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January 2017 Issue

Front Cover Stories
Registration Open For Keller Police Dept. Citizens Police Academy
Citizens interested in learning more about the Keller Police Department and the role of law enforcement in Keller have the opportunity early next MORE

  Road Repair At Promontory / Meandering Woods Intersection
Drivers in Hidden Lakes encounted a road closure at the intersection of Promontory Drive and Meandering Woods Drive (south of MORE

Community Emergency Response Class Starts Feb. 7
Applications are now being accepted from Keller and Keller ISD citizens interested in joining the city’s Community Emergency Response MORE

  Sewer Work To Close Bancroft Road
Jan 3rd - Jan 17th

Bancroft Road between Ottinger and Mt. Gilead roads will close to through traffic for two weeks beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3 to allow MORE

Keller Fire Department Saves Christmas Joy
December 23rd, a house fire that began in the garage and extended into the attic of a house of the 600 block of Deerwood Lane in the Bear Creek Area of Keller ended safely. The MORE
  Christmas Tree Recycling Runs Through Jan. 13
The city's annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program will be available to residents from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Drop-off is at the east softball MORE

  Education News
Notes From The Editor:
The month of December went by so fast. Even with the Christmas and New Year holidays, the month was very active, and people were trying to cram 30 days of work, Christmas shopping, and holiday parties into 20 days. MORE

 
Follow the Reader
By Jinu Mathew
Reading is the cornerstone of your child's academic endeavors. Reading well is essential when covering the vast amounts of academic work that school students face. Even young MORE
  News From KISD Superintendent Dr Reid
Center for Advanced Learning Hosts Grace After Fire Celebration January 6. The Keller Center for Advanced Learning (KCAL) will host a New Year, New You Celebration Friday, MORE

 Health & Beauty News
Look Your Best For The Holidays!!
By Linda Irwin-Hurley
6 Skin-Care Resolutions to Make This Year. Admit it even you still occasionally sleep in your makeup, forget to use sunscreen or put off seeing your dermatologist for a full body skin MORE
  Are You Living Like the Walking Dead?
By CJ Ortiz
Who needs an enemy when you’ve got yourself? Who needs resistance when we’re you’re so proficient at standing in your own way? You desire a better life, but you tell yourself you. MORE

 Real Estate News
What’s The Like In 2017
By Jackie Black
The election is over, Thanksgiving 2016 is in the books and we are upon the threshold of Christmas. In less than 30- days we turn the page on 2016 and look forward to exciting things MORE

  To Get a Permit or Not to Get a Permit!
By Bill Woofruff
With the advent of big box retailers and increasing availability of materials people are doing a lot more stuff themselves. There are “kits” that simplify tasks that people would have never tried before. MORE
Cold Weather Roofing
By Ben Hornbeck
Roofing in winter weather is not ideal and can be quite complicated. Almost all types of roofing materials utilize adhesive during the MORE
 

 Business News
Times, They Are A Changin'
By Jeffrey L Swearingen MBA
Bob Dylan has been telling us for years that change is constant, and I expect we will certainly see plenty of change in 2017. The big MORE

  New Year's (Financial) Resolutions
By Kolburn W Conway
By reviewing your needs and goals, you can identify some resolutions that are particularly relevant to your own situation. But here MORE

Do You Have Unwanted “Pets”
By David Gerda
I look back on last year and it was a good year at the shop, kids did well in school and life was kind of in that holding pattern of “nothing big MORE
  Close Is Not Good Enough with New Reporting Requirements
By Wendy Knutson, CPA
The old adage “close only counts in horseshoes” is an accurate reflection of the new IRS MORE

 Keller Chamber News
IMX Pilates & Fitness Studio Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Game
IMX Pilates & Fitness Studio is one of the Chambers newest members! They celebrated their ribbon cutting and opened their doors to MORE

  Keller Chamber Holds Their Monthly Meeting at Moviehouse And Eatery
By RJ Parks
The Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce held a special monthly "Christmas Office Party" MORE

1st Fort Keller Was A Huge Success
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

  Soccer Post Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Welcome The Soccer Post to Keller. Today the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce Staff, Members, Family and Friends gathered MORE

Seven Mile Café Ribbon Cutting
If you are looking for a Californian style breakfast, the new Seven Mile Café in Old Town Keller is just the place. Californian natives moved to Texas to invest in rental properties in Denton. MORE
   

  Food News
Seven Mile Café Now Open in Old Town
After a long renovation of the old City Hall/Police Station/Fire Station/Jail building in Old Town, Seven Mile Cafe is OPEN at 110 W. Vine St. and celebrating its official grand opening next MORE

  Emeril Is Back With Soups For Winter
Happy New Year! Start the year off right with one of my favorite foods, soup. January is National Soup Month and with good reason. It's the perfect time of year for warming up with a big MORE

Plan an Award-Worthy Watch Party
Whether you're gearing up for awards season or spending an evening catching up on your favorite TV drama, there are plenty of small screen events that provide the perfect backdrop for. MORE
  Potato Pierogi Recipe
Tender dumplings filled with cheesy potato filling then topped with buttery sautéed onions, this is the comfort food of my childhood. This Potato Pierogi recipe is passed down from generations. MORE

  Community News
$48,928 in Grants for Keller ISD
The Keller ISD Education Foundation awarded 30 grants totaling $48,928 to 24 educators across Keller ISD on December 9 and 12. These grants provide funding for projects not covered MORE

  The Greater Keller Women's Club
The Greater Keller Women's Club was established in 1989 as a means to further the common goal and general welfare of the people of the community and to provide a means for members to 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 MORE

  New 911 App for Smart Phones
We're excited to announce that Keller has become the first emergency dispatch center in the country to launch what first-responders are calling “Uber for 911,” a tool that recent FCC studies . MORE

UNT Program Gives Local Veteran A Chance At First Four-year Degree
University of North Texas senior Johnathan Igou says the military is in his blood. Part of a military family dating back three generations, MORE

  Sheila Stephens, Keller’s City Secretary Retires After 44 Years
The indomitable Sheila Stephens, our City Secretary and an employee of the City of Keller for an incredible 44 YEARS, has announced. MORE

Brenda Cody, Keller’s Children’s Librarian Retires After 15 Years
The city said farewell last month week to retiring children's librarian Brenda Cody. Brenda has served our kiddos at the Keller Public MORE
  Public Invited To Weigh In On Overton Ridge Park Plans Jan 19th
The City of Keller is making plans to expand Overton Ridge Park on Weybridge Lane, and we want your feedback! The Parks & MORE

  Politics News
Mayors Notebook:
By Mayor Mark Mathews
Welcome to 2017! Sometimes people find it challenging to change from relax mode to work mode and get going again after the MORE

  A Message From Councilmen A. Mizani
When I ran for my first full term on the Keller City Council in May 2015, I ran on several campaign platforms shared by many in our community. These platforms included reducing the tax MORE

Texas State Rep Giovanni Capriglione
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  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
Overcoming Adversity To Play The Game By Tom Wardy
With the Holidays upon us I thought I would tell you about a friend of mine who always lifts my spirits up. Next time you’re out on the MORE

  Dak's Case For MVP
By Steve Baer
No one in the world that watches or knows anything about football thought Dak Prescott was going to preform the way he did MORE

Armed Forces Bowl
By James McBride
The high flying Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-5) and the injury riddled Midshipmen of Navy (9-4) will meet at Amon G. Carter Stadium Friday MORE
  Straight Talk About Cigars
By RJ Parks
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