It’s raining again! This seems pretty obvious, but if it’s raining, you don’t need to water your lawn.
Organizers for the “Shoot for the Stars” event in Argyle will conduct a knockout basketball game on Friday, May 6 at the new Alex Betzhold Memorial Community Outdoor Basketball Court at Argyle High School, 191 U.S. Highway 377, and they are looking to set a world record.
David Logan of Argyle received the male athlete of the year award in the 15-21 age group at the Area 11 Spring Games of Greater Fort Worth held April 8-9 in Arlington.
The Stanfield Masonic Lodge, No. 217 A.F. & A.M. was chartered Jan. 22, 1858 and is the oldest fraternal organization in Denton. It was named in honor of charter member W.W.O. Stanfield.
Opportunities abound to learn more about landscapes and gardening this time of year.
Four Masons recently received recognition for their many years of service during a special ceremony at the Texas Grand Lodge awards presentation for 50- and 60-year Masons of Stanfield Lodge in Denton.
Did you know that the No. 1 killer of Denton County residents is heart disease, a disease in which many of the risk factors are actually preventable?
Perk up a shady spot in your spring garden with red columbine, Aquilegia canadensis. Its lantern-like flowers appear in March or April in North Texas.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Major corporations took stands Thursday against a new North Carolina law that bans anti-discrimination measures based on sexual orientation and gender identity and requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that match their birth certificates.
The Gibson Log Cabin, 4801 Quail Run Road in Flower Mound, will be open to visitors from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Argyle ISD director of bands Kathy Johnson was recently elected to the American Bandmasters Association.
To celebrate the coming of spring, Argyle Little Free Libraries are stocked with books about baby animals, nature and gardening.
For as long as I’ve been working around Texas and Oklahoma, I’ve encouraged our livestock producers to develop a relationship with their veterinarian(s).
“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”
When you think of wine-producing areas, your first thought is probably not of Texas. However, Texas has some important history in wine grape production.
Groundbreaking for the new Denton County Southwest Courthouse in Flower Mound paved the way for a modern 32,000-square-foot facility.
As you walk the grocery aisles, you can’t miss those 100-calorie snack packs that many manufacturers are offering. The size of the packaging seems to suggest “prized possessions” and that you should savor each bite.
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.