Keller Citizen

Keller, Roanoke and schools happenings

Watercolor public art show in Keller

The Keller Public Art Show featured this month is “Nature’s Embrace,” A Native American Sculpture and Watercolor art show. The exhibits is on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy. To get more information on the art show call 817-743-4000.

Roanoke Citizen's Fire Academy registration open

Roanoke is accepting applications through Jan. 15 for the Roanoke Citizen’s Fire Academy, a hands-on program for residents who want to know more about their fire department.

Among the topics to be covered are fire safety education, fire department history, fire and EMS operations and participants will get a tour of fire department along with a ride out with fire fighters and paramedics.

The free spring academy will meet for 11 sessions over a three-month period, Feb. 4- April 15 at the Roanoke Fire Station, 201 Fairway Drive.

For more details contact the Fire Marshall Douglas Parks at 817-491-2301 or email

MLK event set at Well Church of Keller

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Well Church of Keller is hosting "Speech at the Steps," At 7 p.m. Jan. 18, there will be a showing of King’s "I have a dream” speech on a big screen in front of the Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy. Free hot chocolate will be provided to all who attend.

District plans rezoning meetings

Keller district officials are holding public information meetings on proposed boundary changes prompted by bond projects, to make more pure feeder patterns and to relieve crowding. If approved, the changes would affect about 3,000 students across the district.

The remaining meetings are 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Caprock and Independence schools and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Keller ISD Education Center, 350 Keller Pkwy.

At each of the forums, district officials will explain the proposed changes and get feedback from parents and community members. Trustees are set to vote on rezoning in February, and if approved, the new boundaries would go into effect for the 2016-17 school year.

Schools to observe MLK holiday

All KISD schools will have early release on Jan. 15 and will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18. Northwest district district campuses will have early release on Jan. 14 and 15 and will be closed Jan. 18 for the holiday.