The grand opening of the Denton County satellite courthouse, located at 6200 Canyon Falls Drive in Flower Mound, has been changed to 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 14.
"The postponement of the Denton County Southwest Courthouse is due to construction and weather-related delays," Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads said.
The grand openeing had been scheduled for June 8.
The new 32,000-square-foot facility sits on five acres and is located about five miles south of the Argyle Post Office on Canyon Falls Drive, one block west off U.S. Highway 377 at the intersection of Stonecrest Drive and Canyon Falls Drive in Flower Mound.
The new courthouse will bring a variety of Denton County services from the county seat in Denton to the area that will include the offices of justice of peace, constable, county clerk, tax office, Department of Community Supervision and Corrections, Denton County Juvenile Probation, Department of Public Safety, health services, extra space for a variety of county departments and a large room with a kitchen for community affairs.
The new building's exterior is made of timbers with a natural stone veneer and a standing seam metal roof to complement the Canyon Falls development.
Some of the comments from Argyle residents about the new satellite courthouse are:
Argyle Mayor Donald Moser: "The Denton County satellite courthouse will soon be open. This should help alleviate some of the long lines we often experience at many of the other locations around the county as well as increase a convenience to the residents in the area."
Argyle resident John Bellinghausen: "This courthouse will benefit so many people in our area and also provide a huge relief to the Denton facilities."
Keep Argyle Beautiful past president Deborah Cottle: "I know how important it is to have the convenience of county departments and other services close by. One of the reasons people don't like to seek help or take care of business is because of the distance and inconvenience. We are a growing community and need more services."
Argyle Little Free Library coordinator Patti Smith: "Location, location, location. What a great convenience. The new courthouse is going to make it so much easier for Argyle residents to do Denton County business."
The Argyle Lions Club meets at noon on the first Tuesday of every month at Coffee Tree Café, 144 Old Town Blvd., 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. For more information, email Deborah Cottle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Argyle Chamber of Commerce meets the third Tuesday of every month for breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive. The chamber office is in PointBank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. For more information, visit www.argylechamber.org or call 940-464-9990.
The Argyle Senior Center meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St., with exercise beginning at 10 a.m. followed by card games at 11 a.m. The ASC has a monthly luncheon on the third Friday of every month at noon. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish. Anyone age 55 and older is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stella at 940-464-7438 or Karen at 940-464-0506.
Keep Argyle Beautiful meets the second Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in Point Bank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town's natural environment through visit educational and motivational programs and special events. For more information www.keepargylebeautiful.com, or email Deborah Cottle at email@example.com.
LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is the founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of 10 children's books and two history books on Argyle. Her website is www.argylebooks.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.