Taking Care of Business: WHS emergency, urgent care opens in Argyle

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Wise Health Emergency Center and Urgent Care in Argyle opened May 1.

According to a Wise Health System press release, the facility offers the convenience of both an emergency room and urgent care. Urgent care is open daily 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the emergency room is open 24 hours. No appointments. A full list of services can be found at

The facility also features advanced CT and digital X-ray machines in addition to a certified lab. All physicians are board-certified emergency medicine physicians, and all the nurses are emergency trained.

The facility will only transport patients via ambulance to larger local hospitals if further care is needed; they will not be taking patients from ambulances.

It’s at Interstate 35W and Crawford Road, near Robson Ranch.


John Deere dealers Ag Power Texas, Brazos Valley Equipment, Coufal-Prater Equipment and Pettit Machinery joined forces as one company – United Ag and Turf. Under the new name, there will be 29 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, including Rhome at 9769 S. U.S. 81/287.

“We are united with John Deere to provide the best quality products, parts and solutions,” states the website.

Touted benefits of the united company include:

  • increased buying power for better selection, availability and special pricing of John Deere equipment.
  • improved parts availability and expertise.
  • improved service expertise and experience.
  • expanded used equipment offering and support.

For customers with accounts at any of these locations, the account numbers, equipment profiles, service history and contact information will remain the same and be honored. An FAQ on the website says there could be a slight change when the dealerships’ systems are merged, but the company promises to communicate “every step of the way.”

Kirk Fernandez is the majority owner of the new company. Tim Prater, Tom Prater and Brent Neuhaus retain interest.


Ivie Grace Boutique at the corner of State and Main Streets on the Decatur Square is closing. According to the store’s Facebook page, it will close by the end of the month. Everything is for sale, including fixtures, racks and mannequins.


Messenger Publisher Roy Eaton ate at a Fort Worth Chick-fil-A in my honor Thursday night.

I’m touched.

Days without Chick-fil-A in Wise County (starting in 2018): 132.

Kristen Tribe is assistant publisher of the Wise County Messenger. If you have a business tip for TCB, email her at or call 940-627-5987.

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