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• 2014 Tarrant County College Foundation Scholarship Committee
• 2013 Keller Business Hall Of Fame Small Business Award Winner In recognition of valuable contribution to The Greater Keller Community
• 2013 Tarrant County College Foundation Scholarship Committee
• 2012 Keller Business Hall Of Fame Nominee for Community Leadership
• 2011 Keller Business Hall Of Fame Small Business Award Winner In recognition of valuable contribution to The Greater Keller Community
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July 2014 Issue
Front Cover Story -
The Future of 377 and 1709
By Gerard Hannon
Last months front cover we showed you new BBQ, Dentist, Carwash, Moviehouse, Insurance, Medical and Ice Machine buildings that were almost complete. This month we show you a few projects in the near future of Keller. MORE

  Keller Marketplace On The 1709 Horizon
With the help of great feedback from our citizens in May, the City Council unanimously approved plans for a new 10,125-square-foot multi-tenant commercial building to be constructed on Keller Parkway, (with a drive thru on the left). MORE

The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce and the Keller Business Connections Joint Ribbon Cutting For Garlett Chiropractic
By Gerard Hannon
For only the second time in a year the Greater Keller Commerce of Commerce and the successful Keller Business Connections MORE

  GKWC Reaches 1 Million Dollar Mark
Since the inception of the Greater Keller Women's Club Foundation in 1996, they have now donated more than one million dollars to the greater Keller area. The Greater Keller Women's Club Foundation awarded grants to area 501 (c) 3 organizations at their annual Distribution of Funds Dinner held on June 19, 2014 MORE

When Is A Warranty Not A Warranty?
By David Gerda
Beware of Extended Warranty Companies!
Have you ever purchased something only to get that funny feeling in your gut that you just might not have gotten what you thought you paid for? MORE
  Moving Forward with Confidence and Power
By Coach Rick Kolster
This weekend I was blessed to spend it with friends and family. Watching a loving family interact at a wonderful event like a wedding was just inspiring. To see the love that each MORE

  Editors Notes
Editor’s Notes: it’s not main stream media!
June was a very busy month around Keller. There were quite a few events for everyone to choose from. Hope everyone had a few chances to get out and enjoyed themselves. MORE

  Mayors Notes Mark Mathews
Keller students headed to military academies
Photo of Council and Military Academy Appointees 2014. I was honored this morning to join Councilmen Bill Dodge and Bill MORE

Police Chief Mark Hafner
FM 1938 closure begins June 9. Please keep in mind that Randol Mill Avenue (FM 1938) in Southlake will close to through traffic from Johnson Road to Florence Road for as MORE

  Fire Chief David Jones
e retirement of Keller Fire Capt. Jerry Taylor the week of July 4th. Capt Taylor has moved through the ranks since starting as a firefighter/paramedic at the age of 19 MORE

Keller ISD Dr. Randy Reid
Atomic Learning Provides Free Technology Training to Students, Parents. Keller ISD has recently partnered with Atomic Learning to provide teachers, students, and parents MORE
  State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
While our office is constantly working on multiple issues at one time, we are currently very focused on the mass immigration occurring at the Texas-Mexico border. You may have . MORE

 Health & Beauty
10 Ways to Organize Your Mind.
By Jack Reiser
Are you overwhelmed by distraction and chaos? Cultivating these habits of orderly thinking can help you regain control of your life. Steps to an Organized Life MORE

  Focus: The Power of a Disciplined Mind
By CJ Ortiz
Look at what preceded some of your failures, and you'll find your adversary, broken focus. Look for the times you quit, and you'll MORE
How to Slow Down the Aging Process
By Linda Irwin-Hurley
Many people are not aware that skin is the largest organ of the body. The secret to a younger looking you lies in how you take care of your body and skin. MORE

  Stress Can Kill You. Don't Let It
By Dr. Kweethai
Do you ever get the sense that no matter how much you do it is never good enough? Are there times when you feel unmotivated and exhausted for no reason? How often do you wake MORE
Children Learn What They Live
By Tina Johnston,
I put a child in the hospital today. A young teenager who suffers from excessive anxiety, who was self-medicating with chemical substances and self-harm. How is it MORE
 

 Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate Update
By Steve Trine
Building activity continues to increase in DFW, with several major transactions in the news lately in the Metroplex. The latest reports show that the market grew more in May than first MORE

  Buying And Selling In A Hot Market
By Jackie Black
It seems like just yesterday that I was writing on how to weather the recession, the economy and a very flat, if not upside down real estate market. MORE

Room-to-Room Home Additions
Add quality and comfort to your favorite rooms
When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone. MORE
   

  Community News
Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce
Sunset Cruise
Keller Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Sunset cruise on Lake Lewisville on June 19th. 75 local business owners and their guest had the chance relax and enjoy personal relationship building on this event. MORE

  Regions Bank Small Business Appreciation/KBC Celebration
There was a great turnout for Regions Bank's Small Business Appreciation/KBC Celebration. Regions is a champion for small business and it shows. There was tasty pizza and plenty of beer off the Hook and Ladder truck MORE

Best Little Brewfest in Texas
Saturday, June 21st, the Texas Blaze News Crew packed up the SUV and headed out to the second annual Best Little Brewfest in Texas, hosted this year in the historic district MORE

 
The Barking Dogs
By H. Griffin and R. Kelebra and Guest Pass, the cost on> While watching the pre-council work session of the June 17th Keller City Council meeting this barking dog ears MORE

  It’s Right, But oh So Wrong!
By Gerard Hannon
With the new Mayor Mark Mathews in place, it didn’t take long for us to see him shuffling the deck of our governing body. MORE

Keller Business Connections Grand Opening of Heirloom Customs
Heirloom Customs is a self-described "Mom and Pop shop" specializing in silk screened sportswear, embroidery and brand tagging.
Heirloom Customs had a KBC sized MORE
  Annual Classic Keller Cocktail Dinner & Awards Ceremony June 14th
Keller Business Connections is the fastest growing and largest networking group in NFW area. Signing over 1,000 members in less than two years. Every year they honor all MORE

 Sports
Golfer Sees His Way Through Tragedy
By Tom Ward
I want to tell you about an exceptional young man named Justin Wileman that I began teaching when he was just 9 years old. I knew immediately that he had the potential to be a terrific golfer. MORE

  Pain Pill Lawsuit
By Steve Baer
A number of retired NFL players have filed a lawsuit against the league saying they were illegally supplied with narcotics and other painkillers that masked their injuries MORE

Questions on Defense
By Steve Baer
Last year, the Cowboys' defense was historically bad they couldn't put pressure on the quarterback and were picked apart every single week. They ranked dead last in team defense, 27th in run defense, and 30th in pass defense. Jerry MORE
 

 Food
Grilled Tuna Steaks w/ Mango Relish and a Cucumber Lime Granita.
By Local Chef Joshua T. Harmon
Its July time and man is it hot in Texas!! I know most of you are by your pools drinking something cold and throwing meats on the grill. Here MORE

  Low and Slow Oven Baby Back Ribs
By Emeril Lagasse
These baby back ribs are super easy to prepare, and because they're cooked low and slow in the oven, they are fall-off-the-bone tender. Prep Time: 30 minutes, Total Time: 2 ½ hours MORE

5 Must Have BBQ
To help ensure you’ve got all the essentials for a great summer party, Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic put together a list of five barbecue menu must-haves. 1. Signature Marinade MORE
 

 Business & Entertainment
Business Listings
To place your companies name, address and phone in the Texas Blaze Newspaper Monthly Business Directory for only $10 a month/$120 a year, call 817.601.7167. MORE
  Dear Sara
By Sarah Dilbeck
I've been living with my boyfriend for six months and I feel like we're drifting apart. In the beginning, we would stay up late 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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