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Argyle Nights is a tradition much like a cotillion that takes place over a course of four nights and provides a great experience for kids to not only learn how to dance but many other etiquette-related issues. These pictures are from their Hip-Hop themed event. photos courtesy of AISD

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Love

IS IN THE AIR

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his month is always much

events you have to choose from and we

anticipated as we approach the

are excited to highlight them in this issue

day we all get to share love with

of Argyle Living.

those that mean so much to us. Be it a spouse, parent, child and/or our close friends. This is that time of the year set aside to express how much we care about the people in our lives that mean so much. Flowers, cards, boxes of delicious chocolate and candlelight dinners are all wonderful ways to express love!

Take time to remember and express your love to those you care about.

“Take time to remember and express your love to those you care about.”

And never forget there are many around us who don’t have someone to show them love...so, reach out when you can and care about those outside of your circle. You will only reap blessings from doing so. As always, enjoy your time of

Our Inside Community is packed with many exciting upcoming

browsing the pages of this month’s issue.

events. Shoot For The Stars, Masquerade

I’m only a phone call away and would love

Gala and WOFM Spring Fling Fashion

the opportunity to help you in

Show are just a few of the many exciting

your marketing.

Sincerely, Becka Materne Corbitt

Community Relations and Advertising Consultant Argyle Living becka@murray-media.com 214.326.6706


TABLE OF

CONTENTS

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On the Cover is: Jamie Mergell, BJ Lloyd, Robert McDaniel, Ken Lancaster, Steve Stewart, Shane Dendy and Veronica Mapp

‘Comfort’ Is Still Our Middle Name

FEATURED:

ASK THE EXPERTS

ARTICLES

12 Dentistry with Dr. Matt

08 Nearby Family Fun

18 Gardening with Complete Solutions 24 Edit This with Steve Gamel 28 Makeover with Cloud 9

Photos from Argyle 05 Hip Hop Night at Argyle Nights 37

Argyle Mini-Cheer Clinic

34 EDITORS PICK: Is Your Home Business protected?

10 Star on the Rise 16 Triple Eagle 22 LC Hires New Head Coach 27 Measles: Six Cases & Counting 30 Inside Community 31 Inside Education 32 WALL: Raising Leaders 33 Weight Loss Secret for Baby Boomers 36 Transitioning into Spring 38 Former Argyle Kicker Returning to Town for Final College Season

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Nearby Family Fun Adventures FOR SPRING BREAK by Steve Gamel

M

any families are looking to do something fun for Spring Break, but there’s simply not enough time to go out of state or even somewhere exotic. The good news is there are plenty of options relatively close to home.

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crafts, food, entertainment, lodging, and

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Here are a few of those fun family ideas –

Your team will be charged with solving

all located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area:

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fantasy entertainment facility where

players race against the clock to solve all

of the clues to escape their mystery room. a series of codes, locks, and puzzles that

reveal clues to enable the escape. This is

especially good for older kids and fun for

ADVENTURE:

ZERO GRAVITY THRILL PARK IN DALLAS

DALLAS ZOO

For the older kids looking for some

The zoo is always fun, and there’s plenty

serious thrills, there’s this: bungee ALTITUDE PARK IN DENTON

jumping, a 16-story free fall, a sky-coaster

This is incredible for kids of all ages. Go

rocket ride that sends you straight into the

pits, gymnastics tumble tracks, a kid zone,

foot propeller with speeds up to 60 mph

more. The facility is located across from

Talk about your wild rides.

www.altitudedenton.com

that glides 100 feet off the ground, a

crazy with 30,000 square feet of foam

air at 70mph and being strapped to a 165-

basketball dunking lanes, dodgeball, and

in just seconds. We’re talking 4Gs of force.

Golden Triangle Mall in Denton.

TRINITY FOREST ADVENTURE

www.winkids.net

During Spring Break, there are outrageously fun camps for children ages 2 1/2 and up for three hours or all day. Kids will have fun making friends, getting exercise, and learning new skills in this super kid-friendly sport center. CINNAMON CREEK RANCH

www.cinnamoncreekranch.com

It’s the new bowling! Bring the kids for a fun-filled day of archery. There is so much to do here, and the great instructors are happy to help the newcomers get the feel of the bow and arrow. It’s perfect for the whole family. 8 | ARGYLE LIVING

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ANIMALS & AQUATICS

the whole family.

www.gojump.com

WINKIDS IN FLOWER MOUND

shopping. Stay for a day or stay in the

www.dallaszoo.com for the kids to see and do. The Keeper Encounters and Training Demonstrations are always interesting for a behind-thescenes look. There’s even a guide to Pokemon Go on their website. You can save with CityPass if you’re planning to experience other nearby venues. DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM

PARK IN DALLAS

www.dwazoo.com

This is a seven-acre combination obstacle

wrong with a trip to the aquarium. It’s

six and older. It has more than 20 zip-

sharks. There also aren’t a ton of lines, so

www.trinitytreetops.com

Much like the zoo, it’s hard to go

course and zip line park for people ages

educational, it’s fun, and it’s cool to see

lines as well as cargo nets, rope bridges,

you and the family can go at your own

and other obstacles spread out over six

courses. Go at your own pace, as long as

you don’t take longer than the three-hour time limit.

GREAT WOLF LODGE IN GRAPEVINE www.greatwolf.com/grapevine

Talk about a family getaway that doesn’t

pace and enjoy every exhibit. FRANK BUCK ZOO IN GAINESVILLE www.gainesville.tx.us/index. aspx?nid=108 Dubbed the Star of North Texas, the Frank Buck Zoo offers all your traditional zoo

break the bank! Located in Grapevine

experiences and more without having to

Lodge Resort offers everything from

great venue to have a birthday party at or

near Grapevine Mills Mall, Great Wolf

drive into Dallas or Fort Worth. This is a

indoor waterslides and pools to arts,

even have a private guided tour.


SHARKAROSA WILDLIFE RANCH IN PILOT POINT www.sharkarosa.com

Another hidden gem in North Texas,

Sharkarosa is a non-profit ranch licensed and regulated by the USDA. Families

can get an up-close-and-personal zoo

experience featuring endangered exotic wildlife – without spending an arm and a leg.

MUSEUM FUN PEROT MUSEUM

www.perotmuseum.org

When you think of museums, you think

quiet and sometimes boring. But NOT the

Perot Museum. This is anything but boring, and the kids will love it. There are lots

of interactive things to do, and it’s great

learning for everyone. Even the building is radical.

THE DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

www.dallasarboretum.org

The Arboretum is beautiful with

breathtaking gardens at every turn. For the kids, there is the Rory Meyers Adventure Garden for Children overlooking White Rock Lake. There are more than 150

individual kid-friendly activities, and the children’s garden features The Texas

Skywalk, The Moody Oasis, a Walk in the Clouds, and more.

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT/LOUIS TUSSAUDS PALACE OF WAX

www.ripleys.com/grandprairie

Adults and children alike would definitely

miss out by not checking out the unique –

and odd attractions – at Ripley’s. Ever seen a two-headed animal, a shrunken head, or hung out with wax replicas of Superman

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photography by Shad Ramsey Photography

by Susan Neuhalfen

A

rgyle Intermediate School 4th grader Franklin Arrington has been singing since he could

talk. He loves to sing anything and has a fascination with all types of music. According to his mother Pamela Arrington he likes everything from jazz

Earlier this school year, a friend informed

“It was a really good experience,” said

that would be perfect for Franklin. The

competition. “Getting to sing with a band

Pamela about a competition in Granbury

name of the event was The New Granbury Live Spotlight. It is advertised as the

biggest voice competition in Texas. This

was Franklin’s first competition as well as

to country music.

his first time to perform with a live band.

Franklin started taking private voice

in the youth division, Franklin went on to

lessons almost two years ago at the Music Academy of Denton with vocal coach Philip Williams. He also takes private piano lessons from Hilltop music teacher, Dianne Chrestopoulos and has had an opportunity to take some private voice lessons from AHS Choir Director William Griswold. Until last year, Franklin had never actually performed before an audience other than at his music school. The Shoot for

After performing at a preliminary round

compete as the youngest and only boy in the finals that were held in January at the New Granbury Live Theatre.

Franklin, even though he didn’t win the like that was great.”

He met several celebrities at the

competition, but the one that stood out

the most in his mind was Dave Alexander,

a three-time Grammy nominee. Alexander has performed and recorded with some big names in country music including George Strait, LeAnn Rimes and Toby Keith.

In looking at Franklin’s short career it seems that it all came so easy to him

when, in fact, it hasn’t. Franklin suffers

from Otosclerosis, an inherited auditory disorder that has caused over 50%

combined hearing loss. Franklin wears a hearing aid in his right ear. Pamela said they’re hopeful that surgery to insert

prosthetic stapes bones will help him

the Stars community event that is held

regain some, if not all, of his hearing loss.

annually here in Argyle in honor of Alex

Franklin would like to become a

Betzhold is a special event to Franklin and his family. Knowing that Franklin had been taking voice lessons and loved singing, Mary Betzhold, Alex’s mother, asked

professional singer and definitely

wants to pursue more performances.

In the meantime, Argyle folks have the

opportunity to see him singing with the

Franklin to sing at the Shoot for the Stars

Argyle Choir at AIS as well as other events.

evening music event. That experience

“It’s been really fun and I’d like to keep

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singing as much as a I can,” said Franklin. “I like entertaining people.”


CONGRATS LIBERTY CHRISTIAN

Congratulations to these student/ athletes on their signing day Grant Sawyer Tulsa -Football Sadler Engel Abilene Christian - Football Savannah Holmes Liberty Flames - Soccer Sarah Albert Oklahoma Christian University - Soccer FEBRUARY 2018 | ARGYLE LIVING | 11


Ask The Expert: Dentistry

The Era Of

DIGITAL DENTISTRY

W

e all know kids have an enigmatic fascination with video games. It is an ongoing

You see, the digital age of dentistry is

upon us. As a dentist, I am capable of

taking our 3D CBCT x-rays to measure

encounter of countless hours of precious

the precise amount of space needed

When I used to teach, it was the popular

implant to engage optimum bone while

to place an implant, digitally plan that

response that my students wanted to

avoiding anatomical structures, integrate

“invent video games” when they grew up. As an adult, even I often wish I

could replace those formative years of gaming with productive pastimes like learning another language or studying market trends, for example. However, I recently attended a continuing education course to train on

crown only to fabricate the crown and

seamlessly restore the implant in a way that would allow, in

Your child’s hours of video games may pay off with a future as bright as their smile.

equipment currently employed in our office. As I learned the processes for operating this machine to take digital impressions, digitally design crowns, and then fabricate them in the office within half an hour, I thought to myself, I am so glad I played video games. 12 | ARGYLE LIVING

it with a digital impression to design a

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some circumstances,

to replace a tooth in a

single day. This type of technology is just short

With these advances in dental technology and more, only time will tell what is in store for making dental care more predictable and more comfortable. Who knows? Your child’s hours of video games may pay off with a future as bright as their smile. Happy gaming and happy smiling!

of beaming a tooth into the mouth.

With digital impression,

we are capable of digital

designing orthodontic and Invisalign

treatments so that the final proposal of a patient’s smile can be predicted before beginning treatment while allowing

progress tracking throughout. Digital bite scans can be used to determine

areas of offset occlusion or bite patterns.

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

photography by Your Candid Memories (yourcandidmemories.com)

youth spent within a digital universe.

Functional 3D x-rays can determine abnormal jaw opening and closing patterns, or evaluate restricted airways. Intraoral cameras are capable of using decay detection to discover decay within the tooth before an actual cavitation occurs.


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TRIPLE Eagle

by Susan Neuhalfen

I

n January, BSA Troop 771 held the first Triple Eagle Court of Honor at the Scout Barn in Argyle. In addition to awarding

the scouts their merit badges and other

accolades, three scouts were celebrated for reaching Eagle status, scouting’s highest honor.

Tanner Hornsby, Hayden Hazelip and Taylor Quick all received their Eagle awards at the ceremony.

Tanner is a sophomore at Guyer High School. For his Eagle project, he

cleaned, prepped and painted the fire hydrants in Lantana.

Hayden is a senior at Guyer High School. For his project, he built an enclosed

storage area to house children’s outdoor toys and tricycles at the Wheeler House, a place where agencies provide family housing, street outreach, and clinic services in Denton. 16 | ARGYLE LIVING

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Taylor, a senior at Denton High School,

also completed a project for the Wheeler House, creating a privacy fence.

All three enlisted the help of their troop

for labor and also had to fundraise for the materials to complete the projects. The

projects had to be approved by an Eagle

After graduation, both Hayden and Taylor will attend basic training for the Marines. Tanner plans to study engineering once he graduates. The Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the scouting program.

Board of Review and then determined by

Started over a century ago, only

out by the Eagle Scout candidate.

prestigious rank.

the board again to be successfully carried

four percent of Boy Scouts earn this


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Ask The Expert: Gardening

Groundhog, Forget The

P

Spring Is Coming To Texas

unxsutawney Phil saw his shadow but you’d better go ahead and get those 2018 patio and landscape

plans started. Spring-like weather gets the

When looking at the outdoor project list

it’s always a good idea to start with the BIG stuff (i.e. patio extension, outdoor living

space, pool, etc.). Getting a great looking

patio builders busy drawing up plans and

multi-functional outdoor space put

Although it will be another month or

where you need to begin.

the landscape designers busy designing.

together that you can enjoy year round is

so until spring flowers start to arrive in

You should ensure that it looks great

masses, getting a jump on things is always a good idea. Cut the beds in, get that

stone work going and the larger bucket

sizes planted now so you can be ahead of the curve and have a better idea on that spring color (how much, what kind and where) when it gets here.

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a place to cook and entertain, or both. Hire a designer that can provide you with an impressive portfolio, patios that look functional and that you could see your family enjoying. Once you’ve got the BIG stuff knocked out you can focus on then smaller items like accenting the space with accessories or pots to bring in color, balancing the backyard with added landscape. Beds, raised gardens and individual sitting areas are all great ideas and can help you create your own oasis...

from the inside or out whether using it or not. To keep all your fields of view open

photo courtesy of PJ Kratohvil

from the house is also key. Paying those lot premiums then cutting off the view

is too often something we come across. Determine whether you want a place

to sit and watch the game with friends,

by PJ Kratohvil of Complete Solutions completesolutionsdfw.com


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‘COMFORT’ Is Still Our Middle Name by Steve Gamel

Southern Comfort Mechanical is excited to keep doing what they do best.

S

outhern Comfort Mechanical has been keeping families in Denton County cool in the summer and warm in the winter for the past 10 years and will continue to do so under the leadership of its new owner Steve Stewart.

The timing was not ideal, taking ownership of an air conditioning company in the middle of summer in the heart of Texas. But Stewart said he hit the ground running.

Steve Stewart Owner of Southern Comfort Mechanical

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“It’s been cool to see the relationships this company and this team has with its clients,” he said. “The clients call, and they know everyone. They even ask for their favorite technician like Shane, BJ, and Robert. It’s about long-term relationships.”


Steve is committed to continuing

Steve just wants to take all that to the next

Southern Comfort’s legacy of a friendly,

level. Pulling from experiences in prior

family business with excellent client

roles at Toyota and McKinsey, he wants

service. Although it wasn’t an easy

to stress the importance of preventative

decision for Laurie and Jason Fraser to sell their business, they believe in the future of Southern Comfort and are extremely confident with their choice of the new owner. brings with him 30 years of experience. Growing up in Belfast, Ireland he started as a welder then worked in manufacturing plants around England for Lucas Industries making fuel injectors for trucks and ships and fuel systems for to Toyota UK as an engineer working on new model launches. Steve then moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work for McKinsey & Company consulting for Fortune 500 companies;

before there is a system failure. He on our cars these days on tire pressures

MEET THE TEAM

and oil changes, Steve said. “It’s great because we can call clients and let them know there’s an issue before that issue affects them, which will keep equipment heating and cooling through the tough Dallas seasons. We’ve also got

“The clients call, and they know everyone. They even ask for their favorite technicians... It’s about long-term relationships.”

Container Company running a group of plants in Pennsylvania. For the past 10 years, he has worked on the private equity team of Highland Capital Management working around the world on turnarounds and executive roles. He lives locally with his wife, Gail, who is from Birmingham UK, and two children, Jemma Photography by ANM Photography

will provide early detection of problems

other new processes that

then to Consolidated

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Steve has a Degree in engineering and

aerospace. He then moved

maintenance in the spring and fall while

and Ben. So after years of traveling the world turning around other businesses Steve decided to start looking for an opportunity that he could call his own. Southern Comfort Mechanical stuck out like a sore thumb. “This isn’t a company that needs to be turned around. It already has an incredible reputation,” Steve said. “It’s about the

help us improve your home comfort, such as air balancing so you

Veronica Mapp Office Manager

Jamie Mergell Customer Service

don’t have the feeling of one room being too hot and another being too cool.” So it will continue to be

business as usual at Southern Comfort Mechanical with a core of dependable employees that you have

BJ Lloyd Technician

Shane Dendy Technician

Robert McDaniel Technician

Ken Lancaster Technician

come to count on like Shane, Robert, BJ, Veronica, and Ken along with fresh new faces Jamie, Toni, and Wayne to help meet client needs. They are also a Best of Denton County winner for the last four years and have quite the loyal following. Centrally located in Lewisville, Southern Comfort built its reputation on providing reliable service for residential and light commercial clients from the Lewisville and Flower Mound area to Dallas and Denton. They can service any need: duct cleaning, insulation, WiFi thermostats and Air quality and purification.

people, the products, and the processes.

Steve and the team are extremely excited

The core elements will stay the same.”

about the future.

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Liberty Christian

Head Coach Hires New

by Steve Gamel

Z

ack Vest wasn’t kidding when he said the search for a new football coach at Liberty Christian wouldn’t last past the first part of January.

The Liberty Christian athletic director, in

and his teams made the playoffs every

hired former Plano Prestonwood offensive

Warriors boasted one of the more stingy

consultation with other school officials,

coordinator Steven Greek on January 18

– just more than a month after reassigning former coach Barton Hundley. The hire was announced in a press release.

Greek, who is responsible for engineering one of the top offenses in TAPPS, has

been at Prestonwood for nearly a decade

and was a part of four state championship victories. That includes the Lions’ 42-41 win over Houston St. Pius X last season. “I am very excited for coach Greek to

join our staff as Liberty’s head football

coach,” Vest said in the press release. “I’m even more excited knowing the impact he will make in the lives of our students and seeing what he will do with this program.”

Per the school’s statement, more than 40 applicants

applied for the position. A

diverse committee consisting

season. He won one playoff game. The

defenses in TAPPS this past season and

even knocked off Celina for the first time in program history in nondistrict play.

Greek, who played basketball at Texas

A&M University at Kingsville, has enjoyed coaching success at such places as

Prestonwood, Bishop High in Corpus

Christi, and Harlingen High School. He’s become known for piecing together

prolific offenses and proved that again this past season when Prestonwood averaged 462.7 yards per game.

Greek has been very vocal about his excitement over this new opportunity.

“The overall athletic program is very strong, and we simply want to come in, get to know the staff, build relationships with the kids and their families...”

of parents, alumni, board

members, and administrators

consulted with coaches and felt Greek was the best person to take over the program.

“The overall athletic program is very strong, and we

simply want to come in,

get to know the staff, build

relationships with the kids

and their families, and then

commit wholeheartedly to

being a part of something special,”

Greek said in the statement. “The people make Liberty Christian special. We’ve

Liberty made the playoffs in 2017 but

been ferocious competitors for all these

Hundley was 24-21 during his tenure,

become Warriors.”

finished 6-5 and lost in the first round.

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years, and now as a family, we get to

Greek added,

“As parents, we

are thrilled to know that

our kids are going to be immersed in a

Christ-centered educational environment. It excites us to know they will have

Christian teachers and coaches who

will love, guide, and push them – and

athletically to have access to some of the finest resources, youth programs, and facilities in the country. To say we are

thankful and excited is an understatement. We cannot wait to begin the transition as a family and get to work alongside the

amazing teachers, coaches, and people in and around Liberty Christian School.” Liberty Christian Headmaster Blair

McCullough echoed those sentiments. “Liberty is a special place, and Coach

Greek is a special individual – it’s a great

fit,” McCullough said in the statement. “He has a strong reputation as a godly leader

who brings out the best in his players, and I believe his plan for Liberty will impact

our entire community. We are blessed to

have Coach Greek and his family join our Warrior family.”


MARCH ISSUE WILL BE THE

HEALTH ISSUE

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Ask The Expert: Edit This

Dad Saves the Drone,

After LOSING IT T

hose of you who are friends with me on Facebook may have already seen the photo on this page. But

for those who haven’t, my wife snapped an action shot — behind my back — of me trying to get my son’s new drone out of a 50-foot tree.

avoid the trees.”

My son had been bugging me for days to play with that drone, and I declined every

time. But he finally convinced me over the holidays to take a break from a writing

project and come outside for some fun.

Most parents might not be willing to scale to such heights for a silly toy, especially if their kid was irresponsible enough to get it stuck up there in the first place. The problem with my situation was that it wasn’t my kid’s fault. It was mine. The picture shows me roughly 25 feet in the air. In my left hand is a wobbly, makeshift poll, and I’m gently reaching up between the branches to poke the drone free. Luckily, I got it down. “Thanks, Daddy!” my son said. “You did it.” “Well, I’m never playing with that thing again,” I added with a smile.

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Well, flying the drone WAS pretty fun —

till I lost control of it 30 seconds later and watched it land in the tree across the street.  

The look on his face was one of pure

sadness. He tried to say, “It’s OK, Daddy. I don’t need it.” But I knew he was just saying that to make me feel better.

All I wanted to do was bury my head back

The problem with my situation was that it wasn’t my kid’s fault. It was mine.

in my writing project and hope this was all a bad dream. However, it was not, and I knew I had to get it back for him.

Needless to say, I am now part of what I imagine to be an elite group of people

who climb trees to rescue lost drones. It

took guts. It took precision. And it worked!

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MEASLES Six Cases and Counting “ six confirmed cases among unvaccinated people” state health officials have said. by Dr. Rebecca Butler

I

would like to take this opportunity as a healthcare provider in a dramatically changing industry to impress upon our community that the

consequences that where once imminent as vaccine

rates began to decline, are now very real and way too close to home.

The Texas Medical Association published an article at the end of January with good

information for physicians and patients

regarding the current measles outbreak in Ellis County. In the article, Keller

pediatrician Jason Terk, MD, a member of the TMA Council on Legislation and past president of the Texas Pediatric Society, says; “the outbreak should

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outbreaks and educate patients on immunizations at

occurrence of fever beyond the third to fourth day of

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.

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


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MAKEOVER OF THE MONTH

ANDREA FERNANDEZ

BEFORE

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Makeup by Stacey Van Cleve Stacy went for a subtle everyday look, using browns and greens for eyeshadow and a light pink blush. The lipstick was a brown red mix that blends well with her new red hair color. Waxing by Hannah Claire

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Photography by Jeff Stephens

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alon regular Amy Carey nominated her boss Andrea Fernandez for a makeover. She said that Andrea deserved it because despite working full-time and going to school, she remains a positive influence on her co-workers and always maintains a great outlook. According to Amy, because of her busy schedule, Andrea doesn’t take time for herself and she deserves a little pampering. 

Taylor took Andrea’s silver root, golden brown hair and went in a very different direction, choosing a deep copper red. She cut a classic Bob with a slight side bang, accenting her face shape.


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INSIDE COMMUNITY

FASHION SHOW

The 2018 Women of Flower Mound (WOFM) Spring Fling Fashion Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 11am to 1pm, at The Shops at Highland Village. All proceeds will be used to award college scholarships to Flower Mound area high school seniors. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, call Angie Cox at 972-743-5735. For more information go to www.womenofflowermound.org

MASQUERADE GALA The Argyle Education Foundation is presenting the Masquerade Gala on Saturday, April 14 at Robson Ranch. This event that raises money for AISD scholarships will feature a silent and live auction. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Amy Williams at information@supportargyleisd.org

SHOOT FOR THE STARS TOP EAGLE PROJECT

Mark your calendars for the annual Shoot for the Stars

Community Event and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Shoot for the Stars is a full day and night of fun for the whole family which includes many events, celebrating the life of Argyle student Alex Betzhold who died of an undiagnosed heart condition. For more

Troop 771 Eagle Scout Evan Eshelman has won the Eagle Scout Project of the Year award for the Frontier Trails District. His design of the prayer garden / labyrinth at the First United Methodist Church of Denton was an intricate design that took a great deal

information or to help sponsor this event contact 940-390-9090

of preparation. Evan is a senior at Denton High School. He plans

or Parrington@argyleisd.com.

to attend college and study biomedical engineering.Â

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INSIDE EDUCATION

MY FAIR LADY AT LC The award-winning musical “My Fair Lady” will premiere on the Liberty stage Thursday, Feb. 22 and will run until Sunday, Feb. 25. The play will feature students in both Middle and Upper School. Visit www.libertychristian.com/theatre to reserve seating. Performances are: Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.

LC WINS SPELLING BEE

photo courtesy of AISD

Liberty Christian Lower School students competed in the Association of Christian Schools International spelling bee. Dodo Ugochukwu won first place in fourth grade, and Thandi Gwelo won third place in district for 5th-8th graders. Thandi advances to the ACSI South-Central Region Spelling Bee on March 3 in Plano. The top five winners there advance to the ACSI National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May.

ARGYLE

ISD EVENTS Argyle HS Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Anna (Home) Tuesday, March 6th starting at 5pm Argyle HS Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Anna (Home) Monday, March 5th, starting at 7:15 pm

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN

EVENTS ALL-STATE BAND

VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

Congratulations to the Argyle High School band students who competed against over 70,000 other Texas students on District, Region and Area levels to be selected to play with the All-State Band. Audrey Livingston, Flute (11), Hailey Schnabel, Clarinet (11), Gabriella Cate, Percussion (12), Cole McCue, Trombone (11), Taylor Childress, Oboe (10), Karter Hennigan, Trumpet (9) will play in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

The first ever Lady Eagle Volleyball Academy will take place at the Argyle Middle School gyms starting on February 21. It is open 1-6th graders. The clinics will be held once a week for six weeks. The first hour, the coaches work with athletes to master skills and then the participants will play mini games against others. To save your spot email your child’s

Liberty Christian HS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Prestonwood Christian Academy (Home) Monday, Feb 19th, starting 7:30pm Liberty Christian HS Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Prestonwood Christian Academy (Home) Monday, Feb 19th, starting 6pm

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Women of Argyle Leaving a Legacy:

RAISING LEADERS

by Susan Neuhalfen

W

ALL or Women of Argyle Leaving a Legacy will be changing things

up this year for their newest leadership

conference. This year’s focus is on the next generation, our greatest legacy.

“An essential ingredient for healthy

leadership is the ability to raise up other leaders,” said the Community Outreach, Team Building & Event Coordinator for Cinnamon Creek Ranch. “Whether you

have children or not, we all know its our

duty to educate ourselves and others in a changing world.”

WALL is an all-day leadership conference, focusing on many topics that affect

women as well as men. The conference

will be held on Thursday, March 22 from

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9am-2pm at Cinnamon Creek Ranch, 13794 Old Denton Rd in Roanoke. The general topics that will be

discussed at the conference include: • OH These Millennials – Learning to Communicate at Every Level

• Financial Fitness – Spend, Save, Share • Respect for Self & Others

– Teaching Self-Respect &

Discipline to Today’s Youth • Today’s Technologies

– Protection, Limits & Ramifications

• Strength Finders for Children – Identifying & Working

within Strengths

• Forming your Learning Environment – How to Study & Setting your Schedule • Dating – The Levels of their Dating Endorphins “This is discipleship at its best: raising up the next generation of leaders who will carry on in our fast-paced world,” they said. “In my limited experience, I’ve found that Millennials eagerly look for people to invest in them and challenge them.” Though originally designed as a women’s conference, this conference has always been open to and included men both as speakers and participants, and raising leaders is a topic that affects everyone: employers, parents, grandparents, youth leaders, counselors, educators and anyone who is striving to develop leaders and influence the next generation. To attend, register at argylechamber.org or by calling 940-464-9990. Register by March 1 to get a discount on the price of the ticket. REGISTER NOW


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Legal Article

Is Your Home Business

PROTECTED? What You Need To Know In The State Of Texas by Madison Reid

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W

First of all, though, the business has to be

hen it comes to home-based businesses in Texas, there are certain considerations. Many

treated as just that: a business. To take

people have legal questions when starting

out. If that business is in the form of a multi level marketing business, things are a bit

advantage of tax write-offs for home-

based businesses, the business has to be for-profit not merely a hobby. How the

IRS treats business income versus hobby

different than for some other businesses

income is different, and tax write-offs for

being run from home.

However, other businesses such as those that are based upon food preparation would require a permit.

For those running a multi level marketing business, the focus should not just be

legal questions but also a consideration of tax implications. Far too often, homebased entrepreneurs overlook the tax advantages of their businesses.

only be deducted up to the level of income generated.

trap? Devote significant time to it. Work

Is there a space exclusively dedicated to

by the state of Texas to get started.

If it is considered a hobby, losses can

of profit.

multi level marketing business from home Road, etc., there are no permits required

fall into the hobby business category.

How do you make sure that your

that are being undertaken in the pursuit

such as Mary Kay, Rodan + Fields, Celadon

provided that the business does not

businesses are reserved for enterprises

One of the legal questions that arises is how to get started. For those running a

the income generated by the business,

business does not fall into the hobby to become profitable within a reasonable

the business? If so, you can qualify for

amount of time. Be certain to keep good

the space really must be specific to the

business is more about profit than the

purposes. This particular deduction is one

the products being sold. Of course, these

the home office deduction. However,

records. Be certain that your home-based

business and not be used for personal

mere personal pleasure of engaging with

that the IRS is quite picky about.

are all things that one should be doing

Inventory is another deductible expense.

anyways in order to grow a strong home-

the business, not personal use.

A small business offers plenty of

Has the business taken a loss? You can

opportunities for tax deductions. Just be

These items must be for the purpose of

write off business losses even beyond

based business.

sure to follow IRS rules.

Here are 12 tax deductible tips that even savvy small-business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes forget.

Home Office

Office Supplies

Furniture

Other Equipment

Software & Subscriptions

Mileage

Travel, Meals, Entertainment and Gifts

Insurance Premiums

Retirement Contribution

Social Security

Telephone Charges

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Transitioning into

Spring by Rebecca Grunewald

I

t’s never too early to start thinking about your new spring look – especially here in Texas. Here are some great looks put

together by our friends at the Palm Tree

Boutique with three North Texas locations in Denton, Plano and Grapevine.

Navy floral top / olive joggers: This navy, cold shoulder top with ruffle accents and a

bold floral print hits all of the top trends

for spring. We love the easy fit of these tie perfectly from fall to spring.

Fringe cardigan / jeans: Fringe is back again (really it never left) and we are loving the double dose of this trend with this cute

and casual outfit. Easy layers such as this open knit, pocket cardigan are essential

for that in-between weather and you can

never go wrong with a neutral palette. Our shoes you need for spring and go with just about everything!

Stripe top / jeans: As you can see, the

“off the shoulder” trend still isn't going

anywhere and stripes are abundant this

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While you are freshening up your wardrobe for spring, don't forget to pick up something for your home. You can find the full line of Joanna Gaines' new home fragrance collection, Magnolia Home, at any one of our locations. Joanna brings scents such as bloom, restore and dwell into your home and not only do they smell amazing, but they look just as beautiful.

photography by Amber Nasser

perforated suede wedges are the only

We have accessorized all of the outfits with pieces from the new Kendra Scott Spring Collection. This collection features a fresh twist on her iconic silhouettes and a color palette that ranges from vivid to the softest pastels.

Styling: Tasia Shadden Burns, The Palm Tree

waist joggers and the olive hue transitions

season (especially in blue and white). We love the fun details of this top: a ruffle trim bell sleeve and a cascade of buttons down the back.


Students

HAD FUN

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by Steve Gamel

C

ole Hedlund was arguably the best kicker in Argyle High School football history. Beginning next

fall, local fans may be seeing more of him. The Denton Record-Chronicle reported

last month that Hedlund has transferred to the University of North Texas for his final season of eligibility. He had signed with Arkansas out of high school, but will

now be back near his hometown as a graduate assistant.

Incidentally, Hedlund is the son of UNT women’s soccer coach John Hedlund.

The move is seen as a win-win for both

parties. UNT is coming off back-to-back bowl games under second-year coach

Seth Littrell and just so happens to need a kicker now that senior Trevor Moore is

graduating. Moore was a second-team AllConference USA selection last season and was a perfect 154-for-154 on PATs during his career.

For Hedlund, returning back to his roots

creates a golden opportunity to revitalize a budding career that fell on hard times this past season.

Hedlund missed field goals of 20 and 23 yards in a September 9 loss to TCU and never kicked again for the Razorbacks.

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coach Bret Bielema told the

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of the second miss at the

time. “So we definitely got to find the other option in that regards because we’re not going to

go down that road

again. That one we’ll move forward on.” It was a shocking turn of events considering Hedlund’s

college career started off

fairly solid. In

three seasons, he connected

on 14 of his 24

field goal attempts

and scored 85 points

as a sophomore. As a redshirt freshman in

2015, he connected on

all 58 of his field goals. He

was 5-for-7 on field goals in 2016 and hit all 25 of his extra points.

Many are hoping he can regain his form

from high school, where

he was regarded as a near-lock on

every attempt. As Argyle’s kicker,

Hedlund booted 56 career field goals to set a national record. He kicked 25 field goals as a

sophomore, also a record. He was a Parade All-

American and All-USA first-team selection by

USA Today and helped lead the Eagles to the Class 3A Division II

state title in 2013. The Eagles

were a perfect

16-0 that year, and Hedlund

received interest

from a variety

of Football Bowl

Subdivision programs. Hawgs247.com also reported

that Hedlund is one of two

scholarship athletes leaving

the Razorback program. He is joined by offensive lineman

Zach Rogers, who also only has one year of eligibility

remaining. Rogers is stepping away from the sport entirely.

The Razorbacks host UNT next season on September 15.


Argyle Living Magazine February 2018  

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

Argyle Living Magazine February 2018  

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

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