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Band Wins State, Avenges Second Place Finish in 2018

The Argyle band claimed the 4A State Marching Band Championship on Dec. 14, 2020 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX (Photo Courtesy of Britt Flaten)
December 17, 2020

Despite an unexpected year full of hardships, the Argyle Band finished one of its most successful seasons ever and was named the 2020 4A Marching Band State Champions.  “When I found out we won,...

A Beacon To Us

The Aug. 4th explosion in Beirut and the subsequent fires have devastated the beautiful city. (mehdi shojaeian عکاس: مهدی شجاعیان is licensed under CC BY 4.0)
A look into the Lebanese-American relief effort
September 25, 2020

A large storage of ammonium nitrate explosives at the main port in Beirut, Lebanon exploded without warning on Aug. 4, stunning the Lebanese people and the world. “My initial reaction was one of shock...

College Life With Covid-19

Colleges across the nation are attacking the corona virus differently. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)
September 21, 2020

As COVID cases continue to rise, colleges across the country are implementing precautions and plans largely through trial and error.  “I kind of got lucky that whenever I got here [the university]...

New Changes Implemented as School Opens

Junior Nick Rubio wears his gaiter during a scrimmage on August 21 (Josh Fritz / The Talon News).
August 28, 2020

This school year has just started and is already looking completely different from any year in the past. Students are walking the halls while wearing masks and spacing out from their peers. While these...

School Plans Re-Opening Amidst Pandemic

AHS Teacher Jeanna Sutton speaks to students and parents at the new student orientation on Aug. 15 at Argyle High School (Katie Ray / The Talon News).
August 15, 2020

Most school years, students go into the first day wondering if they will have classes with their friends, who they will sit with at lunch and if they will like their teachers. However, this school...

Black Lives Matter Movement Resurges in Nation, World

Protesters in Flower Mound call for change (Katie Ray / The Talon News.)
Death of George Floyd at Hands of Police Serves as Catalyst for Change
June 8, 2020

“I can’t breathe.” This is tragically not the first time a black man has lost his life at the hands of police under questionable circumstances.  Minneapolis resident George Floyd was killed...

Community Deals with COVID-19 Shutdowns

Social distancing measures taken to slow the spread of the corona virus force people and businesses to adapt. (Halle Mapass / The Talon News)
April 27, 2020

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the social distancing put in place to prevent further spread, many have resigned to working from home while others struggle to keep their businesses afloat and navigate...

Coronavirus Forces Grocery Stores to Take Action

Grocery stores struggle to meet product demands due to the panic caused by the Coronavirus sweeping across the nation in Flower Mound, Texas on April 3, 2020. (Katie Ray | The Talon News)
April 8, 2020

In light of the raging pandemic, grocery stores take on a new set of rules in face of the Coronavirus. The disease is taking a toll on customers and employees alike, forcing both individuals and companies...

COVID-19 Causes Uncertainty in Student Body

With school currently canceled until April 19, due to the coronavirus, many seniors worry that graduation will not happen. (Georgia Penn 
| The Talon News)
March 23, 2020

Senior year is the culmination of 13 years of hard work and dedication. It’s supposed to be a time of celebration, a time to say goodbye to your old life and hello to new adventures and opportunities.  However,...

Drive to Succeed

Senior Campbell Wilmot poses with her Division 1 Plaque at the UIL State Film Festival. (Stacy Short | The Talon News)
Senior places first in State with documentary film
March 19, 2020

Senior Campbell Wilmot received first in the UIL Documentary State Film contest for her film 'Drive.' The film documented the story of her friend Rhyle McKinney who, despite her hearing and breathing difficulties,...

Growing Pains

The current high school will swap campuses with the middle school in the fall of 2021. (Nicholas West | The Talon News)
District Copes With Rapid Expansion
February 13, 2020

As the district approaches its final years as a part of the 4A classification, administrative leaders are taking measures to ensure that the future of the district is not lost in its rapid expansion.  A...

All State Band Students Perform in San Antonio

Band students Micah Splain, Zach Tait, Karter Hennigan, Trinity Flaten, and Preston Rushford progress to state band. (Photo courtesy of Pam Arrington)
February 11, 2020

After months of preparation, five students have made the All-State band and are going to San Antonio to perform in the clinic and concert on Feb. 12 through Feb. 15.  Congratulations to bass trombone...

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