We face many challenges in North Texas for gardening and growing plants, with one of the biggest being water.
“Exercising caution when driving in the rain begins with vehicle maintenance,” said Officer Steve Wallace, traffic enforcement/accident investigator for the Argyle Police Department. He advised motorists to be sure to have good tires and that the tires are rotated as recommended by the manufacturer.
Engelmann daisy (Engelmannia peristenia) is a great choice for xeric landscaping. Its deep taproot is what gives it outstanding drought resistance and also makes it valuable for erosion control. It can be found blooming from February through November, with the peak of bloom in March through June in North Texas with cheerful bright yellow flowers.
The town of Argyle will sponsor a free drop-off for Argyle residents (proof of residency required) for broken, unused or unwanted items from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.
The town of Argyle will have its second annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at Argyle High School.
When shopping for asparagus, people often focus on the wrong thing — how thick the stalks are. They think thinner is better.
Many people consider Friday the 13th an unlucky day. The number 13 has been so disliked that some buildings don’t have a 13th floor, some airports don’t have gate number 13, some hospitals don’t have rooms labeled 13, some cities don’t have a 13th street and it is thought to be unlucky to make major life changes on Friday the 13th, such as a marriage, birth or surgery.
Now is a busy time for most building contractors — whether they are a home builder, home remodeler or swimming pool builder.
In North Texas, mulch added to your landscape beds and vegetable gardens can be your best gardening friend.
The presence of Denton County 4-H in the community needs a boost and officials are pushing a trio of initiatives to help that happen.
The Argyle Lady Eagles basketball team will play Waco La Vega in the UIL state semifinals in San Antonio today. This is the second straight year for the Lady Eagles to go to state. Last year, they came in second, falling to Waco La Vega in the championship game.
Mexican buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa) blooms in late winter to early spring. The pink-rose to mauve flowers emerge at the same time as the light bronze leaves. This native, large multi-trunk shrub should be considered as an alternative to the exotic, overused crape myrtle and red-tip photinia.
Argyle ISD Police Chief Ralph Price patrols Hilltop Elementary School, Argyle Intermediate School, Argyle Middle School and Argyle High School inside and outside everyday — at least two to three times a day. “I have not had a lot of calls in the school district during the time I have been here,” he said.
With the hot real estate market that we are experiencing in the North Texas area, many of us in the swimming pool industry are being faced with this question: Is purchasing a house with an existing swimming pool a good idea? The answer really depends on several factors.
During the cold, gray days of January, when you are stuck inside looking out the window, your thoughts may turn to the pleasures of a springtime filled with fresh vegetables from your own garden. If this year will be your first plunge into vegetable gardening, there are some things you can do in the next few weeks to improve your chance of success.
As you tie up the loose ends of 2014 and begin to think about what 2015 holds, you may include a long tradition of setting new year’s resolutions. If you are like most Americans, your resolutions may look...
This year the Argyle Community Civic League Angel Tree served 106 children. The league sent out more than 850 Angel Tree tags for every child to receive two outfits, shoes and socks, pajamas and underwear, coats, hats and gloves and three Christmas wishes.
Otha Mullens was born in Powderly, and in 1926, “Moon” — as he was affectionately known, with a nickname originating from the popular 1930s and ’40s comic strip Moon Mullins — moved to Denton, where he worked as a baker at the College of Industrial Arts, now Texas Woman’s University.
The Denton County 4-H will have its monthly council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, followed by a meeting of the Parent Leaders’ Association at 7 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office, 401 W. Hickory St., Suite 125, in Denton. The council will have its ornament exchange, while the PLA will try to finalize the budget.
The annual Argyle Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting, benefitting the Argyle Food Bank and Toys for Tots, will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Town Hall, 308 Denton St. There is no admission charge, but attendees should bring a donation of a canned good and/or toy.
Few people will disagree that soaking in a hot tub is just about as good as life gets. Whether you’re spending time alone enjoying the quietness at the end of a long day, enjoying some down time with your spouse, or even enjoying some family bonding time, there is little argument about the mental and physical benefits of relaxing in a hot tub.
Members and friends of Texas Old English Sheepdog Rescue Inc. recently assembled at the home of Stephanie Crider in Argyle for their annual picnic and fundraiser. Crider’s front lawn, surrounded by a 5-foot wrought iron fence, was filled with 60 shaggy, happy dogs romping and playing.
The fifth annual Argyle Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at Argyle High School, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377. More than 50 vendors will be selling clothing, holiday items, home decor, hand-crafted items, furniture, wreaths, books, spirit wear and more — including a lot of great gift ideas.
Before daylight recently, my two Yorkshire terriers awakened me needing to go outside. Our yard is fenced with corral boards covered with welded wire and since there isn’t any food or water to attract wandering animals, I thought it would be safe to let them out in the dark.
Food. It used to be so simple. Our grandparents and great-grandparents grew most of their own food and only needed a few rudimentary staples from the “store” to make everything they needed to feed their family.
The 100-degree days appear to be over for this year. Soon it will be getting cold, and I have heard several weather forecasters call for a winter that is colder and wetter than normal. That doesn’t bode too well for pools if preparations aren’t made, especially in the Denton area.