Hello again Watauga; I certainly hope July was no indication of what August holds in store for us. If so, “Dog Days” does not begin to cover it. Make sure the kids stay hydrated. In these 100+ temperatures it doesn’t take much to overdo it. Heat stroke and dehydration are two of the most common medical emergencies during the summer months. Please be careful. The most up-to-date information on agencies providing fans, air conditioners, and utility assistance (electric, gas, and water) can be found in the United Way of Tarrant County's online resource database:www.TarrantCounty211.org
Or by calling 2-1-1.
Tarrant Cares also hosts an additional list of extreme heat cooling centers: www.TarrantCares.org
You may also reach out to our Police and Fire Department for additional information and/or assistance.
Speaking of hot, the SPLASHPAD IS OPEN AGAIN! Thanks to our Public Works Director, our new Parks Department Director, and a slew of their team members, who engineered a way for our citizens and others to enjoy it, albeit at a slightly reduced level. KUDOS to all involved. I know there are a lot of grateful children staying cool thanks to their efforts.
August also means “Back to School. That’s right, summer vacation is wrapping up, and the new school year begins. Both districts kick off their school year on Wednesday, August 17th. Stay alert and watch for the children. PHONES DOWN!
Our Animal Control has been running at near capacity for most of July. Stop by and meet their guests-who knows, you might find a lifelong friend. Also, check out the many programs, classes, and events at our library and recreation center.
Lastly, COVID is still on the rise. Tarrant county has moved from a “low spread” to a “high spread category. Also, Tarrant County reported the first case of Monkeypox in the county. Read more about it at the Tarrant County Public Health website.
Remember, family, friends, and neighbors…..it’s what makes Watauga a great place to live.