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The Place is Argyle: Revisions to comp plan introduced at meeting

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

In lieu of Saturday's "Coffee with the Mayor," Mayor Don Moser conducted another meeting with the public to introduce the revisions to the Comprehensive Development Plan.

After Mayor Moser introduced the council members, he discussed the revision changes that include adjustments in the residential lot size requirements and the use for commercial tracts.

"We held a Town Hall meeting in October and two public forum meetings this month," said Moser. 

At each of the meetings the proposed changes were presented and the input from Argyle residents was encouraged.

"We will continue to solicit input from the public as we continue the process," Moser said.

He told the audience that the goal is to have the final product on the council's agenda for final approval by February.

"While we know this is an aggressive timeline, it is necessary in order to ensure the town is headed in the direction the citizens desire," said Moser.

All Argyle Town Council members attended one or both meetings.

Seniors to gather for early Thanksgiving luncheon

The Argyle Senior Center will have a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon at noon Friday, Nov. 17th in the Argyle Town Hall Community Room, 308 Denton St.

Food will be provided by The Well Community Church in Argyle. Anyone 50 years or older is invited to attend the event.

Volunteers needed at the Denton County Office of History and Culture

The Denton County Office of History and Culture, 110 W. Hickory in Denton, is looking for volunteers to participate as museum docents, traveling museum presenters at special events and behind the scenes. If you enjoy history, meeting new people and working with others, there are many opportunities available.

Volunteer applications are available under "Get Involved" on www.dentoncounty/chos/. For more information, contact Gretel L'Heureux, volunteer coordinator, at 940-349-2854 or via email at Gretel.l'

Helpful tip to remove automobile paint scratches

Argyle resident John Bellinghausen said a friend told him how to remove the paint scratches on his car and pickup. He said all an individual needs is a bucket of warm water, baking soda and a clean wash cloth.

Wet the scratch with the wash cloth, put the soda on the wet cloth and scrub for a minute or two, dipping the washcloth into the water and re-applying the soda. Wash the soda off the scratch and repeat the process.

"I was amazed, and short of calling it a miracle, it removed 90 percent of the scratches and reduced those too deep to take out," Bellinghausen said.


Keep Argyle Beautiful meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. 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

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 located inside PointBank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. For more information, visit or call 940-464-9990.

Argyle Lions Club meets the first Tuesday at noon at Coffee Tree CafĂ©, 144 Old Town Blvd. in Argyle and the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with the board meeting at 7:30 p.m., at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. For more information, contact Deborah Cottle at

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 50 and older is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stella at 940-464-7438 or Karen at 940-464-0506.

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

FEATURED PHOTO: Jody and John Bellinghausen were the costume winners at last month's Argyle Senior Halloween Party. Courtesy photo