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.
This a busy time of year for everyone, and that is a great thing. Everyone is back to school, and the football season is starting to reveal how hard work before the season starts is paying off. Our 4-H year is starting as well, and our hard work throughout the previous year is starting to show its fruits as well.
“The first week of school has passed without any major incidents,” said Officer Steven Wallace of the Argyle Police Department.
The University of North Texas Student Athlete Advisory Council recently went on a retreat at the Argyle home of Jerry Thomas, dean of the College of Education, and his wife, Katherine Thomas, UNT kinesiology professor.
Trying to have an attractive landscape in North Texas can often feel like a losing battle. There are droughts, heat waves, cold snaps, insects, disease and weeds, just to name a few challenges we face.
This has been a relatively mild summer thus far — especially compared to the last few summers we’ve experienced. But one concern we’ve had to deal with for the last few years is limited rainfall. The current drought, combined with the continued influx of new residents to North Texas
Although big red sage, Salvia pentstemonoides, was thought to be extinct in the 1950s, it was rediscovered growing in the Texas Hill Country in the 1980s and you can grow it in North Texas today.
Independence Day weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for swimming pool use. If you are the pool owner, hopefully by now your plans are in place for this weekend — the yard is mowed, the food is planned, the guests are invited and the pool is ready.
Most area schools let out for the summer this week. As a matter of fact, all three Denton high schools — Denton High, Ryan High and Guyer High — are holding their graduation ceremonies today. Congratulations to all students on what I hope was a great year, but a special congratulation to this year’s graduates.