There's a group that's up and running in the Keller area that includes more than 1,000 acres. Now all it needs is an offer.
The North Keller Neighbors Together group, which includes property owners in Keller, Westlake and Southlake, has been together for about a year, but is not currently considering any offers, said Melanie Belcheff, an organizer of the NKNT.
Some members of the NKNT received offers last year of about $5,500 per acre and a 25 percent royalty, with costs included, from Hillwood Energy and its representative Doyle Land Services. But the companies didn't want to negotiate, so the group rejected the offer "as insufficient," Belcheff wrote in an e-mail to the Star-Telegram. The offer didn't include environmental or royalty fairness terms, she wrote.
Meanwhile, the group continues to meet and add more property owners. Belcheff said NKNT could soon grow to more than 2,000 acres in size.
You can check out the group's website here.