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The Place is Argyle: Town Council forum with internet streaming deemed big success

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

Argyle Town Council member Todd Mankin reports last Saturday's council forum was a big success.

"This was the town's first opportunity to utilize our new internet streaming capabilities to broadcast the meeting to those who could not attend," Mankin said. "The new streaming capability is something that the citizens have asked for, so we considered it a priority. These recorded meetings will be archived on the town website and will be chronicled by agenda item topic, thus making it simple for citizens to view important topics." 

Mankin said that after Mayor Don Moser introduced the council members, he led the meeting into the new comprehensive plan revisions. The revisions included changes in the residential lot size requirements and the use for commercial tracts.

"We feel the citizens will be pleased with these new revisions, as they closely meet what the citizens have been asking for," Mankin said. 

The Argyle Town Council members who attended the meeting were Moser, Mankin, Marla Hawkesworth and Ronald Schmidt.

Mankin reported there were 20 applicants who showed an interest in serving on the Planning & Zoning and Economic Development Corporation boards. 

At Saturday's meeting, Moser announced there will be two more public hearings for the Argyle citizens to come and share their feedback on the new comprehensive plan improvements. These public hearings will be held at Argyle Town Hall on Wednesday and Saturday, Nov. 4.

Argyle ISD principals recognized

Argyle ISD recently recognized its four school principals as part of October being National Principals Month.

Those recognized for their hard work and commitment to Argyle ISD were Hilltop Elementary Principal Mandi Murphy, Intermediate School Principal Renee Funderburg, Argyle Middle School Principal Scott Gibson and Argyle High School Principal James Hill.


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. For more information, contact Deborah Cottle via email at

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 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 Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Argyle Town Hall. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town's natural environment through educational and motivational programs and special events. For more information, visit or email Deborah Cottle at

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 She can be reached at