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Annual Gala Speak Life
On April 20, 2018 at the Texas Motor Speedway Pregnancy Help 4 U hosted their Annual Gala / fundaiser. Pregnancy Help 4 U is a Pregnancy Medical Clinic providing free medical services and information on all options regarding unplanned pregnancy. The gala included speakers, a live & silent aution, dinner and music. For more information on Pregnancy Help 4 U visit their website at lifeguards.pregnancyhelp4u.org.
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Who You Work With Matters ASK THE EXPERTS
09 Head Lice : Lantana Pediatrics
14 Home Design with ML Group
12 Inside Community
18 Gardening with Compete Solutions
13 Inside Education
32 Dentistry with Country Lakes 38 Pest Control with Mosquito Joe
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 16 Longhorn Solar Screens : Family-Owned for Your Family’s Home
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19 Local Student Sydney Kraus Honored 22 Foodie Friday of DFW : Mazzola’s Pizzeria 24 7 Ways to Upgrade Your Backyard 30 Liberty Christian Trio : Ready for the College Level 34 2018 Home Trends
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LICE by Dr. Rebecca Butler
hile parents often have a strong reaction when they find out their child has head lice, they
are not a health hazard nor a sign of poor
hygiene. Head lice are common in schoolaged children and while inconvenient, they cause no medical harm and they do not spread any disease. They are
contagious (head-to-head) and should be treated.
(about the size of a sesame seed and tan
in color) as they usually move very quickly. You will be more likely to see nits at the base of the hair and empty egg shells within an inch or two of the scalp.
How can I treat head lice? We usually recommend you start with one of the
over-the-counter (OTC) lice shampoo/
rinse treatments such as Nix or RID. It is
What are signs of head lice? Unless the
important that you follow the directions on
likely to see nits (lice eggs) than live lice
insecticides and using it more frequently
yellow, tan or brown dots on hair shafts
increase the risk of side effects. Treatment
spot since the eggs are kept warm until
a few more days to resolve. It is important
dandruff but they cannot be shaken or
of the nits/eggs with a fine tooth comb
substance which makes them stick to
to the directions. This can be a very
infestation of lice is heavy, you are more
the label for these products, as they are
crawling in the hair. Nits look like tiny
than suggested or in larger amounts may
close to the scalp. The lice prefer this
usually kills the lice, but itching may take
they hatch. Nits often look like flakes or
that you do your best to remove as many
brushed off as the nits have a glue-like
after applying the medication according
the hair shaft.
Nits hatch 1-2 weeks after they are laid
leaving behind a shell which is white in color and remains attached to the hair shaft. This is the stage when they are easiest to spot as the hair is growing Sponsored Content
often difficult to find nymph or adult lice
longer and they are within an inch or so of the scalp.
Many children will experience itching and scratch their scalp in response to
louse bites which may be your first clue to inspect their hair/scalp more closely. It is
tedious process, especially in children with long/thick hair. This is where the
term “nit-picky” comes from. We usually
recommend repeat treatment 7-10 days after the initial application to kill any
newly hatched nits. If you are looking for
someone to do this job for you, there are companies that provide this commercial
service such as Lice Doctors and Nit Picky who even have some in-home treatment services available.
There are several prescription medications for resistant head lice, but we reserve
940.455.7200 www.LantanaPediatrics.com | 74 McMakin Road, Ste. 100 • Bartonville, TX 76226 NEW HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 7:30am-5pm Wed: 7:30am - 12:30pm • Fri: 7:30 - 4pm • Sat: 9am - 12pm
these treatments for patients who have failed first line treatments with OTC products that were used correctly. One little known secret is that an easily obtainable horse de-worming medicine called Ivermectin (which is in some of the prescription products available) can be very inexpensively obtained at a horse feed/saddlery store or online as the prescriptions are often very expensive especially when treating multiple family members. You can mix the Ivermectin paste with your favorite conditioner (1/3 paste, 2/3 hair conditioner), coat hair and scalp thoroughly, leave on for at least 10 minutes and then rinse in cool water. Shampoo as normal the next morning. You still have to pick out all the nits! How contagious are head lice? Lice can’t jump or fly but they can crawl and cling firmly to hair. They are usually spread when two children “put their heads together” but can also spread when combs, brushes, hats or bed linens are shared. Lice can live up to two days on a non-scalp surface. Check with your school regarding recommendations on return regulation.
Dr. Rebecca Butler is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is proud to be a resident of Lantana and the owner of Lantana Pediatrics. For more information on Lantana Pediatrics, Dr. Butler and/or Melanie Bitzer, CPNP or to schedule an appointment with one of these providers, call the office at 940.455.7200.
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Ask The Expert: Makeover
Color by Toni Tucker
MAKEOVER OF THE MONTH BEFORE
Makeup by Taylor Compton
Taylor started by applying a moisturizer followed by primer. To help eliminate under the eye baggage Taylor used
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tones with a 7nw and 8n in Redkin shades eq.
Cut & Style by Rachel Rafferty
Rachel trimmed Karen’s hair and kept it
the perfect length for her fine hair type, which looked best at shoulder length.
She then gave her lots of layering to help give it beautiful movement around the Photography by Jeff Stephens
a Rose Gold highlighter, Barbie Pink blush and a nude lip liner with a peach lip gave Karen a rich new look.
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dimensions with 20 vol developer and
Mineral based powder was then used
Karen’s cheek bones. To finish the look off
an all over highlight with redkin blonde
neck and face.
give definition Taylor used concealer on
Makeover and clothes provided by
which is incredibly enticing, so Toni did
a peach primer under Karen’s eyes. and blended down her neck. To help
Karen asked for some carmel highlights
Jeff is from Highland Village and has
been doing photography for about 8
years which has been his passion. He has
identical twin boys that are 8 that he loves and adores. To get in contact with Jeff for photography call 972.900.7477.
Want to be the next Makeover? Email email@example.com and tell us why you deserve it!
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RACE WITH GRACE 5K
Grace Like Rain will be hosting a 5K Color Run on June 2, 2018 at 9am. The race will
take place in the Harvest Community of Argyle, Texas. The 5k will be followed by a color splash party at 11am. This event will also have food trucks, bounce houses, and fun for the entire family. For more information and tickets visit www.glrtx.org. Photo courtesy of ©MIHAI ANDRITOIU/123RF.COM
NEW CHIEF OF POLICE Argyle’s Town Manager, Matt Jones, recently announced that Argyle Police Department new Chief of Police will be Temple Cottle. Temple has been with the Argyle Police Department since December 1998. During his tenure, he has served as a Reserve Officer, Officer, Sergeant, Captain and Interim Police Chief. His service to the Town includes Criminal Investigations, Patrol, Services and Technology. Photo courtesy of argyletx.com.
FLU IN DENTON COUNTY
Denton County Public Health reported the thirteenth influen-
As many cities throughout North Texas continue to experience
za-associated death in the county for the 2017-2018 flu season.
rapid and unplanned growth, Argyle City leaders hope to
Although the number of positive flu cases has decreased since February, this recent death proves that the influenza virus is still a serious health concern. Weekly Denton County flu
slow this residential growth. Argyle recently passed changes to Argyle’s comprehensive plan, placing limits to all future
surveillance reports and additional information is available at
residential development. This plan requires that all residential
homes must be constructed on at least 1 acre of land.
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INSIDE EDUCATION DISD EMT/FIRE PROGRAM Next year the Denton ISD, in partnership with the Denton Fire Department, will be offering a program that will allow students to earn their EMT and firefighter certifications before graduation. The 2 year program will be taught at the LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex in Denton and will serve DISD and its surrounding eight districts — including Argyle ISD.
SUMMER ART CAMP Argyle Middle School is offering an art camp this summer! The camp will be held at Argyle Middle School (6601 Canyon Falls Dr., Argyle) in Room 1536. The camp cost is $100 and dates will depend on the age of the student. For students entering 1st - 3rd Grade: camp is June 4th - 7th from 12:30 - 3:00pm. For 4th - 6th Grade: camp is June 11th - 14th from 12:30 - 3:00pm.
AHS BOYS GOLF
6TH GRADE CHOIR
Congratulations to the AHS Boys Golf Team.
Congratulations to the Argyle Middle
This is the golf team’s 7th consecutive trip
School 6th Grade Choir for their superior
to the state tournament and they will be
performance in their first choir concert
competing to win the programs 4th state
ever! This is also the first year Argyle Middle
championship in a row. Meanwhile, the
School has ever had a 6th Grade Choir. After
second team finished in the top half at
receiving the highest scores possible from all
regionals and Logan Diomede made the all
three judges, they have definitely set the bar
region team. Photo courtesy of AISD Facebook Page.
high for years to come. Photo courtesy of AISD Facebook Page.
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Ask The Expert: Home Design
Focus On The Porch First
hen it comes to any home upgrade, one of the first places we as homeowners turn to for change is the interior. We’ll load up on new light fixtures, buy new furniture, choose a warmer shade of paint, install granite countertops, hardwood floors, and switch out older appliances for stainless steel.
• Enhance details, like adding cedar or
But what about the outside of the home –
At the ML Group, Inc., we design for
project, so start small. And in terms of
has changed over the years. Here are
accomplished by repurposing the money
our “curb appeal?”
You’re probably thinking, “Well geez, Mike! There are a million directions I
could go with that. It’s overwhelming.”
It’s true there are a billion design ideas to enhance the outside appearance of your
home, from subtle changes like improved
landscaping and a charming new mailbox
the way you live – even if your style
just a few crafty and budget-friendly architectural tips to give that older,
outdated porch a much-needed facelift. •
Change the style or color of your
front door by painting it; use different hardware or buy a new door.
to those that completely alter the facade.
• Add appropriate light fixtures to match
But how about starting with the porch?
the desired style you are going for.
Think about it: a porch is the first thing
• Enhance architectural details to the
visitors see when they walk up to your
house. I’d venture to guess it was probably the first thing you noticed when you
bought your house. You hesitated to do
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metal accents, corbeling, or shutters. We realize the thought of beefing up your curb appeal can feel like an overwhelming budgets, many of these ideas can be you would normally be happy to spend redefining the interior of your home. The ML Group is not just a build-fromthe-ground-up architect. Our reputation for creativity, experience, attention to detail, and sensitivity to economics and environmental issues consistently delivers results. Give us a call today!
ceiling (bead board, dropped beams, or a pattern like herringbone).
• Change the look by staining or scoring the concrete floor. Most builders start by using plain concrete.
by Mike Love ML Group, LLC. 972.355.8700 MLGroupTexas.com
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FOR YOUR FAMILY’S HOME by Steve Gamel
any homeowners these days are putting a lot of money into upgrading their outdoor living space, from grills to new countertops, pergolas, seating areas, etc. It’s the popular thing to do, creating another space to enjoy. Homeowners are also realizing that they want the area screened in to protect them from bugs, insects, and even the sun!
Your neighbors at Longhorn Screens. Shades.Shutters. in Denton want to be your first call – every time. Owner Jeff Rinehart, and sister-in-law Christy Spigner, have served all of Denton County and beyond for more than 12 years. They have become the go-to source for screens (bug, solar, patio enclosures and roller screens) and also for all your energy efficiency solutions and home improvement needs.
see all the different selections available.
Their list of services includes everything from; bug screens, solar screens, patio roll-away shades/screens, screened in patios, interior window treatments (blinds and roller shades), custom plantation wood shutters, and seamless gutters. Not only do these products look nice and are built to last, but many of them help you save energy and money on your utilities. Not to mention, enhance the beauty and functionality of your home!
way – from there. We know the difference
Longhorn will come out to your property and work with you one-on-one and give you an estimate. They also have a showroom for customers to stop by and
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They have a variety of custom selections to fit your needs.
Jeff said, “When I started 12 years ago it
was just me in my garage, I installed solar screens on my own home and enjoyed the results.” “Now, we are on to our
fourth location because we outgrew the other three. It started with one satisfied
customer, and it snowballed – in a good our products can make on a home.”
Now, Longhorn is a leading provider
of energy efficient products and home
improvement projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“We are super happy and fortunate for
the success of Longhorn”, Christy said. “It has definitely been a process and
every day we are learning better ways to do things. I’m so glad that Jeff took that
leap of faith 12 years ago and started this
business. We look forward to many more
prosperous years and satisfied customers.”
940.565.8200 | LongHornScreens.com | 1100 S Woodrow Lane, Denton, TX 76205 16 | ARGYLE LIVING
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Ask The Expert: Gardening
What to Do
hen you ask people what they think of their patios, some will say, “it’s a boring slab of
Having the ability and an adequate
amount of counter space to grill out
Fireplaces, fountains, fire pits, and other features won’t only set your space apart from others but will also provide some function to your outdoor living. Whether it’s that focal point that a fireplace offers, a relaxing sound you get off of a water feature or fountain or being able to gather around the fire pit on a cool night. Adding features to your patio space not only creates interesting destinations but also brings people together enabling you to enjoy the space that much more. Once you’ve gotten your patio footprint
during the week or entertain on the
together, it’s always important to balance
cook with ease can greatly enhance your
and landscape areas. Much like the patio
round and round never really being able
burner, extra storage, or even a fridge can
it yourself task, but sometimes design and
less how to get to the point of breaking
of the space. You don’t have to go huge,
through by a local professional. We get
extension of the house – furnished and
just build to suit your needs, and most
weekends allowing you to prep and
your hard space with a combination of turf
outdoor experience. Putting in a side
itself, landscaping could definitely be a do
to nail down what they envision much
all add to the usability and convenience
installation are better left to be thought
ground. Your patio space should be an
super luxurious, or over the top with it –
functional. More than anything, it should
importantly, make it functional for you.
concrete,” or “it’s way too hot to use,” or,
“definitely not enough space back there.” Others think up endless ideas but go
be a space that’s designed to fit your
needs. This allows you to effortlessly get out and enjoy the outdoors.
Having a cover over your space really
allows for more useable time throughout
the year no matter the weather conditions and gives you the opportunity to truly
make it feel as if it’s just another room in
the home. Sometimes a good balance of
covered as well as uncovered patio space
is the answer – just ensure you’re investing in a vision that’s going to fit your family’s needs the best.
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calls and visit homes on a daily basis where people have put together a space only to find out it’s not large enough. It
With our economy continuing to boom
doesn’t offer the function or privacy they
construction industry, creating privacy is
given their ideas to a “patio builder” who
and no slowing down in sight for the and should be at the top of our lists.
had envisioned, or better yet, they have doesn’t necessarily specialize in layout/
Whether it be some taller landscape
design. Now, they need to manipulate
and rod set up that you can pull back-
something more usable.
that creates a screen wall, simple curtain and-forth as needed, or some remote
what they’ve already paid for into
solar screens that offer UV as well as bug control, creating that element of privacy and really finishing the space off, can
make all the difference when your home and trying to unplug.
by PJ Kratohvil of Complete Solutions completesolutionsdfw.com
photo courtesy of Jayne Kraus
Student HONORED Argyle Middle School Student Success press release
ydney Kraus, a 7th-grade student from Argyle Middle School in Argyle, Texas, is among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT. She will be recognized at a ceremony at The Texas Academy of Math and Science, University of North Texas on May 17, 2018. For more information please visitÂ www.tip.duke.edu. MAY 2018 | ARGYLE LIVING | 19
by Steve Gamel
n 2004, Jollete Ryon-Schoeve was a single mom working three jobs. Today, she’s a locally, regionally, and nationally recognized realtor who regularly represents sellers, buyers, investors, and banks. “We’ve experienced all manner of calamities and crisis,” Jollete said with an infectious laugh. “But we made it work. You have to work hard. And at the end of the day, the question you have to ask yourself is: would you have hired or fired yourself today?” Jollete’s rapid ascension to real estate prominence is due in no small part to her work ethic and that wild journey. That makes her equally driven husband Tom, and the rest of the RE/MAX® North Texas Team in Argyle uniquely qualified to help and build lasting relationships with your family as you too embark on life’s journeys. The North Texas Team serves the residents of North Texas, delivering the highest level of service in regards to all things real estate, and are experienced with everything from development lots and new construction to single-family homes, luxury estates, and farm and ranch properties.
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She specializes in
our phones, our team is committed,
Jollete is one of only 12 Realtors in the
and farm & ranch but
work to find the best possible homes
explaining to viewers just what is going on
the luxury properties
delights in helping
we think outside the box, and we go to for our clients.”
DFW Metroplex chosen as market experts, in their respective micro-markets.
Building a company that truly helps
“We are empty nesters now, but this
dream come true for Jollete. Originally
plans to move. We love helping people
more than 25 years ago. But sometimes
love watching the miracle happen when
Jollete assumed the role of sole provider
when they get their home sold for values
multiple jobs as she studied for and took
opportunity to educate, engage, and
each and every day to demonstrate to
license. The North Texas Team was created
you, hear about your dream, and make
YOU WORK WITH MATTERS! So whether
married the following year.
Incredibly, she takes
people – from scratch, no less – is a
remains our home, and we have no
from South Texas, she moved to Argyle
and serving this area,” she said. “We
life throws you a curve, and in her case,
someone walks into their perfect home or
for her three small boys. She worked
they didn’t think achievable. It’s also an
Basically, Jollete explains, “We set out
the Real Estate test, quickly earning her
empower our clients. We want to meet
anyone that walks in our door that WHO
in 2007. Jollete met Tom in 2013, and they
sure we set you up for success.”
the time to review and
approve every contract the
With over 50 years of combined
experience, this dedicated and
driven group serves a growing list of
the move is across the
street or cross country, our team has the
A former executive at
“You have to work hard. And at the
compassion as well as
the knowledge it takes to photography by Your Candid Memories (YourCandidMemories.com)
handle every nuance of the buying and
selling process.” All of Jollete’s staff
members are licensed,
end of the day, the question you have to ask yourself is: would you have hired or fired
which means, if all of the
agents are in the field
can be helped with any need – regardless of who is there.
Verizon, Tom also quickly became licensed and
partnered with Jollete, bringing with him a
proven business acumen, a passion for sales, and exemplary customer
service. Together they
have quickly become an
unstoppable force in the
North Texas/DFW Market.
showing property, any
client who calls or walks into their office
IBM, Enron, MCI, and
A RE/MAX Hall of Fame member, Jollete is the annual recipient of Top Producer
awards and is universally recognized as an
“Being with RE/MAX gives our clients
Elite agent in the industry. Recently, she
philosophy is very boutique. We want
television show The American Dream. This
and intimate,” said Jollete, whose office
CBS affiliate TXA 21 and delves into all the
building located in the heart of old town
entrepreneurship, local philanthropy,
national exposure, but our service
was selected as a regional expert for the
the customer experience to feel personal
national show airs Saturdays at 1 p.m. on
is in the iconic former Argyle State Bank
elements of the “American Dream” –
Argyle. “It’s a simple formula – we answer
and home ownership.
940.464.4663 | www.NorthTexasTeam.com 600 US Hwy 377 N., Argyle, TX 76226
“She did all this, starting from scratch,
and her story is incredible to tell,” said
Tom, who with Jollete now has a blended family of five children between the ages
of 18 and 26. “From her days as a startup to becoming a highly respected regional
authority, her passion for delighting clients has never changed. Each year she sets
new goals and invariably exceeds them.
And you’d never hear it from her, but last year, for example, she was the No. 1 RE/MAX agent in Dallas region
and fourth in the state. THAT’s an extraordinary journey.”
Foodie Friday of DFW: Mazzola’s Pizzeria
PIZZERIA In Flower Mound
enton County has been abuzz ever since Mazzola’s Pizzeria opened up at the end of March in Flower
Mound! This Boston-style pizzeria and bakery has quickly become notorious
for serving up incredible pizzas, coffee,
stop in starting at 6 am to pick up a
breakfast pastry and a cup of coffee, or
you can come with the whole family in the evening to enjoy a fantastic dinner.
When we visited Erik, he showed us how they create their popular
and baked goods (most notably, their scones!). Owner, Erik Stenson,
created the restaurant by
modeling it after his Uncle Joe’s well-known Boston pizza shop and bakery
called Mazzola Brothers Bakery. Everything in
the restaurant is scratch-
Mazzola’s is open to feed their customers morning, afternoon, and night. You can stop in starting at 6am...
made using the best of
ingredients. They’ve designed the menu to incorporate the traditional Italian
influences Erik grew up with as well as
some unique healthy creations for today’s busy lifestyles.
Carne Pizza which comes topped with pepperoni,
sausage, brisket, roasted peppers, pepperoncini, red sauce, and a blend
of cheeses. It’s unlike any pizza you’ve had before because they prepare
all of the ingredients the “Mazzola Way.”
At Mazzola’s, you’re not
just getting a pizza. You’re getting a true culinary creation unlike anything else
you’ll find around here. So go check them out if you haven’t already - for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
469.763.3515 www.mazzolaspizzeria.com 1913 Justin Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75028
Many of the items on their menu are
shareable in true Italian fashion so that the whole family can enjoy their meal
together. But they have lots of individual items to make it easy for their customers to enjoy their food on-the-go as well.
972.724.2540 | JayMarksRealestate.com
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2624 Long Prairie Rd. | Flower Mound, TX 75022
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7 BACKYARD Ways To
ummertime is almost here, which means we’ll be spending more of our free time outdoors. For many
of us, that means taking a long, hard
look around the backyard to see what
can be spruced up, added, or upgraded to either prepare for a slew of backyard
get-togethers with friends or create that well-deserved quiet oasis.
That can seem like an overwhelming
project this late into May, but it doesn’t
BUILD A SEAT WALL If you’re creating a fun and inviting living space in your backyard, you need plenty of seating areas, right? Seat walls are a custom and functional addition to any
landscape design. With a seat wall, there’s no need to take up space with traditional chairs or benches. And the best part is
by Steve Gamel
Home Design Article
it the pop it deserves, then the project is
totally worth it. The right lighting can give
your backyard depth and make certain areas feel bigger than what they actually are. ADD A WATER FEATURE Any time you walk into a friend or
neighbor’s backyard and see a water
they come in all shapes and sizes.
feature – no matter how big or small it may
AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT
your own. These, too, come in all different
be – it makes you wish you had one of
have to be – and it doesn’t have to be
Admittedly, lighting can get pretty
shapes and styles (stacked stone, stacked
upgrade ideas to keep in mind as you
looking backyard living space and light
because of the sights and sounds, add a
super expensive, either. Here are 7 smaller move forward with your summer: 24 | ARGYLE LIVING
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expensive. But if you already have a snazzy
vase, a traditional fountain, etc.) and,
fixtures are the only thing needed to give
tranquil ambiance to any landscape.
CLEAN UP YOUR LANDSCAPING Sometimes, just rolling up your sleeves and clearing out dead bushes or plants from your landscaping and adding fresh mulch will make a world of difference in the overall appearance of your backyard. Also, think about adding unique elements such as custom steel boxes and ovalshaped pots for your plants. UPDATE YOUR POOL’S COPING Coping is a term used for the stone or concrete material used to cap the wall around your pool. There may be nothing structurally wrong with your pool, but it could be in massive need of an update if it were installed 15 or 20 years ago. Natural stone coping and decking are useful swimming pool renovations and can add some much-needed style. RE-STAIN YOUR FENCE AND PATIO COVER
This is another quick way to update the look of your backyard if you’re not in the market to add any new elements. Maybe do a quick power wash and use a different color than the stain you’ve been using. STAMP OR STAIN YOUR CONCRETE One of the more well-used techniques for giving ordinary concrete a decorative and formal look is through staining and stamping. Staining concrete is literally changing its color while stamping involves stamping a pattern and/or texture into freshly laid concrete. Many of the projects listed above are not overly complicated. If you don’t feel like doing it yourself, there are plenty of trustworthy companies out there who can transform your outdoor living space into the envy of the neighborhood. Two, in particular, is Complete Solutions in Flower Mound and Green Meadows in Castle Hills. MAY 2018 | ARGYLE LIVING | 25
Ask The Expert: Edit This
Sometimes, you must rein in a difficult employee.
REIGN, REIN & RAIN
What’s the DIFFERENCE?
elcome to another grammar lesson brought to you by Edit This®. Today, we’ll be talking about the difference between Reign, Rein, and Rain. Do you find yourself getting tripped up on the proper usage for all or some of these?
And last but not least ... Rain. Rain is,
well, those water drops falling from the
sky. It can also refer to a large amount of something and can be used figuratively. It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring.
My son’s baseball games always get rained out this time of year.
Thanks for reading! If you need help as a king or queen. It also means a period
telling your story, whether it be business
and editors (including yours truly) either
something is the best.
I like to say we handle all your writing and
stumble on these or find themselves at
The King’s reign lasted 40 years.
Please don’t feel bad if you do. I’m here to tell you that even the most veteran writers
least pausing to think about which one they need to use in a particular sentence. So let’s dive right in, shall we? Reign, Rein, and Rain – What’s the difference? Reign refers to a period of time in which someone rules or occupies a throne, such
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of dominant power, or that someone or
Her reign of terror dominates this office.
or personal related, give Edit This® a call. editing needs, including blogs, content writing for websites, press releases, and more.
Rein, on the other hand, refers to those
fancy straps we use to control a horse. It is also used in common phrases such as “rein in” or “give free rein.”
Make sure to hold those reins tight.
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Liberty Christian Trio
“I have always wanted to play a college sport, and here I am,” Scalzi said in the release. “I am so proud to be here.” She has played volleyball non-stop since she was in the 7th grade and has been recognized multiple times in her career. At
READY FOR THE
COLLEGE LEVEL L
by Steve Gamel
iberty Christian School officials announced early last month that a trio of its standout athletes had signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college.
Ryan Folk, Taylor Scalzi, and Hunter
Stinnett celebrated the signing at a special ceremony at the school on April 11 along with friends, family, coaches, and media. Folk signed to swim at Rhodes College in Tennessee while Scalzi plans to play
volleyball at Henderson State. Stinnett, a
star wrestler for the Warriors, will continue his career with Schreiner University.
It was the third signing day at the school since November and gives Liberty
Christian 12 college-bound athletes
representing multiple sports during the
2017-18 school year. Some of the bigger schools they will be attending include
Oklahoma, Tulsa, Duke, Auburn, and TCU. This latest trio of signees is no different.
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“This honor allows me to attend a prestigious school and pursue a higher level of swimming,” said Folk, a threetime All-State athlete who will major
Liberty, she won the Warrior Heart award. Earlier this year, she was part of a solid senior class that led the Liberty volleyball team to the playoffs. “Something just felt right when I was playing, like I belonged,” she added. “I have had countless practices and games, and I am excited about many more to come. I am ready for the next level because the coaches and teachers here have always pushed me to be the best I can be. There will always be a ‘Navy Storm’ wherever I go.” Last but not least, officials said it is no surprise to see that Stinnett is continuing
in computer science, in a school press
his wrestling career at the next level. He
release. “I have been dedicated to this
led Liberty to another state championship
sport my entire life, and I cannot depict my
this year and hopes to challenge for
life without it.”
similar success at Schreiner.
“It looks like I better start liking the
In the press release from Liberty, Hunter
blues,” Folk joked about his eventual
said this honor means he has the
move to Memphis.
opportunity to go to college and do what
Meanwhile, Scalzi has turned into an allstar athlete for Liberty in both volleyball and softball. She chose volleyball for her next step and said the opportunity to
he loves. He thanked Liberty teachers and coaches for encouraging him to be at his best at all times. He says he plans on pursuing a marketing degree.
play at Henderson State was too good
“I have always had a competitive edge
to pass up.
and a desire to be the best,” he said.
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Ask The Expert: Dentistry
multiple restorations at once or even use multiple implants to restore removable
Revolutionary DENTAL IMPLANT
uring a routine appointment, I had an enlightening conversation with one of my pediatric patients. As she tapped away on her smartphone, our conversation led to her inquiring about how phones worked when I was young. Not realizing that it had been a while since I had thought about it, a rush of almost comedic memories arose including stretching cords into other rooms for privacy, making collect calls for â€œlong distance,â€? and even, at the very least, needing to remember phone numbers. The conversation reminded me of the great climate we live in with incredibly revolutionizing advances, and when I reflect on a treatment I believe has recently revolutionized dentistry and dental care, I immediately think dental implants. A dental implant is essentially a titanium post that integrates with the bone in your jaw to replace the root of your tooth and is restored with a crown. This on its own is an
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incredible feat as we can actually replace a tooth without having to use dentures or dental bridges. Even so, dental implants can offer so much more and have produced even more advances. With the digital age upon us, we are now able to digitally plan implant placements and restorations prior to the treatment using 3D radiographs, digitally scanned impressions, and printed surgical guides. Furthermore, we can plan
or permanent dentures. Restorations can also be easily removed or replaced by simply removing them from the stable
implant. Additionally, advancements in the fabrication of dental implants have resulted in success rates of implant
placements reaching up to 95% with minimal post-operative recovery. Dental implants have certainly
revolutionized my practice and have allowed me to offer a spectrum of
treatment to my patients. If you are
considering replacing missing teeth, please visit your dentist to see if you
are a candidate. It can be life-changing. Happy smiling!
by Dr. Matt who is the owner of Country Lakes Family Dental CountryLakesDental.com
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Home Home Design Article
TRENDS by Madison Reid
s the years pass, we know styles are always changing. Now, this does not only apply to clothes and cars and things as such. It also applies to the changing trends of our homes. A lot of people take pride in their home and how beautiful it looks or how big it is. As the new year rolls in, there are different preferences to what the stylish home trends are when it comes to remodeling in North Texas. Interior Home Trends Home trends 2018 are filled with fun and daring differences. First off, if not most importantly, the kitchen. It is official that white themed kitchens are out, and a more modern looking kitchen is desired. You can get this modern looking kitchen with the incorporation of stainless-steel appliances or soft colored wooden cabinets. In the past we have seen cabinets in dark or light brown, but this year grey is the new brown. The incorporation of these two features alone can have your kitchen looking up to date and stylish. An upcoming trend that may be a bit unexpected is floral print. There has been a huge increase in the popularity of floral print recently. In order to successfully incorporate this into your home, you have to be sure to not use too much.
Keep it subtle, such as a floral throw pillow or floral curtains. This can add a nice tone to the room overall. Exterior Home Trends As there are changing trends of the interior of your home, there are also new exterior trends. Some outdoor trends that are becoming popular in 2018 are outdoor kitchens and beautiful patio furniture. In order to incorporate a lot of the 2018 trends, it is good to have a nice canvas. Xeriscaping, is a new trend in North Texas. Xeriscaping is landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation and ends hassle of daily watering. Another trend we are seeing a lot of are sun shades. Sun shades are a great way to allow you to use your outdoor space even when the 100 degree temperatures arrive. They not only provide shade from the sun, but they are also a great way to protect your outdoor furniture from the scorching sun and prevent fading. When it comes to the outdoors, it is nice to have thick wood and soft tones when it comes to your furniture and pops of color to brighten up the space. Gone are the days of only having an outdoor table and a few chairs. Today we are seeing everything from complete living room suites to even outdoor beds. Whatever your taste is home improvements in North Texas are proving to be a solid investment. MAY 2018 | ARGYLE LIVING | 35
A LEGACY Of
EXCELLENCE by Steve Gamel
smile and getting the thank yous than I do when they pay money.”
That servant attitude is what makes Estes the perfect person to carry on such a
long-standing tradition. From its humble beginnings under the direction of Mr. Barnes, the program has grown from
servicing only Denton High School to as
many as 12, including Lake Dallas, Guyer, and Argyle.
our years ago, Yvonne Estes had no clue what the Texas Leadership Salute was or anything about its
history. All she knew was her son, Joe,
was in line to win a college scholarship
and received a professional photo shoot out of the deal.
Today, Estes not only is the driving force
behind the program, but she has selflessly taken ownership of what was once a small concept graciously operated and passed down over the last 34 years by area
photographers to showcase the good
deeds and amazing accomplishments of area high school students.
“When I go to bed at night, I’m usually
thinking about what made me happy that day,” Estes said. “This makes me happy.” The mission of the Texas Leadership
Salute is to celebrate and showcase high school leaders in the North Texas area with their families, educators, peers,
and others who may not know them in
tangible acknowledgment of
their high school leadership and academic achievements.
Estes took the reins this year, following in
the footsteps of her photography mentor Peter Horn. He and wife, Marla, had
All scholarship and portrait dollars are
operated TLS for approximately 10 years,
businesses and various donors. The
educator of 20 years – as she looked
photographer Don Barnes and wife, Dee,
When Mrs. Horn mentioned that they
Estes has expanded the program to
to a new photographer, Estes was their
winners and two runner-ups.
“I remember telling them that I didn’t have
raised and made available from area
and Peter helped guide Estes – a former
program, which was started in 1984 by
to chase her passion for photography.
originally awarded one $500 scholarship.
were thinking about passing the TLS torch
$1,500 split between two first-place
This year’s winners were Nathan Hardwick
any money to buy it, but they wanted to
Swastika Sah from Denton High School.
Estes said the next step is to continue
from Flower Mound High School and
Jackson Crandall of Frisco Reedy and
Abbey Harrison from Lake Dallas were the two runner-ups. Estes, the proud
owner of Yvonne Estes Photography in Hickory Creek, said there were a total
of 280 applicants this year. That list was whittled down to 98 before final selections were made.
give it to me,” Estes said.”
expanding the program as a 501c3, which would allow bigger companies to jump
on as sponsors in the coming years. After all, the students she acknowledges have
proven the sky is the limit when it comes to what they can do with their future.
Why not reach for the stars with Texas Leadership Salute?
the community. TLS aims to recognize
“It’s hard work, but I wanted to do more,”
“This is important to me, and it obviously
a scholarship and a portrait display as a
doing things for people and seeing that
doing it if it didn’t.”
one or more outstanding students with
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Estes said. “I get more pleasure from
drives me,” Estes said. “I don’t think I’d be
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Ask The Expert: Pest Control
tick check using a mirror to see hard
to reach places such as the underarms,
LYME DISEASE Awareness
icks arrive in our area before mosquitoes, so it’s a good idea to have a plan in place for elimination
and prevention. Ticks sit on the tips of
grass and shrubs while waiting for hosts. When brushed by a moving animal or person, ticks quickly climb onto the
host. Ticks are among the most efficient carriers of disease because they attach
firmly to the skin, feed slowly and may go unnoticed for a considerable amount of time while feeding.
Awareness about ticks and important prevention techniques can assist in
reducing your family’s exposure and the health risks they carry. Recent research by the Centers for Disease Control and
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Prevention (CDC) estimates about
300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually.
Here are a few tips to help protect you and your family from ticks:
• Keep grass mowed, trees trimmed and remove excessive leaf litter.
• Keep pets out of thickly wooded areas where tick activity is higher.
• Wear long sleeves and pants when
walking in wooded and heavy grassy areas. Remove shoes and wash
clothing promptly after coming inside. • Bathe or shower right after spending
time outdoors and conduct a full-body
belly button, behind the knees and on the scalp.
• Place a barrier of cedar chips or gravel between your lawn, patio, and play
equipment and any wooded areas. This will restrict tick migration into recreational areas.
• Check pets for ticks daily and remove them as soon as possible if one is
present. Pets can carry ticks inside homes as they hide in their fur.
• Protect pets by reaching out to your local veterinarian.
• Consult a professional if and when the need arises.
by Lee & Hollie Woodham, Owner of Mosquito Joe Northwest DFW
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