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July 2017 Issue

Front Cover Stories
City Council Doubles Homestead Exemption For Keller Residents
The Keller City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to double the city’s homestead exemption, pushing it to 8 percent. MORE

  Meet Your New City Council Members
Please welcome the new Keller Mayor and City Council Members. Mayor Pat McGrail won the run off election by collecting 50.58% of the votes over Rick Barnes and Councilmen MORE

Trapped Mosquito In Keller Tests Positive
Trapped mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus in Keller Texas. Ground spraying will take place June 22-23 within a half-mile of the collection site on Ottinger Road MORE
  Willis Lane Reconstruction From June 29 to August 1st.
With reconstruction work on Pearson Lane wrapped up ahead of schedule, Keller and Tarrant County road crews will now turn their MORE

  Education News
Notes From The Editor:
Best month ever! That’s what people are saying about last month. There was so much to do around town and enjoy. Thanks to the City of Keller for putting on Summer Nights where they MORE
  KISD School Notes:
Keller ISD’s Board of Trustees has officially approved Dr. Rick Westfall as the District’s next Superintendent. Dr. Westfall, Deputy Superintendent of Grapevine- MORE

 Health & Beauty News
Should You Tan?
By Linda Irwin-Hurley
Summer is here. According to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) as many as 90% of melanomas are estimated to be MORE

  Changing Your Mind. (part 2)
By Coach Rick Kolster
3. Change your beliefs. It's easier than it sounds. Whenever you want something, your ability to manifest it is already there: if you MORE

Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive creates a Healthy, Continuing Bond
By Jimmy Lucas
After a loved one dies, all of us encounter the same sense of loss and uncertainty. The stress of what to do with belongings, like MORE
   

 Real Estate News
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 MORE

 
Best or Best For You? By Bill Woofruff
The most expensive is not always the best performer or not the best choice for your budget. I remember for years there was an $80 Hoover vacuum cleaner that MORE
  10 Common Roofing Errors (6-10)
By Ben Hornbeck
(6) Valley Problems: While there are a number of methods of shingling a valley (California-Cut, Closed-Cut, Woven, Open-Valley), MORE

 Business News
Sun Exposure for the Markets.
By Jeffrey L Swearingen MBA
The heat of summer is upon us. Yes, there are warmer days to come, and the Summer Solstice has passed. Yet we have a good number MORE

  Financial Moves for "Empty Nesters
By Kolburn W Conway
When your children leave home and you become an "empty nester," you'll probably make several adjustments in your lifestyle. But MORE

It's Summer Time! By David Gerda
This month is a happy month for me; I am not going to preach about all the bad stuff in the auto repair business; instead, will give you a reminder and introduce you to a couple of locals . MORE
  Keep Your Audit Fears In Check
By Wendy Knutson, CPA
We frequently hear clients talk of the fear of audits. However, your chances of being audited are probably lower than you think. A MORE

 Keller Chamber News
Mariposa Apartments in Saginaw Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday was a 3 Chamber ribbon cutting for Mariposa Apartments. A 55 and older non-smoking community with all the MORE

  An Evening Of Music With The Red, White and Blue July 23rd
Metro Performance Resources partners with the Greater Keller Chamber of to present “A Salute to our Armed Forces & First MORE

Keller Chamber REACH Happy Hour
Wouldn't you like to establish solid business relationships? Why not do it in a Happy Hour setting? Join us at Bronson Rock for some complimentary appetizers, MORE

 
Old Town Keller Ribbon Cutting
Last month we attended the completion of the Old Town Keller $4.25 million Lamar Street improvement project in Old Town Keller today. 75 business owners, City Mayor MORE
  Rein’s Of Hope Ribbon Cutting
Last month we welcomed Reins of Hope Therapeutic Riding Center to the Keller Chamber! They have been in business for quite some time as Haven's Horses Therapeutic & MORE

  Food News
Building a Better Burger
By Chef Peter Mollett
Summer fun and summer heat are in full swing, with July and August being the biggest grilling months of the year. Even MORE

  Bigger and Better Bronson Rock Music Venue
By Gerard Hannon
That is correct, you heard me right, Bronson Rock re-opened and it now focusing in . MORE

Texas Bleu Steakhouse Summer Menu
This is the first time Chef Stefon Rishel has the opportunity to create his own menu since taking over as head Chef of the Texas Bleu Steakhouse and Wine Cellar in Keller Texas and MORE
  More Food Options For Old Town Keller
Building renovations start in Old Town Keller in the month of July of the old La Casita Mexican restaurant. Under new ownership the property will transform into The Station Grill MORE

  Community News
A Few Words From Keller Council Place 6 Candidate Mitch Holmes
Congratulations to our new Councilman Tag Green, and our returning Mayor Pat McGrail, on your hard fought wins to City Council. MORE

  The Greater Keller Women’s Club
The annual Distribution of Funds Meeting and Dinner was held June 15, 2017 at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club. Eleven non-profit charities and twelve KISD graduating seniors were MORE

A Pillar Of The Community Has Passed
Frank Roy Praslicka, born Sept. 9, 1935, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones Wednesday, June 21,2017. MORE
  Keller Breakfast Club
The purpose of the Club is to disseminate information and it is non political. There are no dues or attendance requirements. MORE

  Politics News
Words From Councilmen Armin Mizani
Numerous residents have approached the City Council regarding the topic of rising property values, taxes, and the proposed "SB2" bill that the Texas legislature considered and will MORE

  Barking Dogs
Apologies Are Needed>>>
We are starting off this month with the apologies to Marie Howard. Last month two dogs were viciously claiming Howard MORE

Farewell… But Not Gone!
By Mayor Mark Mathews
We've grown like never before, we've change, we've transformed, we challenged ourselves to be better in every aspect and every MORE
  Texas State Rep Giovanni Capriglione
Governor Abbott Calls For 20-Topic Special Session. At the beginning of the 85th Legislative Session, over 6,800 total bills and resolutions were filed. By the end of the session, 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
Family Fun Page Sponsored By
Dr. Greg Garlett In Old Town Keller
Crossword, Suduko, Maze and Search MORE
   

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

  Sports News
Transforming Your Golf Game
By Tom Ward
A friend of mine told me she played high school golf, but so much time had passed by that her skills had diminished and she wanted to MORE

  What Impact Can Jaylon Smith Have
By Steve Bear
The Dallas Cowboys turned a few heads when they selected linebacker Jaylon Smith, in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. MORE

Could Keller/Ft Worth Get A New Sports Complex?
By Gerard Hannon
There was some talk over the past few years about Keller ISD high school football MORE

 
Straight Talk About Cigars By RJ Parks
NTCS 5 Year Blend - Twelve Seventeen
Name: The North Texas Cigar
Society – 5 Year Blend aka Twelve Seventeen
Owner: MORE
  North Texas Cigar Society 5 Year Anniversary Party
On Thursday June 22 was the North Texas Cigar Society 5 Year Anniversary Party and Monthly Meeting at Bronson Rock MORE

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