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• 2011 Keller Business Hall Of Fame Small Business Award Winner In recognition of valuable contribution to The Greater Keller Community
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September 2014 Issue
Front Cover Story -
Keller Councilmen Gary Reaves’ Resignation Opens A Seat For This November
By Gerard Hannon
The Keller City Council formally accepted the resignation of Mayor Pro Tempore Gary Reaves at its meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5. Reaves, . MORE

  Keller Community leaders come together to support the ALS with the Ice Bucket Challenge
By Gerard Hannon
Bar and Grill were nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and decided to make a community leader event hoping to raise MORE

Keller High School Baseball Player Gets Called Up To “The Big Show!”
By James McBride
No one at this point could question the faith of Jon Edwards. A young man raised here in Keller who just got his ticket to the “big show”, MORE

  $80 in Produce For $40 With SNAP
By Gerard Hannon
Area residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly named Food Stamps Program) will receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to MORE

4th Annual Rock The Park Festival
By Gerard Hannon
On September 27th from 10am to 10 pm, the City of Keller Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 4th annual Rock The Park event at the Bear Creek Park. This is an all day family MORE
   

  Editors Notes
Editor’s Notes: it’s not main stream media!
One thing I love about my position with the paper here in Keller is being part of the community.
I love learning about the new people that decide to move to Keller with their MORE

  Updates From The City:
Keller was named the 2nd Safest Place in Texas this week by Movoto. The popular real estate brokerage firm and website used Unified Crime Report data from 2012 (the most recent MORE

Keller ISD Dr. Randy Reid
At its August 12, 2014 Regular Meeting Keller ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a $169.5 million bond election, for November 4.
The motion for a bond election MORE
  State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
State District Judge Dietz issued a long awaited ruling on the public education finance lawsuit. You will recall that hundreds of Independent School Districts (ISDs) entered into this MORE

 Health & Beauty
The Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Things Done
By Jack Reiser
Do you put off starting important projects until it becomes painful? Difficulties Getting Started
You have a big project coming up. But it MORE

  Suicide Can Be Prevented
By Tina Johnston
Last month I wrote about a young man who had decided to take his life because of school. I never expected to write about suicide 2 months in a row, but because of Robin William's 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

  The Danger Of Thrift
By Dr. Kweethai
Thrift has taken on a new definition. Through the 1960s 'thrifty' people maintained Christmas Club accounts and stores offered 'layaway' options; i.e., saving money prior to making a MORE

Dear Sarah
By Sarah Dilbeck
Dear Sarah,
When I first met the man I've been dating, the first thing I was attracted to was his passion for life. He was constantly coaxing me out of my MORE
 

 Real Estate
The Developer's Role
By Steve Trine
As we discussed previously in June, a developer typically takes raw land or existing properties and creates a new product for the market. One of the most common types of products is the MORE

  Keeping Up With The Times
By Jackie Black
Each year, as technology advances, new and exciting products become available for homes in all price ranges. We have all seen the “house of the future”, even Keller has one that was MORE

Let’s Talk About Roof Maintenance
By Karen S. Martin
Your roof, when you’re inside your home, it is out of sight and out of mind, forgotten about and ignored. However, it is a very important MORE
   

  Community News
Greater Keller Womens Club Update
By Tammy Whitmarsh
We would love to have you join us for the start of our Monthly Evening Meetings. Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 11, MORE

  Get Your Student Organized for Success
By Sandy de Lara
The kids are finally back to school! A month or two in to the school year you may MORE

Keller Willams Realty- Ronald C. Williams, GRI, SRS, Realtor Ribbon Cutting
Family, friends, business owners, Mayor Mathews and Councilmen Barnes came MORE

  Window Genie Ribbon Cutting
On a warm August day, 65 business owners, Mayor Mathews and Councilmen Barnes helped welcome Window Genie of Keller/Ft Worth to the Greater Keller Chamber of MORE

Welcome Bonnie Shabay of Century 21
Bonnie Shabay of Mike Bowman Century 21 group joined the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce last month and at a group MORE

  Tutor Doctor of Keller Ribbon Cutting
What do you do when you love to be around children, are passionate about working at a elementary school in the staffing and MORE

Extended Grace Home Health Care
Ribbon Cutting

Administrator / Director of Client Services – Preethi Abraham-MSW, BSN-RN, staff, family, friends Chamber staff, Mayor Mathews MORE

  Shannon Brewery Tap-Room/Tour Day Soft Opening Was A Huge Success
The Shannon Brewery had a soft opening of their new Taproom and Beer Garden on Friday, August 29 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm MORE

The Barking Dogs
By H. Griffin and R. Kelebra and Guest
No love for Mr. Bill >
Last month Mayor protem Gary Reeves resigned nine months before completing his full term due to business opportunities that MORE

  Looking For Answers On Robins Court
By Gerard Hannon
The Robin Court Drainage Improvement project seems to be taking a long time. The road is still ripped up, dirt piles, makeshift driveway entrances and concrete forms are MORE

Local Cotton Patch Supports Ryans Project
Cotton Patch a local community restaurant that offers great food made from scratch, served by caring folks, manager Colby Baird (L) MORE
  Worlds Fastest Motorsport Doesn’t Touch The Ground At Texas Motor Speedway
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is the world’s fastest motorsport series, MORE

 Sports
Feel the Force, Don’t Force The Feel
By Tom Ward
Add more power to your game while increasing your flexibility & ability to hit more shots online all at the same time. MORE

  Going For The Most Award
By James McBride
With not much to look forward to the last four weeks of the season, except the possibility of spoiler for the AL West race. This month MORE

Youth Sports-Related Injuries
By Dr. Gregory D. Garlett, D.C.
Youth and high school football season is once again upon us and with it comes the inevitable increase in sports-related injuries. In MORE

  NFL Update
By Steve Baer
This upcoming season the NFL has decided to enforce defensive holding more and throw a flag for a defensive player grabbing an MORE

Can Cowboys Overcome Awful Defense?
By Steve Baer
It's no secret that the weak point of this team and the biggest question marks going into this season are on the defensive side of the ball. MORE

   

 Food
Okra, Corn and Tomatoes (Maque Chouux)
By Bridget Rodewald
So what do you do with a basket full of corn, tomatoes, bell pepper, and okra when you know you are about to get another basket full .MORE

  Southern Coleslaw
By G Hannon
We had a Labor Day pool party and our guests were invited to bring a dish. Well, long story short, the guests that were going to bring the side dishes cancelled the day of the event MORE

Miss Hays' Stuffed Chicken Wings
By Emeril Lagasse
This dish is famous at NOLA restaurant in the French Quarter. These wings are deboned, stuffed with a mixture of ground pork, chopped shrimp, mushrooms, onions, celery, MORE
  Chicken Recipe For Smokers
By G Hannon
Getting ready for the ending of the BBQ/Smoking season, I like to serve chicken legs and wings at parties and tailgates instead of brisket and ribs! There is no cut-up mess MORE

 Business & Entertainment
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  When Customers Are NOT “Always Right”
By David Gerda
As business owners, we spend so much of our lives learning the mantra “the customer is always right” but what happens when they MORE

Are You Using Protection?
By Coach Rick Kolster
iness owners are susceptible to many attacks and challenges that could devastate their hard work and livelihood. Are you one of those MORE
   


Letters To The Editor
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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