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Dale Hansen is guest speaker at inaugural luncheon at new Keene Community Center

Dale Hansen, the popular sports anchor during the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts on WFAA-TV (Channel 8) is guest speaker at the monthly luncheon of the Keene Chamber of Commerce at noon Thursday, March 22, at the new Keene Community Center, 1000 N. Old Betsy Road in Keene.

The luncheon is the inaugural public luncheon in the new center. Doors open at 11:15 and the meal will be catered by Olivia's Cafe in Keene.

Corporate tables of eight are $150. Individual tickets are $15 for those who RSVP at the chamber's website by 5 p.m. Monday, March 19. Walk-ups are $20.

Corporate tables receive priority seating, business name on table and recognition from the podium.

Hansen also hosts Dale Hansen's Sports Special on Sundays at 10:20 p.m.

In 1987, Hansen was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award for Distinguished Journalism. That same year, he won the duPont-Columbia Award for his contribution to the investigation of SMU's football program. As a result of this investigation, the NCAA prohibited SMU from fielding a football program in 1987.

Hansen began his career as a radio disc jockey and operations manager in Newton, Iowa. This was followed by a job as a sports reporter at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska. Hansen's first job in Dallas was with KDFW-TV (Channel 4). He joined WFAA-TV in 1983. Hansen's other awards and honors include:

• Sportscaster of the Year on two occasions by the Associated Press

• Texas Sportscaster of the Year on three occasions by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association

• Best Sportscaster by United Press International and the Dallas Press Club

• TV Personality of the Year by American Women in Radio and Television

• Iowa Associated Press award for Best Investigative Reporter

Keene at a Glance

Keene offers visitors and residents the charm and warm hospitality of small-town life at its best combined with easily available modern conveniences and amenities. Located 30 minutes south of Fort Worth, Keene has it all: a mild four-season climate, recreational opportunities, a large University, award-winning schools, myriad of cultural and social activities, affordable cost-of-living, and a thriving and prosperous business community.

The Keene Chamber of Commerce has been serving Keene since 1993. We strive to partner with local businesses, government and education to support a favorable economic environment. The Chamber represents business, organization, and individual members who depend on the Chamber for member services including networking events, community and business development, ribbon cuttings, growth opportunity reports, economic data gathering, business referrals, business seminars, relocation packets, and being an advocate with governmental and regulatory bodies. These are among the many services we provide to our members.

The Keene Chamber's objective is to provide a platform from which our members can enhance their business or organization through networking and programs designed to improve their bottom-line and to make available the tools necessary to excel as the economy improves. Our mandate is to pursue opportunities in the areas of retail development and education. We will work diligently to ensure that our local economy is strong and vibrant.

History of Keene
Educational Institutions
  • Keene Adventist Elementary School
  • Keene Elementary School
  • Keene Junior High school
  • Wanda R. Smith High School
  • Chisolm Trail Academy
  • Southwestern Adventist University.
Governmental Offices
Things to Do


  • The Elisa Carver Park is located in the heart of Keene and includes softball, soccer and tee ball fields, volleyball and basketball courts, a three-quarters-of-a-mile walking trail, playground, and a picnic area, as well as a nine hole disc golf course.
Major Employers
Visitors Information
New Community Center grand opening is March 19

The grand opening of the new $5 million Keene Community Center will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 19, at 1000 N. Old Betsy Road (across the road from TxDOT and Elisa Carver Park).

The event will include a ribbon cutting, refreshments and tours of the facility that is the site of Keene's new City Hall and City Council chambers.

SWAU Golf Classic April 13 at The Retreat

The annual Southwestern Adventist University Homecoming Golf Classic will tee off at 8 a.m. Friday, April 13, at The Retreat, one of the finest golf courses in Texas.

The Retreat is located eight miles south of Cleburne.

The four-person, best ball event raises scholarship funds for students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Registration opens at 7 a.m.

The fee is $125 per player or $475 per team.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

For more information, contact Kisha Norris at 817-202-6233 or ude.uaws@sirronk.

Contact Us
Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
Upcoming Events
Community Center Grand Opening
March 19, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Inaugural Luncheon
March 22, 2018 at 11:15 a.m.
SWAU Golf Classic
April 13, 2018 at 8 a.m.

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