Keene Christmas Lights Parade
The Keene Christmas Lights Parade is this Sunday, December
7, 2014 at 6:30pm. Please be aware that beginning about 6:15pm Old
Betsy Rd. (FM 2280) will be closed from Fourth St. to Oakdale St.,
and all intersections will be blocked off along
the parade route, and will remain closed for the duration of the
parade. Please plan accordingly and seek alternate routes to avoid
Parade Route: Begins on Old Betsy Rd south from Magnolia St, west
on Hillcrest St, south on Oakwood Dr, east on Fourth St, north on
Old Betsy Rd, then ends east on Magnolia St.
For those attending the parade, also be aware that pedestrian
traffic will be heavy after the end of the parade. The road will
remain closed until it is safe to reopen it. Drivers are
encouraged to drive slowly and watch for pedestrians during this
time. Please drive safely!
For more parade information click:http://www.keenestar.net/news/ci_27056180
The City of Keene is a rural town of
about 6,500, located in
Johnson County, Texas, about 25 miles
south of downtown
Fort Worth. Since 1981 the Keene Police
operated its own Emergency Communications division,
and has also been the communications center for
agencies over that time period.
The Police Department consists of
thirteen full time
officers and two reserve officers. The 24 hour
Communications department consists of six full time
dispatchers and offers the community expertise in
911 Call Taking,
TLETS computer operations,
and emergency radio dispatch.
The Police Department is also in charge
Keene Animal Control Department, which consists of
time and one part time officer.
Dedicated to Protect
Chief Rocky Alberti is a native Texan, born and raised in
Houston, the son of a dock worker. He began attending campmeetings in Keene as a teenager, and later attended
Southwestern Union College, now Southwestern Adventist
University. He moved here permanently in 1979 and
joined the Keene Police Department in June 1980. After
serving as the department's Sergeant and Captain for many
years, Alberti became Chief of Police in May 2007.
Chief Alberti has a committment to serving the city, with
a desire to maintain a good relationship with the
community. This is evidenced by his continuing
leadership and participation in the many events the police
department has organized, sponsored, or participated in
over the years. Along with the rest of the police
department, Chief Alberti is dedicated to making Keene a
safer and better city.