The reconstruction of Country Club Road near Argyle is Denton County’s largest county road project and county Commissioner Andy Eads said the work is ahead of schedule.
For most of us, it’s that time. The end of the month is rolling around and our restricted use pesticide licenses are expiring. The question on everyone’s mind is, “Do I have all the continuing education units needed to get my new RUP license?”
More hands-free signs will be placed on Argyle roadways to warn drivers not to talk on a cellphone, send a text, take or view photos, scroll through favorite play lists, read emails, play Candy Crush or enter GPS coordinates into your mobile device while the vehicle is in a lane of traffic or in motion on public property, streets or highways.
I cannot begin to tell you how fun and rewarding it is to be working as the agriculture and natural resources agent here in Denton County. I’ve been here almost a year and have started to notice certain “common” questions and requests for information.
The Argyle Little Free Library recently received a generous donation of children’s books.
It finally started feeling like winter around here, at least for a day or two. So what do gardeners or “yardeners” do this time of year?
Winter is a great time to plant a tree in North Texas and bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa, is an excellent choice for our area.
At a recent Argyle Senior Center luncheon, Argyle Police Chief William Tackett discussed some of the scams being circulated in the Argyle area in the past six months, and he said that we continue to have...
When I started with Texas ArgiLife Extension Service in 1988, I met a man and asked him, “How many years of experience do you have farming and ranching?” He replied, “One.” As he grinned and looked away...
The other day I suggested to my husband that we begin the new year with some mental exercises. “We need to create a happy environment for our brains,” I told him.
Kissing bugs have been in the news lately. Maybe you have been wondering what that really means and if you will be impacted by Chagas disease.
Through the years I’ve had problems keeping New Year’s resolutions. I would no sooner resolve to lose a few pounds than I’d open a bag of potato chips, grab a candy bar and settle down with a cup of hot chocolate to load up before I wasted away to nothing.
Truth be told, I was prepared to hate most efforts to transform cauliflower into something it wasn’t. What’s wrong with straight up seasoned and roasted cauliflower? Why do we need to turn it into steaks and cutlets, mash and pizza crusts?
I talk on agriculture all the time, but today, I want to talk about 4-H and the experiences our youths are having. Texas 4-H Youth Development sent 20 youth delegates on the Texas 4-H Leadership Conference tour, conducted Nov. 26 through Dec. 1, in Washington, D.C., and among them was Denton County’s Christian Dieterich.
In 1836, Alabama was the first state to declare Christmas a national holiday, followed by Louisiana and Arkansas two years later. After the Civil War, Christmas celebrations spread across the United States with the decorating of trees, the exchanging of gifts and the observances of the birth of Jesus Christ. Soon, towns began to establish their own distinctive ways to celebrate Christmas.
Nothing like some strong winter winds to remind one of mortality — tree mortality. No tree lives forever. Nothing does. But we humans sometimes don’t appreciate trees’ mortality, especially trees that are already large when we first meet them. They seem like they were here forever and will be here long after we’re gone.
Vaccinations can prevent many illnesses in puppies, but viruses such as canine parvovirus are still a threat to dogs with developing immune systems. Young puppies often have immunity against the virus because they get antibodies from the colostrum in their mother’s milk, but these antibodies are not always as effective as a vaccine.
December is a month filled with traditions, holiday celebrations, gift giving and lots of delicious foods.
The annual Argyle Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting was a huge success, announced Deborah Cottle, president of Keep Argyle Beautiful.
The annual Argyle Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St., will have hayrides to town hall from the public parking areas behind the U.S. Post Office, 440 U.S. Highway 377, and the Real Estate Station, 702 U.S. Highway 377. Vendor parking will be behind Argyle Town Hall.
With all the rainfall we have been receiving the past few weeks, a common question that I have received is, “How late can I plant wheat for grain?” The answer is, it depends.
And just like that, it’s Christmas time. To help you out with your shopping, I have some suggestions of gardening books that might be just what you or the gardener in your life need. These are some of my favorites; there are many great books out there.
The Argyle Little Free Libraries are ready for the holiday season with a supply of books for both adults and children, coordinator Patti Smith has announced.
The annual Argyle Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting scheduled for 3 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St., will have a silent auction and raffle.
Andre “Frenchy” Rheault is known not only for his orange and blue vans advertising Frenchy’s Lawn and Tree Service but for the service he does using his trucks to advertise charitable events and good news messages.
Not often do I single out a program and say, “You must have this certification.” It’s even less often I tell you, “You can get this certification for a limited time for free!”
The Argyle Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Argyle High School Cafeteria, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377.
Every year, the Denton County Soil and Water Conservation District has a tree seedling sale. This is a great opportunity to get affordable trees for a good cause.
Bill Clark, a local heating and cooling technician, says the most cost-saving setting for a thermostat is “off.” For the past six weeks or so, we’ve been able to do that at our Denton home.
The Argyle Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League, a national nonprofit, was organized this year to bring together mothers and their teenage sons to serve the needs of the community and to teach the boys leadership.
When I broke open my fortune cookie last week, it said, “May you live in interesting times.”
On Sept. 10, a convoy of historic military vehicles left Washington, D.C., and traveled 3,400 miles to San Diego on the Bankhead Highway.
Although the name often misleads pet owners into thinking a worm has invaded their pet’s bodies, ringworm is actually a fungus that can affect the hair, skin and nails.
The Argyle Senior Center will host a Halloween party at 5 p.m. Saturday at 371 Old Justin Road.
Have you thought about becoming a Master Gardener? Join us for a reception from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday to learn more about it at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office at the Joseph A. Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory St..
NEW YORK — When I brought home review models of Amazon’s Echo speaker, a sort of smart, voice-controlled speaker, and two Dash buttons that reorder household products with a single touch, I wasn’t convinced I’d find them all that useful in my daily life.
Hip dysplasia, a condition that results from poor joint and bone health, can significantly alter your dog’s quality of life. Though larger breeds like Labrador retrievers, mastiffs and German shepherds are especially prone to hip dysplasia, dogs of all ages and breeds can develop the painful condition.
Argyle Little Free Library coordinator Patti Smith announced recently that Halloween books are now available in all of the ALF libraries.