The Cross Timbers Gazette (Bartonville, Tex.), Vol. , No. , Ed. 1, May 2008 Page: 2 of 32
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THE CROSS TIMBERS GAZETTE
Online at www.LantanaLinks.com
by Mayor Pamela A. King
Last year it poured rain; this
year it poured Council candi-
Seven Double Oak residents
ran for three open Council seats this year. When
Election Day came to an end, former Planning
& Zoning Commission member, Councilman
and Mayor Dick Cook won the most votes (289),
incumbent John Dondrea won the second most
votes (244) and former Councilmen Tracy Scott
Miller and Tom Pidcock tied for third place, with
204 votes each.
Candidates who tie have three choices: to draw
straws, have a run-off election or one can vol-
unteer to withdraw from the race. Tom Pidcock
withdrew his name, enabling Tracy Miller to win
the third Council seat.
First, ‘Thank You,’ for exercising your right
to vote. Not everyone does, but each resident’s
right and responsibility to vote contributes to the
levels of leadership and sound direction our town
Second, a sincere ‘Thank You’ to Council
members David Mize and Lissa McCarthy who
will have completed their terms on Council May
19th, when the election results are canvassed and
the new Council members are sworn in. Both
David and Lissa have served our town well. They
have brought knowledge and wisdom, time, pa-
tience, humor and graciousness to town issues,
residents, deliberations and decisions. They have
each made personal sacrifices on the town’s be-
half, as have their families and they have earned
our thanks and appreciation for all they have
done to protect, benefit and serve us.
Finally, a hearty ‘Welcome (back)’ to our
new Council members! Dick Cook, John Don-
drea and Tracy Miller will join Jerry Lamel and
Mike Donnelly in making the town’s legislative
decisions this next year. While it is the Mayor,
as CEO and presiding Officer, who oversees the
day-to-day work and business of the town, it is
the Council that has the broad regulatory and
financial powers of government; it is the Coun-
cil who is the Employer, the Buyer and Public
Because its roles and responsibilities are so
broad, the Council and its members’ willingness
and ability to work together with single-minded
commitment to the Town is paramount to its fu-
ture and ours. As James Clarke wrote, “A politi-
cian thinks of the next election; a statesman of
the next generation.” May our town continue to
be blessed by a majority of statesmen.
CELL TOWER COES UNSOLD
In other business, Council voted unanimously
NOT to enter into an agreement with Verizon last
month, choosing to forego the offer of money to
retain its essentially commercial-free and histori-
cally rural roots, and to respond to the preponder-
ance of residents who have spoken in opposition
to the tower.
Council members agreed it was not worth the
dollars proposed to jeopardize the Double Oak
‘way of life,’ property values, suggested health
risks, appearance, noise and light pollution, pub-
lic resistance, etc.
In a separate action, Verizon has approached
Town Staff with the news it will be making FIOS
service available throughout Double Oak, begin-
ning the extension/expansion of service in June
or July, ending early in 2009.1 know many of you
will be delighted with the prospect of new, more
efficient services....please stay tuned for more in-
formation from Verizon and the Town, as plans
and details unfold.
NEW INFORMATION SERVICES
In our continuing effort to provide you with as
much timely information as possible about issues
in and around town, we have upgraded the. town
website, still at www.double-oak.com. More
current and more dynamic, the new website has
urgent information and upcoming meeting dates
and times on a streaming banner or prominent
section, right on the Home page. There is more
news, better attention to urgent information,
more links, more photographs and more ideas to
help keep you informed.
Many thanks to Chad Bossingham, resident
Melanie Gregg’s brother, for his work with us on
the new design and technological know-how that
has gotten us up and running!
Town Council Agendas are always posted prior
to Council meetings on the bulletin board in front
of Town Hall and you can find them on the web-
site, along with minutes from prior meetings. In
addition, you’ve probably noticed that signs are
being posted on the Town Square, by Town Hall,
when important issues and/or public hearings are
scheduled, just another way to alert you to town
issues and remind you that Council always wants
to hear what you have to say.
With all the gas well drilling around us, it’s no
surprise there are pipeline folks scouting for lo-
cations to carry gas from wells to collection and
distribution points. Just as we have learned with
gas wells, it is the Texas Railroad Commission
that dictates and regulates pipeline; local munici-
palities have little to say in these matters. What
we can regulate by ordinance, permit and associ-
ated fees we will. Council requires a permit and
permit fee for any and all pipeline work in town.
It’s a good way to make sure we know what’s go-
ing on where and for how long.
For now, XTO, the most visible pipeline com-
pany in our area, has chosen a route for its cur-
rent pipeline needs that runs along our town’s
perimeter, not internal to town: along FM 407
in Bartonville, along Carruth Estates and south
on Simmons to the gas well. As the town gets
more information, permits are applied for and
approved; we will update the website to provide
that information to you, too.
See DATELINE DO on Page 19
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The following is a summary of incident reports re-
cently made to the Argyle Police Department as
compiled by the staff of the CTG:
Five juveniles were caught stealing political signs
in Country Lakes after a high-speed chase on Hwy
377. An Argyle town councilman, who witnessed
some of the thefts and followed the suspects, as-
sisted police with the investigation. No charges
A 37-year-old woman began to drive away from
the Paradise Foods gas pump with the hose still
attached to her vehicle, causing it to be pulled off
of the pump.
Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Red-
bud Street, where a man assaulted a woman with
Roanoke police stopped a truckload of teens on
Hwy 377 who had just purchased a large amount of
toilet paper from Wal Mart. They admitted that they
were going to roll the house of an acquaintance on
A caller reported heavy traffic at FM 407 and I-35W.
Police told the caller that it was due to a race at
Texas Motor Speedway.
Police assisted with a possible fight in progress
during a traffic stop at the intersection of FM 407
and Lantana Trail.
An officer assisted Bartonville Police on an acci-
dent involving a child who was seriously injured
after jumping out of a moving vehicle in the 1000
block of Brasher.
Police were called to break up an argument at In-
tegrity Park between a little league coach and a ball
field supervisor over a baseball game that ran past
the time limit. The supervisor told the coach that
they needed to leave the field or he would file a
criminal trespass charge.
A caller told police that a female was smoking a
crack pipe while driving in the 1200 block of FM
Someone broke seven windows with rocks on the
south side of the Argyle ISD administration building
on Eagle Drive during the weekend.
A man in the 700 block of Valley View Ct. com-
plained that his neighbor’s dogs would not stop
barking. An officer found that the two dogs were
attacking a large turtle. He left a message for the
homeowner to do something with the turtle so the
dogs would stop barking.
Police assisted the Denton County Sheriff with a
suicidal person in the 800 block of Indian Trail.
A 17-year-old male came to the police station to
report that a female acquaintance would not return
his jacket. Police called the woman and told her to
bring his jacket to the station.
A man in the 200 block of Harpole Rd. reported that
his mailbox had been knocked over, his trashcan
was missing and the tires on both vehicles parked
See ARGYLE PD on Page 7
Hats Off To...
Argyle High School’s UIL academic team, who
just won their 3rd state championship in five years.
The academic team has earned 18 Lone star Cup
points (4 district, 4 region, 10 state) and won every
meet they entered in 2008.
Sam McKinnon of Argyle and Daniel Gregory
of Argyle, who were nominated, to the U.S.. Naval
Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. McK-
innon was accepted and plans to attend the Air
Force Academy. Both attend Coram Deo Academy
in Flower Mound.
Kelsey Dean, who was named the Marcus High
School Marquette of the Year, and Hailey Bird-
sail, who received Rookie of the Year honors.
Jim Homan, a native of Double Oak, who was
selected a Top 10 Senior in Oklahoma State Uni-
versity’s College of Education. Holman graduated
this month with a bachelor’s degree in aviation sci-
ence and a minor in aviation management.
Stacey and Doug Campbell, who received the
first Mayor’s Citizen Award from Highland Vil-
lage Mayor Dianne Costa. In 2004, the Campbell’s
founded Greater Lewisville Cares.
Jana Inge of Argyle, who was named an Area
Leader on the Victory 2008 team for the Denton
County Republican Party.
Jay Rice, a Marcus High School senior, who was
recognized with the “Friend of the Year” award at
the Marcus High School Circle of Friends ball at
the Lantana Golf Club. Rice was awarded with a
American Pet Spa & Resort, which was re-
cently named Employer of the Year by the Denton
County ARC for their work with people with dis-
abilities. The pet boarding business was nominated
because one of their employees, Paul, is a Mental
Health/Mental Retardation candidate.
More Stores Coming To
The Shops at Highland Village at the booming
northwest comer of FM 2499 and FM 407 has an-
nounced the following new tenants:
Ben & Jerry’s, known for its clever ice cream
flavor names, is scheduled to open by June.
WIK Candle, featuring a wide pallet of scents
and colors, is also slated to open by June.
Blue Goose Cantina, a popular local Tex-Mex
restaurant chain, is scheduled to open on July 3rd.
The new tenants will join the following recently
opened shops: Adventure Kids PIaycare, Board-
room Salon for Men, Giada Home Decor, Apricot
Lane Boutique, and Island Fashions.
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