Top 6 photos of 2020 in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced plans Feb. 20 to construct a $35 million aircraft maintenance facility. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced plans Feb. 20 to construct a $35 million aircraft maintenance facility. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced plans Feb. 20 to construct a $35 million aircraft maintenance facility. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

The year 2020 was long and eventful. Here's a round-up of our top six photos from these past 12 months.



Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced plans Feb. 20 to construct a $35 million aircraft maintenance facility. Check out our story here. Photo by Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper.



As the pandemic hit our cities, we talked to local businesses to see how restrictions have affected their business model. Here, Two Brothers Winery co-owner Donna Kirkwood moved inventory out of storage as she shifted to new sales strategies. Photo by Cass Clements.




Nationwide protests calling out racial injustice erupted over the summer. More than 3,000 protesters marched through Keller Town Center during a George Floyd protest June 7. Visit our gallery for photos of the peaceful event. Photo by Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper.



Jimmy Pollozani, is an officer with the Fort Worth Police Department as well as the co-owner of Café Republic in North Fort Worth. Along with co-owners Tim Zaku and Ekrem Halim, a fellow FWPD officer, they found a different way to serve the North Fort Worth community by opening a restaurant in the fall of 2019. Read more about their journey by visiting our online story. Photo by Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper.



The month of November brought about a popular election cycle as voters headed to the polls to cast their ballots for federal, state and local elections. Wait times in Keller averaged above three hours as a result of limited poll workers and non-functioning voting machines. For full coverage of the November 2020 election, visit our elections page for a list of all stories. Photo by Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper.



Texas Health Alliance hospital workers look on as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels conduct the America Strong flyover above Northeast Fort Worth. The event was hosted to thank healthcare workers who are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. A full gallery of the event can be found on our website. Photo by Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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