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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle’s first City Hall was in city secretary’s home

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.

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Crews move a historic house, one of the oldest in Randall County

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...

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