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Argyle residents Joan Delashaw and Tom Faught put American flags the gravesites of military veterans at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Argyle.
 column, Nov. 17, 2013.Courtesy photo
Argyle residents Joan Delashaw and Tom Faught put American flags the gravesites of military veterans at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Argyle. column, Nov. 17, 2013.
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The Argyle Station yogurt shop opens for business

The Argyle Station is a unique yogurt shop that recently opened at 500 N. U.S. Highway 377. Through the years the remodeled building with stone now covering the outside has been the commercial property for a number of businesses, but best remembered as the old Arco Service Station run by Ben Brown, often referred to as Ben Brown’s Arco Station.

At the new “do-it-yourself” yogurt shop the customer begins with a good sized paper cup. Then moving down a line of labeled, flavored yogurts the customer pulls a lever on the ones he selects and chooses the amount he wants. The cup is then weighed determining the price.

Rusty Russell, the owner of The Argyle Station, moved to Argyle when he was in the fifth grade. He attended Argyle schools until ninth grade before graduating from Denton High School. Russell received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Christian University, and it was there he met his wife, Lynn. They have three children, Frank, Megan and John.

Rusty said he chose the old service station site for his business because “I love the history of Argyle and thought restoring an old building with a modern business would contribute to keeping Argyle unique.”


Fourth-graders learn about bats

Hilltop science teacher Patience Knotts teaches 122 fourth-graders, and every year she invites Dottie Hyatt, who works at the Bat Sanctuary in Mineral Wells, to come to her classes to teach her students about bats.

Hyatt has rehabilitated wildlife for more than 35 years and gives presentations to schools in the Fort Worth, Denton and Weatherford area.

Some of the things she teaches students are never to touch a bat with bare hands, and she talks to them about rabies, Texas bats, vampire bats, the history of bats, where they live and the myths about bats.


Upcoming events

*The Argyle Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a social at Fuzzy’s, 421 U.S. Highway 377. The Argyle Lions Club plans to have its Christmas meeting and party, in partnership with the Denton Hi-Noon Lions Club, on Dec. 14 at Metzler’s in Denton.

*The Argyle Senior Center will have a Thanksgiving Dinner at noon Friday at the Argyle Town Hall community room. The Argyle Police Department will furnish turkey and ham and those attending are asked to bring a covered side dish. Anyone over the age of 55 wanting to attend can call Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438.

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.

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 Her website is