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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle’s first City Hall was in city secretary’s home
Nellie Carty was hired as Argyle’s secretary in 1972, and after the town’s name change to the City of Argyle, an addition was done on her home on Old Justin Road to become Argyle City Hall. “Before then, city council meetings were held in people’s homes or Meadows Store,” she said in an interview I had with her before her retirement for a story published in the Denton Record-Chronicle on Feb. 7, 1980.
Denton Master Gardeners recognized for contributions to education, sustainability
Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle candidates file for local May election
Crews move a historic house, one of the oldest in Randall County
Those issues are some of the reasons her former owner, retired attorney Jim Brown, is fine seeing her go. “He rented it out for quite a number of years, but then it just became too old and he started having trouble with vandals,” said retired Canyon Independent School District history teacher and Randall County Historical Commission member Janice Cranmer, who worries about the implications of moving a piece of the county’s history. “He lived with the constant concern that vagrants and...
Janet Laminack: Timing key to planting vegetable garden
If you decide to garden in the soil you have in your backyard, adding compost or organic matter (such as leaves or chipped wood mulch) will help it drain better and improve the quality of the soil.
Bob Moos: Medicare’s hospice benefit helps people cope with final stages of terminal illnesses
As long as the care comes from a Medicare-approved hospice, Medicare covers the physician services, nursing care, drugs, medical equipment and supplies, and physical and occupational therapy.
Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Valentine cupcakes come in different shapes and sizes
The Argyle Lions Club meets at noon on the first Tuesday of every month at Coffee Tree Café, 144 Old Town Blvd. in Argyle, and at 6:30 p. m. on the third Tuesday of the month following a board meeting at 5:30 p. m. in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.
David Annis: Free soil testing offers agreat service to consumers
Those who take soil samples and bring them to the Denton County AgriLife Extension office and register for the class by noon Thursday will receive this free soil testing service.
David Annis: Goat producers join in for July meeting
Reid Redden, associate professor and Extension sheep and goat specialist, and Ty Crooks, sheep and goat assistant from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will be presenting information covering nutrition, parasites and diseases and reducing predation of goats.