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" Texas Blaze Newspaper Is An Educational and Entertaining Keller & Alliance Area Independantly Owned Publication"
August 2015 Issue

Front Cover Story -
2nd Big Box Store Coming To Keller
By Gerard Hannon
Keller is about to have its second big box store come into our fair city. Last month Keller city council members and the Mayor voted unanimously to approve a development MORE

  North 377 FLUP Amendment
A Future Land Use Plan Amendment for approximately 198.2 acres of land located on the east side of North Main Street (U.S. 377) between Mount Gilead Road to the north and Johnson Road to the south is on the MORE

Keller Pointe $2.257 Million Expansion
Another project getting started soon as part of THIS fiscal year's budget is the expansion of The Keller Pointe. This $2.257 million project will expand the cardio and free weight MORE
  Tax Free Weekend Coming Up Aug. 7-9th
This year's Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 - 9. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, MORE

  Editors Notes
Editor’s Notes: it’s not main stream media!
Hot Hot Hot that’s all I have to share with you this month. Reminds me when I first moved here and we had 90 days of over 100-degree weather. Stay cool Keller. MORE

  Updates From The City:
City social media judged best in Texas. Area residents who keep up with city happenings through Keller's official Facebook page are members of the best municipal social MORE

Keller Police Dept. News
New Keller Police Chief Mike Wilson took his oath of office Tuesday, July 7 during the Keller City Council meeting. Fourteen years after starting his career with the Keller Police MORE
  Keller ISD Dr. Randy Reid
Bob DeJonge Named THSADA Athletic Director of the Year. Keller ISD Athletics Director Bob DeJonge was recently named the PBK Sports Athletic Director of the MORE

 Health & Beauty
Help for kids with ADD/ADHD
By Jack Raiser
If your child has been labeled “ADHD,” you may already feel the pressure to pump him full of Ritalin before the school year starts again. But while it's estimated that 6 million children MORE

  Yes, but… vs Yes, and…
By Dr. Kweethai
Watch children at play, particularly as they show interest in a sport. They do not have the skill or strategic understanding to play the formal version of any sport; so they select aspects of . MORE

Help Your Child Get Better Grades
By Sandy de Lara
Did your child have a less than stellar school year last year? Start the school year out right this August by inspiring and supporting your child in getting the best possible grades. MORE

  Summer Heat and Your Skin
By Linda Irwin-Hurley
It is important to understand how the sun impacts your skin. Here is some basic information to follow. * Ultraviolet A (UVA) is the longest wavelength of the sun, this ray . MORE

How to Win the Battle of Your Mind
By C. J. Ortiz
A war is defined as a state of armed conflict between two opposing sides, and when it comes to your mind, this war is non-stop. Everyday, a new battle ensues on a new battlefront, MORE
   

 Real Estate
Home Maintenance… continued
By Karen S Martin
Now we are looking at what you can do annually, organized by the season. Last month we discussed spring chores, so let's look at the summer chores. I know you're excited! MORE

  Simple Home Safety Improvements
Renovating a house can be a tough job. With so many details to consider, just knowing where to begin can be a challenge. But one consideration homeowners shouldn't skip is safety.
Integrating security upgrades MORE

Stop, Look, and Listen!
By Bill Woodruff
This is sound advise that people have used for decades to determine if it was safe to cross the Railroad tracks. Well this is sound advice when looking for a home too. Just because MORE

  5 Tips for Tackling a Home Improvement
Whether you've just bought a new home or you're looking to refresh your familiar abode, chances are good you have a laundry list of home-improvement projects to MORE

Get Your Rental Security Deposit Back
rd work and often unveils inevitable wear-and-tear from living in the space. What can be even more challenging is restoring the space to its original condition in order to get your security deposit back. MORE
   

 Calendar of Events
This is a 31 day calendar of events that go on arounf the City of Keller. Listing from Family, Children, Teens, Adults Seniors Political Business and Everyone. MORE   Continued listing of events abd Business Events MORE

 Community News
The Greater Keller Women’s Club Update
By Kimberley Vines
The Greater Keller Women’s Club would like to invite you to join us for our general meeting and lunch, Wednesday August 19, 2015 MORE

  BRMC Grapevine Honored with Mission: Lifeline® Achievement Award
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine has received the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality .MORE

Celsius CryoSpa - 240 Degrees Below Zero Is Good For You.
By Gerard Hannon
More than 35 business owners and curious residents came out for the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceromony at the new Celsius CryoSpa in Keller MORE

  KISD Varsity Football Season Tickets
By Gerard Hannon
High school varsity football season ticket holders who wish to renew their tickets for the 2015 season can do so online or in person beginning Monday, July 27.
The Renewal Period will take MORE

18|8 Fine Mens Salon in Keller Art Center
By Gerard Hannon
David Klein, a Keller resident for the past 10 years with his wife Sandy was ready to retire and start doing something fun. An avid golfer with his wife, he often plays with professional ” MORE

  Local Students In Solar Car Challenge
Students from across the country have congregated inside Texas Motor Speedway to race in the much-anticipated Solar Car Challenge on the venue's 1.5-mile oval that plays host annually to NASCAR and INDYCAR races. Twenty-nine teams MORE

16 th Annual Run in the Dark Moving to Hillwood’s Newest Location
Community Storehouse Executive Director Barbara Board announced that the 16th Annual Run in the Dark community event and MORE

  Keller Pointe To Host Largest eSports Tour
Keller Pointe to host the Lone Star State’s Largest eSports Tournament Featuring 500/500 Mbps FiOS Internet, $40K in Prizes MORE

The Barking Dogs
By H. Griffin and R. Kelebra and Guest
I love this column>>>
As we explained the last two months, We don’t write the stories, we just publish them. And the town has mixed emotions about it. MORE

  A Brief History of Drainage
By Mayor Mark Mathews
Drainage has been a big topic this spring in Keller and rightfully so; we had as much rain in a short period of time as we have experienced in almost 80 years. How did Keller .MORE

Hike and Bike Trails Gets Update in 2016
Hike and Bike Trails were the No. 1 request from residents who participated in the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan update's survey last year. We're . MORE
  What’s New At The Capital -
House State Rep Giovanni Capriglione
During the 84th Legislative Session, your Texas Legislature broadened your Second Amendment rights. While many articles have written about these particular changes in the statute, MORE

 Sports
Tom's Fantastic Four-some
By Tom Ward
The new Fantastic Four movie is out this month and it gave me an idea about who would you invite to play in your dream Fantastic Foursome of golf? MORE

  Big 12 limiting contact to just twice a week
By Steve Baer
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced on Monday that the conference will be adopting a limit on live contact to no more than .MORE

Should The Cowboys Add Another Running Back?
By Steve Baer
A huge part of the Dallas Cowboys success in 2014 was due to the running game and the commitment to it. The Cowboys have arguably one of the best offensive lines in football MORE
  Colorado's Largest Cigar Festival Gearing up for 6th Annual Celebration
By Gerard Hannon
Boulder-based Smoker Friendly announces that the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival will take place at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield CO on Saturday, August 22 .MORE

 Food
Caribbean Spicy Shrimp With Cauliflower Rice
This Caribbean Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice is light, flavorful and very easy to make. Perfect for a summer lunch or dinner. It also is low calorie and gluten free. MORE

  Boost Back To School Breakfast Tips
A daily breakfast leads to not only better overall nutrition, but better school performance as well. A simple breakfast at home or school can ensure that your child doesn't start the day hungry. It also ensures that your child has the .MORE

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
By Emeril Lagasse
When you get a craving for a peanut butter and banana sandwich, go ahead and indulge. If you choose your bread wisely, this sandwich is a healthy choice for breakfast MORE
  Liquid Gold Goes Bold
These recipes show how easy it is to combine simple proteins, such as chicken or beef, in addition to your favorite cheesy pasta and spices for a cozy dish in minutes.
Perfect Your Pasta MORE
Fat Guy Food Review: Pie Five Now In Keller
Last month I checked into a new pizza place here in Keller named Pie Five located on 1709 just west of Keller Smithfield Road.
The unique Pie Five pizza model MORE
  Wine Review
By Jon T
My name is Jon and I'm the Wine Guy. Over the next 12 months I will be introducing you to several vines from all over the world that I feel are under rated and affordable. . MORE

 Business
Those Nagging Fees!!
By David Gerda
Do you sometimes wonder how you get quoted one price on the phone and when you go to pay, it is a different price? You don't question it but you do wonder about it? MORE

  Creating Reports in QuickBooks Online
By Wendy Knutson, CPA
Reports are the payoff for all of your hard work entering records and transactions. They can help you make better business decisions. MORE

Texas Blaze News Portfolio Down -6.94%
The forty-three companies on the Texas Blaze News Portfolio List from January 2nd, 2015 to August 1st, 2015 took a -6.94 % loss for the third month in a row. .MORE

 
Customer service, customer satisfaction or customer loyalty… What drives your organization?
By Coach Rick Kolster
The answer is simple. The one which are you focused on! We hear companies talk about customer satisfaction surveys or providing MORE
  Inflation and Your Retirement Income Strategy
by Kolburn. Conway
One thing you can certainly do is include an inflation assumption in your calculations of how much annual income you'll need. The number you choose as an inflation factor could MORE

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