Message from the Mayor:
Hello Watauga, as they say, “Spring has Sprung,” and it appears that another winter is behind us. Thankfully we were spared another SNOVID. That said, spring brings its weather challenges. Earlier this month, we experienced one of them. On the early evening of Monday, March 21st, Watauga and surrounding cities experienced severe thunderstorms during which Grace Hardeman Elementary School sustained damage from a suspected F1 tornado. Thankfully there were no students in the building, and the staff there were not injured. The damage, however, required the district to relocate the students to another vacant campus until the repairs could be completed. What the school district did next was nothing short of amazing. In less than 72 hours, they transformed a vacant campus into a fully functional operational school. “CAMP WATAUGA” opened its doors to Watauga’s children on Thursday morning; classrooms were set up, hallways were decorated, food services were operating, computers and networks were up-and-running, and even the playgrounds were spruced up. What I've described does not begin to do justice to the job, that BISD and its staff did to ensure that our children were back in school with minimal impact. My hat is off to the entire BISD team.
The Mayor's Book Club will meet Monday, April 4th at 6:30 at the library. 'Walk Two Moons' is the book we will discuss. All ages are welcome; even if you have not read the book, join us and enjoy the conversation.
This month our Parks and Rec. Department, along with the Parks Advisory Board, kicks off the “Yard of the Month” program. Nominate a deserving neighbor or even yourself. See their websites for details.
I haven’t mentioned our Animal Services in a while. They have lots of little fur buddies looking for a home. Be the one that makes a difference and gives them a 2nd chance.
SERTOMA Club will host the 4th Annual Hector F. Garcia Memorial Golf Tournament on the 28th of April. Contact the great Sal Torres at 817-374-2410 if interested in helping to honor Mayor Garcia.
Lastly, I will mention our Gone but not Forgotten program. If you have a family member or know of someone who honorably served that has passed, I would like to recognize them for their service and sacrifice at a council meeting. Reach out to us at VETERANS@COWTX.ORG.
Just a reminder that we have early voting starting April 25th, 2022.
Family, friends, and neighbors; it is what makes Watauga “A great place to live.”