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" An Educational and Entertaining Keller & Alliance Area Newspaper"
2012 Keller Business Hall Of Fame Award Nominee for Community Leadership
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2010 Keller Chamber Chairmans Award In recognition of valuable contribution to The Greater Keller Community
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April 2014
Front Cover Story -
Meet The Candidates of the May 2014 Keller General Election
By G Hannon
We did not have a chance to get with all the candidates running in the May election, but we were able to reach out to them and ask for their comments on a few general questions. MORE
  Christ Haven’s Spectacular Fund Raiser
n 1954, Homer and Lillian Steadman purchased a large home at 1632 East Vickery Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas to provide a home for disadvantaged children. Within a very short time, the Steadman’s had ten children in their MORE

  Editors Notes
From The Editor...
Getting Ready for summertime.
In March was a busy month. We enjoyed a few St Patty's day celebrations, enjoyed a formal night at the Texas Motor Speedway at MORE

  Mayor Pat McGrail
rom public safety to library services, parks and recreation to finance, the City of Keller received an impressive variety of awards and recognitions last year. I like to say that Keller is a MORE

Police Chief Mark Hafner
In case you haven't heard the news yet, followers of the Keller Police Department accounts on Facebook and Twitter now know where KPD traffic enforcement officers plan to target MORE

  Fire Chief David Jones
Turn Around, Don't Drown
We can always expect a greater potential for thunderstorms during the spring and summer months, with flash flooding a common ,MORE

Keller ISD Dr. Randy Reid
Brown Bag Lunch events during April & May.
Parents and community members are invited to bring their lunch and come chat with Dr. Reid, ask questions, and find out the MORE
  Texas State Rep Giovanni Capriglione
As the deadline for enrollment in Affordable Health Care Plans nears, many citizens are still left confused and concerned about the state of health care in our county. In response MORE

 Health & Beauty
Test-taking Tips To Help With Every Test
By Jack Reiser
Even the dreaded state standardized tests ahead.
The dreaded standardized testing season is upon us and you can practically feel the MORE

  What to Do When You're Going Through a Dark Season
By CJ Ortiz
Life is filled with seasons, and a season is a marked period of time. Look back over your own personal history, and you'll MORE
Passing The Baton No. 12 –
“Our Words Are Powerful!”
By Dean Owen
oday we wrap up our series Passing The Baton. We have talked about passing down to our grandchildren what we Believe, what MORE

  Fight Back Against Spring Allergies with Help
By Dr. Travis Stork
Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor family fun, BBQs, ballgames, and for many Americans, the start of allergy season. MORE

The Role of Home Health Care to Keep Patients at Home
By Lizza Ducsay
The U.S. baby boom population is getting older. By 2030, residents born between 1946 and 1964 will make up 20 percent of the population MORE

  Anger Is A Primordial Emotion
By Dr. Kweethai
Like an addiction, there is a rush of adrenalin and euphoria that accompanies an episode of rage, causing the 'addict' – the rage-a-holic – to give up control despite dire, and largely MORE

What Is Ashy Skin?
By Linda Irwin-Hurley
All skin types have a form of ashy skin. It usually appears on skin with dark pigmentation, but people with other skin tones also can have this problem. Skin with less pigmentation MORE
  Smarter Pet Care Tips
By Adams Flea and Tick Spot-On
Adams Flea & TickWays to protect your pets and home before an infestation hits
For pet owners, protecting their pets from the dangers of pests can seem like a MORE

 Financial
April Fools!
By Coach Rick Kolster
Our minds cannot distinguish between what is real or what is made up. We spend much of our time telling ourselves what we believe is real. MORE

  Prepare for Health Care Costs During Retirement
By Coach By Kolburn Conway -
As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on MORE

Need More Time To File Your Return?
By Wendy Knutson, CPA, CPA
If you need more time to file your 2013 income tax return, you can get an extension - and no explanation is necessary. MORE
  The REAL Secret To Finding College Money For Teens.
By Tina Johnson
Community College? Advanced Placement? CLEP? It is getting harder and harder to MORE

 Real Estate
The Emerging Market
By Jackie Black
As we have discussed in the past, the baby boomer market is still booming. Each of either are a baby boomer or know one! Additionally, the secondary market for home buying MORE

  Commercial Real Estate Update
By Steve Trine
The media continue to be filled with great news for commercial real estate in North Texas. At the Society of Commercial Realtors meeting on March 26th, Ft. Worth Mayor Betsy MORE

Tips for a Bountiful Backyard Garden
The benefits of having your own backyard vegetable garden are plentiful, and can include significant lifestyle impacts, such as healthier eating habits, money saving perks and more. MORE
   

  Community News
Barking Dogs
By H. Griffin and R. Kelebra and Guest
Due to some possible legal issues, The Barking Dogs column has been suspended until further notice. MORE

  Holy 75th Anniversary Batman! Legendary DC Artist Joe Giella
By Tom Ward
In May of 1939 a shadowy figure called ‘Batman’ first appeared in Detective comics issue #27. The caped crusader along with his trusty sidekick ‘Robin’ the boy wonder MORE

The Community Storehouse Hope Dinner
12th Annual Hope Dinner & Auction was a spectacular evening!! We were in awe as the room filled up with almost 550 guests!! MORE

  Grand Re-Opening Adooring Designs
Adooring Designs started here in Keller making iron doors and gates back in 2005 just over the westside of the RR tracks off Golden Triangle and Sports Parkway. When owners MORE

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine Earns Second Redesignation As Texas Ten Step Facility.
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine has taken a giant step towards improving the MORE

  Funding Your Child's College Education
By Carol Harris / State Farm
Are you looking for a great gift to give to the children in your life this holiday season? If so, consider giving the gift of higher MORE

Fit Not Fat For Summer !!
By Dr John King
Back in 2010, I attempted to do a bodybuilding competition. However, it was an absolute disaster. I took my weight up to 265lbs MORE

  Keller Farmers Market Announces
Opening Date For 5th Season
The Keller Farmers Market (KFM) located at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, opens its fifth season Saturday, May 3 MORE

More than a House – a Gathering Place
By Patricia Eltiste
The Wild Rose Heritage Center, formerly known as the Jarvies house, is well on its way to being what it was meant to be: a focal point for MORE

  Prayer Dedication of the New Farmers Kirkwood Agency in Old Town
At 9:00 am, we started the Saturday morning of March 22 at a prayer dedication at the new Farmers Kirkwood Agency building MORE

Chamber Honors a Man That Doesn’t Say No!
Every year the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce honors a non profit business or agency that exceeds expectation serving those in need, in our community with a MORE
  Unleashed by Petco was Cash Mobbed!!
Keller Business Connections came up with a great idea to help out sales for local businesses... a Cash Mob event. Similar to a flash mob, but instead of spontaneous song or dance MORE

 Sports
Awaiting Opening Day
By James McBride
With another season of Ranger ball starting in Arlington last month we will take in depth look at the roster this month. The injury bug has hit the squad hard at the start of spring training. MORE

  Texas Golf Legend Swung And Sung His Way To Stardom
By Golf ProTom Ward.
Texan Don Cherry ( Wichita Falls native) is truly golf’s version of “The Music Man.” He would barnstorm across the country, singing his MORE

Boring, But Important. Taking Care Of The Small Stuff!
by David Gerda
Have you ever gotten that feeling you forgot something and you just can't put your finger on it? I know it happens to me more often than I care to admit as I age, and it happened a MORE
 

 Food
The Irishman – a Creamy, Dreamy Milkshake for Summer
By Jessica King
Here it comes…Longer days, shorter school weeks, and soaring temperatures—yes, Texas summer is soon to be upon us. That MORE

  Delight Your Easter Guests with a Dessert Bar
This Easter, resist the temptation to delegate bringing a dessert to your guests. Instead, save the best for last by serving up a dessert pie bar as the sweet finale to a wonderful MORE

Infuse Spring Celebrations with Grilled Lamb
is flavorful recipe from Boston Chef Michael Scelfo for Grilled American Lamb Sirloin is a fresh spin on whole leg roasts, and simplifies spring entertaining. While sirloin chops MORE
  Shannon Brewery Corner
By Gerard Hannon
What a great month, great things are happening, and pieces are coming together smoothly.
The walls were put up on the building over the last month; equipment was ordered and 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
Dear Sarah,
I've only been dating the man in my life for a month, but we have such a strong MORE

Music On The Patio “KICKS OFF”
By Patricia Eltiste
The 2014 Music on the Patio Masterworks Series behind Keller Town Hall began with a rousing, albeit chilly, start on March 26 MORE
 


Letters
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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