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Phillip’s Wish is a local charity formed by a young boy and his mom.  They give out blankets, gloves and other items to the homeless each year, and this year their sendoff is at Tom Thumb this Saturday at 10:00 am. Stop by their site and offer your help if you can this Holiday Season.

Governor Perry of Texas and Governor Sanford of South Carolina provide solid examples in their home states why blue state politics and the economies that follow do not work. While CEOs crawl to Washington in  ‘green’ cars to grovel in front of clueless politicians and governors like Schwarzenegger continue insane fiscal policies while expecting your […]

From USA Today: Battered by record foreclosures and falling tax revenue, cities are laying off workers, raising fees and closing libraries and recreation centers. “Almost every city in the country is feeling the impact,” says Chris Hoene, director of policy and research at the National League of Cities. A survey in September found that city […]

I’ve enjoyed studying the Pilgrims’ journey to America and subsequent settlement for over two decades. As I gathered information about the Pilgrims it was instructive to note that their early experiment with communal property (socialism) resulted in lack of food and strife. As soon as they switched to a free enterprise approach there was plenty […]

I have been watching CNBC tonight and on the scroll at the top of the screen, I just saw where December Gasoline Futures are trading at 99 cents a gallon.  I guess the evil cabal that controls Oil Prices and forced the surge to $145 a barrel last summer must be on Christmas Break.

Like pigs lining up at the trough, the City of Dallas is formulating a plan to ask for money in the next stimulus bill.  My question to you, will Keller get in line or take a pass?  

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On Monday: The Keller Economic Development Board and the Keller City Council will conduct a joint meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Keller Town Hall. The meeting is set to discuss the goals and objectives of the KEDB, the City’s incentives policy and determine target businesses that the City would like to attract. […]

With the price of Natural Gas falling in the past few months, it may be time to look at changing your electric provider or at least locking in a new rate.  When going to Powertochoose.org today I found rates as low as 10.9¢ for month to month, or 11.3¢ for a six month contract.  If […]

Maybe, according to Kathleen Pender: Should you keep paying your mortgage? If you have significant equity in your home, absolutely. If you don’t, it’s getting harder to answer that question, especially when our government keeps giving people who owe more than their homes are worth so many reasons not to pay. Last week, the government […]

Ft. Worth Business Press has a timely article on what different Cities are doing to attract retailers: Wetzel said cities can begin the process of aggressively marketing to retailers by cleaning up their permitting process, which makes building new stores easier for retailers and developers alike, as well as creating an up-to-date inventory of all […]

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From the Keller Citizen today: The Keller Economic Development Board is eyeing an aggressive incentive policy that includes sales tax breaks and fee waivers for prospective businesses. The nine-member board proposes waiving all construction-related fees and sales taxes over a business’s first three years. It would be a broad attempt to pump up the city’s […]

Ft. Worth Weekly has a depressing (and poorly written) article this week: Michael Berry, president of Hillwood Properties, which has built 2.5 million square feet of industrial, office, and retail space near Alliance Airport, was quoted recently by an online business publication as predicting that that there will be little or no new Hillwood construction […]