Message from the Mayor
Hello, once again Watauga! SUMMER is here, temperatures are on the rise, and the 100-degree temperatures are likely prior to month end. With forecasted rise in temperature, it is critical to ensure everyone stays hydrated. Now that school is out for the summer, the City has many programs and activities to keep the youngsters occupied. To learn more about the summer reading and camp programs offered or to sign up, please visit the Library and Recreation Face Book pages. While you are viewing those pages, please visit the Animal Shelter page too. This could be the perfect time to give a deserving animal a 2nd chance at a loving family.
July also brings one of my favorite holidays, July 4th, Independence Day. The day that gave birth to the greatest nation on earth. Congress voted to declare independence on July 2, 1776, however, it was not until 2 days later that it was ratified. The first signature was not placed on the document until August 2, 1776, and it took nearly 6 months before all 56 signatures were added. Regardless, we celebrate our independence on July 4th. Having traveled to many countries around the world I can tell you that we, as Americans, enjoy many freedoms that do not exist in other countries. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As Ronald Reagan once said “Freedom is a fragile thing and it is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people”. Cherish it and protect it.
With that, there will be a Family Fireworks Celebration hosted by the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce on Sunday July 4th from 9:30 to 10 PM. See their web page for complete details (NETARRANT.ORG). For those of you that choose to stay home and celebrate, let me remind you that fireworks are not permitted within the city limits. Please be responsible.
Here’s hoping everybody enjoys a Safe and Happy July 4th weekend. And as always, please take a moment to remember those men and women that cannot be with their loved ones to celebrate. May God bless you, your family, Watauga, and the United States of America.