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Tommy Perez pays a recent visit to Argyle's Little Free Library at The Real Estate Station on Dallas Street at U.S. Highway 377.

Argyle visitor goes to Little Free Libraries

San Antonio resident Cecilia Perez recently visited her nephews Tommy and Charlie Perez in Argyle and took them to the Little Free Libraries in Bedford, Colleyville and Argyle.

When they went to The Real Estate Station’s Little Free Library in Argyle, Tommy chose the books, Cartons, Cans, and Orange Peels by Joanna Foster and Sunken Treasure by Gail Gibbons.

In an e-mail to the Argyle Little Free Library, Cecilia Perez wrote, “I am always looking for fun things to do with them and it [the Little Free Library] was very exciting for all of us.”

Argyle has four “Take a Book-Leave a Book” Little Free Libraries.

They are located at The Real Estate Station on Dallas Street and U.S. Highway 377; in front of Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.; outside Edward Jones Investments, 100 Country Club Road, Suite 100; and in the parking lot of PointBank, 302 N. U.S. Highway 377.

 

Tips from Argyle police

“Leaving your car or truck’s engine running with valuables inside is easy prey for a thief,” said Argyle police Capt. Temple Cottle.

“Thieves monitor high drop-off/pick-up commercial businesses such as day care centers and dry cleaners,” he said. “The unsuspecting parent, generally a mom who usually carries a purse, is often distracted with the safety of getting her child inside the school or day care, leaving her valuables behind.”

“The thief knows it. From the curb to your car, snatch your purse, back to the curb and out of sight. It only takes 12 seconds,” Cottle warns. “Never leave your vehicle unlocked with valuables inside. ‘Hide it, lock it or lose it.’”

 

Pickleball club needs indoor facility

The Argyle Community Pickleball Club has completed this year’s outdoor games and is looking for a place to play indoors.

If anyone knows of a facility larger than 44 feet by 20 feet with a high ceiling where the team could play pickleball inside, please contact Ellen Gilgore at kenandellen@grandecom.net.

 

Argyle High School to celebrate homecoming

Argyle High School will celebrate homecoming this week beginning with a parade and bonfire at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. A football game against Frisco Lone Star will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and a dance at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the school will conclude the week’s activities.

 

Holiday shopping extravaganza coming soon

Clothing, jewelry, home décor, prizes, baked goods and more are included in the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Argyle High School cafeteria, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377.

The event will benefit Project Graduation for Argyle High. Admission to the event is free to the public.

 

Veterans Day celebration set for Nov. 8

A Veterans Day Celebration sponsored by the Argyle Middle School student council is slated from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 8, in the auditorium at Argyle High, 191 S. U.S. 377. The public is invited to attend.

 

Ongoing events

The Argyle Senior Center offers activities each Wednesday and Friday at the Argyle Town Hall community Room.

An exercise class begins at 10 a.m. followed by card games at 11 a.m.

For more information, visit www.ArgyleSeniorCenter.com.

LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of nine children’s books and two history books on Argyle. She can be reached at lynnsheffieldsimmons@gmail.com or 940-464-3368.


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