Message from the Mayor
Another month behind us as we continue to move forward in our quest to return to normal from our semi-post pandemic period. Our schools are back in session and providing our youth with the much needed “in person” education that has been lacking since COVID began. Much praise and thanks to all of the teachers and staff at both ISD’s serving Watauga’s youth. Please, be mindful of the school zones and watch for buses picking up and dropping off students. They deserve our full attention.
September 18th brings us another “Clear the Shelter” at the Watauga Animal Shelter. I visited our shelter a few weeks ago and got to meet quite a few fur buddies looking for a second chance with a loving family. I recently lost my dog Scooter of nearly 16 years so I will be looking to give that little guy(or gal) an opportunity to adopt me in the near future. So, stop by, you may just find that special friend.
This September brings a somber reminder of what is arguably the most tragic event in modern American history. The 20th anniversary of what is commonly referred to as 9/11. 20 years ago this month America came under attack from a group of Al-Qaeda terrorist that hijacked 4 aircraft and flew them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a failed attempt to also hit our Nations Capital. What do our children and grandchildren know about it? The Watauga Fire Department is holding its Commemoration Saturday September 11th at 7:25 am SHARP. Please join us for the customary “Ringing of the Bells” as we pay tribute to those that gave their lives on that fateful day.
Lastly, Labor Day weekend is already upon us. Labor Day is a celebration of the social and economic achievements of American worker and to recognize the many contributions that all workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being. Enjoy the weekend ! It looks like Mother Nature has somewhat cooler temperatures in our not to distant future. So, enjoy this time with friends and family. And as always, please remember those that will not be with their families and loved ones. Let’s continue to make Watauga a “Great Place to live”.