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In this episode we have a conversation with Keller ISD Athletic Director Bob Dejonge.  We talk about the proposed stadium, his vision on winning, whether or not Keller High School is changing its mascot plus a host of other topics UPDATE:  Bob’s answer on the question of Coach Dodge of SLC/UNT Fame Glad the interview […]

From the City’s website: The public is invited and encouraged to participate in two meetings on the Keller Public Library renovation and expansion, set for Thursday, July 24, at Keller Town Hall. The meetings are slated to start at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Citizens will be able to review the current plans and provide […]

I’ll lay even money that someone will write a letter to the editor of the Keller Citizen telling how Jim Carson wants to turn down offers of free money. In our meeting tonight with the Library Board, the third agenda item was whether the city should actively seek grant money to supplement the $4 million […]

From the FOKL website: The Friends of the Keller Library is a registered non-profit organization with more than one hundred and fifty individual and group members. Our mission is to support the Keller Public Library in its effort to provide access to information for life-long learning. The Friends organization is independent of the City of […]

Gentle Jim

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Sadly, I am reporting the passing of Mr. Jim Engle this morning. Jim was the chairman of the City of Keller Library Board, and instrumental in the procurement, storing, maintaining, and manning of the Friends of the Keller Library bookstore at 137 Taylor. He will be missed. Funeral arrangements are to be announced.

Patrick McGee of the Star-Telegram picks up on my two-year rant about education v. entertainment in the library: http://www.star-telegram.com/407/story/302926.html Should expanded Keller library serve to enlighten or entertain? By PATRICK McGEE Star-Telegram Staff Writer KELLER — Just when it seemed the debate over the city’s library was over, a centuries-old argument about a library’s purpose […]

61.1% to 38.9 with just over 2200 votes cast. The street tax passed overwhelmingly also. The library is officially dead as a political issue in Keller for at least another 3 years.

Very interesting article in the Boston Herald today about how libraries in their area are changing. Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero II are hits with teenagers at the Palmer Public Library, where librarians at the young adults section set up the consoles every Tuesday for at least one hour, said Krista Navin, a librarian […]

The Star-Telegram editorial board seems weary of Keller’s library debates: One more time It’s understandable if Keller residents have no fight left in them when it comes to a proposed $4 million renovation and expansion of their library. They have fought enough about the library in recent years; they should approve the bond plan on […]

The measure will pass 60-40. There will be fewer than 1,000 people who vote; possibly fewer than 750. (The beauty of having an election when nothing else is on the ballot.) There will be no organized opposition, other than a few LTTE and posts here on this blog. As soon as it’s built, the TC […]

Maybe when the city issues the bonds for all the new projects we are about to embark on, they will find a subprime lender. Private economists warned the worst slump in housing in 16 years and the turbulence in financial markets from a resulting serious credit squeeze could push the economy into a recession as […]

Tuesday night, the Keller City Council voted to put a $4 million library expansion on the November ballot. The $4 million amount was derived by summing the cost of Option 2a, $3,760,000, and technology costs of $133,500 and a $156,000 calculation error made by the consultant. I argued my little heart out that we should […]