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June Newsletter

Mayor Pro Tem's Message

Welcome to summer!  The temperatures are hovering around the high 90’s, and school is out, so the children are enjoying being able to relax and play!  Lots going on at the Library.  The Summer Reading Club registration begins Monday, June 4, for children ages 2 through 18.  Check out the activities on-line for the Library, or drop by and get information on all summer activities.  Adult events also abound at the Library.  

Concerts in the Park features two performances, on Friday June 1, featuring Me and My Monkey, and Friday, June 8, featuring Michael Hix and the Holla. Both performances are from 6pm to 9pm.   

The Council will hold its June regular meeting on Monday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m.  The public is always welcome to attend.

Please be safe this summer, and watch out for our children—they are our future, and we need to nurture and cherish them.  

Enjoy yourself, be proud of your home and your city, and Shop Watauga!
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General & Special Election Results

The General Election results are as follows:

Council Member, Place 1


Council Member, Place 2

Tom Snyder

Council Member, Place 6

Mark Taylor

Council Member, Place 7

Kim Irving

The Special Election results are as follows:

Council Member, Place 3

Sandra (Sandy) Bush

Council Member, Place 4

David Griffin


Patrick Shelbourne

All newly elected Council Members were administered their oath and statement of officer on May 14, 2018, during a Special City Council Meeting.  

(left to right - Council Members Sandra Bush, Tom Snyder, Kim Irving, Mark Taylor, David Griffin and Mayor Patrick Shelbourne)


Employee News

On Monday, May 14, 2018, during the City Council Regular Meeting, Tommy Sanders (left), Dana Harper (not pictured), and Clint Harmon (right), were presented with a Certificate of Recognition for five years of  dedicated service to the City of Watauga.

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Watauga Police Department is proud to welcome Officer Paris (left) and Officer Jezek (right)!


June Events….

Caliligraphy Classes - June 4 - Watauga Library
Youth Summer Reading Club- June 4 - Watauga Library
Fire Extinguisher Training- June 5 - Watauga Library
What Will You Read Next? - June 7 - Watauga Library

Trout Fishing in America - June 12 - Watauga Library
Mondo Drummers - June 19 - Watauga Library
Snake Encounters - June 26 - Watauga Library

Meows & Howls Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

The second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Watauga Animal Services, located at 5203 Watauga Road, and Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (T.C.A.P.), are partnering to provide low cost vaccinations and other various pet services.  Cash or Charge are the only payment methods accepted.

 T.C.A.P Services:

  • Rabies Vaccination - $5.00
  • Flea and Tick Prevention - $12.00
  • Heartworm Prevention  - $25.00 - $35.00
  • Other Various Vaccines - $10.00 - $15.00
Watauga Animal Shelter Services:
  • Micro-chipping - $15.00
  • City Registration - $5.00
Visit TCAP for more information or contact Watauga Animal Services at 817.656.9614.

'Behind The Texas Badge' Book Signing

The Watauga Police Department and Watauga Library are joining forces on June 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., as they welcome Doug and Carol Hutchinson for a book signing where we'll hear all about how they came up with the idea for their book project. They'll discuss the 15,000 mile journey all over Texas to interview and photograph 103 Texas Law Enforcement Officers! 

The City of Watauga’s very own Sergeant Bobby Faglie is featured in the book and will be on-site signing the book! You can pre-order a copy now and bring with you or purchase one the night of the event.  Please note that a portion of the profits are to be donated to the Texas Chapters of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Texas Game Warden Association for their Great Fall Huntventure Program (a hunting and fishing weekend for the children of fallen officers).

This event is FREE and everyone is invited to attend!
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Did you know...

What is Zoning?

It is regulations that govern the use of land, and the location, size and height of buildings. Zoning divides a jurisdiction into multiple districts, with each district containing a distinct set of regulations that are uniformly applied to all property within the district. Zoning ordinances consist of a text specifying the regulations and a map defining the location of the districts. Zoning goes with the land, not with the owner or operator. 

For more information on zoning contact Planning and Economic Development online or via phone at 817.514.5818.


NRH - Rufe Snow Drive Widening Project: The City of North Richland Hills and Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) widening project of Rufe Snow Drive from just south of Ridgetop Road to Watauga Road has transitioned over to the Phase II (southbound driving lanes) and started asphalt removal. Continuous dual northbound and southbound driving lanes are to be open during construction other than minor single lane closures as necessary.

Public Works Street Maintenance Project: The City of Watauga on a trial basis has installed a street maintenance treatment product called HA5 to Harrison Way from Lyndale Drive to Quail Meadow Drive in order to extend the life of the street. This trial is to determine the possibility of future street applications should the product trial hold up to traffic, weather and cost analysis. Additional information about HA5 is available at

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