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Keller officials seeking help with history project

Keller officials recently formed a small team of employees to work on cataloging the histories of the city and its government.

The team is looking for old Keller pictures such as farming, businesses, sports and churches as well as news articles and other Keller items for display by the city, particularly anything interesting from the 1970s or older.

Anyone willing to give copies of photographs or other items to the city should contact Carl Hopkins with the Keller Fire Department at 817-743-4400 or Sheila Stephens at 817-743-4004.

Keller Pointe announces weight loss challenge winners

Kevin Nygren, who lost 23.2 percent of his body weight, took first place and the $1,000 prize followed by Jim Hnisdo in second, who lost 18.7 percent of his body weight. Third place went to Bonnie Newcombe, who lost 17.4 percent of her body weight.

The free 2013 challenge kicked off with weigh-ins in early January and ended on Monday, April 1. Winners were selected based on the percentage of body weight lost.

This year’s challenge had 118 participants losing a combined 643 pounds.

"We had incredible participation this year and I'm amazed at the results our challengers were able to accomplish," Fitness Program Coordinator Clint Konkle said.

For more information about The Keller Pointe or this year's weight loss challenge, call 817-743-4386

New weather siren in Marshall Ridge area

Just in time for the spring storm season, the Keller Fire Department is partnering with the Keller Independent School District to install an outdoor weather siren at Ridgeview Elementary School. The city’s outdoor warning system is designed to alert citizens of emergency situations such as severe weather, transportation accidents involving hazardous materials and other catastrophic events.

Area school celebrates new activity center

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and School celebrated the groundbreaking Sunday of a 29,000-square-foot activity center.

The event, at 2016 Willis Lane in Keller, kicked off with Mass followed by a procession to the site of the activity center on the Parish grounds, where a groundbreaking ceremony took place.

The new facility will include a gym, locker room, fully equipped kitchen and pantry, multipurpose meeting rooms, classrooms, audio/visual capabilities for special events, administrative offices, a gathering area and a running track on the second level.

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