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MEET CHRIS

NATIVE TEXAN

Born and raised in Texas, Chris has been a resident of Tarrant County since birth. He went to Trinity High School, TCC, UTA and Texas A&M. He purchased his first house in Fort Worth's TCU area in 1974 at the age of 19.

After college Chris settled in Euless and lived there until he moved to Keller in 2004. Having grown up in Tarrant County and spent his adult life in the mid-cities area Chris has watched the amazing growth and development of the DFW metroplex. As a native Texan and Keller resident for 16 years he understands the challenges associated with managing a growing city while maintaining quality of life.  

ENTREPRENEUR 

A classically trained actor Chris started his production company in 1978. Over the years he was fortunate to work with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry in both music and film.

 

His company, Tin Star Entertainment dba: Lagniappe Productions, has it's administrative office in Old Town Keller.

 

The company owns the critically acclaimed Texas Star Dinner Theater located in Historic Downtown Grapevine. In addition to the dinner theater Lagniappe produces more than 1,000 shows annually for major amusement parks, corporate events and major fairs and festivals all across North America.

 

With a creative office staff and over 90 actors working for him, Chris understands the necessity for creative problem solving and fiscal responsibility. His company has been voted "Best Entertainment Production Company in Texas" three times by the readers of "Texas Meetings + Events" as well as numerous other industry awards.   

PUBLIC SERVANT 

Chris' first experience with Keller's city government was when he built a new barn on his property. He also spoke before City Council concerning oil & gas exploration in Keller.

 

In 2006, he purchased his office building in Old Town Keller and was the contractor for the remodel of the building. These collective interactions with city hall left Chris believing his common sense approach to problem solving could be a benefit to the city he loved.

 

Chris served on the Planning and Zoning commission before being elected to represent it's citizens on City Council in 2017.  As your elected representative my efforts are to bring a logical, common sense approach to every endeavor while maintaining integrity and listening to the voice of Keller's citizens. 

CORE VALUES 

The youngest of 4 children and raised in a conservative middle class family Chris was taught the value of hard work, honesty and personal accountability. His word is his bond and a handshake is as good as a contract. One of his favorite quotes: "Every man must live with the man he makes of himself and the better job he does in molding his character and improving his mind the better company he will have". 

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