Keller - Roanoke - Northeast Fort Worth

Stay informed about the latest local news in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth, including the latest new business headlines, city council coverage and local transportation and health care updates.

1:59 PM Aug 12, 2022 CDT

Keller, Westlake let agreement to merge fire departments expire

Since April 1, 2021, Westlake Fire Chief Richard Whitten served as the acting chief for the Keller Fire Department as the two cities considered merging their departments.


4:28 PM Aug 13, 2022 CDT

Roanoke City Council approves permit for Southern Springs Distillery

A zoning change was approved to allow the company to produce, package and sell alcohol and include a tasting room with the distillery at the site in Roanoke. 


For the first time in three years, TEA releases A-F ratings for Texas schools

This year, 25% of school districts improved on their letter grades from 2019. The Texas Education Agency typically releases accountability ratings annually, but the procedure was paused during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Roanoke City Council approves contract with firms designing new police and courts facility

Roanoke City Council voted on a final contract approval Aug. 9 for design of the city’s new police and courts facility.


Texas ranks 45th in the nation for overall child well-being, new data shows

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation indicates that Texas children are struggling with mental health and educational proficiency.


Deloitte University's tax abatement agreement with Tarrant County calls for $300M capital investment

The leadership and training campus in Westlake is moving ahead with an estimated $300 million expansion plan after receiving a 10-year property tax abatement from Tarrant County.


Goody Goody Liquor announces grand opening event in Keller

Goody Goody Liquor has scheduled a sales event for the grand opening of its newly constructed 18,000-square-foot store in Keller.



City of Fort Worth's FY 2022-23 budget proposes increase in spending, lower property tax rate

Fort Worth has scheduled a series of meetings in the coming weeks to review the proposed fiscal year 2022-23 budget and answer questions from residents.


Eat The Frog Fitness training studio now open in Keller

The studio is open 24/7 and offers sessions for all fitness levels.


Northwest ISD lists hazardous routes to school to access state funds for busing students

The designation allows the district to receive state funds to help with busing students who would encounter hazardous traffic conditions if they walked to school, according to the approved resolution.


Northwest ISD board renews contracts with Roanoke, Trophy Club and Wise County for school resource officers

Trophy Club will provide two school resource officers to Northwest ISD while Roanoke and Wise County will each provide one.



Northwest ISD property for middle school to be annexed into city of Fort Worth

The new Pike Middle School will replace the existing school and is due to open in August 2024.


Fort Worth City Council approves zoning change for site that could include soccer stadium

The property is located east of I-35W, north of Basswood Boulevard, south of Thompson Road and west of Riverside Drive.


New artwork to be installed along path in Fort Worth's North Park

The interactive musical sculptures titled "Listening Trees" will include painted brass funnels as well as bells and chimes.


Record percentage of Texas teachers considering quitting, survey shows

Texas educators reported declines in support from parents and state leaders during the pandemic, according to the Texas State Teachers Association.



Westlake Town Council appoints new member to fill unexpired term

The new Town Council member fills a vacancy created with the resignation of council member Carol Langdon, who had been in office since 2008.


Q&A: Meet Richard Andreski, Trinity Metro’s new president and CEO

"There are plenty of ways to serve new and existing markets, and we need to examine which options make the most sense and how we can best utilize our funding to accomplish those goals," Trinity Metro president and CEO Richard Andreski said.


Portillo's, known for its Chicago-style street food, files for permit with Fort Worth

Portillo's has submitted a permit application for a 2.068-acre site in northeast Fort Worth.


RockBox Fitness opens boxing-based workout studio in Keller

The studio offers individualized fitness classes and full-body workouts.



Fort Worth City Council to consider rezoning nearly 300 acres for development that could include soccer stadium

Rezoning would pave way for a planned development that would include single-family homes; multifamily and commercial uses; light industrial; and a potential soccer stadium.


Texas health department accepting grant applications to expand access to health care

The grant will help health centers that serve underserved and uninsured Texans in areas with limited resources.


Hillwood to construct two speculative industrial buildings in Alliance area of Fort Worth

Alliance Westport 25 and Alliance Center North 4 encompass nearly 1.7 million square feet and are scheduled to be completed in 2023.


Fort Worth chosen for national accelerator program to help address park inequities

The city of Fort Worth has announced it will be an inaugural member of the Trust for Public Land’s 10-minute Walk Park Equity Accelerator.