Message from the Mayor
Hello Watauga. I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend and paused a moment to remember what that day is all about. Paying tribute to those that sacrificed their lives while serving our country. It is the ultimate sacrifice.
We closed out May with the sneak peek ribbon cutting of the new Splash Pad at Capp Smith Park. It was a great event and looks like it will make a big splash this summer. Cabana rentals are available. Contact the recreation staff for more information. The library is now open for in person visits, so be sure and check out the summer programs offered. It appears spring is in full swing and with that comes the unpredictable weather. North Texas has had several nasty storms already. Luckily, Watauga has been spared the worst of it so far. The key word here is unpredictable. Be prepared. Know what to do when the tornado sirens go off. Make sure the kids know the plan in case they are home alone.
Schools are out, so please ensure kids’ safety remains a priority. Without the reminder provided by the school zone lights, it is very important to be alert while driving. Text messages and phone calls are not that important. I did have the honor to present Good Citizenship Awards to two deserving 8th grade students at Watauga Elementary. Congratulations to Aaminah Zulfiqar and Tristan Delgado. Congratulations to the Seniors of Birdville and Keller graduating classes of 2021. It has been the most unique school year ever and they deserve a lot of credit for their accomplishments. Hats off to all the teachers, administrators, and staff for an outstanding job. The pandemic brought many challenges, to include education, but schools found a way to persevere. Kudos.
Don’t forget, Sunday June 20th is Father’s Day, so be sure to recognize Dad. The City of Watauga has many options to help make Father’s Day special, so remember to Support Local business. For a complete list of businesses in Watauga, please visit the new online Business Directory on the City’s website under the Watauga Economic Development webpage. As always, take a moment to think of those serving and unable to be with their families.
Stay safe and remember, Family, Friends and neighbors is what makes Watauga “a great place to live”.