City of Watauga - Newsletter
Nov 2019
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Mayor Miner

Message from the Mayor


November is here. It is a reminder that winter is just around the corner and another new year is in sight.  It's a special time. To many it is the start of the holiday season. To others it is a time for reflection, a time to celebrate and a time for family. To me, November is all of those things. With it comes Thanksgiving. An opportunity to stop, reflect and be thankful for all that we have. Grateful that we are blessed with family and friends that surround and support us. And that we live in the greatest country in the world.

Just prior to the holiday season, we celebrate Veterans Day. A day for us to pause and give thanks to those who have served our country. Watauga will hold our celebration on Saturday November 22019. We will start the day with our Veterans Breakfast and Celebration at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center at 8:00 a.m. and finish up with a Veterans Celebration at our Veterans Memorial at Capp Smith Park at 10:30 a.m. I encourage everyone to come celebrate those men and women whose sacrifice and service make this Nation great.

Also, let's not forget that November 5th is YOUR day to have YOUR say. There are lots of important issues this year. So get out and vote.  It's your right....use it !  For more information on the ballot measures, visit the City's website and from the main page select "Elections" and November 2019 Charter Amendment Election.

And as always, our library and recreation department have a full schedule of events for adult and children of all ages. Take advantage of it.

So bundle up, Watauga, and let's have a great month.
 
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NOVEMBER 12, 2019


CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP

5:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING
6:30 P.M. 

CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
7105 WHITLEY ROAD

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Public Meeting Notice - Construction Projects:

  1. Whitley Road 3 from Chapman Road to Hightower Drive and
  2. Meadowlark Drive Reconstruction from Heather Drive to Pebblebrook Drive

The City of Watauga is proposing improvements to Whitley Road from Chapman Road to Hightower Drive.  The project includes complete reconstruction of the street, storm water drainage system, 16" water main, and related wastewater infrastructure. The new street shall be concrete with sidewalks along the sides of the street.
 
The City of Watauga is also proposing improvements to Meadowlark Lane from Heather Drive to Pebblebrook Drive.   The project includes complete reconstruction of the street, water main, wastewater main and related infrastructure in the area. The new street shall be concrete with sidewalks along the sides of the street.
 
The purpose of the meeting is to present the proposed projects and receive public comments.  The public meeting will be an open house format.  It will be held on:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:30 PM
City Council Chamber
7105 Whitley Road, Watauga, Texas 76148

 
Burgess Niple is the Engineering Design firm and shall provide plans for inspection from November 4th thru November 8th at the Water Tower, 7800 Virgil Anthony Blvd, Watauga, Texas. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may provide written comments by mail to: Public Works Director, 7800 Virgil Anthony Blvd, Watauga, Texas 76148 or by email to phackleman@cowtx.org.

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Mayors Book Club

Mayor's Book Club

Join Mayor Arthur L. Miner at the Watauga Public Library for our Mayor's Book Club featuring The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Read the book and come join us at the library for a light snack and a great discussion.

This unforgettable novel celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated chapter book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

Families will enjoy reading this book together. It's the perfect story to share with kids in 2nd through 5th grade.

We have a limited number of books available to check out at the library. We can also help you request the book from other local libraries if we run out of copies.

Adults and families are welcome to attend. 

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Meows and Howls


WHERE:         Animal Services Center, 5203 Watauga Road                          
WHEN:            Saturday, November 9, 2019 * 10 am - 12 pm

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. For more information, visit the City of Watauga website.

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Sign up for the Community Garage Sale!


  •      An application must be completed at the Public Works Dept.
  •      Fee $8
  •      No new items may be sold.
  •      10 X 10 Space
*All unsold items are required to be removed at the end of the event.
**Limit 20 participants.


Drop off your old electronics to be recycled, courtesy of DFW Reclaimers.

  *Fee may apply for freon recovery on refrigerators ($25 a unit) or tube TV's ($1 per inch).
  •      Computers/Laptops
  •      Servers
  •      Printers & Copiers
  •      Gaming Consoles
  •      Appliances
  •      Wiring & Cables

Visit dfwreclaimers.com for a full list of accepted items.

We will also be providing a free paper shredding service!


*Up to 300 boxes

  • Each family is limited to the paper amount equal to 4 banker boxes.
    • (15.5" in length x 12" wide x 10" high.)
  • Additional materials will be accepted for a $5 fee per box.
  • Emailed Certificate of Destruction.
  • All shredded paper is recycled.

Services provided by EZ Shredding.

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Fri Safe

Black Friday Shopping Safety Tips


It's been said that there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who love to brave the Black Friday crowds in search of the best deal and those who won't go within a mile of the mall the day after Thanksgiving.
 
But, if you're among the former, some thoughtful planning and a few precautions can make your day more productive, safe, and most of all, fun.
 
Here are a few tips for in-store Black Friday shopping:

  • Park near a light. Thieves are much less likely to target a car when there's a bright light on it...especially when it's out in the open. We recommend a spot where you can see and be seen (not next to a large van or truck).
  • Hide your treasures in the trunk. If people don't see shopping bags, they probably won't see a reason to break in.
  • Use the buddy system. As with anything, there's safety in numbers. If you do plan on separating, make a plan to meet up and consider color coordinating. That way, it will be easier to spot your friends or family members.
  • Keep your purse on your body or your wallet in your front pocket. Don't make it easy for purse snatchers and pickpockets. Leaving a bag unattended is almost an invitation, and it's significantly easier for someone to steal a wallet when it's in their back pocket.
  • Shop with a single credit card. Keep only one credit card in your wallet, just in case it's lost or stolen.
  • Avoid ATMs. If you can't, at least choose one that is well lit. Shield your PIN as you key it in, and don't leave behind receipts that may contain personal information.
  • Take precautions in the parking lot. Before you get in your car, look in it and under it. It pays to play it safe, and it could also be beneficial to have your keys handy. If you're rummaging through your purse or digging into a pocket, you're officially a distracted shopper which would make it easy for the wrong people to approach you.
Or, if you prefer to shop online:
  • Shop on secure sites. Before you make any purchases, be sure the website has a closed padlock in the browser bar or a URL beginning with "https."
  • Use one credit card for all online purchases. Then, if a card is compromised, you only have to make one cancellation call.
  • Shop familiar brands and steer clear of "too good to be true" deals. Scammers are out in full force during the holiday shopping season.

 Already finished shopping? One last tip for you: As you wrap gifts to set out and enjoy, consider how visible they are from windows and doors. That gorgeous display of generosity might invite holiday visitors who are not so welcome.

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home town

Save the Date: Hometown Christmas December 7, 2019!

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Milestone Anniversaries

15 Years -Davis Floral Designs, 6500 Denton Hwy, Suite A5
5 Years - Neel Eye Center, 8329 Whitley Road
5 Years - Pho Big Bowl, 6531 Watauga Road #110
10 Years - Service Response Team, 6301 Whitley Road
15 Years - Vision City, 7604 Denton Hwy #208

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Shop Small


SMALL

BUSINESS 

SATURDAY

11-30-19

Small Business Saturday



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