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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Traveling fire plug returns home

The Argyle Volunteer Fire Department’s first pumper truck is back home in Argyle and parked in front of the remodeled AVFD building at 427 U.S. Highway 377. The renovated building is now Earl’s 377 Pizza.

David Annis: Carrying capacity, stocking rates top talks for agriculture this week

I was making farm visits on a couple of different operations last week when it occurred to me to talk about carrying capacity and stocking rates.

Brief: Food manager course scheduled for August

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a certified food manager course on Aug. 16-17 at the Joseph A. Carroll Building at 401 W. Hickory St. in Denton.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle sees house for sale scam rise

Argyle’s latest crime involves homeowners listing their houses for sale on Craigslist and getting calls from people wanting to rent it.

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 23 Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES — Power-and-blood fantasy saga Game of Thrones ruled the Emmy Award nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, The People v. O.J. Simpson, was close behind with 22 nods.

Janet Laminack: Nature brings people together

If you are a lifelong learner, interested in the natural world and want to give back to your community through volunteer service, I would encourage you to check out the Texas Master Naturalists program.