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1-Chase Elwell, 7-Tanner Hilton, 8-True Caywood, 10-Isaac Wright, 14-Matt James, 21-Mason Wilde, 22-Chandon Wright, 23-Casey Lovell, 27-Peyton Young,
28-Spencer Hogan, 33-Colby Poston, 36-Jonmichael McLaughlin, 80-Noah Curry, 89-Ruben Vazquez
arvest Chris- High football season. their undefeated season games are as follows: Happy Hill 42-27
Cheyenne Holguin tian Academy The HCA Saints fin- by Head Coach Steve Happy Hill 28-6 Covenant 40-20
( Wa t a u g a ) ished their season with Farris and Assistant Glenview 33-13 Denton 32-0
Publisher would like to announce an 8-0 record. The Coach Tim Pigg. Arlington 34-6 Arlington 45-0
the end of their Junior SAINTS were lead to The details of the Denton 33-12
(817) 605-7111 A Letter from Keller ISD Board Fort Worth Christian School’s
wwwnortheasttimes.org Trustee Wendy Collins
ctober brings Meeting, the Board
f o o t b a l l adopted a Resolution
games, band of Acknowledgement
practice, cooler tem- and a Legislative Plat-
Our Mission: peratures, and of form that will be pre-
To promote a posi- course, studying, as sented to the commu-
we put our school year nity and legislators.
tive public image routines back into mo- In preparation for the
of our Community. tion. As parents, the 2011 Texas Legislative
To provide helpful priority of educating session, we resolve to
our children is in full “Make Education a Wendy Collins, Keller
information that focus once again. The Priority.” We stand be- ISD Board Trustee
will enhance our same is true for the hind the following leg-
quality of life. If KISD Board of Trust- islative platform: through annual prop-
you would like to ees - we, too, are com- Financial Reform erty value growth. Fort Worth Christian Walker, Kaden Walters,
mitted to providing ex- We believe in equal- We believe that School’s 2010/2011 Anino Rasaphangthong,
help support our ceptional educational ized state funding that public education fi- Homecoming was held Tyler Eager, Riley Th-
mission please opportunities for the eliminates district-to- nance mechanisms on Friday, Septem- annum, Paige Hellman,
call: students of Keller ISD. district discrepancies must provide for lo- ber 24. Homecoming Natalie Goin, Queen
This month, at the and assures the return cal meaningful dis- Court pictured left to Hagan Parkman, King
817-605-7111 October 14th Board of revenues generated continued on page 7 right back row: Jamie Garrison Efird.
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Keeping you up to date on monthly topics with personal articles from your local leadership
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B T U N A T
y joining other he Richland nlike the calen- orth Richland re you ready he Chambers
surrounding Hills Public dars we use at Hills’ city staff for the holi- Annual Awards
cities and the Library was our homes that have begun day season? Gala, this year
Council of Govern- awarded a $9,000 grant tell us each year starts planning for this year’s It’s just around the titled “Born to be
ments to meet “Clean from the Praxair Foun- in January and ends in Night of Holiday Mag- corner. Here are some Wild” will be staged on
Air” standards, Hal- dation, Inc., as part of December, the munici- ic, which will be held safety tips to follow Saturday, November
tom City recently pur- the company’s Library pal calendar is a little from 4p.m. to 8p.m. when you are out shop- 13th at the Colleyville
chased six Ford Escape Links program. The bit different. The City’s on Saturday, Decem- ping this time of the
Hybrids to be used by funds will be used fiscal year begins on ber 4 on the grounds of year. Amateurs who continued on page 7
the City staff. Three for literacy worksta- October 1st and runs NRH2O Family Water take advantage of the
(3) were purchased tions, subscription to through the last day Park. There will be lots carelessness of drivers
for use by water me- a job and career data in September. So, as of activities to enjoy carry out most vehicle
ter readers. Two were base, software for vi- you read this message, including photos with break-ins and thefts.
purchased for use by sion challenged com- we have just started a Santa and Mrs. Claus, The following tips can
building inspectors and puter guests, computer brand new year in the mini-train rides, a snow help you prevent a car
one was purchased for reservation and print City of Keller. tubing hill, marshmal- theft or break-in from
use by the Information management software 2010 was a difficult low roast, holiday per- happening to you. Park
Technology Depart- upgrade and computer time for many as the formances, and a fabu- in an open, well light-
ment. technician professional economy continued to lous tree lighting and ed and populated area
The City received a services. The citizens lag. The City was no fireworks show. near your destination.
$100,000 grant from of Richland Hills con- different and we under- The annual Night of Avoid parking near ve-
the Texas Railroad tinue to benefit from an took a number steps to Holiday Magic event hicles or objects that
Commission to convert award winning library. offset a decline in City is a great way for fami- may obstruct visibil-
10 of our City trucks As part of the Fiscal revenues. These steps lies to join together in ity and provide hiding
from gas to propane. Year 2010-11 Budget, allowed us to not only the holiday spirit with places. Avoid parking
In addition, the City the Richland Hills City keep property taxes neighbors and friends. near strangers who are
has been awarded an Council approved the low, but also maintain We hope you and your loitering or sitting in t Commission-
additional grant in the funding of a concrete the service levels that family will join us for vehicles. Never leave ers Court, we
amount of $78,000 to walking path at Rose- our community de- this year’s festivities. anything of value in approved the
purchase and install bud Park. The walking sires. While there were Admission is free and plain sight. Report 2010-2011 annual Tar-
a propane refueling path will be eight feet many challenges, there parking is free. Resi- vehicle burglary to the rant County budget
center. We current- wide to accommodate were, of course, many dents are encouraged Police immediately. with no tax increase,
ly utilize ten percent both walkers and run- positives as well. We to bring a new, un- All Watauga City Of- no decrease in servic-
ethanol in gasoline- ners at the park. This are currently on pace wrapped toy or canned fices will be closed on es and no layoffs. We
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School students re- unteers for the 2010-11
cently participated in school year. New and
Heavenly Hats Day. returning volunteers hen a laptop
Heavenly Hats is a can enter their applica- has a bro-
foundation that pro- tion online at https:// ken key, or
vides hats to cancer pa- www.birdvilleschools. suddenly stops charg-
tients. On that day, stu- net/cf/volunteer/index. ing, it can be frustrat-
dents paid $1 to be able cfm. ing. Here are a couple
to wear a hat during BISD started an em- of steps that can save
school. All proceeds ployee recognition you money and time Daniel Hampton, ComputeRX
mithfield El- went to benefit the program called “A and perhaps prevent
ementary is Heavenly Hat Founda- Touch of Class.” This that costly repair from grease can go a long
having a family tion. program is an opportu- even being necessary. way. All of the above
game night beginning BISD recently re- nity for students, staff, Broken keys can easily repairs are superficial,
at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 ceived a grant from parents and commu- be replaced in about 5 so you don’t have to
in the cafeteria. the United Way for a nity members to recog- minutes without disas- worry about damaging
Smithfield Elemen- Parents as Teachers nize employees for the sembly of the laptop by your computer dur-
tary’s College Day is program. This program extra-ordinary things ordering a key replace- ing the repair, so long
Nov. 03. Students and is designed to offer de- they do for children ment kit for about $10. as you are careful not
staff are encouraged to Mark Thomas, velopmental informa- and the district. For in- Secondly—if your bat- to force anything. If
tery has been losing you are worried about
wear their favorite col- tion and support to all formation, or to make
lege shirt to school. parents of infants and a nomination, visit the life, an inexpensive damaging your system,
Haltom High School’s replacement can be remember that paying
Binion Elementary PTSA Craft Fair is young children. The district’s Web site at
prekindergarten and goal of the program www.birdvilleschools. found on Ebay usually to repair it should cost
from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. for less than $60. Re- less than replacing it—
first-grade students and on Nov. 13. Booth is to help parents give net.
their parents are invit- their child the best pos- Birdville ISD and JPS placement AC adapters something to keep in
space is available for usually can be found mind when calling that
ed to join guest readers $75 with electricity sible start in life. Par- have joined together
for Pajama Story Time ticipants must live in to provide two school on Ebay for less than local repair shop.
and $60 without elec- $15, and a bad DVD Daniel is the principal
at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. tricity. BISD teachers the 76117 zip code. For based clinics in the dis-
4. For information, information, call the trict. One is in Haltom drive can be replaced of ComputeRx, an IT
receive a 20 percent with the removal of Consulting/Computer
call Judy Dallinger at discount on the booth Parents as Teachers of- City at 2807 Layton
817.547.1815. fice at 817.547.2352. Ave. in Haltom City, one screw and about repair company serving
rental fee. For informa- $40. the DFW metroplex.
Alliance for Children tion, e-mail hhsptsa@ The Birdville Edu- and the other is on the
will present a program cation Foundation south side of the Acad- These are all com- More information is
hotmail.com or call monplace, easy to fix located @ www.com-
on bullying to students 817.223.9608. was recently award- emy at C.F. Thomas at
at Holiday Heights El- ed a grant from the 8200 O’Brian Way in problems that can still puterxdfw.com . Check
Watauga Middle be costly if done by a the NE Times monthly
ementary on Nov. 4-5. School’s theatre de- Miles Foundation for North Richland Hills.
For information, call $31,176. The grant will The clinic treats stu- professional, so the for current computing
partment will present willingness to put in a tips and news.
817.547.2600. the musical “School- help Birdville, Rich- dents in BISD and their
North Ridge Elemen- land, and Haltom high sibling’s ages newborn little of your own elbow
house Rock Live! Jr.”
tary is hosting its annu- at 7 p.m. Nov. 16-18 in schools upgrade their to 18-years-old for a $5
al fall festival from 1-4
p.m. on Saturday, Nov.
the auditorium. Tickets resources for teaching
Earth Science and En-
office charge. Services
include: well child vis-
are $4 in advance and
6. This year’s theme $5 at the door. There vironmental Science.
Grant monies will
its, sports physicals, Senior Center
is a county fair. There will be a dessert bar acute care, chronic ill-
will be games, bounce before the show at 6 be used to purchase nesses (asthma, diabe-
houses, silent auctions, p.m. in the cafeteria. probes for collecting tes), immunizations,
food, prizes, and much For information, call and analyzing data on and much more. The
more. For information, 817.547.4800. temperature, light, pH, clinic does not have
or if you would like Watauga Middle magnetic field, topo- X-ray capabilities or
to donate something School’s community logical mapping, and dental services. They
for the silent auction, many other applica- see uninsured students
breakfast begins at 6
contact Keri Murrell at p.m. on Nov. 16. tions. The Birdville or Medicaid that do not
817.547.3200. Richland High Education Founda- have a specified pri- e invite the or information on the
Binion Elementary’s School’s percussion tion has awarded more mary care physician. commu- Medicare Changes and
school carnival is from department is looking than $800,000 worth For appointments, call nity to at- Updates , call today to
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on for recyclable materi- of grants to 600 teach- 817.759.2035 (Haltom tend and participate in schedule your appoint-
Nov. 6. There will be als for their fundraiser. ers in BISD for imple- City) or 817.547.3046 the following events ment.
a bounce house, obsta- Items accepted are: menting innovative (C.F. Thomas). scheduled at the senior Wednesday, Nov. 10th
cle course, steer rop- computers, cameras, ideas that will enhance center for the month of at 11:00 a.m. the Al-
ing, dunk tank, laser office equipment, en- curriculum. Do you provide November. zheimer’s Association
tag, raffle, and much tertainment electron- Birdville ISD is cur- Wednesday, Nov. 3rd will be doing an infor-
more. For information, ics, multimedia, por- rently accepting OPEN a service to the from 10:00 a.m. un- mation presentation.
call Wendy Jenkins at table electronics, video ENROLLMENT, tu- til 2:00 p.m. we have Thursday, Nov. 11th
817.547.1872. games, sporting goods, ition-free transfers of community? a Medical Screening at 11:00 a.m. will be a
Watauga Middle musical instruments, resident and non-res- Clinic and that will in- Veterans Day Program.
School’s community ident students for the clude blood pressure We will be recognizing
home and garden
2010-11 school year.
If so give us
volleyball game begins equipment and non-fic- and blood sugar checks and honoring all veter-
at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. For information, visit as well as height/weight ans.
tion books. Items will
a call and we screening and memory Monday, Nov. 15th at
11. be collected from 10
Holiday Heights El- a.m. - 2 p.m. on Nov. net/openenrollment. screening provided my 12:30 bingo sponsored
ementary’s fall carni- BISD is accepting will see if we Autumn Leaves in Ar- by Bridgeway Home
20 at Richland High
val is from 1-4 p.m. on School. online applications for lington. Call the center Health,
Nov. 13. parent/community vol- can help you today to sign up. The Wednesday, Nov. 17th
North Oaks Middle
Area Agency on Ag- Catholic Charities will
get the word ing Benefits Counselor do an information pre-
will be at the center sentation.
out. on Tuesday, Nov. 9th Friday, Nov. 19th will
for appointments. If be the annual Thanks-
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prepared and served
County Commissioner by Precinct 3 employ- Spagetti Supper N.E. RECYCLES DAY
ees. At the end of this FLEA MARKET
month, Friday, October orth Richland cycle! mission of the
29, we will have a bake Hills, TX. – N.E.E.T. organization.
sale at our NE Sub NorthEast Over 100 vendors will
continued from page 3
Courthouse to raise Environmental Team be selling used items
additional funds for (N.E.E.T.) will host and/ or items made
have great employees United Way. Come by the N.E. Recycles Day from recyclable ma-
in Tarrant County and and get your goodies Flea Market on Sat- terials. Also avail-
we appreciate the hard for Halloween. The urday, November 13, able on site will be
work they do every three events above are 2010 from 8:00 a.m. FREE ELECTRON-
day! provided as a service altom City friends enjoying din- – 3 p.m. in the ATI IC RECYCLING
Special thanks to the to Precinct 3 constitu- Senior Cen- ner. Northwood church Training Facility park- from 9am-3pm and
staff at Precinct 3 for ents and are not funded ter hosted it’s friends served the meal ing lot located at 6357 FREE DOCUMENT
receiving the Texas with taxpayer dollars. annual Spaghetti Din- and music was pro- Blvd. 26, N. Richland SHREDDING from
Association of Coun- Early voting begins at ner, Bake Sale, and Si- vided by Davis Memo- Hills, TX 76180. 9am-1pm.
ties “Best Practice the NE Sub Courthouse lent Auction recently. rial United Methodist The annual N.E. Re- Vendor booth space is
Award” in Austin for and Southlake Town Pictured is the dining Church band “ So Far”. cycles Day Flea Mar- available, $20 for an
the Precinct 3 North- Hall begins Monday, room full of family and ket is a Bargain Shop- approx. 20’x20’ space.
east Newsletter which October 18 and con- pers Paradise! Visitors For more information
we email 6 times a cludes Friday, Octo-
year to over 10,000 ber 29. Take time to
Thanksgiving can find unique and contact Judy Allen at
unusual items while 817.299.1830 or email
people. Let us know vote and express your Fundraiser supporting the Re- at jallen@richland-
if you would like to choice of candidates. duce! Reuse! Re- hills.com
receive our newsletter The last item to place
by emailing Theresa on your calendar is
Parsons tcparsons@ Northeast Transporta-
tarrantcounty.com. tion Summit on Fri-
WOW! The last cou- day, February 18 at the
ple of weeks have re- new Hurst Conference elping needy T E X A S
ally been busy here Center. You will hear families with a
in Precinct 3. If you up-dates on all major Thanksgiving
missed it, Empow- highway and road proj- Meal.
ering Seniors 2010 ects in NETC, plus in- The entry fee is $15
was Friday, October formation concerning the day of the event
1, 8:30-1:30 at the improvements at D/ and only $12 before by
Campus West facility FW International Air- registering at Action.
across from First Bap- port and plans for the com. The cost of each
tist Church Euless and “T” and DART to serve meal is $28.78, so you
Trinity High School. D/FW. Watch for ad- can understand how “Event T-Shirt” will be
We had over 600+ se- ditional information much impact your en- giving to the first 200
niors along with 200 in the next few weeks try fee will yield. This registrants. The trail is
vendor representatives when on our website. year the need is even not designed for baby
and volunteers. There Plan to join us for the greater and we ask the stroller or dogs. The
were 8 different health morning workshops community to sup- Lions Clubs of Hand-
screenings, 80 vendors, and luncheon. port the effort by have ley Meadowbrook,
free giveaways, 15 Do you provide
a morning walk/run at Southlake and Euless
different workshops, a service to the community?
the Villages of Bear are promoting this
food, wonderful en- If so give us a call and we
Creek Park in Euless fundraiser. Kris Jara at
tertainment, awesome will see if we can help you
at 1951 Bear Creek firstname.lastname@example.org
door prizes and it was get the word out.
Pkwy, Euless. for any additional in-
all FREE! Plan to 817-605-7111
The event starts at 9am formation.
join us next year!!! Go and end at 1 pm. An
to our website to see
photos of the event…
COMP ANION S
COMP ANION S
On Friday, October
8, at 7:30 a.m. we had OF THE MONTH
OF THE MONTH
Coffee with the Com-
missioner at the North-
east Tarrant County needs a companion,
Sub-Courthouse. On support your local
that same day, at the animal shelter.
Precinct 3 Maintenance
Center, 7301 Precinct
Line Rd. North Rich-
land Hills, we held
our Annual Precinct 3
United Way Fish Fry.
We served over 150 Jackson. He is about 2 yrs old, Champ is a neutered male. Very
lunches with a $5/do- very energetic. He loves kids and
loves to play with toys. he is a
friendly and easy going. He is
nation. All food was very loving dog. We think he is negative for heart worm. He has
Cattle Dog/Hound mix. He gets been here for several weeks.
along well with other dogs. He has P: 817-743-4516
been at our Shelter since 9/30/10
and would love to find his forever City of Keller Animal Services
home. our shelter is open limited and Adoption
hours, it is best if interested adopt- 330 Rufe Snow
ers call for an apt. Our phone #
is 817-314-3962. Our address is Drive Keller, Texas 76248
7049 Baker Bl
Richland Hills, Tx 76118.
Please call to confirm the hours
before you come to the shelter to
visit an animal.
Tula is a adorable grey and white
tabby . She has the most precious
looking eyes and face!! She is 2
Buttons is 8 years old. His family 1/2 - 3 months old. Little Tula
was getting a divorce so he must find came to the shelter with their
a new home to call his own. He is momma Tina and her siblings
declawed and neutered. Please stop Tilly, Tia and Tiggy. Tula is very
by and visit with Buttons or any of lovable and affectionate . She
the other adoptable animals at the loves to be cuddle and petted. She
shelter to see if the right one is wait- loves to play w/ the other kittens!
ing for you. Tula would love to be adopted
Every pet adopted from the North with one of her sisters if possible.
Richland Hills Animal and Adoption Darling Tula would be a very lov-
Rescue Center is spayed or neutered, able and happy furrever friend!
microchipped, vaccinated, and We have MANY wonderful cats
given a dose of intestinal worming Lulu- Female Pit Bull mix, 1 and kittens in need of a loving
medicine. The rabies vaccination is year old fur-ever home!
given to animals over 3 months of Rufus- Male Terrier mix, young Our adoption fee is $80. All cats
age. Dogs over six months of age adult receive their first feline booster, a
are heartworm tested. Jerri is a male Snowshoe, young dose of worming medication and
adult are micro chipped. Adoption fee
Adoption fees: Pets over 3 months And Perri is a young adult male includes a voucher for a rabies
old $90 and pets 3 months and tabby shot, spay / neuter at any TCAP
younger $80. Adoption fees for Both cats are friendly and person- location.
seniors over 65 are $60 for pets over able!! All adopted pets are eligible for
3 months old and $50 for pets 3 1 month of shelter health care
months and younger.North Richland City of Haltom City insurance.
Hills Animal Adoption and Rescue 817-759-2124 City of Watauga Animal Service
Center “Lots of people talk to animals.... Center
North Richland Hills, TX Not very many listen, Watauga, TX
817-427-6570 though.... That’s the problem.” 817-656-9614
email@example.com ~Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mayor Urban Search and Mayor approved. The City plan to construct and written by the volun-
William Lanford Rescue Vehicle. The David Ragan Council approved a repair the sanitary sew- teers requiring code
truck is used primar- Safe Routes To School er collection system. enforcement review or
ily for Haltom City grant agreement for the Over the past several action.
and the Northeast Fire amount of $93,150. years the City has ex- Auto Zone construc-
Department Associa- The agreement in- perienced extremely tion has been initiated
continued from page 3 tion (NEFDA) but can continued from page 3 cludes informing the high wastewater charg- with the shell of the
project is expected to es because of the in-
powered vehicles and be sent to other areas public of the purpose of structure being erected.
be completed by the creased infiltration and
20% Biodiesel in the in the state of Texas if the grant, walking and The substandard build-
end of 2010. inflow of groundwater
diesel fuel vehicles. needed. bicycle safety, public ing located at 7560
Save the Date for The much needed reti- information and edu- and stormwater into Glenview Drive was
These grants not only
Haltom City’s Christ- ming of traffic lights cation, bicycle rodeos, the system. demolished the week
will save in the City’s
on State Highway 183 The City Council ap-
fuel costs but assist mas on Broadway to materials to be dis- of October 11-15.
(Baker Boulevard) will proved a Code Enforce-
in meeting air quality be held from 3 to 6 tributed, performance On November 2, 2010,
be accomplished via ment Abatement Sink-
standards as set by the p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. measures, parent and the citizens of Richland
Residents and visitors an agreement with the child surveys, and re- ing Fund to address the Hills have a very im-
State of Texas.
North Central Texas ongoing abatement of
A different type of are invited to join in porting results of the portant vote to decide
Council of Govern- substandard properties
grant recently acquired the fun as Haltom City grant. This program is on the cities transpor-
ments as approved by in the City. The subject
has helped to increase kicks off the holiday intended to involve the tation system. Please
the City Council at sinking fund will draw
public safety. Haltom season with carriage community in every inform yourself on the
its Tuesday September from several different
City Fire/Rescue is the rides, crafts for kids, aspect of the program. issues related to this
14. Six intersection funding sources in-
proud owner of a new petting zoo, presenta- The grant agreement question before you
signals will be adjusted cluding the Oil and Gas
fire rescue truck that tion by the Fort Worth will be administered vote. Your vote counts,
in order to move traf- Fund, Development
was acquired through Zoo, train rides, food by a subcontractor that so please mark your
fic more smoothly and Corporation, General
the State Homeland concessions, music & will be selected and calendar and plan to
efficiently. Because Fund and any appro-
Security Program. A dance, and of course approved by the City vote Tuesday, Novem-
Baker Boulevard is priate grants received
$497,350 grant was Santa Claus. There is Council and TXDOT. ber 2, 2010. Early vot-
a state highway, the from outside agencies.
awarded to Haltom no admission charge. The City is embracing ing begins October 18,
Texas Department of technology with re- On Oct. 2nd, 2010 and runs through
City to purchase the
Transportation will gard to its stormwater P.R.I.D.E. volunteers October 29, 2010.
provide the local match system. The Council canvassed Richland
Do you provide a service required as part of the Our Mission:
has engaged the pro- Hills in an attempt to
Regional Traffic Sig- fessional engineering identify property that To promote a positive
to the community? nal Timing Program. firm, Halff and Asso- needed assistance or public image of our
If so give us a call and we This work should be ciates, to create and was in violation of the Community. To pro-
completed within the design a stormwater City’s Code of Ordi- vide helpful informa-
will see if we can help you next six months. Geographical Informa- nances. The citizen tion that will enhance
The City’s Safe Routes tion System (GIS) da- volunteers with neigh-
get the word out. To School Non-In- tabase to assist the City borhood beautification our quality of life.
frastructure Grant in managing its storm- in mind, volunteered If you would like to
817-605-7111 Agreement has been water management three hours of their help support our
program. The City is time and effort. As a mission please call:
scheduled to complete result 137 slips were 817-605-7111
$8,000,000 in storm-
over the next six years.
The City also has en-
gaged White Rock
Consultants to imple- Hurst
Any Purchase 900 Grapevine Hwy.
ment an inflow/infil-
Near Precinct Line Rd. (Across from Chipotle)
tration reduction plan. $
Once completed, the
Mon-Fri 9:00-6:00 • Sat 8:30-5:00 • Sun Closed
OIL CHANGE • AUTO REPAIR • STATE INSPECTIONS
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City will utilize the
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A Letter from Keller ISD Board Haltom Senior Center
Trustee Wendy Collins Exercise Class
continued from page 1
cretion and flexibil- in open and informed out in the community
ity in the allocation of conversations focused discussing in depth
resources to support on the issues contained the need for legislative
district goals and pri- in this platform. reform with our par-
orities; such as digital Keller ISD is not the ents and community
learning opportunities only district facing leaders. As Trustees,
that will require in- these issues, which is we are dedicated to
novative revenue gen- why we have partnered maintaining the high
eration and accounting with School Board quality of education
possibilities not yet in- Trustees and Admin- in Keller ISD. Thank
vented. istrators from Carroll you for all that you
Local Control ISD and Grapevine- do to make this one
We believe that edu- Colleyville ISD in a of the best communi-
cating our youth is a grassroots effort to ties in Texas. In return,
state responsibility but bring our passionate, we will never forget
a local function. united message to our that it’s “All about our Join us Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 9:30 for a great low
We believe that a legislators. Kids!” impact work out with instructor Jeanne- Marie.
more balanced and re- On Tuesday, October
invigorated state-local 19, Keller, Carroll and
partnership is needed Grapevine-Colleyville
to create the type of
schools that can best
joined forces to pres-
ent an unprecedented
provide the learning
experiences to help
public forum to share
The Good, The Bad RECOGNIZED STATEWIDE
students succeed in to- and The Ugly: a tax-
day’s world. payer’s guide to the very year, the
We believe that lo- public school fund- Texas Chamber
cally elected School ing crisis. Supporter of Commerce
Board Trustees should of these three districts Executives (TCCE),
be given the author- came out to discuss the oldest organiza-
ity to make decisions with legislators the tion in the country for
such as tax levy autho- many funding issues training and educating
rization and flexibility that are burdening our chamber professionals,
and freedom in mak- school districts. presents awards to lo-
ing school calendar As School Board cal Chambers of Com-
decisions. Trustees, we have a merce for unique pro-
Unfunded Mandates unique opportunity to gramming in the areas
We believe that gov- do something that has of Community Devel-
ernment policymakers never been accom- opment, Economic De-
have over-mandated plished before. Dur- velopment, Education,
and over-regulated the ing these difficult eco- Small Business, and
local function, which nomic times, a shared Governmental Affairs.
has resulted in mul- priority among our Winning chambers The Northeast Tarrant Chamber Economic Development Committee is helping Commercial & resi-
tiple layers of bureau- legislators and other produced programs dential investors learn more about our cities. Here they are hosting a Bus Tour, and most recently
won a State Award for their efforts concerning Transportation.
cratic regulations that districts is vital. that have a demonstrat-
have become more Over the next few ed economic impact on innovative program-
burdensome and com- months, I, along with the chamber’s service ming and/or execution
plex with each govern- other Trustees, will be area or on its member- of programming.
mental action. ship through new and continued on page 8
We believe that relief
from these unfunded Bob Hamilton Chairmanship at the for the “Best Econom-
mandates is necessary President NET Gala as well. ic Development Pro-
to the restore the op- Chamber of Commerce In addition, US Con- gram” in the State of
portunity to make im- gresswoman Kay Texas. And, it also won
portant decisions and Granger will be on an Honorable Mention
choices regarding the hand to accept the Ex- for another economic
education of the chil- continued from page 3 calibur Award in recog- development program
dren of our district. Community Center. nition of her outstand- as well.
The Keller ISD Board Over 300 are expected ing work on behalf of The Chamber was
of Trustees feels that to attend this night of the Chamber cities and recognized for its pro-
these issues are making recognitions and cel- business partners. gram in support of up-
it increasingly more ebration. Over 50 busi- Tickets are on sale coming transportation
difficult to provide the nesses and individu- now for $60 each or 2 changes in the North-
quality of education als will be spotlighted for $110. Contact the east Tarrant area. The
that we have come to during the event. Cur- Chamber at (817) 281- organization claimed
expect in Keller ISD. rent Chairman of the 9376. top honors for develop-
We believe that ma- Board of Directors, Dr. The Chamber was ing a communication
jor changes in state Stephen Waddell, will presented two major plan for all four cities,
policies must occur to share the stage with awards from the Texas the Birdville ISD and
ensure public educa- Chamber President Chamber of Commerce local businesses. It was
tion opportunities and Bob Hamilton in hand- Executives, represent- also recognized for the
a stronger community. ing out major awards ing 611 Texas Cham- efforts made to stimu-
To bring about these to this years top busi- bers. At their annual late community in-
changes, we will en- ness partners. Local conference in Austin volvement with its an-
gage citizens of the Professional photogra- in mid-October, the nual Family Fireworks
local communities pher Cos De Leo will TEEC handed out event.
and elected officials assume the mantle of awards to the Chamber
& vinyl Hard ramic
starting at & Ce starting at
$ .22 p/sf $ .49 p/sf
Northeast Times Quad Cities & Keller Edition Page 8
Haltom City LOCAL CHAMBER
giving holiday dinner
continued from page 4
vember birthdays with
RECOGNIZED STATEWIDE continued from page 7
with special desserts, music by Boyce Hunt Of 614 local chambers while developing ways promoting the profes- cations, resources, and
door prizes, and the and part sponsored by of commerce in Texas, to enhance the quality sional growth of cham- conferences.
ticket will be drawn Bravo Home Health. only a few innovative of life in the communi- ber executives, by pro-
for the beautiful Texas Don’t forget the regu- chambers received rec- ties that they represent. viding leadership for
quilt handmade by the lar scheduled activities ognition for an Out- Since 1906, TCCE has chamber employees
center quilters. Meals each week that include: standing Program of been enhancing and through its many publi-
are a suggested con- Bean Bag Baseball, the Year. One of those
tribution of $2.00 for Exercise Classes, Gos- chambers, The North- Mayor event will include a 6:30 p.m., and the win-
anyone 60 yrs and old- pel Singing, Bible east Tarrant Chamber, Harry Jeffries special visit from San- ners will be announced
er or the spouse of and Study, Wii Bowling, received a First Place ta Claus! Santa will be on December 15, 2010.
$6.00 for anyone else. Bingo, & Supper Club. award, and an Honor- available to have his Judging will be based
Reservations for this We also have comput- able Mention Award in picture taken with each on the following cat-
meal must be made by ers that are internet ac- the Economic Devel- child and a special gift egories: Best Use of
Friday, Nov. 12th at cessible for you. opment entries of its continued from page 3 will be given to each Lights, Best Stationary
12:00 noon. Call today to ask Transportation Focus, child from Santa and Display, and Judge’s
Monday, Nov. 22nd about the menu and and Family Fireworks November 11, 2010 for his helpers. Break- Choice. All houses
at 12:30 we invite you make your reservation, efforts respectively. Veterans Day and from fast with Santa will be must be nominated.
to play bingo with us we’d love for you to Chamber President, November 25-27, 2010 Saturday, December To make a nomination,
sponsored by A.P.G. be our guest for lunch. Bob Hamilton, who for the Thanksgiving 4, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. call 817-514-5829 or
Home Health. 817-834-8021 was unable to attend Holiday. The cost is $7.00 for turn a nomination form
Wednesday, Nov. 24th the Annual Volunteer From April to August, each child and $3.00 to the Community
we’ll celebrate the No- Conference, held at the the Watauga Beauti- for each adult eating. Center.
AT&T Center in Austin fication Program has Tickets go on sale No- Our Annual Food
on Friday, October 15, its annual Yard of the vember 1, 2010 at the Drive will be from No-
2010, shared his ac- Month competition. Watauga Community vember 1, 2010 through
ceptance and pride of Nominated yards are Center located at 7901 December 11, 2010.
winning the recogni- voted on with one be- Indian Springs Road. The Watauga Public
tion from his peers by ing chosen as Yard of Letters from Santa are Library is asking you
stating, “this honor is the Month. Congratu- $2.00 per child and the to give generously to
a tribute to the efforts lations to all our win- deadline is December help local families en-
and partnerships of my ners! 15, 2010. You may joy a brighter holiday
four cities and school “A Watauga Christ- pick up information season. Overdue fines
districts, as well as mas” is scheduled for sheets at the Watauga (on Watauga materials
the hundreds of local Wednesday, December Community Center, Li- only) will be removed
businesses and spon- 1, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. brary, and at City Hall up to $3.00 per library
sors that have the same An evening of holiday beginning November card with each dona-
mission as we do.” All fun for the entire fam- 15, 2010. Judging for tion. I am asking each
entries were critiqued ily begins with the City the “Light Up Watau- person who visits the
by an impartial panel of Watauga Christmas ga” contest will be on Watauga Public Li-
of chamber executives Tree Lighting! The December 14, 2010 at brary during this time
in Texas. to bring in a donation
TCCE is an organiza- Mayor tend Night of Holiday for these families. If
tion of chamber execu- Oscar Trevino Magic on December 4, you are at the store
tives from across the photos with Santa and and you see something
state, working together the Holiday Market on sale or buy one get
to improve the busi- will also be open from one free, please donate
ness climate in Texas, continued from page 3 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. De- that item. Items needed
cember 10 through 12 include: Turkey (fro-
food item. There will at NRH2O. zen), turkey gravy
be a $1 charge for mini- While the holidays mix, green beans, corn,
train rides, a $2 charge are a busy and excit- mushroom soup, evap-
for the snow tubing ing time, we should orated milk, cranberry
Is proud to introduce our hill and a $3 charge for also take a moment to sauce, instant pota-
crafts in the Children’s count our blessings and toes, cornbread stuff-
Holiday Village. Pho- cherish those around us ing, cornbread/biscuit
tos with Santa will be — our families, neigh- mix, french fried onion
available for purchase bors, and especially rings, pumpkin or oth-
and a variety of re- our senior citizens and er pie filling, cake mix
freshments will be of- young people. I wish and icing, flour, sugar,
fered for sale. you all a safe and hap- small Crisco.
Do you want to improve your If you are unable to at- py holiday season.
Brain Mayor the meantime, we are opers. In addition to
upholding an even economic develop-
Memory, Attention, Pat McGrail
stronger conserva- ment, infrastructure
tive position than nor- improvements also re-
Flexibility, Speed, and mal as it relates to our main an important as-
budget and operations. pect for the City. Sani-
Problem Solving Skills? continued from page 3 This year’s budget re- tary sewer and drainage
to double the number tains the current tax projects are consistent-
of housing starts as rate of $.44219, which ly under construction.
compared to 2009. Ad- is one of the lowest in Road improvements,
ditionally, the City cel- Tarrant County, while such as the neighbor-
ebrated the re-opening again preserving our hood street overlay
of our renovated and current service levels. programs and expan-
expanded Keller Pub- The overall budget for sion of such major ar-
lic Library, the launch- the City represents a terials as Rufe Snow,
ing of the “Keep it decrease of approxi- North Tarrant Parkway,
in Keller” campaign mately 4.8% from the and Davis Boulevard,
(www.keepitinkeller. previous fiscal year. are making it easier
com), and the start of Promoting economic and safer for commut-
major road improve- growth through the ers to traverse the City.
You will be guided through a complete brain ments. From a cost support of existing Keller is a “City of
saving standpoint, we commercial businesses Choice” as evidenced
fitness program that is fun but challenging. continue to seek part- and the attraction of by our numerous rec-
Training helps you think more clearly and quickly, nership opportuni- new, quality retail and ognitions. We have
remember names, where you put your keys, avoid ties with surrounding commercial develop- beautiful parks and
distraction, increase concentration, multitask and communities, and on ment continues to be trail system, a low
October 1, 2010 en- a priority. During the crime rate, outstand-
make quick accurate decisions. tered into an interlo- last year, the City has ing fire protection and
cal agreement with undertaken a renewed emergency services,
the City of Colleyville economic development along with other City
for participation in the program to include the services, and most
joint Keller-Southlake “Keep it in Keller” importantly, a family-
Communications and shopping campaign, friendly environment.
Detention Center. an updated business Continuing to build
For 2011, the hope of and commercial prop- on these characteris-
a strengthening econo- erty data base, and an tics is what will further
5207 Heritage Ave. Colleyville TX 76034 my remains as we wait aggressive strategy to distinguish Keller as
817-312-3211 www.thebraininstitute.net for a long-term growth provide demographic a great place to live,
www.facebook.com/thebraininstitutetexas trend to establish. In information to devel- work, play, and invest.
Northeast Times Quad Cities & Keller Edition Page 9
TRAFFIC TICKETS DEFENDED
COLLEYVILLE, SOUTHLAKE AND
ELSEWHERE IN TARRANT COUNTY
NO PROMISE AS TO RESULTS
JAMES R. MALLORY
Attorney At Law
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