Keller’s First Hispanic/Latino Heritage Celebration

Keller’s First Hispanic/Latino Heritage Celebration

We are so excited to share the wrap-up from an incredible event put on by the Kickin’ It In Keller team and partners. Keller has never seen a Hispanic/Latino Celebration in the past. So we thought it would be a great way to connect the community with this fun and family-friendly event filled with food, music, and celebration!

It started with an idea just four weeks before the National recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15th to October 15th. After launching our Kickin’ It Partnership program for businesses and professionals, we pitched to the group, and they said YES, Keller needs this. So, together we collaborated with businesses, community members, and leaders to see this idea through and bring it to the community on September 30th. The feedback along the way was inspiring, and the event day was nothing short of amazing! Not only did the Hispanic and Latino community within Keller and surrounding towns show up in excitement, but people from all backgrounds came to celebrate together!!

We wanted to shine a light on not only the culture, food, and entertainment but also the people that run the businesses we know and love locally.

Signage provided by Yard Love of North Fort Worth

This event was sponsored and created by locals! To me, that was the coolest part. The success of it genuinely was everyone coming together and seeing this through from every aspect. I can’t thank everyone enough for being such incredible support to an idea that became a reality and was done so very quickly.

Our Platinum sponsor is a well-loved family in the community, Nick & Stephanie Martinez. They are the owners of The Little Gym of Keller. Their sponsorship was an essential part of us having an incredible headliner, world-renowned Flamenco Guitarist Christopher Mcquire, and Vocalist Yobahn

To learn more about the Little Gym, check out this video!


Our Gold Sponsor was GEICO Keller. Greg Hilst, the owner is a great asset in the community not, only as a business owner but, as a regular supporter as a sponsor of so many of the events in Keller we all get to enjoy. His staff are incredibly friendly and with their support and sponsorship we were able to provide amazing activity bags for the kids and their sponsorship helped support entertainment by Mariachi Aguilas

To learn more about GEICO Keller check out this video!

The location was absolutely perfect at Bear Creek Park. Kickin’ it off was Food & Beverages provided by JR’s BBQ n More, Crown Tacos, Crown Catering Beverage Truck, & 3F Premier Catering.

As you went along the park path you could check out the many businesses showcased.

G’s Headbands, Madrid Global Cleaning, Da Capo Music Lessons, Ohana Butterflies, Galvan Lash Studio, Southern Charm Boutique, The Zumba Instructors of Keller Pointe, Kickin’ It In Media Group, and Tarrant County Hispanic Angels

Once you made it to the beautiful Gazebo entertainment ranged from Mariachi, Flamenco & Vocalist, and a dance part y with The Zumba Instructors of Keller Pointe.

We were also so excited to so many of our council members, leadership, and even Mayor Armin Mizani. The Mayor so graciously presented us that evening with a proclamation from the city recognizing Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month in the town of Keller from Sept 15th to Oct 15th. We are excited to receive this first proclamation and are honored to be the first of what we hope to be an annual event for our Keller community.

The night ended with a raffle of donations provided by: The Confidence Beauty Bar, Madrid Global Cleaning, The Hampton Inn, Beauty Entourage, Hotworx Keller, and Gift Card Wine package from Paul Alvarado. 100% of the proceeds were donated that evening to The Tarrant County Hispanic Angels, a local non profit that supports the financial needs of families locally with medically ill children. We raised $450 for their organization.

Our additional sponsors include:

Council Woman Jessica Juarez- Jessica Juarez is a Councilwoman for Keller and Senior Associate Attorney at the Beal Law Firm. Sponsorship from Jessica went towards Decor for the event.

The Athletic Cafe– The newest cafe in town that is located inside The Birch Tennis and Racquet Club. Sponsorship covered marketing and promotions of the event.

The Moore Family- Raylene Moore helped spearhead the coordinating of the event along side Ashley Stone Hernandez. She also sponsored the permitting and necessary requirements for the event.

The Keller Republican Club– Sponsored the Police Officer required for the event

Beauty Entourage– Sponsored Marketing and additional raffles that benefited the Hispanic Tarrant County Angels.

Kickin’ It Media Group- Sponsored marketing, videography, and Lighting/Decor, & Insurance.

Yard Love North Fort Worth– Sponsored Signage

Overall, what a success and celebration! We are excited to bring more fun events to Keller and support our community as a whole in every way we can. It was an honor and privilege, and we are humbled by the love and support we were shown along the way. Thank you for being a part of this Kickin’ It Story, but, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do if it wasn’t for everyone doing what they do!

Til Next time!

Your Kickin’ It Team Captain,


Kickin’ It With The Fletchers- Keller Family Feature

We are excited to have you as a family feature on our #KellerConnection Blog! The Family Feature is where we share the faces and story in the community.

Terry and Cheryl Fletcher have been residents of Keller, TX since 1992. Shortly after their arrival they had added to their family with two son’s Brandon and Sean. They have since raised their family in Keller and operate their family owned business, S & B Roofing and Remodeling.

We kicked it with Cheryl to learn more about their love for Keller, their community involvement, and their business. These are the people that make up this great community and this is just one story of many we will get to know over time.

Terry and I started our family here in Keller with Brandon being born in 1994 and Sean in 1995.

Brandon married Jennifer in 2019 giving us a daughter in love. Brandon, Jennifer, and Sean are all graduates of Keller High School and Texas A&M University, Whoop!

We are an avid sports family and enjoy golf, boating and hunting as a family. Brandon is a die-hard Mav’s fan aka MFFL, Mav’s Fan For Life!

We also have two Rottweilers, Behr (8) and Major (7).

We also have two Rottweilers, Behr (8) and Major (7).

We have enjoyed raising our family in Keller and love so many things about it. The people, Home-town Feel/Community, Walking Trails, The Pointe, Sky Creek Ranch Golf Course, Keller Library, Bear Creek Park. It has been a great place to raise our family and make our home.

As a family where do you like to kick it?

We like to kick it by serving in the community. We also love to keep it in Keller and frequent local restaurants and businesses often.

Are you a part of any organizations or clubs in town?

Keller Chamber of Commerce, Golden Triangle Rotary, and Keller Women’s Club. We joined all of these organizations because we have a passion to serve and they have afforded us many opportunities to do that in so many ways. By staying connected with various organizations it helps us also know where there is a need while always keeping us involved in the community.

Our business is also a sponsor for: KCAL CTE Ash Sponsor, Amira’s House, and SOS (Serving Our Seniors)

Our family has a giving heart and genuine passion for helping people.

What is your business that you own in Keller?

We started S&B Roofing and Remodeling in Keller in 2003. For almost 20 years, we have served the DFW area in residential and commercial roofing. In 2002, we expanded our services to include fencing, siding, windows, concrete, painting as well as texture, flooring and other interior/exterior remodels. Our business is faith-based and family-owned. S & B are the first initials of both of our sons. We are fiercely driven and committed to excellence and respect for our clients. It is the core values of what we stand for. We have experienced first hand the incredible benefits of helping people which is why serving others is at the heart of what we do in all things.

What are some of your favorite events to attend in Keller?

KHS Football and definitely the Krawfish Krawl

Keller Krawfish Krawl is held annually in April on the City of Keller Town Green.

It was so great kickin’ it with the Fletchers! It is so fun learning about long time residents and new residents alike. Cheryl and Terry alongside their boys have been an incredible asset to the community and it is really an honor to know them as well. They are very active in the community in so many ways but, it makes it easy when you live here, work here, and play here. You truly make friendships and connections in so many ways! The more you get involved, the more you realize how important community really is.

Til next time! Thanks for Kickin’ It with our #KellerConnectionBlog Stay tuned for more stories behind the great community of Keller, Tx.

Be sure to check out and follow @S&bRoofing&Remodeling on Facebook

Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra (KAYJO)

I had the pleasure of sitting down with the founder of KAYJO, Gary Phillips, where he shared his passion for jazz, the kids he works with, and his incredible nonprofit. I met Gary a few years ago at the weekly breakfast hosted by the Greater Keller Chamber. He was a presenter at the popular weekly meetup where local businesses and non-profits share their story and offerings in the community.

I was immediately impressed by all that he had accomplished but, more than anything his passion radiated which made him pretty unforgettable. Once you hear the music by the talented kids he helps educate and develop, you too will see how lucky we are to have Gary and his organization a part of our community.

Ashley Stone and Gary Phillips at the Public Arts event hosted at the Keller town hall.

The Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra is a nonprofit organization with a mission to  1) ENRICH the Keller Arts scene by providing a type of crowd-pleasing music that other bands don’t;  2) to ENTERTAIN the community in events that are free and open to the public;  and 3) to EDUCATE kids with advanced material, in accelerated rehearsals.

Gary Phillips is the founder and has run the program since its conception in 2015. Gary’s background in music began as a trombone player and founder of his very own jazz band for adults.

Their success, lead to interest for students to join their band as an added component to expose youth to more professional opportunities. The pilot program was launched and evolved into a by-audition summer program that served the community and provided enrichment opportunities for budding students. Summer programs continued to grow into holiday and spring break camps. It was apparent the need was vast and very well received which made it exciting when the program received its nonprofit status which allowed KAYJO to grow exponentially with what could be offered which included a professional faculty.

KAYJO alumni have gone on to Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman Conservatory and Berklee. Nine of their kids have advanced to the UNT One O’clock Lab Band. (That’s huge in the jazz world). Fourteen alumni play in elite military ensembles and one is in the Fort Worth Symphony. One alumnus was the drummer for Mariah Carey’s 2021 Christmas special. One alumnus is now in the orchestra for the touring Broadway production of “The Prom,” and another is now on European tour with Michael Buble.


KAYJO is an integral part of the Keller community in a multitude of ways. In 2017 they partnered with the US Marine Corps and presented “Christmas in July” to benefit the Community Storehouse. Admission was free (as always) but they asked attendees to bring a new unwrapped toy. The attendees donated over 300 new toys to support the great work of the Community Storehouse. Here’s a clip from that event:

You can also find KAYJO performing throughout the community at senior centers such as Truewood by Merrill, The Conservatory, Evergreen, and Mustang Creek).  Seniors came of age in the era of sock-hops, and they love big band music!

Northwood Church hosts most of KAYJO’s events in their state-of-the-art venue and coming up in the next few weeks they will be returning to Keller UMC!

The organization is always seeking opportunities for partnership with local businesses, nonprofits, churches, and community events. They are a fantastic option to create a memorable experience for both the talented youth musicians and the attendants listening in! For more info contact Gary Phillips (817))691-1205 or email:

KAYJO is also ideal for Open Houses, Block Parties, customer appreciation events, tent sales, patriotic celebrations, company picnics and the like.


Keller Summer Nights

Kickin’ It On A Summer Night

Whenever I took a road trip, my favorite thing to do would be to find a small town with music and gatherings in a park or on a green. It had a vibe. One that just made me feel like I was in the heart of the American dream. Not a care in the world, even if it was for that one night. Because that night, we were vibing and taking it all in.

Little did I know, those small towns I cherished on road trips in my random discoveries would one day be my hometown. There are so many reasons to love Keller, and for me, this is one of them. Those nostalgic summer nights. It feels so Americana. When you pause and look around, there is much to be grateful for; it is easy to forget.

The Keller Parks and Recreation do an incredible job putting together a weekly event on Thursdays in June called, The Keller Summer Nights Concert & Movie Series.

Each Thursday in June, music kicks off on the lawn at the town square at 7:30 pm, then takes you into the night with a movie under the stars behind the town hall. There are food trucks, treats, and games. The sounds of music playing, children laughing, and food in the air are the trifecta that says,… Summer is here!



Although the Keller Summer Nights has wrapped up for 2022, I can guarantee more fun times, gatherings, and music will be happening here and in other places around Keller throughout the rest of the summer. The best part about living here is there is always something to do. Even if it’s not right in town, we are surrounded by even more! Nothing is ever too far for a day trip. As for me? I still love road trippin, but I am incredibly grateful that some of my favorite things are now in my backyard.

Thanks for Kickin’ It with us!

Old Town Keller Foundation

Old Town Keller Foundation

Who We Are

We are an umbrella foundation for our Keller history museums right in the heart of Old Town Keller.
The museums are open Thursday-Friday-Saturday from 11-3. Admission is free.

The Wild Rose Heritage Center

The Wild Rose Heritage Center, at 133 E Bates Street, has been at the heart of the museum operations since opening in 2014. There are excellent displays of Keller’s history, along with many artifacts. The museum is housed in the Jarvies House, built in 1926. In addition to hosting events, demonstrations, lectures, and music camps, the museum is available to rent for small groups.

Texas Harvest Pie Company

Texas Harvest Pie Company now operates out of the Wild Rose’s commercial kitchen. Call Lea Ann at 817-798-9474 to order your delicious pies, cookies, quiches, and more.

Catherine Anne’s Bookstore

The yellow house is Catherine Anne’s Books and Research Center (128 E Bates Street). Catherine Anne’s is a cozy book store featuring a large selection of books, old and new. Housed in the book store is a large collection of photos and documents from early Keller, including genealogies and Keller family stories. All proceeds from book sales and from research services benefit the Foundation.

The Station House Train Museum/Old Fashioned Textile Room/ Old Time School Room

The Station House Train Museum/Old Fashioned Textile Room/ Old Time School Room are housed at 136 E Bates Street. The Station House celebrates Keller’s railroad history. It houses an impressive display of train artifacts and an amazing model railroad display.

The Old Fashioned Textile Room has a display of all kinds of textiles. There is a World War II-era floor loom and a Civil War-era sewing machine. Step back in time to the Old Time School Room, with a chalkboard from one of Keller’s early schools.


Our museums are funded with memberships and donations. We sponsor several events every year.
We will share this information as it becomes available. Our museum spaces are also available to rent out for small events (up to 25 people and reasonably priced). We’ve hosted baby showers, book clubs, and sorority meetings to name a few.

Wild Rose Heritage Center 133 Bates Street
Station House Train Museum 126 Bates Street
Catherine Anne’s Books 128 Bates Street

Open Fridays and Saturdays 11:00-3:00, and by appointment.

Please consider becoming a member and supporting our Keller museums and helping preserve our Keller history!




Keller Pointe

Outdoor Pool Opening for Memorial Day Weekend!

We visited Keller Pointe for the official grand opening of their outdoor facility on Memorial Day Weekend. It was a blast, and we had some extra fun with their creative marketing extraordinaire, Jessica Spawn. Part of our visit allowed us a few moments to have fun before the doors opened and have an unofficial race down the slides. I can say now from experience that the blue slide is my favorite regarding thrill and speed.


This family-friendly aquatic experience is not the only thing Keller Pointe offers! Their facility has a gym, basketball courts, indoor running/walking track, etc. The membership covers your whole family, and you even have the option for a day pass to check it out. The outdoor facility has a separate entrance where you can purchase guest passes anytime and enjoy the water amenities. If you are a member, it is included.

For Monthly Membership, check out the details below with more information that can be found here.

Just want to visit for the day? You can check out some details below and more detailed information on their website here.

The outdoor pool has slides, a splash pad, and plenty of seating with shade. To get any info about the rules and policies for the pool you can check out here

Get To The Pointe Podcast

In other cool news about this fantastic place that is a staple in our Keller community, they have also launched a podcast! The podcast features leaders, businesses, and community members in Keller that are making an impact or bringing new ideas to town! The Keller Pointe is genuinely all about the community at every level. So, be on the lookout at the next community event or even on our #communitylives; you may see Jessica representing and bringing all that Keller Pointe energy!

Check out our episode where we showcased what we do as a social community with Kickin It in Keller!


Enjoy our podcast about community and recreation with special guest Ashley Stone.

Ashley is an entrepreneur and vlogger, owner of Beauty Entourage mobile salons, as well as the amazing gal behind the ‘Kickin it in Keller’ group on Facebook and

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As always, THANK YOU for Kickin It with us on the Blog. If you have not joined our group, where we share everything in real-time, make sure you head on over and join!! HERE

Stay tuned for the next time we Kick it in Keller!!

Keller Non Profit Feature

Our Mission

3WaterColors, which was founded in 2020, is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization located in Fort Worth, Texas. We bring substantive, positive change to communities by improving and enriching lives, with education, health & wellness, hunger, and community social change. Celebrating the spirit of humanity and offering advancement opportunities that enable individuals to help themselves threw out life.  We provide food, clothes, accessories, shoes, school supplies, school lunch fees, hygiene products, undergarments, towels, detergent, washcloths, electronics, blankets, pillows, bike, bus/train pass, portable heaters/fans, luggage, field trip fees for school, school sports attire/fee, after school programs, prom clothing, and so much more. The purpose of the program is to provide what is needed for success as well as a healthy atmosphere for abused, neglected, and underprivileged school-aged children 5-18 years old.

We serve the children of Tarrant and Dallas County.


Hi Sylvia. What made you start 3 Water Colors and what does the name represent?

3 Water Colors was founded by my own close relationship with child abuse. We know there are 4 types of abuse and I suffered them all. Not just from a child, but carried on from a young adult to adulthood. The name 3 Water Colors was inspired by my 3 children, who have water names.

When did you start your organization?

We have been giving back to our community for about 19yrs now, but legally 3WaterColors has been serving our community going on 3yrs come 5/26/2022. 3WaterColors was founded in May of 2020 and our 501c3 came shortly after that.


Are there other organizations you partner with or businesses in town? Share a brief story about that.

3WaterColors has many different partners, in Dallas, Waxahachie, Fort Worth, and Keller. Some partnerships are formed with other nonprofits who offer what we don’t. We also have partnered with small businesses that want to give back in a big way. Sometimes that’s with donations, products, information, platforms, or services. Such as yourself, Thank you for the platform, Kickin’ It In Keller.. Police departments, social workers, and churches. are also, great partners.

What are your current needs for your organization?

3WaterColor is still trying to grow, we are in need of many things, unfortunately, but to name a few, a dependable **GRANT WRITER** who has time to give, monthly monetary donations, a bigger office space to also hold our donations, and gift cards to places we can buy food or clothes. We serve many children with different needs at different times. We have been so grateful for the office space we have been given but have outgrown this space. A larger office space with an extra room to put our donations in would be amazing.

Tell me more about you! What are you involved in and what things do you like to do? What places do you like to visit in Keller?

About me… I’m a hard worker, who gives with my heart. I love to play bingo.. lol, and do yard work to pass my time when I’m not busy. This is how I find peace. This nonprofit keeps me busy, Sunday to Sunday. So I don’t have much time for anything, but the little time I do have, I enjoy breakfast with the Keller Chambers of Commerce, picking up a coffee, or even looking around the little boutiques in Keller.

Ribbon Cutting at Savage Studios as a representative with the Greater Keller Chamber

Kickin’ It with Sylvia and Ashley, the admin of Kickin’ It In Keller and founder of Beauty Entourage Supporting local at FnG Eats

Thank you Sylvia for who you are and for everything you do in our Keller community and beyond. You are a light. We hope to support you and raise you up in the way you do for the children. I have personally heard your testimony, your stories, and your heart. I am grateful to know you, friend. It was a pleasure to put this blog together and share with our community the people that make it so great! ~ Ashley

For more info about 3WaterColors please follow them on social media and support their mission:

Kickin’ It Family Feature

Welcome to our first blog post! What better way to kick off our website and jump right into the community with our first family feature too. We are excited to launch the new website and highlight this family because they are a shining example of jumping right in too! Keller is made up of families, businesses, leaders, and more. Kickin’ It in Keller was imagined as a place of connection both virtually and in person. We hope to share those stories and showcase them in our Facebook group and right here for you to always reference as a resource or a warm fuzzy reminder you are in the right place.. You belong here!

Meet The Christophers

When Did you Move to Keller?

My husband Ric and I moved our family to Keller from Los Angeles in January 2020 less than two months before the start of the pandemic. Ric started a new position with Strategic Data Systems based right on Keller Parkway where he assists the company in providing IT support, and cybersecurity among other services to numerous US Department of Defense Organizations, other Federal Agencies, and commercial companies.

During our house hunt, we wanted to be close to the office and loved the excellent school district Keller offers and were lucky enough to find the perfect home here for our family of five and our beloved Labrador, Louie.

The decision to move to Keller was most certainly one that excited us as a family and we realized shortly after arriving here just how important that decision would prove to be as the world reacted and adjusted to living during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Are you a part of any organizations in town?

My husband and I are both involved in local sports. He is a softball coach with the Keller Youth Association and I am a coach with the Keller Soccer Association. I coach U9 and U12 teams.


My daughter Goldie is also the Lion’s Club Little Miss Keller. She loves being involved in the community. One of her proudest accomplishments was creating a fundraiser, “Goldies’s Giving” that raised $1600 for local teachers so they could purchase additional supplies for their classroom for the 21’-22’ School year. She had her big TV debut when she was featured on NBC5’s “ Carter In The Classroom,” with Wayne Carter. She also received recognition in the KISD quarterly newsletter and website.

Are you a local Keller Professional or Business Owner?

I am! I am a part of the Jeanie Anderson group with Compass. I am a licensed real estate agent.

What are your favorite things about Keller?

There are so many things! There is always something fun and family-friendly to do. From Keller summer nights in June to the Keller light parade in December. I love that I can work and play in my own community.

There are amazing bike and walking paths too. My family likes to stay very active. One of the other aspects of Keller that really hit home for us was the accessibility to local leadership, the stellar education, and the incredible teachers. Every aspect of the town embodies what it means to be a great community. We have many favorite things!

Thank you Sarah for sharing your story and your family! Sarah will also be joining forces with us to feature other families in town as well as be a part of our Kickin It Krew! Stay tuned for more to come.