Editor’s Note

08/01/2014 11:48 AM

08/01/2014 11:49 AM

Some months back, news-minded managers at the Star-Telegram and The Keller Citizen met with the creative forces responsible for Tarrant County’s award-winning luxury lifestyle magazine, INDULGE, to plan a premier city magazine for the dynamic, burgeoning community of Keller.

And why not?

Keller has carved an impressive niche in North Texas as a vibrant, distinctive city with a bustling retail and dining scene, and it has a proud Keep-It-In-Keller contingent of civic leaders guiding the energy of its “oil boom” growth patterns. Meanwhile, there’s no group better equipped to provide Keller’s community-minded, savvy-shopping residents a glossy monthly magazine of their own than the editorial team that has been bringing INDULGE to affluent readers in Tarrant County for close to a decade.

It’s that simple. So, here we are. Excited to start something new, backed by the business savvy and editorial expertise of Tarrant County’s historic newspaper mixed with the sophisticated style of its editorial star. It’s a pleasure to introduce ourselves to you.

We chose a streamlined, straightforward name — K — to send a strong message that the stories in the magazine will entertain, inform and inspire the people of Keller.

Each month, we will explore topics we know readers care about: family life, education, gardening, art, home design, dining, local events, recreation and much more. We hope you’ll keep our magazine on your coffee tables and at your fingertips for leisurely tours through pages filled with human-interest stories, features about noteworthy neighbors and events and expert advice from local folk ranging from chefs and party planners to landscapers and realtors.

In this, our debut issue, we go inside The Children’s Learning Adventure, the ginormous new daycare center in town that’s so brightly colored, highly interactive and technologically advanced, it feels like a cruise ship for kids (Page 28).

August is Hatch chile season, so we also serve up some local chefs’ mouth-watering recipes that incorporate the zesty ingredient (Page 22).

In time for Friday Night Lights, check out our roundup of school-specific, spirited apparel and accessories to wear to local high school football games (Page 40).

We’ve also assembled some practical horticultural advice from experts who know a thing or two about what you can do to add color to that drought-ridden garden of yours (Page 46).

And we sit down with the family of 15-year-old Malena Brown, a courageous Keller newcomer who, besides being a cherished daughter of Gary Brown — a member of the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff — has inspired her parents with the way she’s met the challenges of a scary leukemia diagnosis head on. You’ll find that story, written by veteran local sportswriter Anthony Andro, beginning on Page 18.

For some lighthearted, in-the-know fun, turn to Page 14 and check out The K List, our collection of treasures found on local shelves and newsy nuggets about what’s going on in Keller’s stores and restaurants.

So, come on in. We hope you’ll enjoy surfing through our pages when the magazine is delivered the last Wednesday of every month. And, we invite you to let us know what you think. Contact me anytime at erogers@star-telegram.com.

Welcome to K.

Elaine Rogers, Editor

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