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February 2017 Issue

Front Cover Stories
Graffiti Artist Praised for Vandalism
The defination of Graffiti from Wikipedia states: Graffiti (plural of graffito: "a graffito", but "these graffiti") are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly MORE

  Filing Period Now Open For Keller City Council - Mayor, Place 5 & 6
Those interested in running for Mayor, Place 5 or Place 6 on the Keller City Council have until Feb. 17 to file for candidacy. The filing period MORE

Tarrant County Issues Outdoor Burn Ban
The Tarrant County Commissioners Court issued a 90-day outdoor burn ban at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10. MORE

  February Party Will Honor Retired City Secretary Sheila Stephens
Plans are in the works for a community celebration from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at Keller Town Hall honoring the incredible 44 years MORE


  Education News
Notes From The Editor:
The month of January started off with a lot of new beginnings. New layout for the newspaper, new clients, new writers, new distribution points, new business openings, new events, new MORE

 
Let Me Introduce Myself
By Jinu Mathew
My name is Jinu Mathew, and I am the owner of Tutor Doctor of Keller. I would like to introduce myself to the parents of Keller. MORE
  News From KISD Superintendent Dr Reid
Keller ISD Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid announced to the KISD staff on Friday, January 20, 2017, that he will retire at the end of July. MORE

 Health & Beauty News
Keep Winterizing Your Skin
By Linda Irwin-Hurley
Linda Irwin-Hurley has been in the Professional Hair and Skin Care industry since the early 1960's. In the early 1970's, starting her company from the trunk of her car, she started her first MORE
  There Are No "Meaningless" Days
By CJ Ortiz
As you well know, there is no “do over” in life. Once time is spent, time is gone. You can’t rewind or repeat, but despite this simple truth about time, people still think there are days that MORE

 Real Estate News
The Lighter Side Of Real Estate
By Jackie Black
Each day, thousands of transactions across the country are closed, with people moving from one side of the country to the other, or in some cases, just down the street. MORE

  Know What Your Homeowners Insurance Covers
By Bill Woofruff
Too many times I have run across someone who did not know that their basic homeowners insurance did not cover everything. MORE
How Wind Damages Your Roof
By Ben Hornbeck
The effect of wind moving over a roof is not uniform. Areas like the corners and perimeter of the roof can be susceptible to higher MORE
 

 Business News
Move Forward, By Looking Back
By Jeffrey L Swearingen MBA
Creating a plan and saving for your personal vision of retirement, or whatever that next phase of your life holds, is critical. Funding for you MORE

  What's Smarter – Paying Off Debts or Investing?
By Kolburn W Conway
If you're just starting out in your career, you will need to be prepared to face some financial challenges along the way – but here's MORE

It's Just My Opinion
By David Gerda
Every once in a while I get a little nervous cringe when a young customer drives up in an older Audi, Mercedes or other European car and MORE
  Moving the Needle Toward Profitability
By Wendy Knutson, CPA
I want to look at the first of two critical components that can really help you move the needle toward profitability. MORE

 Keller Chamber News
Wild Bird's Unlimited Ribbon Cutting
Wild Birds Unlimited of Keller, Texas helps you have the best backyard bird feeding experience possible. At Wild Birds Unlimited, MORE

  Chamber Ribbon Cutting at Optum Health & Sport Therapy in the Art Center. Now open in the Keller Art Center Optum Health and Sport Therapy with Dr Justin Hart MORE

Panara Bread Ribbon Cutting
The 1st Annual Fort Keller City Festival was a huge success with 7 Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings, Live Music, Car Show, Vendor booths, Free BBQ Chicken n Ribs MORE

  Keller Networking Group Explores Six Week Restaurant Tour
The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce has a networking group named Local Leads that meets every week for lunch and share . MORE

Keller Chamber 2017 Awards Gala
Last month the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce held their annual Awards Gala at the DFW Marriott Hotel & GC at Champions Circle. MORE

   

  Food News
Connect Kids with Food for Healthy Habits
Building healthy habits is the top reason moms cite for encouraging more learning when it comes to food, according to research conducted MORE

  5 Tips to Tackle Best Wings Ever
Don't forget the dips. Wings are a tailgating staple, and dips are a great way to complement those zesty flavors or cool the heat, but you may find yourself in a team rivalry when it MORE

Irish Lamb Stew
Lamb stew is Irish penicillin: a rich stew full of potatoes, celery and carrots that'll cure whatever ails you. In traditional fashion, nothing here is browned first, just all stewed together. MORE
  Baked Corned Beef & Cabbage
Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Yield: Serves 5.
Ingredients Corned Beef (baked)
3 lbs corned beef (in package) MORE

  Community News
KFD Loses A Member, David Simmons
We're heartbroken to share that David Simmons, who medically retired from the Keller Fire Department in July after 15 years of service, passed last night. MORE

  The Greater Keller Women's Club
The Greater Keller Women's Club is accepting grant applications from organizations with a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status. Application forms are available online at www.gkwc.org. All MORE

Long Time Resident Arelyn Cox Passes
Mr. James Arelyn Cox
July 6, 1941 - January 28, 2017
“My friend Arelyn Cox passed away today. Arelyn was one of the kindest, gentlest, gruffest men I have ever known. MORE

  A Night of Hope to Let the Children Shine
The Community Storehouse is excited to announce the move of their 15th Annual Hope Dinner and Auction to the beautiful Gaylord Texas Resort and Convention Center on March 4th. MORE

KFD releases smoke alarm survey, requests responses by March 31
Did You Know? Smoke and toxic fumes spread through a house faster than flames, and smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death MORE

  Concrete Repairs To Close Lanes On Rufe Snow Till
Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures on Rufe Snow Drive near the Shady Grove Road intersection almost daily over the next MORE

Household Hazardous Waste, Recyclable Electronics and Personal Documents Day Set For March 4
Keller residents are invited to bring their household hazardous waste, recyclable electronics and personal documents in need of 4. MORE

  Keller Library Debuts Reorganized Materials
Inspired by a growing trend in libraries across the nation, including the revolutionary Anythink libraries in Colorado, the Keller Public Library closed this week to reorganize its materials away MORE

2.5 Mile Bear Creek Mountain Bike Trail
Some incredible community volunteers continue to make progress on the Bear Creek Mountain Bike Trail! This 2.5-mile route in the Parks at Town Center offers an off-road experience !MORE
   

  Politics News
Mayors Notebook:
By Mayor Mark Mathews
2017 State of the City, It is election time again in Keller. Why do we have local elections every year? We don't have State elections MORE

  Barking Dogs By H. Griffin and S. Kelebra and Concerned Residents
We get this question a lot so we will print the answer for several months to start off this column.
Who Are the Barking Dogs?>>> MORE

A Message From Councilmen R Barnes
Focus On the Future. Today, I am very proud to announce my candidacy for Mayor of our great city. My wife and I are both native Texans - we built our home and moved to Keller MORE

   
Texas State Rep Giovanni Capriglione
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE. It seems not a day goes by without some news of a cyber attack. Just recently, Yahoo.com announced that 1 billion MORE
  A Few Words From Mitch Holmes
Place 6 Candidate for May 6 Election
The first time I served on your City Council, the people of Keller were in need of better representation. While we were all MORE

  Calendar of Events
Events In Keller
A month long calendar of events from the City of Keller, Senior Center, Library and MORE
  Business and Non-Profit Events
The month long calendar continued, Chamber of Commerce events, Non-Profit events and MORE

  Entertainment News
Games
Crossword, Suduko, Maze and Search MORE
   

  Business Listings
A handy list of local businesses that support the keller and Alliance residents. MORE    

  Sports News
Learn how to Practice with a Purpose
By Tom Wardy
Many times golfers hit the ball adequately on the practice tee because they are swinging freely, without any fear of failure to burden their MORE

  Defense Is The Main Area Of Concern This Off Season By Steve Baer
Two times in the past three years the Dallas Cowboys have fallen just short of reaching the NFC Championship game. The main MORE

Straight Talk About Cigars
By RJ Parks
Viaje – Jalapeño Piramide
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