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Message from the Mayor Pro Tem


We had great success with our Inaugural events for the State of the City Address and the Hector F. Garcia Golf Tournament in March. Stay tuned to the website to Stay Informed with important information. Another way to learn more about our community and gain a better understanding of your local City Government is to join the Watauga 101 Citizen's Academy! It is FREE, but space is limited and registration ends on April 30, 2019.

Spring is in full swing and we have a lot fun events for the whole family. Be sure to check the Watauga Public Library Calendar as well as Parks and Recreation Calendar for upcoming Special Events you don't want to miss!

 
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CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP
April 8, 2019
5:30 PM
REGULAR MEETING
6:30 PM 

CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
7105 WHITLEY ROAD

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State of the City Address


On March 20th, the City of Watauga held the Inaugural State of the City Address. It was a great success and we were glad to see so many of you attend. Thank you to our Sponsors: Cotton Patch Cafe, Target, RPAI, MVBA, Petty and Associates, Wells Fargo, Altex Electronics, Eagle Transmission, and Davis Floral Designs.

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General Election Information

The last day to register to vote is April 4, 2019.


Early Voting Hours: 


April 22-26:   Monday - Friday 

                       8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

April 27:        Saturday
                       7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

April 28:        Sunday
                      11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

April 29 - 30: Monday - Tuesday
                       7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Locations:


Early Voting
 

Registered City of Watauga citizens will be able to vote at all locations within Tarrant

County only during Early Voting.  


Election Day Voting

On Election Day, registered City of Watauga citizens may only vote at City Hall-7105 Whitley Road. The polls will open at 7:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 4, 2019, and will close promptly at 7:00 p.m.


For more information regarding the May 4, 2019 General Election, please visit:

https://www.cowtx.org/1399/May-4-2019-General-Elections


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Watauga 101 Citizen's Academy

Watauga 101 Citizen's Academy


Would you like to know more about your community and local Government? Join the Watauga 101 Citizen's Academy! Registration is FREE and open now through April 30, 2019. Space is limited, so apply today!

For more information and to submit your application visit:

https://www.cowtx.org/1348/Watauga-101-Citizens-Academy

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Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

With more than 16,500 physical locations in communities of all sizes across the country, public libraries make powerful partners in bridging the digital divide.  Libraries are essential providers of public internet access, computers, and training that community members need to compete in today’s digital world.  The Public Library Association (PLA) and Cox Communications announced a partnership intended to strengthen and expand the commitment to helping low-income students and their families use technology through greater access to digital literacy training in their local libraries and online at
DigitalLearn.org (https://www.digitallearn.org/courses).

Below are some additional useful links:

https://wataugatx.rbdigital.com/#service-details/education/atomic-training

https://digitalliteracy.gov/content/connect-compete

https://code.org/

https://www.lynda.com/

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National Pet Day

National Pet Day 2019 at the Library


April 11th is National Pet Day. This is a day to not only celebrate our special relationship with our own pets but to consider the needs of pets without forever homes. In honor of this special day, the Watauga Public Library will be gathering donations for the animals at City of Watauga Animal Services during the entire month of April. 

Animal services would be grateful for the following:

· Bedding and Towels
· Pet Toys 
· Pet Foods (Dry or Canned)
· Pet Treats
· “OdoBan” Cleaner
· Laundry Detergent
· Cat Litter 
· Grooming Supplies
· Newspaper
· Pet Taxis

Please no open packages of food or expired food. Used beds and towels must be clean and laundered. Thanks for taking the time to help the animals! 

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Meows and Howls


Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (T.C.A.P.) is joining us to provide low cost vaccinations and other various pet services, prices start at $5.00.


WHEN:           Saturday, April 13, 2019

            10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Watauga Animal Services
                        5203 Watauga Road

For more information, visit https://www.cowtx.org/1358/Services

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Animal Services Monthly Newsletter


Watauga Animal Services is VERY excited to now offer our Facebook followers and those individuals who visit the City website an online monthly newsletter ALL ABOUT animals and Animal Control. We hope this newsletter and those that follow will give you a glimpse into the world of Animal Control and sheltering. 

https://www.cowtx.org/1558/Animal-Services-Newsletter

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Reporting a Lost Pet


Reporting a LOST pet is imperative in recovering your furry family member, if you are unable to come into the Animal Services Center to look for your pet you can contact staff at 817.656.9614, e-mail the Shelter at wataugatxanimals@yahoo.com or submit a lost report via the City’s website,

www.cowtx.org/FormCenter/Citizen-Input-4/ConcernQuestion-Animal-Control-38.

Please understand that if you call the Shelter looking for your missing pet, we make no guarantees of confirming your animal is not in the Shelter, it is ALWAYS best to either send a photo via e-mail or come into the Shelter to view the animals yourself.

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Clear the Shelters

Clear the Shelters


NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive that found 102,686 homeless animals new homes in 2018. 

During the Clear the Shelter event we will offer FREE pet adoptions, which include animal sterilization, vaccinations, deworming and micro-chipping.

 
WHERE:         Watauga Animal Services
                        5203 Watauga Road
                        817.656.9614

WHEN:           Saturday, August 17, 2019
                        10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION TOO COME!

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Yard of the Month

Yard of the Month Contest


Enter your yard or someone else’s yard in our Yard of the Month Contest. Help keep our city beautiful and identify those that work hard to help us keep our community attractive.

The contest begins in March and runs through June. Judging is done the last week of the month, and the winner will be announced the first week of the following month.

The winner for the month will receive a sign to display in their yard! To nominate a yard, please fill out a form, available online or at the Community Center, and turn it in at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center.

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Watauga Fest

Watauga Fest


Watauga Fest is back in 2019! This outdoor, four day event includes carnival rides, live performances by some of the area’s most popular bands, shopping, food trucks, a car show, and much more! .


Get up-to-date information at: https://www.cowtx.org/922/Watauga-Fest

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Concert in the Park
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Texas Trash-off

Sign up to volunteer at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center, or by visiting: https://www.cowtx.org/1563/Dont-Mess-with-Texas-Trash-Off

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Move More

Move More!


April is the American Heart Association’s Move More Month! Throughout the month, move more and commit to being physically active. Celebrating Move More Month is fun and easy!

• When you’re bored or frustrated, or just have some time to kill, go for a walk. It’s an excellent way to clear your mind and re-energize.

• Always wanted to learn how to dance, do karate or shoot a bow and arrow? Take lessons or find an online tutorial and teach yourself! It’s never too late to pick up a new skill and get more active.

• When you find yourself waiting somewhere or standing in line, do some micro-movements that won’t be noticed by others, like glute squeezes, abdominal contractions and pelvic floor exercises. Your core will thank you!

To learn more about how you can move more and make it count, visit: heart.org/movemore. 

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Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd!


Make a difference this Earth Day! Here are some tips on how you can help protect our Earth: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp @ the Community Center


This 7-week Summer Camp is a great way for kids to spend the summer! Children enjoy fun activities and field trips. Registration for residents begins April 1st; non-resident registration begins April 29th.

For more information and to view registration forms, visit: https://www.cowtx.org/1313/Summer-Camp

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Senior Activities


Master Gardner
Tomato Class
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
10:00 a.m.
 
Chalk Couture  
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:30 p.m.
Candace Pruitt
$5.00
 
End of Life
Friday, April 5, 2019
11:00 a.m.
 
Health For Me Diabetes
Wednesdays April 17 – May 22, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

April Dance
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00  p.m

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AARP Tax-Aide

AARP Tax-Aide


The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers- especially those 50 and older. Tax-Aide is available at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center on Wednesdays beginning February 6th through April, 10, 2019 by appointment only. Register at the Community Center Front Desk or call 817.514.5892 or 817.514.5828.

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My Watauga, TX

 

The City of Watauga offers a mobile app called My Watauga, TX.  This new digital tool will provide an on-the-go connection for individuals seeking City of Watauga resources, news and information from their smart phones, tablets or hand-held devices.

The City of Watauga My Watauga, TX app can be used to enjoy convenient access to services such as welcome information for new comers and current residents, information on current representation, on-line payments, the ability to sign up for web site notifications, the ability to report a concern, a staff directory, business directory, calendar of events, news, meeting agendas and minutes and more.  You can also find current employment opportunities, news and links to the City's main facebook page. 

My Watauga App
Apple App Store

To download the app on an Apple® device: 


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/civicmobile/id1278189882?ls=1&mt=8 or search the name "CivicMobile" in the iTunes®  App Store.  Make sure to choose "CivicMobile" and not the "CivicMobile Preview" or "CivicMobile Demo" app.

Once the CivicMobile app is downloaded, search Watauga or use the 'Find My Location' feature to find the My Watauga, TX app.

Once Watauga has been selected during the first use, it will open to My Watauga, TX on the app each time the app is used.

Google Play App

To download the app on an Android device:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.civicplus.tx_watauga or visit the Google Play store and search for Watauga

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Safe Prom Pledge


We know prom season is approaching quickly, if you or anyone you know is attending Prom 2019, stop by the Watauga Municipal Court office & sign a “Sober prom pledge.”  It is always better to be safe than sorry! #Prom2019 #SaveALife #SoberProm 

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Warrant Roundup

Warrant Roundup coming soon!


Make sure you stop in to see Judge Bass at the Watauga Municipal Court to take care of any outstanding citations.

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Watauga Police Department
Explorer Post RECRUITING NOW


The Police Explorer Post is a program for youth, ages 14 to 21, which aspire to have a career in Law Enforcement.
 


Goals:

  • To further the Explorer's education
  • Encourage the Explorer's participation rewarding and productive activities
  • Enhance the Explorer's preparation for the future as productive citizens, community members, leaders, and future police officers.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Police Explorer program is to educate and involve youth in police operations, interest them in police careers, and to provide positive interaction with police operations.

 
The Police Explorer program will further the Explorer's education by providing the member with the basic knowledge of the field of law enforcement, thus providing the Explorer with a "head start" in the field of law enforcement.
 
For more information about the Watauga Police Explorer Post #33 visit https://www.cowtx.org/1003/Explorer-Post or email jcates@wataugatx.org to join.

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Call 911

Calling 9-1-1 versus Submitting an Online Request for Assistance


REMINDER: When you or someone you know requires the emergency assistance of the Watauga Police Department, dial 9-1-1, reporting your emergency through the City Website may delay assistance as Forms submitted on the website are NOT monitored 24 hours a day. You may also call the Non-Emergency Dispatch line at 817.514.5897 if you do not have a life threatening emergency but still need Police support.
 
If you have a comment, question or suggestion, we would love to hear from you, please visit the online Form Center below to submit an inquiry. 

www.cowtx.org/FormCenter/Citizen-Input-4/ConcernQuestion-Police-Department-41

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Business Spotlight


Tee Time Carts

5937 Plum Street, Suite B
817.576.4200

Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
24 Hour Emergency Services Available

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Milestone Anniversaries

10 Years - Chase, 8448 Denton Hwy
10 Years - Metro PCS, 6500 Denton Hwy, Suite A4
15 Years - Famous Footwear, 8004 Denton Hwy #100

15 Years - Lee Cleaners. 5900 Denton Hwy

15 Years - Schlotzky’s, 6237 Rufe Snow
25 Years - Pizza Hut/Wingstreet, 6500 Denton Hwy, Suite A1
25 Years - Cash America, 6628 Watauga Road

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Social Media

The City of Watauga has several social media feeds available for residents to follow at www.wataugatx.org

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