statistically more men are dying from prostate cancer than women from breast cancer. Yet it isn’t talked about much. Some men have the misconception that prostate cancer is an “old man’s” disease. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Police Chief Temple Cottle, submitted his retirement effective October 1, 2019. Cottle was named Chief in April 2018 following the retirement of William “Tom” Tackett in March. Chief Cottle began his career with the Argyle Police Department in December 1998. During his tenure, he has served as a Reserve Officer, Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Captain and Interim Police Chief. His service to the Town includes Criminal Investigations, Patrol, Services and Technology. Chief Cottle and his wife, Deborah, are both charter members of the Argyle Lions Club and have volunteered and served as members of the Argyle United Methodist Church for several years.
Chief Cottle has made amazing improvement in the police department in his short tenure as Chief. It is truly a huge loss to our town but I can respect his decision to start the next phase of his life in retirement.
“What an amazing journey it has been serving the citizens of Argyle over the past 20 year” said Cottle. “The support of the community has been outstanding, I look forward to continuing to serve as volunteers in our hometown Argyle.”
The Town will be bringing in an Interim Chief in the coming weeks and will utilize the services of a professional municipal recruiting firm to assist in filling the vacancy.
“Movie in the Park” will be Saturday, September 21st in the town park at 135 Crawford Rd at 6 p.m. The movie will be an animated family film. Bring your own chairs, blankets and drinks. Popcorn and cotton candy will be provided. Prizes will also be raffled. Prior to these events there will be a chili cook-off sponsored by the Argyle Education Foundation.
As always, we are committed to serving the citizens of Argyle with the utmost Integrity and Transparency. My philosophy is to serve for the Common Good with a Common Goal with Common Sense.