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The Place is Argyle: AISD begins academic year Monday with new programs

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

Argyle High School will be introducing two new programs when school begins Monday. The Majestics will be Argyle High School's first drill team and students will be offered dance classes. There will also be family and consumer science classes.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons
Lynn Sheffield Simmons

In May, voters in Argyle ISD passed a $166,000,000 bond. The bond will provide an addition of 12 classrooms at the current high school and Phase 2 will transform Argyle Middle School into the new high school and have two elementaries.

Last year, AISD opened Argyle Middle School in Canyon Falls. The new school served more than 600 students in grades 6 through 8. The school was part of the $45 million dollar bond approved by AISD voters in May 2014. The Argyle Middle School is Phase I for a new high school.

This year, AISD will continue to have three pre-kindergarten classes. Students who qualify as economically disadvantaged, English language Learners, homeless or children of military families are eligible. Also, parents may, with space available, pay $110 per week for a student who does not meet the eligibility criteria. Pre-kindergarten helps students to develop language skills and other readiness skills to be ready for kindergarten.

Reserved seating will again be available to the public in September for all four home football games at a price of $48. Reserved parking is $80 for the four varsity home games.

For the eighth time, Argyle High School won the Lone Star Cup in 2017. The Lone Star Cup represents the accumulation of the largest number of UIL points in the state in the 4A category in academics, athletics and fine arts. The presentation will be made at a home game in early September.

The Argyle ISD's addresses and contact information are:

Argyle District Administration Building, 800 Eagle Drive, 940-464-7241; fax, 940-464-7297.

Hilltop Elementary School, 1050 Harrison Lane, 940-464-0564; fax, 940-464-4017.

Argyle Intermediate School, 800 Eagle Drive, 940-464-5100; fax, 940-464-7245.

Argyle Middle School, 6601 Canyon Falls Drive, 940-246-2126; fax, 940-262-4039.

Argyle High School, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377, 940-262-7777; fax, 940-262-7783.

Applications for city board positions due Sept. 29

The town of Argyle is now accepting applications for the Planning and Zoning Commission and Economic Development Corporation.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has three positions available for the appointment of a two-year term starting in November. The Economic Development Corporation has four positions available for appointment. The EDC has seven members, serving two-year staggered terms and the members must be either residents of Argyle or Denton County. 

Those interested are to submit applications to Argyle Town Hall by Friday, Sept. 29.  

The Planning and Zoning Commission duties are to prepare and recommend the adoption of a master plan for future development and redevelopment of the town. The commission also has the duty to prepare and recommend a comprehensive plan and a zoning ordinance for the town following Chapter 211 of the Texas Local Government Code. Additional information concerning the duties and responsibilities can be found in Chapter 1, Division 2, Section 1.05 of the town's Code of Ordinances.  

The Economic Development Corporation was established as a requirement of enacting a local sales tax, the promotion and development of commercial enterprises within the town and its extraterritorial jurisdiction and for the administration of the sales tax revenue.

The Argyle Town Council may appoint advisory directors who receive information presented to the directors and attend meetings but cannot vote on matters presented to the directors.

Applications for the positions are available on the town of Argyle website at www.argyletx.com.

Argyle Senior Center Luncheon set for Friday

Brisket with side dishes, dessert and drinks is on the menu for today's Argyle Senior Center Luncheon.

The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. Those attending are asked to dress in your school colors or favorite sport's jersey. Each person is asked to bring a covered dish or give a donation of $4 to the Senior Fund.

The Argyle Senior Center meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, with exercise beginning at 10 a.m. followed by card games at 11 a.m. The ASC has a monthly luncheon at noon on the third Friday of every month. For more information, call Stella at 940-464-7438 or Karen at 940-464-0506.

Organizations

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 dcottle@temporah.com.

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.

Keep Argyle Beautiful meets the second Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in PointBank, 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 dcottle@temporah.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 Lynn@argylebooks.com.