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3Loss Health Expert Shares



MISTAKES No One Is Telling You About

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Publisher & Editor Scott & Kelly Murray

Administration Managing Editor Jana Melton Sub-Editor Bobbi Byrne

Writer & Editor Steve Gamel


Becka Materne Corbitt Kelly Murray


Art Director Liz Wallace Graphic Designers Caroline Brock Stephanie Hansen Savannah Halfmann


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he rain showers have arrived and

to shop while enjoying the local flavors

Spring is approaching rapidly. I sure

and taking advantage of local events

do love this time of the year. Everything

inside the community. Check out the

about Spring is a welcome indeed.

Upcoming Events section in this Issue of

This month’s issue is all about Health. You will have the opportunity to learn from your local health experts as they share many ways to keep you and your family

Argyle Living. There are always an array of events to participate in and support.  

“. . . many opportunities to

In other news, my husband and I have recently found the community we will be settling

healthy and informed. With

get back on track

Spring and Summer coming

with your health,

together. This has reminded

your fitness, and

me once again how important

our way, this gives many opportunities to get back on track with your health, your fitness, and finding ways to

finding ways to enjoy the great

enjoy the great outdoors.


into to purchase our first home

community is to each of us. Being involved, supporting our local causes, and staying in-tune with our local current

It has been great to see the enthusiasm

events is what creates the heartbeat of

in the community as I’ve made my

community. We always hope that the

way around town visiting many local

stories, the business advertising, and the

businesses. This time of the year not only

expert information here in Argyle Living

brings warmer weather but also brings

will be beneficial to you and draw you

excitement to the marketplace as more

further into knowing and supporting your

and more people are making their way out

local community.

Sincerely, Becka Materne Corbitt

Community Relations and Advertising Consultant Argyle Living & Lake Cities Living 214.326.6706




On the Cover is: Dr. Thai, owner of Advanced Nerve and Laser Center

FEATURED: Health Expert Shares The 3

Weight Loss Mistakes No One Is Telling You About ASK THE EXPERTS


14 Edit This with Steve Gamel

08 Facebook News Feed Changes

18 Makeover with Cloud 9 Salon 30 Gardening with Complete Solutions 36 Dentistry with Dr. Matt



10 Inside Community 11 Inside Education 17 Cough and Cold Medications 26 6 Rules for Eating Healthier

32 Rainbow International Restoration

28 National Signing Day

22 Argyle Nights


Affect Businesses

12 Primrose School of Lantana



34 Argyle Mom Launches Non-Profit 38 The Business Side of Media

THIS MONTH: We’re focusing on health. Learn from your local experts what you can do to be happier with your health. Look for the icon.



Create meaningful content

The Recent News Feed Changes & HOW THEY AFFECT

YOUR BUSINESS by Steve Gamel


acebook is doing an overhaul of its news feed algorithm to again make changes to what we see and interact

with on the popular social media site. While this is nothing new to any of us – how many updates have there been over

Brady Bunch character you most closely identify with, mindless videos, and

complaints from


users whose

president Mark

news feeds are

Zuckerberg said

bogged down.

his goal with the

Zuckerberg said it’s putting people in a bad mood, and he would rather prioritize posts that spark meaningful engagement. Where this can hurt small businesses who are merely trying to foster organic relationships with their clients – many of those clients are family, by the way – is

everything else.

advertise or share blogs, updates, and

that there will be fewer opportunities to upcoming specials.

said much of the original intentions of

While this won’t affect every business,

of “extra stuff” to everyone’s news feeds.

engagement moving forward:

Facebook had been lost with the addition


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choose what they want to see more. Direct followers to your page and ask them to

select “see first” under news feed settings.

here are a few tips to improve your

your audience.

Diversify your social media presence Hopefully, you are using more social

media sites to engage with clients than

just Facebook. If not, look into sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google

Plus, etc. Another way to increase your audience and reach. Ask your audience Have you considered asking your

followers what content they’d like to see more? Listen to what matters more to them and fulfill those needs.

Change your post frequency Try to avoid multiple posts in a day. Think about how many times you post and exactly what you want to post. Live Video On Facebook, Live Video is now a much

higher priority instead of standard content with blocks of words. Live Video will be shown more in the feed algorithm. Be

sure to post live to get the most out of this strategy.

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In other words, more posts from friends

So why is this happening? Zuckerberg

those who love the popular site can still

owners. Take advantage and increase


and family and a lot less from

Even though Facebook is making changes,

fake news sites, quizzes to see which

the most.

but don’t interact with as much.

“see first” option

specifically catered toward business

said Facebook

small-business pages you willingly follow

Tell your clients about the

your mom in Houston, and 10 posts from


from public content – including the many

and comments.

and there are many out there that are


conversations with and de-prioritize posts

sales pitch will drive more likes, shares,

Facebook groups are extremely popular,

reportedly affect

are likely to have “meaningful”

relationship driving rather than a boring

posts from Uncle Bob in Michigan and

pages you follow.

friends and family who we

content that is value-added and written for

For example, you may see two or three

latest change will

prioritize posts from

audience. Live videos, photos, and

Join more Facebook groups

the years? – the

latest change is to

The goal is always to engage your



POLICE CHIEF RETIRES The Town Manager announced that Argyle Police Chief William “Tom� Tackett,

submitted his retirement effective March 22, 2018. Chief Tackett began his career in Argyle as a reserve officer in 1992 and transitioned to a part-time Police Officer. He rose through the ranks serving as a full-time officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant and finally as Police Chief in 2000. Chief Tackett is the longest tenured employee to serve Argyle in its 55 year history.

SPRING CLEAN UP DAY The Annual Argyle Spring Clean Up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 14th

from 8-11am at Argyle Town Hall. This event is designed as a way for Argyle residents to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (paint, oil, batteries, etc), Electronic Waste (TVs, computers, stereos), White Goods (water heaters, washers/dryers, freezers with Freon removed) and a maximum of four tires. On-site document shredding will also be available. Proof of Argyle residency is required.



Pregnancy Help 4 U is a free medical clinic that provides

The Town Council will hold its regularly scheduled monthly

information and services for unplanned pregnancies. On

meeting on March 27, 2018 . A work session is generally held

April 20, 2018 starting at 6:30pm there will be a Gala held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. They ask guests to dress in white apparel to honor the sanctity of life. For more

one to two hours prior to the meeting at Argyle Town Hall. The regular meeting will start immediately following the work

information go to or call

session, typically at 7:00 pm. All citizens are encouraged


to attend.


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INSIDE EDUCATION AIM FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM Argyle Middle School will be presenting the “AIM FOR SUCCESS” program to the 7th and 8th grade students on Wednesday, March 28th. Students will have the opportunity to hear a powerful, live presentation by Aim for Success, Inc., encouraging sexual abstinence until marriage. This program addresses the health reasons for choosing sexual abstinence including pregnancy, STD’s, and emotional scars.


In order to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment the district is working with GCA Services Group, an ABM Company that specializes in disinfecting and sanitizing operations. GCA

is using overtime to ensure that AISD’s cleaning efforts are fully

maximized. An additional employee and a night supervisor are assisting with the nightly cleaning and disinfecting. If you have any questions e-mail -


EVENTS AHS Girls Softball Varsity vs Decatur* Tuesday, March 20th at 5:30pm

AHS Boys Basketball Varsity vs Ft. Worth Southwest Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00pm


FLU LETTER On February 12, 2018 the Denton County

Public Health Department of Epidemiology issued a letter that addressed the recent Influenza outbreak. In the letter parents were warned on the symptoms of the flu, as well as ways to protect against it. Parents were also asked to keep their child (ren) at home if they experience any of these symptoms.


Register your kiddo for Kindergarten at Hilltop Elementary! Registration takes place on April 4th and 5th from 3:306:30 in the Hilltop Cafeteria. Please bring: Student Information Sheet, Child’s Birth Certificate, Child’s Social Security Card, Child’s Immunization Record, Parent’s Drivers License, and proof of residency (all original documents). In August, you will be required to bring your July/August electric bill to Hilltop’s Proof of Residency Day.

EVENTS Softball vs Prestonwood at LCS Martin Family Stadium Tuesday, March 20th at 6:00pm

Baseball vs Trinity at Trinity Christian Academy, Tuesday, March 20th at 5:00pm


Business Spotlight


Above and Beyond



by Steve Gamel


rank and Erin Lundie were sold on the Primrose School experience long before they opened their own in

Lantana two years ago. As the parents of

three beautiful children – Claire, Adelaide, and Graham – the Lundies watched

Lantana and Argyle have

the chance to experience that same feeling. “This was a great

children grow and learn in a nurturing

but also fostering character development, creativity, self-esteem, critical thinking, and

experience for us and

our kids, and it is a model


elementary school teacher and assistant

principal. “Everything we do is purposely

woven into the day. Nothing is by chance.” Frank added, “It’s serious results, but it’s also fun. Learning should be fun.”

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and reinforcing lessons

through songs and games, children retain key skills and develop faster.

The focus is not only

on academics, but also fostering character

development, creativity, self-esteem, critical

thinking, and confidence. A key element to making all that learning come

to life is ensuring the staff is actively

she and Frank are always onsite building relationships. “You can’t nurture a child without having that parent-teacher partnership in place. That approach definitely stands out to our parents.” Frank agreed. “If you compare that to a corporate-owned school, you may not get that same owneron-site connection,” Frank said. And in an age where quality education is seemingly on every corner, that makes all the difference in the world. “The teachers are happy to be here, the kids are learning, and the families feel reassured,” Erin said with a sense of pride in her voice. “It has taken many years to get where we are, but it’s exciting to know we are doing something that matters.”

partnering with parents.

“Our focus is on the children. But it’s

really important to us that the family feels comfortable,” said Erin, who added that

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we want to emulate,” said Erin, a former


guidance in the classroom to help

The focus is not only on academics,

ever could have dreamed. parents and children in

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engaging atmosphere for learning

educational and social

Their goal now is to ensure

Balanced Learning® curriculum that

environment. By creating a fun and

in amazement as their kids surpassed milestones faster than they

Primrose School of Lantana offers a


Ask The Expert: Edit This

Reasons Why I

LOVE Being a Writer W

riting isn’t easy. It’s hard work and can be unnecessarily frustrating at times. But I love it.

Here’s an example: I’m sitting around

1. I can write about anything, from anywhere. 2. I am constantly learning something new. 3. It’s a chance to tell someone’s story first.

Thanks for reading! Are you a writer, too? What are some of the many reasons you love to write? And as always, if you are a small-business owner who needs

4. I can use my imagination.

help coming up with the right words

a basketball game when I decide to jot

5. I love that moment when inspiration strikes.

to communicate effectively with your

It’s supposed to be pressure-free writing,

6. I love the journey to becoming a better writer.

on Tuesday killing time before covering down some thoughts for my next blog.

but 20 minutes later I’m thinking, “Wow, I got nothin’!”

Just like that – yes, I’m about to be super

cheesy – that song Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake starts blaring on the gym speakers. You know the one ...

I got this feelin’ inside my bones. It goes

electric, wavy when I turn it on. All through my city, all through my home. We’re flyin’

7. I can build relationships with total strangers. 8. I can educate (writers, clients, students). 9. I can share stories about my life and family. 10. I am constantly meeting interesting people. 11. I love that words are like puzzle pieces.  12. Every day is a different writing opportunity.

clients, give me a call. I like to say I handle anything involving the written word, from blogs to content writing for websites, press releases, editing, ghostwriting, resumes, newsletters, and more. Many business owners don’t have the time to write or double-check their work. In some cases, they freely admit they are not good writers. This situation leads to mistakes in grammar or an important message that doesn’t come across the way

up, no ceilin’, when we in our zone.

13. It’s a chance to research and use statistics.

they hoped it would.

I don’t know why, but those lyrics

14. It’s a chance to refine a rough canvass.

In this day and age, business owners

15. It’s just me and my computer.

might say they can’t afford to hire a

immediately made me think of the feeling I have when I sit down to write something

– anything. It really is a feeling deep inside

16. My clients value my ability to write.

my bones, and it’s incredible to think I

17. It’s a chance to bring joy to people’s lives.

Edit This®.

18. I have won cool awards along the way.

get to be a writer and editor for a living at There are a million reasons why I love being a writer. For the sake of brevity, here are 20:


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19. I get to partner with other business owners. 20. The finished product is worth writer’s block.

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Cough and cold


RightCHILD? For Your

by Dr. Rebecca Butler

How you can care for your child’s cough or cold without medicines: On average, children suffer from six to eight colds every year. Because antibiotics are not effective for illnesses caused by viruses, you might be tempted to give your child over-the-counter cold medicines to help them stop coughing or to clear up a stuffy nose. However, these medicines are not designed for very young children and could have negative effects. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicine is not routinely recommended for children ages 4 years and younger and should only be used under the direction of a physician. For children under 6 years of age, over-the-counter cough and cold medicines may have more risks than benefits, and if you are uncertain whether you should use these medications, talk with your pediatrician.

You may try home remedies such as: Giving your child warm liquids such as tea or broth to loosen up mucus and soothe a sore throat

Use saline solution, such as nose spray, to help loosen mucus in the nose

Use a humidifier to help your child’s throat and nose stay moist

Have your child blow their nose frequently or use a suction bulb if your child cannot blow his or her nose

ONLY if your child is over 1 year old, give them a spoon full of honey to help combat coughing

Let your child breathe in steam from a warm shower, which can loosen mucus

Give your child cold items like ice cream or popsicles to soothe a hurting throat

Remember, your child just needs time to heal. It can take weeks to get over a cold or a cough. Your child’s symptoms should gradually get better during this time.

If your child’s symptoms get worse, you should always call your child’s pediatrician. Children may need to see a medical professional if they have:

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ackie Pennington is a single woman in her early 60s who spent most of her time helping care for her granddaughter, Harper, who suffered from CDKL5 Disorder. For almost six years she helped her daughter, Penny, care for Harper. Unfortunately Harper passed away in January 2016 and shortly after Jackie was laid off her job. The heartbreak of loosing her granddaughter and the loss of her job didn’t stop Jackie though, who always found the light even in the hardest of times. Cloud 9 Salon wanted to help Jackie find a new purpose in her life, and a makeover seemed to be a perfect first step.

Olivia focused on hydrating her face with anti-aging moisturizer and a dry oil serum that also works on the skin’s texture and firmness. The foundation used was Expert Finish Cream to give her good coverage that evened out the skin tone with a velvet finish. She wanted to accentuate her beautiful cheekbones and eyes, so Olivia used golds and browns on her eyes and popped her cheeks with a little pink. Hair by Peter Yoon Right away, Peter wanted to put some highlights in her hair to give her lightness and a more youthful look. For contrast and depth, he made her base color two shades darker. Peter cut a good 6 inches off to get a more clean and professional feel.  He also gave her long layers for more versatility and movement. 

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Health Expert Shares

Weight Loss




No One Is Telling You About

any people who are overweight feel like they are stuck in a vicious cycle spiraling out of control. Maybe you know the feeling? You’ve tried weight loss fads, you’re taking

medications to curb your appetite, and two years ago you had invasive surgery. But none of it worked.

You added daily exercise to keep the weight off, but because

you’re still 40 pounds overweight, your knees hurt so much you

can’t even do that. Now you struggle to walk or do simple tasks like sitting down to play with your grandchildren. So why is it so hard for you to lose weight? Here are what Dr. Bao Thai DC says are 3 of the biggest weight loss mistakes that people aren’t telling you.

1. The first is that exercise can hurt you. When we all

think about losing weight, exercise is the first thing that

comes to mind. Exercise is a good thing overall. What people

do not realize is that it can have negative consequences.

“What a lot of people don’t realize is that muscle weighs more

than fat,” Dr. Thai said. “So, if you are exercising like crazy and

you weigh yourself, you don’t see the scale go down, and you get

discouraged and stressed. When you are stressed, you cause the release of

cortisol. That hormone causes higher insulin levels in your body. Your blood

sugar drops, so you crave sugar and fatty foods. Basically, negating what you did when you went to workout.”

2. The second weight loss mistake is thinking that all carbs are the

same. Most people do not understand that there are good carbs and bad

carbs. What do healthy carbs do? They can help you feel full and are slowly digested, which helps your body burn calories.


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“The fatty acids in healthy carbs can help preserve muscle mass and create a healthy metabolic system,” Dr. Thai said. “Healthy carbs increase the activity of fat burning enzymes and decrease the activity of fat storing enzymes with the added benefit that the fat cells are less likely to soak up and store calories as fat.”

reliant on pre-existing medication. Those

toxic foods that can lead to weight gain or

in their feet, knees, back, or shoulders also

Patients also go through an in-house

3. The last mistake people make is they think all proteins are good for you. Every type of protein has a unique sequence of amino acids. Amino acids are essential, which means your body can’t synthesize them. Therefore, you need to get these amino acids from food.

with our program than they could

“Your body needs all the essential amino acids in the right ratios. Animal protein sources, such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy, are similar to the protein found in your body. These are considered to be complete sources of protein because they contain all of the essential amino acids that your body needs to function effectively,” Dr. Thai added.

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“What we are all about is changing

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can just get them in the door, they will be so much better when they finish possibly imagine.”

Dr. Thai has developed a unique and highly effective weight loss process based on nutrition and technology that allows the body to create a working metabolic system safely and naturally. It’s not about

starving yourself, buying into more fad diets, surgery, or continuing with a new medication regimen. In fact, Dr. Thai is anti-medication. His process has helped thousands of men and women 50 years and older LOSE WEIGHT. Many of patients lose anywhere from 2 to 10 pounds after the first week and over time become less

add to pre-existing nerve damage issues. exercise program.

“If it’s not on the list, our patients don’t eat it,” said Jazmin Guzman, a nutritionist in

Dr. Thai’s office. “We are not only helping them lose weight, but we are trying to

speed up the healing process. For one pound of fat you lose, it relieves four

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Dr. Thai’s process achieves 3 goals: 1. Create an environment where your body can burn fat naturally

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Health Article


Rules For


HEALTHIER by Diana Risell


used to joke that I worked out so I could eat whatever I wanted. And I realize looking back that that’s exactly what I was doing: working out to offset my terrible eating. For a long time, it worked. I ate what I wanted – sodas, fast food, deli sandwiches, pasta during my vegetarian phase -- in a diet based on cheap convenience. And then working out stopped working around mid-thirties or so, certainly after my kids were born when I had turned 40. I couldn’t work out enough to stop what came with my poor eating habits – weight gain, obese-level body fat, low energy, and sluggishness. Luckily I hadn’t (yet?) experienced what many in my family have struggled with: morbid obesity, diabetes, heart disease. Working out had helped me maintain the body I had for a long time, but it couldn’t save me from what I was eating any longer.

I lost weight, body fat and dress sizes the old-fashioned way with an Excel spreadsheet. It was like managing a large scale project: me getting healthier. The sodas, fast food, simple carb-loaded diet -- how I had eaten for 40-plus years -- had to go. My nutrition required a complete overhaul from what I ate to when, where, how, and why I ate. I learned that getting healthier was no different than anything else I wanted in my life. I had to work hard, read and get educated, invest time and money, and connect with like-minded people (you are the 5 people you spend the most time with!). I also had to stop saying “I know” (I didn’t!) and I had to apply a new set of rules for eating which helped me build healthier habits over time. These are my six rules for eating healthier. I love that they aren’t complicated to execute, are largely visual, and easy to know if you nailed them or not. Of course, 26 | ARGYLE LIVING

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they aren’t easy; change is hard! But these six rules to eat by are a great place to start and to live by. 1. Eat in color. Shades of brown or

grey are for home décor. Your plate should be a rainbow. Color equals nutrition so long as it’s natural color. Most of your shopping budget and time should be spent in the produce section loading up on color.

2. Vegetables at every meal.

Carbohydrates get a bad rap, but your body can’t function without carbs, and veggies should be your primary daily source. The six to eight recommended servings of vegetables per day is hard to meet if you’re only eating them at dinner. Veggie omelets or salads for breakfast, chopped vegetables as snacks, and two vegetables at dinner will build a more plant-based diet that is essential for all of us.

3. Eat breakfast. I never ate breakfast.

5. Track. You’re likely not even aware

Some days my first meal came at

of your eating habits. You just “eat”

11:00 am or 1:00 pm when I hurried

like you’ve always done. Keep a log

to the office cafeteria. What a terrible

of everything you eat and drink,

message to send to my body: I might not feed you today! A great breakfast is protein-rich (and remember the veggies): hard boiled eggs, plain Greek yogurt, real protein shakes with veggies and low sugar, and last night’s dinner make breakfast easier. It is the most important meal of the day. 4. Drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water. Sixty percent of your body is water. Don’t hydrate and you’re just recycling the water you are already holding. Yuck! Start with at least 64 ounces of water every day and work up to your target. If you weigh 150 pounds, then 75 ounces is your goal. Don’t drink your calories. Drink water.

including when, where, why, and how for a few weeks. Look for patterns: Are you always grazing at 3:00 pm? That’s something to work with! And you might just stop yourself from eating the donut if you have to write it down. 6. Challenge. What can you do for 30 days? Can you go without

Diana Risell

Nutrition Coach & Certified Health Coach 469.601.2824

alcohol, soda, bread, added sugar? Pick one. It doesn’t have to be about deprivation (although that list does tend to yield noticeable results). Can you eat breakfast, drink enough water, and have veggies at every meal for 30 days? This is how you build new habits.

I also had to stop saying “I know” (I didn’t!) and I had to apply a new set of rules for eating which helped me build healthier habits over time.

Here’s to your best health! MARCH 2018 | ARGYLE LIVING | 27

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2018 Argyle & Liberty Christian by Steve Gamel

ARGYLE & LIBERTY CHRISTIAN FOOTBALL Jon Copeland, Argyle, Incarnate Word Preston Coyle, Argyle, Mary Hardin-Baylor Cale Nanny, Argyle, Hardin-Simmons


oth Argyle High School and Liberty Christian again had a slew of college prospects in multiple sports

put pen to paper during last month’s

highly-anticipated National Signing Day. Both schools combined for 12 signees

representing four sports during the annual recruitment ceremony on Feb. 1, which is the first day college football teams

can officially sign 2018 freshman. Many athletes from around Denton County,

Argyle football history. Before his injury,

Copeland amassed 1,975 passing yards and 25 touchdowns. He also rushed for 284 yards and four touchdowns

He was one of five Eagle football players to make their college choices official, joining Cale Nanny, Wes McCollum, Preston Coyle, and Owen Petrie.

Argyle also had one baseball signee, Ben Pounds, and a golf signee, Will Gilster.

including those from Argyle and Liberty,

Liberty Christian’s 2018 signing day

But this was a chance to make it all official.

signees. But three of those signees were

Of the 12 signees, eight were from Argyle.

with Tulsa as an outside linebacker after

made their commitments well in advance.

That list was highlighted by soccer player Hannah Gladys, who graduated early

but came back for the signing ceremony. Gladys, a three-year starter for the Lady Eagles, scored 81 goals during her

standout career, including 32 as a junior. Gladys is expected to fit right in at UNT, which has never had a losing season.

Jon Copeland, Argyle’s senior quarterback who had a season-ending knee injury late in the year, was one of the feel-

good stories of the day as he will get to

continue his career with Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Copeland turned out

to be one of the better quarterbacks in 28 | ARGYLE LIVING


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Wes McCollum, Argyle, Navarro College Owen Petrie, Argyle, Sul Ross State Grant Sawyer, Liberty Christian, Tulsa Sadler Engel, Liberty Christian, Abilene Christian

class was relatively small with only four


Division I prospects. Grant Sawyer signed

Hannah Gladys, Argyle, University of North Texas

recording 97 tackles, two forced fumbles, and three interceptions as a senior while

being named a TAPPS all-state honorable mention selection.

Meanwhile, Savannah Holmes signed to

play soccer at Liberty University. Holmes, who attends Liberty but does not play soccer for the school, was one of two

soccer signees as Sarah Albert signed with Oklahoma Christian.

Sadler Engel, a star offensive lineman for

Savannah Holmes, Liberty Christian, Liberty University Sarah Albert, Liberty Christian, Oklahoma Christian BASEBALL Ben Pound, Argyle, Bossier Parrish Community College

the Warriors, signed with Division I FCS


entire list of Feb. 1 college signings from

Will Gilster, Argyle, Texas Wesleyan

school, Abilene Christian. Below is the Argyle and Liberty Christian.


Ask The Expert: Gardening

Get Your Lawn in

Spring Shape R

eady or not, with the Bradford pear

simple but the consistency is KEY. Do this

place. If not, get on it or call a professional

trees starting to turn and dogwoods

and you will see results.

before you walk outside, notice everything

in full bloom, spring is definitely upon us. We’re focusing this article on information that should be helpful in the preparations of your own lawn/landscape. Such a mild winter could have you looking at a lawn full of weeds about now. If so, and you’re not ready to call the chemical company just yet, then let’s get to work! For some immediate results find a point and spray post-

If things weren’t cleaned up in late fall, then get it all cut back, reshaped and ready for that spring growth. If you haven’t taken the time to remove the old mulch before adding new for the last couple

“It’s simple but the consistency is KEY.”

emergent (add some color so you can track what you’ve covered as you go). Your first pre-emergent should have been down a few weeks ago. If not, don’t waste time back-tracking, stick with the spray treatments (most retail sprays are going to be recommended on a bi-weekly basis) and consistent bagged

growing seasons, then do so this year. Make sure you cultivate the bed soil and add fertilizer while it’s exposed. Our soil can get hard over the course of a year. Turning it over and

allowing the oxygen/ nutrients to really penetrate is always a good idea. Consider your plant needs, sun exposure and soil conditions when choosing a mulch. Color typically dictates what direction people go, but there are so many other benefits

We could write 10 pages on spring

it to a conservative watering schedule,

landscape prep. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer

consistent chemicals, and mowing. It’s

then you’ve probably already got a plan in

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without damage. We consider ourselves to be “small” local business, only servicing a few hundred lawns a week and having done so for the past 6+ years. In that time, the number of unlicensed, illegal and uninsured maintenance workers has at least tripled. We encourage everyone this year, especially in our competitive markets, to try and see past the benefit of the immediate cheap price and look into the future of our communities. There are hundreds of knowledgeable, tax paying local businesses that do great work, while also giving back and investing in our communities. Please consider supporting those who support our community.

to consider than just aesthetics.

mowings. As the grass starts to turn, train


is overgrown, and it’s too late to cut it back

by PJ Kratohvil of Complete Solutions


Business Spotlight

“We wanted to have a servant attitude with someone who’s going through a difficult time...”



Rely On by Steve Gamel

ot every homeowner knows what to do when disaster strikes. Maybe it’s a pipe that bursts in single-digit temperatures and causes water damage, a fire in the attic in the middle of the night, or a complex mold removal project.

years. Mike was previously an executive at Microsoft in Irving who specialized

in technical support for big corporate

customers, and he had a dream of one day channeling that experience into a business he could call his own. Mike

and Mary along with Micaela, who left

working as a marketing manager for a

large real estate company in Oklahoma to help get their family business off the

ground, created a company that is just as

much a partner in the community as it is a restoration specialist.

If any of these emergencies have

back to where they were before that was

neighbors at Rainbow International® of

them through the process.”

with someone who’s going through a

Rainbow International offers superior fire,

only to create a satisfied customer but to

happened to you or a loved one, your

Denton want to be your first call – every time. Owners Mike and Mary Scott, and

daughter, Micaela, have served Denton, Argyle, and surrounding communities with pride for just more than a year as

the driver for me. We want to shepherd

smoke, and water restoration as well as

carpet cleaning, deodorization services,

and mold remediation. They also handle

independent Rainbow franchise owners

tile, grout, hard-surface cleaning, spot and

its unrivaled commitment to working with

They will rush to your home, office

and were drawn to the organization for

stain removal, and overspray protection.

customers with integrity and respect.

building, housing development, business

someone’s house floods or there’s been

a fire at their business or residence,” Mike

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Argyle Mom Launches

Non-Profit And 5K Race

HELP SICK KIDS by Steve Gamel


emperatures may have been low, but spirits were high last month as more than 130 local runners came out in droves to support a worthy cause at the first CABDA for Children 5K and 1K Fun Run. The event, which was held on February 10 at Doubletree Ranch Park in Highland Village, was to support the ongoing efforts of the Children’s Autoimmune Brain Disorder Association, a non-profit aimed at improving the quality of life for children with autoimmune brain disorders such as Autoimmune Encephalitis and Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy. Lisa Hardy, an Argyle resident whose son suffers from the illness, started the organization in July.

These brain disorders seriously impact the health and well-being of children and significantly impair their ability to function

“We consider an event a great success anytime complete strangers will come out early on a Saturday morning to run in brutally cold and windy conditions – the wind chill was 20 degrees – and hang out for three hours,” Hardy said. “With all the support from the community and local businesses, CABDA raised money to help support its goals.” The event was produced by the Tri Sherpa Multisport team and was led by Archie Salters and Stacey Harris. It was a timed run on a flat, fast course, with the overall winner finishing in just under 20 minutes. The event included music, food, and fun for all participants and volunteers. Some of the sponsors for the event included Groggy Dog, Magnolia Realty in Argyle, Pandas Network, Chik-Fil-A, Canyon Falls, Argyle High School and Middle School and Office Depot. The special guest speaker was Amobi Okoye, formerly of the Houston Texans. Okoye drove in from Houston to share his own story and recovery from Autoimmune Encephalitis. These illnesses are caused by malfunctions of the immune system in which the immune system attacks the brain causing a wide range of devastating, rapid-onset neurological and psychiatric symptoms. Since initial symptoms of autoimmune brain disorders mimic other


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illnesses, many children experience delays in proper diagnosis and treatment.

These brain disorders seriously impact

the health and well-being of children and

significantly impair their ability to function. CABDA’s priority is to advocate for early

identification and treatment, so children are restored to health with minimal

disability and families are fully supported in the process.

“When we moved here from Georgia in

June of 2016, we found it challenging to find a specialist to understand and treat

our child’s ongoing, previously diagnosed symptoms,” Hardy said.

She managed to find other parents with similar stories, all struggling to find resources for their children’s health while facing the difficult day-to-day challenges living with these illnesses. This experience made Lisa, a former

Surgical Intensive Care Nurse, realize the

need to launch the non-profit. She pulled

together board members from Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin with a wide range of backgrounds and launched CABDA.

“We believe by focusing our advocacy efforts on awareness, education, and

research, while supporting children and families, we will reduce the delay to

treatment, thereby minimizing disability and leading to a better quality of life,” Lisa said. “The non-profit envisions a

world where all children who suffer the

disturbing, rapid onset of an autoimmune neurological illness will receive prompt world-class health care.”

For more information on Children’s Autoimmune Brain Disorder

Association, please contact Lisa Hardy at

or (940)489-2131, as well as visit the association’s website,, or Facebook

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Ask The Expert: Dentistry


t can happen on any typical day. My kids are once again struggling to maintain

their composure as they impatiently stare at the spinning Netflix circle, eagerly

waiting for the frustrating buffer cycle to

go away. Amongst their complaints, I find myself reminding them of times long ago when cartoons were only shown on Saturday mornings, on an immobile TV set, that

required manual changing of the channels. Without

sounding too archaic, I still

take the time to remind them of things not to take for granted.


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In this medical issue, I would like to take the time to point out the importance of not taking your dental health for granted. We often think our teeth stand alone from other health concerns, but more evidence of an oral health and systemic health connection is coming to light. It may not seem obvious at first, but an astute physiological understanding of our teeth will reveal they are living organs comprised of blood circulation, nerve innervation, remineralization capabilities, and inflammatory and immune responses. In addition, the supporting

periodontal structures integrate with oral and facial tissues that connect the circulatory system with other organs of the body. A failure in these structures can put other systems at risk of infection or malfunction. A few brief examples of this connection included diabetes, in which patients are more likely to have gum disease from a reduced resistance to infection. Pregnancy hormones can also affect overall gum health. Patients with moderate to advanced gum disease are more likely to have cardiovascular disease and increased risk of stroke. It is important never to disregard dental health when taking care of your overall health. Your teeth are a part of you, and you want them to last your lifetime. Happy smiling!

by Dr. Matt who is a owner of Country Lakes Family Dental

International Night We will be hosting our annual International Night dinner at the new Embassy Suites in Denton on Saturday, April 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Our students will be sharing what they have learned about Italy, Morocco, Guatemala, Poland, and New Zealand, as we enjoy cuisine selections from these countries. Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Alan Bordelon 940.382.6771 Ext. 130 MARCH 2018 | ARGYLE LIVING | 37

The Business Side of Media by Susan Neuhalfen


t’s hard to believe that what started with six old computers in an empty closet has grown to an award-winning team of

journalists, photographers, videographers, editors and more, but then the Argyle High School Talon Staff is no ordinary

group of students. Luckily for them, Stacy

Short, their advisor, is no ordinary teacher. “We built everything from scratch,”

said Short who was asked to begin a newspaper at Argyle High School in

2010. “We printed 8 publications a year on an old Publisher program and grew from there.”

When Short came to teach at AHS, she already had a strong background in

media. She spent a great deal of time in

her youth working with her uncle who was the editor in chief for the Weatherford Democrat. She also had several years

experience working at a large ad agency in both inside and outside sales before becoming a teacher. Armed with a

knowledge of the media industry that

isn’t taught in books, she set out to not

live, print was gradually cut and eventually a broadcast was added in 2015. Despite the shortage of funds, Short has found creative ways through grants and the

Argyle Education Foundation to make the best of the equipment they could afford. “We only have one working microphone for two anchors, no teleprompters and

sometimes we have to use our cell phones for lights,” said Lauren Landrum, a junior

and the broadcast director. “Hopefully we can get an updated green screen soon, too, but we make it work.”

That’s an understatement. The news

broadcast, despite being staged in a storage area and using inferior equipment compared to most high schools, has

received several awards for its work including

best of show in the nation for NSPA in only their

first year in production.

In addition, the Talon staff

has gained over 2,000 Twitter

only teach what she knew, but to allow

followers including other news services

forms of media.

only for stories but for pictures and videos

the students the freedom to bring in new Matt Garnett, who has since graduated, started building the Talon’s website his freshman year. Once the website went 38 | ARGYLE LIVING

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and sources dependent upon them not as well.

In addition to scheduling students to

various events, editor in chief Chris Piel

manages the photo gallery where the Talon staff places their photos for online purchase. Short has made it a point to teach these kids the business, and that means not giving away their work. “All of these students are doing something valuable and it’s important that they value their work as well,” said Short. “They go to several state events acting as official photographers for other news services and it’s important that they get the credit they deserve.” Short has made it a point to teach the students to aggressively network with other journalists and agencies, learning everything they can while adding to their own portfolios. Their achievements have translated into college and beyond as the students have gone on to find success. They are also eager to share their experience with each other. Short has established a mentoring system among the staff, which has become a tradition at the Talon. “We’ve learned to be aggressive and competitive but most importantly, we work as a team,” said Short. “The legacy that the Talon has established of students teaching students is invaluable.“

Argyle Living Magazine March 2018  

Argyle Resident's favorite source for local news, events and community notices.

Argyle Living Magazine March 2018  

Argyle Resident's favorite source for local news, events and community notices.