Posts By: Mary Meier

Taking Over The Big Apple – Keller High School Marching Band

If you didn’t attend Keller High School, then you know someone who did. Students at Keller High School are recognized for their notable accomplishments from academics to athletics and fine arts, and Keller High School Band is known for contributing some of those awards throughout the past few years.

These high school students have the opportunity to represent Keller (and the only band from Texas!) in New York City this Thanksgiving to perform in the 2018 Macy’s Day Parade! To help send Keller HS Band to New York, they are calling upon the community for support.

Keller HS students and parents are raising money with a Holiday fundraiser for the various expenses for their trip and they would love your help (Check out the list of needs here!)

Purchase a holiday wreath or Christmas tree through a before October 7th and help the students reach their goal to make it to New York!

Donate to Keller High School Band on their website or click here to see how close they are to their goal! We hope to see Keller High walking on the streets of New York this fall!


About Keller High School Band: 

The Keller High School Band has received numerous awards over the years. The band placed 2nd at the 1999 Texas 4A State Marching Band Contest and was the 1999 TMEA 4A Honor Band. They have been honored five times by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Project. Recently, the marching band was a finalist at the 2014 UIL 6A State Marching Band Contest, as well as the 2015 Bands of American Grand National Championships. In 2016, the group placed 5th in finals at the 2016 UIL 6A State Marching Band Contest. The marching band was awarded the 2015 Sudler Shield of Honor by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, making them one of only 76 band programs worldwide to hold this honor. In 2018, the Keller High Band is scheduled to perform at the annual Macy’s Day Parade in New York City. To contact their boosters, click here.

The Truth about Foam

Recycle with Foam Fabricators!

Summer is is in full swing and that means cook-outs, pool parties and keeping drinks cold. People will be picking up extra foam coolers to keep their drinks icy from the hot Texas sun. However, so many of those get thrown in the garbage after a few short uses. But don’t throw out those coolers just yet! Foam Fabricators Inc. wants to get their hands on your foam…to recycle, that is. They are looking for Expanded Polystyrene (A.K.A. EPS, or commonly know at Styrofoam or White Foam). They make packaging material out of EPS, which is 100% recyclable and does not contain HCFC’s (which is ozone depleting hydrocarbons).

Stop by Foam Fabricators with your clean foam in a bag or box at 900 E. Keller Parkway, with a drop-off site in the rear off of Pate Orr and a 24 hour drop-off site inside the front glassed section on Keller Parkway. Call (817)379-6520 to make an appointment during business hours for large quantities of foam.


Please note, not all foam items can be recycled at Foam Fabricators, like the ones pictured below. If you have these items and would like to recycle them, the recycling plant at 850 Solon Road, Waxahachie, TX, 75165 accepts them. You can call for their business hours at (972) 937-7270.

About Foam Fabricators:

Foam Fabricators Inc. opened in Keller in 1984, though has been in business since 1957. If you are interested in learning more about Foam Fabricators Inc., click here! Or if you are curious about recycling foam, find more information here!


The Midas Touch – Keller Stylist Receives Stylist of the Year Award

When it comes to haircuts, you want to make sure you that your hair is in good hands…and Sarah Clutts has the “Midas Touch”.

Recently winning Stylist of the Year for the South Region, Clutts has earned credibility to quality hair styling for men. David Klein, local owner of 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Keller, nominated Clutts for not only her expertise around a head of hair, but also for her devotion to customers in the community.

Starting since the day 18|8 opened in 2015, Clutts continually strives to make clientele feel and look great and puts emphasis on the creating cutting-edge looks for men of all ages. Not only did she earn bragging rights, but also a set of new tools to continue crafting haircuts for the Keller community.

18|8 is a full service salon for men looking for quality and high-end grooming. They offer haircuts, as well as shave service and full range of hair and skin products for men. 18|8 also provides facials, scalp treatments, hand and nail treatments, waxing, and hair coloring.

For more information about 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons of Keller or to make an appointment, visit

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About 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons

Founded in 2001, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons has over a 100 locations. Known for quality men’s haircuts and full service salon catered to men. To learn more about service, visit

Summer Moon Coffee Now Serving Chuco’s Tacos!

Keller’s newest coffee shop, Summer Moon, is offering an exciting twist to your daily caffeine routine!

Summer Moon in Keller is now serving local favorite street taco fare, Chuco’s Tacos, to those wanting more than your typical morning pastry. Customers who stop in at Summer Moon can now grab a fresh Chuco’s breakfast taco with their coffee up until 11 a.m. (or until they are sold out!)

The partnership began a few week ago as Keller’s Economic Development department assisted Summer Moon in finding a local, homemade taco vendor that shares the same values such as pride in quality and emphasis on family traditions. This perfect match became mutually beneficial for both businesses in the Keller community.

Sam Belveal, General Manager at Summer Moon, said, “The customers love it. They really like that it is local!”

You can grab yourself a breakfast taco and a Summermoon Latte at Summer Moon’s Keller location at 1004 Keller Parkway, Suite 104, Keller, Texas. Or stop by Chuco’s Taco Bodega for tried and true Mexican food at 797 Keller Parkway, Keller, Texas (inside the Shell Station).


About Summer Moon Coffee: 

Summer Moon opened in Keller 2018 in Keller Town Square. Based out of Austin, Summer Moon serves wood-fired roasted coffee as well as a wide array of custom beverages and macaroons. Find out more about Summer Moon Coffee here:

About Chuco’s Taco Bodega:

Chuco’s Taco Bodega is located off of Keller Parkway and serves authentic Mexican food from burritos to tortas. Check out Chuco’s Taco Bodega here: 

Keller’s Own, CAET Project Managment Consultants, Named Women’s Business Enterprise Rising Star


The Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS), recently named Keller’s own, CAET Project Management Consultants as the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Rising Star, an award recognizing a newly-certified WBE who has demonstrated the highest degree of support for and involvement with WBCS as a new member. The 2018 WBCS award winners were unveiled at the annual Parade of Stars Awards Gala on February 1st in Frisco, Texas.

CAET President, Molly Sandlin said, “I am humbled and honored to receive such a prestigious award.  Thank you to the council staff and volunteers for the support you provide to new members.  It was through you that we were inspired to get more involved this year.”

CAET Project Management Consultants works with clients to develop and implement strategic projects that will lead to success and growth. While only in their first year of WBCS membership, Molly has served on a committee, introduced non-members to the Council, established herself as a resource by partnering with fellow WBEs on projects, and was the impetus behind WBCS’s new neighborhood happy hour events.

CAET Project Management Consultants provide owner representation, construction management, project management and contract administration for commercial construction and renovation projects.  CAET stands for Collaborative, Accountable, Excellence and Trusted.  It is with these core values that CAET PMC manage and represent their client’s facilities projects.

“Congratulations to CAET Project Management Consultants on winning the WBE Rising Star Award,” said Debbie Hurst, President of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest. “In just a short amount of time, Molly Sandlin has become an asset to the Council and we appreciate her ongoing support to our mission of growing women-owned businesses.”

To read more about WBE and the Rising Star, please visit

About CAET Project Management Consultants

Headquartered in Keller, Texas, CAET Project Management Consultants is a team of dedicated project managers representing Fortune 500 corporate facility departments with construction, renovation and remodel projects.  CAET PMC has managed projects all over the world and of all sizes.  To find out more, please visit

About WBCS

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) is dedicated to increasing mutually beneficial procurement opportunities between certified woman-owned businesses, corporations, businesses, government entities, institutions and other organizations. With more than 1,200 Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Members and over 80 Sustaining (Corporate) Members, WBCS is in its 23rd year of providing national certification to women-owned businesses. WBCS administers the national certification on behalf of the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) for north and central Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico. To find out more about WBCS, please visit

Keller Business Growth Series


The City of Keller Economic Development Department is hosting a brand new educational series for local business owners, addressing topics like financing, advertising and social media. The Keller Business Growth Series will be a 9 month course, meeting once a month and is designed to give business owners and managers the best and most up-to-date information about growing their business.

This series will provide valuable information for any business, whether you are exploring advertising and social media, need help navigating all of the financing options for a small business, or simply want to know more about customer service policies.

The series will take place on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM at the Keller Public Library, located at 640 Johnson Rd., Keller, TX 76248. The first session will be on January 11, 2018, with a 2018 Economic Forecast provided by The Retail Coach.

This will be a free event and registration is not required, however, seating will be limited on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees are recommended to arrive early to secure a seat, but standing room will be available. Breakfast will be provided.

The following dates for the series are set, however the schedule of topics are subject to change.

January 11, 2018 – Economic Forecast & Trends
February 8, 2018 – Power of Advertising
March 8, 2018 – Growth – Going the Distance
April 12, 2018 – Social Media – Beyond Advertising
May 10, 2018 – Financing
June 14, 2018 – Managing a Business
July 12, 2018 – Customer Service 101
August 9, 2018 – Resources
September 13, 2018 – Emergency Planning

Be a Santa to a Senior


Home Instead Senior Care is hosting their annual community outreach program, Be a Santa to a Senior!

We need your help to brighten the holiday for seniors who are in need, lonely or underprivileged.

If you would like to participate in giving back to the seniors in our community, you may donate a small item, such as, a gift card, socks, lap blankets, house slippers, toiletries or item you think would be a nice gift. Many of our seniors living alone or in communities pass the holiday with no visitors and may not receive a single gift if not for your generosity.

Please contact Home Instead Senior Care if you are interested in participating.

Office: (817) 427-5555

424 Keller Parkway

Keller, Texas 76248

Keller Celebrates Small Business Saturday, November 25th

Small Business Saturday was created to help small businesses stand out among the big box stores for holiday shopping. Your shop local campaign, Keep It In Keller is here to help promote our small businesses and the great deals you will find while shopping in Keller on Saturday, November 25! Check out our Facebook Event for more details and updates!

Check out deals from these Keller Businesses!

3cpilates – $49 unlimited first week for new clients, $100 5-class equipment packs.

Adooring Designs – Free Handle Upgrade & $300 Off your purchase through Dec. 24th.

Bliss Nail Boutique – Basic Mani & Pedi for $32.

Diane’s Bridal Boutique – 10% Discount on all Purchases.

El Wine Chateau – Baker’s Dozen on Ruben’s Twelve. Get an extra bottle on your Ruben’s Dozen.

General Store Skate Shop – 50% Off All Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories.

Hoola Hoops – Consuela Bag Giveaway, $25% Off All Clothing, and a special Christmas T-shirt for $20.

Jabo’s Ace Hardware – Thanksgiving Sale! Visit page for details.

Just Grillin – 20% Off Gas Logs, 30% Off Install, & 20-30% everything in store.

Memories N’ Treasures Antique Mall – Sales all throughout store, with free coffee and cookies.

Nikko Blu Gallery & Boutique – Up to $50 off your purchase! See page for more details.

Old Town Keller Foundation – Wild Rose Heritage Center Museum and Gift Shop – 20% Off All Jewelry.

Pickled Pink Boutique – 20% Off Entire Store (excludes sales and custom orders).

Turquoise Gypsy – Pick a Package, $25 Gift Card for first 5 people in store, and $100 Gift Card Giveaway.

The Poppin Shop – Free x-small bag of butter with a $5.00 purchase.