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August 2014 Issue
Front Cover Story -
Dairy Queen Is Coming Back to Keller
By Gerard Hannon
What could be better than chocolate dipped vanilla soft serve ice cream cone? Or an old fashioned banana Sunday? Or even a new double fudge cookie dough blizzard? Just going thru the list of choices is making my mouth water MORE

  More Railroad Crossing Delays Coming
By Gerard Hannon
Did you ever wonder how many times the train passes by all the intersections in Keller? Take a guess on the number of times the train crossing intersections cause confusion and delays MORE

Time To Run in the Dark + 10k Addition
By Gerard Hannon
The Community Storehouses 15th Annual Run in the Dark will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport. It offers a one-mile fun run, 5K, and a brand MORE

  Keller Police Dept. Tells Residents Where They Will Be Patrolling Every Morning
Followers of the Keller Police Department accounts on Facebook and Twitter know exactly where where KPD traffic enforcement . MORE


  Editors Notes
Editor’s Notes: it’s not main stream media!
July was an another very busy month around Keller. Hope everyone had a few chances to get out and enjoyed themselves in this very mild summer we are having. MORE

  Updates From The City:
Council appoints new members to KDC, Parks & Rec, and P&Z. Mayor Mark Mathews was pleased to welcome new appointees to the Keller Development Corporation, Parks .MORE

Keller ISD Dr. Randy Reid
Join KISD's Fall 2014 Community Ambassadors Program. Keller ISD is extending an opportunity this Fall semester to anyone interested in getting involved and learning more MORE
  State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
An Update on the State of Texas’ Response to Improving Border Security. A recent CNN/ORC International poll released last week shows that immigration and border MORE

 Health & Beauty
Free Brain-Building Apps for Tweens
By Jack Reiser
Summer is typically a time when students focus on fun – and forget about their studies. There are several apps that tweens can reach for to fight boredom over the break – and build their MORE

  Walking on fire
By Coach Rick Kolster
Why in the world would anyone want to walk on fire? In fact many ask "What the hell are you thinking? That is crazy!". In fact that is the response I got from almost everyone I MORE
Best Moisturizing Ingredients for Dry Skin
By Linda Irwin-Hurley
The best moisturizing ingredients for dry skin must have the following: 1. Water holding abilities.
2. Rich oils that prevent the loss of MORE

  Are You Visible? Do You Want To Be Seen?
By Dr. Kweethai
Have you ever been in an embarrassing situation where you mistakenly said something inappropriate, and just as quickly MORE

Saved A Life
By Tina Johnston,
I saved a boy's life recently. Didn't know it at the time though, I learned about it later. The boy told me the very day his mom made an appointment with me, he had decided to kill himself. MORE
 

 Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate Update
By Steve Trine
While the June national residential statistics showed a drop in activity, local DFW markets continued to be very active, with a 10% increase over last year. In my neighborhood, this MORE

  How It Was and How It Is…
By Jackie Black
The Real Estate Business has been in full swing since the beginning of time. In Biblical times, land changed hands between tribes, kings and farmers, just by the exchange of money. MORE

Let's Talk About Foundations
By Karen S. Martin
Expansive clay soils are soils that when excessively wet or dry, can shrink or swell approximately 12 inches, or more, which can be very damaging to the foundation. MORE
   

  Community News
Greater Keller Womens Club Volunteers Earn President’s Award
While we’re recognizing people for their service, I’d also like to thank the ladies of the Greater Keller Women’s Club for inviting me to speak at their most recent luncheon. I continue to be impressed with this group of MORE

  Never Thought To, Are Afraid To, or Simply Don’t Believe
By Gregory Garlett
Lying alone in a completely dark and quiet room, an 8 year-old boy softly weeps to himself. Any movement, light or sound exponentially increases the already unbearable pain in his skull. MORE

Texas Bank Mortgage Grand Opening
The Holbert Team opened an office of Texas Bank Mortgage Co. last month under the direction of Stephanie Holbert. Family, friends, clients, business owners, and Keller Chamber of Commerce staff/members, Mayor Mark MORE

  Heirloom Customs Silkscreening & More
Heirloom Customs is a self-described "Mom and Pop shop" specializing in silk screened sportswear, embroidery and brand tagging right here in Keller Texas . Owners Liz and MORE

Honesty is a Two Way Street
By David Gerda
As a small business owner here in Keller, part of our life blood is our reputation; how we treat customers, the level of service we provide, standing behind warranties should they MORE

  City of Kellers New Website Launch Party
There was a nice turnout of business owners and citizens last Wednesday, July 23 at Keller Town Hall for the launch party of the totally redesigned Keep It In Keller website. MORE

No Room For a Pool? Put In A Splash Pad
By Gerard Hannon
Don't have room or the money for a pool? Put in a splash pad! It's affordable, doesn't take up much space and is cool and relaxing. MORE

   
The Barking Dogs
By H. Griffin and R. Kelebra and Guest
The first barking dogs article goes out to the Keller City Manager Steve Polesak. This is a Independent Local Newspaper not like any other newspaper or magazine in the North MORE

  Morning Glory Academy Ribbon Cutting
By Gerard Hannon
The Keller Chamber of Commerce, members, staff, business owners, neighbors, parents school children, family and friends all came out MORE

Clairton Family Chiropractic Grand Opening
Welcome to Clairton Family Chiropractic’s Maximized Living clinic to the Keller /Alliance Area! At the Maximized Living clinic, they break down health and fitness concepts that MORE
 

 Sports
Take a Seat and hit it Sweet
By Tom Ward
What a lot of golfers constantly ask me is how to get more height on their chip shots so the ball will get up quickly and land on the green softly. This is a moment where I tell them to take a seat MORE

  The Trade Mill in Texas
By James McBride
In a season like the one that this team has had to endure, it was only a matter of time before the news would come to some would receive news of moving on. In the weeks leading up MORE

Baseball World Series a big hit for Local Keller Youth Association Baseball Teams
By David Gerda and Gary Tobin
Keller Youth Association's (KYA) 8 year old and younger (8U) baseball teams proudly represented Keller in the American Amateur Youth . MORE

  Murray is Best Option for Offense
By Steve Baer
DeMarco Murray is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and is coming off the best season of his career. Murray ran for 1,121 yards and averaged 5.2 yards a carry, earning his first pro-bowl birth. What might be MORE

Fantasy Football
Fantasy Football - it's everywhere. On the news... at the water cooler... even your parents are talking about it. But you're worried and think it takes too much time? No way! With a few minutes to sign up and just a few more !MORE

   

 Food
Flank Steak & Grilled Potatoes
By Local Chef Joshua T. Harmon
This flank steak is easily one of my favorite recipe's. I have used a variation in restaurants before. It goes great with the grilled potato salad that I like to make with it. Right now it's MORE

  Eggplant Balls and Burgers
By Bridget Rodewald
Looking for a delicious vegetarian version of meatballs? Make good use of summer's bounty by making Eggplant Balls. If you prefer, shape them into patties as a burger MORE

E2's Grilled Fish Sandwich with Roasted Corn Aioli
August is National Sandwich Month
This sandwich hails from E2 Emeril's Eatery in Charlotte, North Carolina. The fish is grilled rather than fried to keep it light and simple and roasted corn aioli is added to give MORE
 

 Business & Entertainment
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  Dear Sara
By Sarah Dilbeck
Friend's Husband Is Philandering: Is It My Fault?
Dear Sarah, My best friend and I have become very close over the past five years, and MORE


Letters
July 1st - P&R Board Member's Resignation Letter to Council
From Maureen Hagan on July 1, to all council members:
Although the council has decided to renew my appointment to the Parks and Recreation Board, I am resigning in protest. The termination of volunteer members without cause and before their terms have expired is most troubling

June 17th - Again, I will say that the City is not living up to its obligations to these citizens.
Councilmen Gary Reeves to Editor
I generally agree with the concept of realigning the calendar of committee appointments to be more in line with the election cycle. I disagree with the manner in which this is being done.

May 2nd - The Nastiest Political Campaign Ever in Keller Texas!
Doug Miller to Editor
I have watched and been involved in local races here in Keller for 15 years, and this current race for Mayor and Council is the nastiest I have ever seen.

April 24th - North Keller Land Owner Worried about his future.
D. R. Newton to Editor
We are facing another cycle of Keller politics that, if left unchecked, may result with a vocal minority changing the direction for the silent majority.

April 16th - Former Councilmen doesn't like the latest in Keller Politics
Jim Thompson, Keller City Councilman, 2008-2012 and Keller Resident to Editor
We are facing another cycle of Keller politics that, if left unchecked, may result with a vocal minority changing the direction for the silent majority.

April 15th - As with all things in life, There is Another Side to the Story
Jackie Black, Resident in North Keller to Editor
As with all things in life, There is Another Side to the Story. This is even more evident in the current City of Keller struggle for its identity and this struggle will continue for the foreseeable future.

April 9th - Former Keller City Manager writes a WARNING TO PROTECT Keller from misguided single- minded, single- issue politics and support
Former City Manager Dan O'Leary to Editor
With over thirty years in local government I have personally witnessed the political rhetoric that is currently being strewn around town as truth. Promises and accusations that are not based on fact...

April 8th - Councilwoman Debbie Bryan beats down exsisting Mayor, Councilmen and Candidate to support her choices.
Debbie Bryan to supporters
Hello! Because I strongly believe in honesty and integrity, I have decided I could not sit by any longer without pointing out some grave contradictions

April 3rd - Councilmen Bill Dodge takes his turn at slamming the very system he is part of.
Councilmen Bill Dodge to Councilwoman Debbie Bryan to Supportes
This is a "TURNING POINT" election for Keller's future. The Mayor and 2 Council positions are being contested on May 10, 2014, and we can determine what direction our city goes in the foreseeable future.

March 23rd - Councilwoman Debbie Bryan Pleads for your vote by
Debbie Bryan to supporters
Greetings, everyone! As I mentioned in my last email, there is a city council election coming up. This election is CRITICAL for ALL of us who want to protect the integrity

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