City of Watauga - Newsletter
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Message from the Mayor Pro Tem


Spring is upon us. Just like busy bees, we are all hard at work getting prepared for upcoming events. There is a lot going on and we hope you will join us!

On Monday, March 4th beginning at 7:00 p.m., the City of Watauga will host a "Meet Your City" event at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center. This is a great opportunity to learn about the different City Departments, meet the Directors, ask questions and exchange ideas.

It's Daylight Savings Time again! Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday, March 9th! Remember, "Spring Forward/Fall Back". 

We have lots of fun activities planned for the whole family during Keller ISD and Birdville ISD Spring Break Week, March 11th - 15th. Check out the event calendar on our website! Be sure to RSVP where necessary.

Are you a golf player? The City will host the Inaugural Hector F. Garcia Golf Tournament on Tuesday, March 12th at Iron Horse Golf Course. Proceeds fund a College Scholarship to be awarded by the Sertoma Club for two of our local High School Seniors! It is not too late to signup

We are also looking forward to seeing you at our Inaugural State of the City Address, which will be held on Wednesday, March 20th beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center. RSVP Required, as seating for this event is limited.


Finally, I want to encourage you to continue to shop local. Did you know we have nearly 350 businesses in Watauga listed in our online directory? Shopping local directly impacts the local economy and it is what helps make Watauga a great place to live!
 
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Meet Your City

Meet Your City


City Administration invites you to come "Meet Your City" in the first Public Meeting of 2019 where you can learn more about city departments, meet department directors and representatives, ask questions and exchange ideas about YOUR City! 

WHEN:     Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Hector F. Garcia Community Center

       7901 Indian Springs Road, Watauga


Make plans to attend - WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP
March 7, 2019
5:30 PM
REGULAR MEETING
6:30 PM 

CITY HALL - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
7105 WHITLEY ROAD

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Hector F. Garcia Memorial Golf Tournament
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State of the City Invite
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election

Ballot Draw Results


On Monday, February 25, 2019, the City of Watauga held a Ballot Draw which determined the order in which Candidates would be listed on the ballot for the election on May 4, 2019.

The results are as follows:

Ballot Draw Results
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BCCC Banquet

Board Committee Commission Corporation (BCCC) 
Volunteer Salute Banquet


On January 26th, the City of Watauga hosted an inaugural banquet at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center to honor our volunteers who serve on our various City Boards, Committees, Commissions, and Corporations. 

We would like  to thank Mr. William Ditman with Sertoma for his inspiring words of encouragement regarding volunteerism. We would also like to thank Davis Floral for sponsoring the beautiful centerpieces and dinner was prepared by TCP Catering.

Milestone Awards were presented to the following Board Members

Mr. Art Miner - Watauga Parks Development Corporation - 11 years of service
Mrs. Pam Burney - Animal Services Advisory Committee - 12 years of service
Mr. Joe Bailey - Civil Service Commission - 13 years of service
Mr. Bernard Bowman - Civil Service Commission - 13 years of service
Mrs. Jan Hill - Watauga Parks Development Corporation - 18 years of service

The Mayor's Award was presented to Mr. Larry Clark with 22 years of service on the Planning and Zoning Commission.

We would like to thank all of our Board Members and volunteers for their dedication and loyalty and for helping make the City of Watauga a great place to live!

If you have an interest in serving on one of our City Boards, for more information and to apply online, please visit

https://www.cowtx.org/749/Boards-and-Commissions

Mayor's Award - Larry Clark
Awards and Centerpiece
Bill Ditman - Sertoma
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S.T.E.M. Fair

S.T.E.A.M. Events in the Library


S.T.E.A.M. is a popular educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!


On March 13, 2019 the Watauga Public Library will be hosting its first S.T.E.A.M. Fair.  Folks from the Engineering, Art, and Math Departments of local universities and organizations will be here to meet and do activities with the public. Also the Perot Museum Tech Truck will be on hand. The Watauga Public Library hopes to introduce the community to local elements that are changing the industry of S.T.E.A.M. for a better tomorrow.

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Donut Dash

Donut Dash


March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day! Celebrate with us at our Donut Dash!

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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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Pickleball

Watauga Pickleball Headed to Dallas!


The Watauga Recreation Center will be sending 8 players to represent the City of Watauga in the Dallas 2019 Senior Games.

The Dallas Senior Games is a group of spirited competitions whereby senior athletes compete in more than twenty different sports categories, ranging from Pickleball to tennis, track and volleyball, and more. Athletes, including men and women ages fifty and over, compete in five-year age increments. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in each category.  These games are a great opportunity for our senior athletes to compete against other senior athletes across the DFW area, and we are proud to have them represent the City of Watauga!

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Watauga Fest

Watauga Fest


Watauga Fest is back in 2019! This outdoor, 4 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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Paws in the Park

Paws in the Park


Join us out at Capp Smith Park for our first ever Paws in the Park on March 23rd! Enjoy food, live entertainment, inflatables, and a movie night! This free, pet-themed event is sure to be a good time for all! The Watauga Animal Shelter will be onsite for pet adoptions, and Don't Forget To Feed Me, a pet food bank, will be collecting donations. Pets are welcome to attend! (Must be leashed.) The Vinyl Stripes will perform from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Then, we'll end the night with a screening of The Secret Life of Pets!

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Daddy/Daughter Pictures

The Daddy Daughter Dance was a hit!


Many dads and daughters joined us for our annual Daddy Daughter Dance in February! Everyone dressed up to walk our red carpet and enjoyed a night of dancing. 15 lucky girls won quilts, provided by the Piecemakers Quilting Group. We look forward to seeing everyone back next year!

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AARP Driver Safety
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AARP DriverTEK
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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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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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fire pit

Outdoor Fire Pits


The Watauga Fire Department would like to remind the public that outdoor fire pits are allowed with certain provisions. On commercially manufactured portable fire pits always follow the manufactures directions and they shall not be used within 15 feet of structures or any other combustibles, including fences or out-buildings.

Permanent fire pits are allowed as long as they follow the building Code and are located no closer than 10 feet of a structure or combustible material. These fires must be constantly attended, and a means of extinguishment must be readily available. This could be a water hose, fire extinguisher, bucket of sand, even a shovel. For more information:

https://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/outdoor-spaces/fire-pits-and-fireplaces/fire-pit-safety


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Pet Registration Coupon

Pet Registration Coupon


Far too many animals are never reunited with their owners when they get lost. Licensing your pet is a way to give your pet a better chance of getting home.
 
For the month of March 2019, Watauga Animal Services is making the Licensing process just a bit easier by offering $5 License Coupons whether your pet is sterilized or not. Typically, City licensing fees range from $6 to $22 so in some cases this is quite a discount.
 
The License Discount Coupon can be found on the Shelter’s Facebook page, the City website and at the Watauga Animal Services Center, 5203 Watauga Road.

For more information and to print the Pet Registration Coupon, visit https://www.cowtx.org/814/Animal-Services

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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, March 9, 2019

                      10:00 a.m. – Noon

WHERE:        Watauga Animal Services
                       5203 Watauga Road, Watauga
 
For more information, visit https://www.cowtx.org/1358/Services

TCAP
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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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Camp Fire Grill Award

Camp Fire Grill Texas Kitchen Receives
City of Watauga Momentum Award

The Northeast Tarrant County Chamber of Commerce announced the recipient of the 2018 City of Watauga Momentum Award at their Annual Awards Banquet on February 7, 2019.  Each year the NET Chamber of Commerce recognizes an exceptional business within the City of Watauga that excels in overall business growth, contributions to the city and community,  and is recognized by their employees as a great place to work. 

Kareem Lawton and Pablo Resendez opened Campfire Grill Texas Kitchen in 2015 and within one year began receiving awards such as “Best of Fort Worth” and “Best Hole in the Wall – Fort Worth” by national and local restaurant publications.  The partners created a “Giving Wall” in their restaurant where guests can leave their meal receipts in a variety of charity/donation boxes, of which 10% of their meal’s cost is donated to that charity each month. 

The City of Watauga congratulates Camp Fire Grill Texas Kitchen! We are proud to have you in Watauga!

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business spotlight
Everything Auto

Everything Auto

6743 Rufe Snow Drive
817.303.9300

Hours: 

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: CLOSED


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Milestone Anniversaries


Uptown Cheapskate - 8436 Denton Highway, #206 - 5 Years
Misiano's Taekwondo - 5613 Bonnie Drive - 5 Years
Wells Fargo - 7830 Denton Highway - 15 Years
Half Price Books - 7620 Denton Highway - 15 Years
Cost Plus World Market - 7616 Denton Highway, #516 - 15 Years
All Storage - 5501 Watauga Road - 15 Years

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Shop Watauga

Shop Local


With nearly 350 local businesses to choose from, Watauga has a little something for everyone!

Why local? Multiple studies show if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. How does that affect you and the local community? Shopping local increases real estate values and creates more local jobs. It also helps sustain the environment and promotes better health by having businesses within walking or biking distance.

Whether you're out shopping with friends, grabbing a bite to eat, or having fun with the kids, be sure to stay local. Shop, dine, play... live Watauga.

For a listing of all of our local businesses or for more information on Economic Development in Watauga, please visit our website or contact Denise Wilkinson at 817.514.5813. 
shop, dine, play
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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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