The Cross Timbers Gazette (Bartonville, Tex.), Vol. , No. , Ed. 1, May 2008 Page: 1 of 32
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County since 1979
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CROSS TIMBERS GAZETTE
Serving Argyle, Bartonville, Canyon Oaks, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lantana and Robson Ranch
News From Your
Watch Flicks Under the Stars
Fast becoming a summer tradition, Bartonville Town
Center is again showing free movies under the stars
from June to August. The season kicks off June 5th,
with an outdoor showing of “Bee Movie" at 8:30 p.m.
Other flicks scheduled this summer include “The Water
Horse: Legend of the Deep", "August Rush”, “The Last
Mimzy” and “Surfs Up”. Food and beverages will be
available for purchase. Call 940-241-3200.
Wrap Your Mind Around This
A healthy brain is key to healthy aging. Peggy Higgins,
Director of Education at UT Southwestern Alzheimer’s
•Disease Center, will discuss “Seven Tips for an Alert
Mind” on June 5 and June 24 at 1 p.m. in the Robson
Ranch Clubhouse. Higgins will impart valuable knowl-
edge to keep your brains fit and will recruit several
Robson homeowners for participation in memory loss
Fire Department Raffles TV
The Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department is giving
away a 42-inch flat panel HDTV as part of their 4th of
July fundraiser. Raffle tickets are available for $10 each.
The drawing will be held during their annual 4th of July
Parade and Picnic celebration. Visit www.dovfd.org.
Get On The Ball
Former professional pitcher Brandon Agamennone and
his company, Pro Source Athletics, will lead a baseball
clinic at Bakersfield Park for kids 7 to 14 years old from
June 23 to 26. Sponsored by the town of Flower Mound
and FMYSA, the clinic will feature current and former
professional athletes. Call 214-797-6637 for details.
Help Family Displaced By Fire
Lend a hand to some neighbors in need. Donations
for the Godfrey family, whose Lantana home was de-
stroyed by fire, can be dropped off at North Star Acad-
emy on Rayzor Rd. between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Call Cathi Brock at 214-563-2590 or North Star Acad-
emy at 940-7254114 for more details.
Preschool Offers Summer Camp
Reading Friends, an academic preschool in Flower
Mound, will offer two summer camp sessions for area
preschoolers; a June session from June 3 to June 26,
and a July session from July 8 to July 31. Campers
will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morn-
ings. The summer camp curriculum includes arts and
crafts, storytime, creative art, nature study, gross motor
instruction, Spanish, and indoor and outdoor play. Call
Dateline Double Oak
Argyle Police Blotter
CC Mayor Sue Tejml
AVFD Chiefs Comer
FM Mayor Jody Smith
Double Oak Police Beat
County Commissioner Andy Eads
Your 2 Cents
Life Coach Vince Ebata
Photographer Focuses on
By John LaVine - Contributing Writer
The only thing that stands still in JaLynn
West’s life is one of her photos. It would be
easy for a successful professional in Flower
Mound to sit back and seclude oneself from
others’ troubles...unless you are JaLynn, of
JaLynn’s Studio. In tmth, JaLynn is happi-
est when fully involved in helping others, be
it at the helm of a business networking leads
group, or one-on-one, guiding a youngster
whose life has taken an unfortunate turn.
JaLynn and her husband, Lance West, origi-
nally met in Midland, where JaLynn grew up.
After a circuitous route through Denver, back
to Midland, and an elopement to Las Vegas,
JaLynn has called Flower Mound home for
more than two decades. She taught elemen-
tary school in the Lewisville Independent
School District for 10 years, before “burning
out”, and knowing it was time to leave.
That’s hard to imagine, as she exudes so
much energy. Even when sitting down, she
appears to be moving. As she enthusiastically
describes each project with which she’s in-
volved, one feels the life that she brings to it.
JaLynn switched from teaching to pho-
tography without worrying. “I just knew it
would work out. I just knew I could quit my
job to do it full-time and was going to be suc-
She took that same can-do
attitude to the Flower Mound
Chamber of Commerce when
she saw a need there. “I just
jumped in, figured out how it
needed to be done and did it.
We needed a dynamic leads/
networking group. Harold
Shepherd and I jumped in and
handled that, and it’s been very
As the incoming president of
the Women of Flower Mound,
she expounds, “I joined the
group 10 years ago. Helen
Johns took me under her wing.
She really taught me about the importance of
giving back to the community. I love to be a
part of things. We’re here to serve our com-
munity. The organization recently served up
college scholarship money to four high school
seniors. “They got up and talked about their
dreams and ambitions. We feel like we really
“At the same time, it’s about bringing the
women of Flower Mound together, getting to
know each other, and having a great time.”
What are your plans for your presidency?
JaLynn beams, “We’re planning a fash-
Photo by Bill Castleman
Flower Mound resident and professional photographer
JaLynn West makes helping the community a priority.
ion show fundraiser for 2009 with a Pari: ■
in Springtime theme. We’re going to have ■
French cool, hip music. I’m including some ■
of the men in the community as models. I’ve ■
recruited my husband and some friends’ hus- ■
bands to be the waiters and I’m hoping they’l •
wear berets and speak with French accents.
Bon jour, Madame. ”
I can hear the music now, can’t you? JaL
ynn’s vision includes you, easily transporting;
you right into a seat at an outdoor cafe. Nc •
frogs’ legs, please.
See PHOTOGRAPHER on Page 2S
America’s Foundation Essay Program awards presentation was recently held at Liberty Christian School in Argyle.
Four Liberty seniors each received $1,000 scholarships and certificates of recognition from Congressman Michael
Burgess, Senator John Cornyn, Senator Jane Nelson, and State Representative Tan Parker: Read more on Page 30.
By George Roddy, Sr. - President of Foreclosure
Listing Service, Inc.
Foreclosure postings filed on Denton County
homes have hit an all time record high for the •
first-half of the year. With 2,784 homes postec -
for foreclosure due to delinquent mortgages oi;
homeowner’s association dues, Denton Coun-
ty’s posting activity has climbed 35 perceni:
compared to the same six-month period Iasi ■
year, when 2,068 notices were filed.
During the first six months of2008, the aver-
age Denton County home posted for foreclosure ■
had an assessed value of around $205,000 anc-
the delinquent loan originated back in 2004.
Foreclosure postings filed on homes locater
in both Lantana and Bartonville have escalatec ■
at a higher pace than even the 35 percent gair-
reported for the overall County.
LANTANA - Postings of homes in Lantant
have climbed 57 percent over the last year. Sc
far this year, 77 homes have been posted foi
foreclosure, compared to 53 notices filed dur-
ing the first-half of last year. The average
home in Lantana posted for foreclosure during
the first-half of 2008 had an assessed value o
$287,000, was built in 2004, was about 3,10C
square feet in size, and the troubled loan origi-
nated in 2005.
BARTONVILLE - Far fewer homes have
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