Argyle Town Council is making headway on building a new law enforcement center, while also taking action on a special-use permit for two Argyle ISD schools.

At the Jan. 22 Argyle Town Council meeting, after an executive session, council approved a motion to allow the town administrator to enter into a contract for the purchase of land to be the future site of the Mayor Don Moser Law Enforcement Center, according to a news release. The existing police station sits at 506 N. US 377.

In addition, council approved a special-use permit for two AISD school buildings.

The details

The land for the new law enforcement center has not been found, said Jessica Sommer, communications and marketing director for the town of Argyle, who did not respond to additional emailed questions. Moser, a former Argyle mayor who served the town from 2017 to 2020 and was a retired firefighter, died in April 2022.

Town Administrator Erika McComis said in April the eventual expansion of US 377 necessitated a move from the existing location and that the station has outgrown its space. She also said at the time that construction likely wouldn’t start for another year, and the old building would be sold.

Also of note

Council held a public hearing on a specific-use permit application for AISD’s elementary and middle schools to be located near FM 407 and east of I-35. After residents spoke both on pros and cons of the permit issue, council approved the permit to allow the construction of the elementary and middle schools on the property with the condition that access to and from Postmaster Road or Sam David Road “shall be prohibited,” the town release states.

The council agenda states that because of the size of these two structures, AISD was required to receive a recommendation from the Argyle Planning and Zoning Commission as well as approval from council for a special-use permit for both buildings.