Mayor's Message

The Watauga Police Department and the Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) held a “Kid I.D. Event” and Safety Awareness Training at the Watauga Library on Thursday, March 10, 2016.  During the event, which was attended by adults and children, attendees received Safety Awareness Training while VIPS assisted parents with getting identification cards made for their children, free of charge.  As always, the goal of the City of Watauga and the Watauga Police Department is to develop programs designed to offer knowledge and provide a safe environment for all citizens while safeguarding individual liberties and building positive community relationships.   We are thankful to the VIPS who give their time to assist the Watauga Police Department with many of their programs, and to the Watauga Library for opening its doors to address much needed training and education on how to stay safe in our homes and surrounding communities.   The collaboration exhibited provides a glimpse of the many ways the City of Watauga strives to work together and continue to make Watauga, “A Great Place to Live”. 

For more information on becoming a VIPS Member, please contact Community Services Officer Steve Gochal via phone at 817.514.5758.

Le Freak

Wild West Watauga Fest

Capp Smith Park May 19-22, 2016
5800 Block of Robin Drive

Saddle up your horses and buckle up those spurs. It's time again for the Annual Wild West Watauga Fest. Come enjoy our Live Music on the main stage from Poo Live Crew, Me and My Monkey and Le Freak!  Take a leisurely stroll through the old Watauga depot where you will find treasures a plenty! The kids can enjoy midway rides at the Carnival. When you get a hankerin’ for a bite to eat, we have you covered with some of the tastiest treats this side of the Mississippi. Wild West Watauga Fest will also host a second stage area where local dance groups and aspiring young musicians will perform.


May 19 
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Carnival

May 20 
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Carnival, Food Trucks/Vendors & Live Music
POO LIVE CREW - 8:30 P.M.

May 21 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Carnival, Food Trucks/Vendors,  
Me and My Monkey- 5:30 p.m.
Le Freak - 8:30 p.m.

May 22
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Carnival
Rocky's 2nd Floor Cafe

Business Spotlight

Rocky's 2nd Floor Cafe

Hello City of Watauga and welcome to Rocky’s 2nd Floor Café.  My name is Darryl Mason and I am a trained chef with 26 years of experience in the culinary field.  I have worked in such great places as The Gaylord Texan in Grapevine and the American Airlines Training Center in Fort Worth.  I have had the opportunity to cater for many celebrities including some of the Dallas Cowboys. I originally hail from Queens, New York.  My family and I decided to stay in the DFW area to open our own restaurant after the tragic loss of my younger sister, Raquel “Rocky” Mason.  We named the restaurant Rocky’s 2nd Floor Café to cherish her memory.  We are located at 6600 Denton Hwy, Suite 210. We specialize in southern cuisine combined with a New York flair - all made fresh daily.  Some of my signature dishes include The Rock Burger, Smoked Chicken Tacos, Hawaiian Pork Chops and Banana Pudding.  Stop by and let us treat you, your family and friends to our unique hospitality.  Our hours are Monday–Friday 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday brunch hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  See you soon!  

6600 Denton Hwy., Suite. 210, Watauga, TX  76148

Small Business Facts

National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week is fast approaching and all our local Watauga businesses and residents are invited to participate!

Watauga Small Business Week
May 1 – 7 
Saturday, May 7 is #ShopSmallSaturday

For more information, contact Denise Wilkinson at 817.514.5813. 

Upcoming Events

Watauga Library

Adult Programs


Possibility Fair 
Saturday, May 7  12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Come and learn about the great services and resources available in Tarrant County. Representatives from various organizations will be at the Library to answer questions and explain what their organization can do for you. Education, health & wellness, and more! There’s something for everybody! Plus, door prizes!

Author and Historian Richard Selcer
Thursday, May 12  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Presented in the City Council Chambers.
Mr. Selcer will be giving a lively presentation called “Why History Still Matters.” He is a fascinating teacher with an entertaining presentation style. Perfect for anyone who loves history and learning new things
 
Read ‘Em and Eat: a Foodie Book Club
Friday, May 6  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Join book lovers and foodies as we discuss a new book every month and share food inspired by the story. May’s book is 97 Orchard: an Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman. Be sure to read the book and bring a dish to share. If you can’t bring food, don’t worry. Come and visit and discuss the book.
 
Library Book Club
Thursday, May 26  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot.
 
English Reading, Writing, and Speaking Class
Tuesday mornings from 10:15 a.m. to noon
Learn American English and culture through speaking, reading and writing. These classes will help you communicate better in English. Basic knowledge of English required. Not for beginners.
 
Meditation Workshop
Saturday, May 14
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Learn how to relax and unwind in a stress-filled world.

GED Classes
Call the reference desk at 817.514.5865 for more information


Youth Programs


Summer Reading Club 2016, “On Your Mark, Get Set … READ!”
Mark your calendars!  Summer Reading Club Registration begins Thursday, June 2!  In keeping with the Watauga Public Library tradition this year’s program is bigger and better than ever.  The Summer Reading Club is free and open to all children birth to 18 years.  You don’t want to miss any of the weekly programs and events. A brochure with all the exciting activities planned for the summer will be available in the Library and online May 6.
 
Teen Volunteer Sign-up, May 16 and May 23, 5:00 p.m.
All Teens interested in volunteering at the Library during the summer need to attend one of the Teen Volunteer Orientations at the Library. The orientations are scheduled for Monday, May 16 and Monday, May 23 at 5:00 p.m.  Teens will be asked to fill out a volunteer form. This form must be signed by a parent/guardian and may be returned at a later date.  A brief meeting will be held to discuss duties and responsibilities of Teen Volunteers. This meeting should last about 30 minutes.  All Teens will need to fill out a new volunteer form, even if you have previously volunteered.  We need to keep our information current.
 
Children’s Book Week Celebration,
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Join us at the Library as we celebrate, Children’s Book Week, Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m.  Grace of Dance will demonstrate lyrical dancing. This unique style of dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz, which incorporates emotion and flexibility in the dancers’ performance.
 
WizArt Club, Friday, May 20, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
We will create an Acrylic Summer Landscape!
 
WizArt is a volunteer group of art students from the Art Wheel Studio located in Keller, TX.  They will offer free art classes at the Watauga Public Library the third Friday of each month to children 5 to 12 years of age.  Registration is required and you may register at the Youth Desk.  Registration for class begins on Monday, May 2.  Space is limited to 25 students.  All supplies will be provided.
 
Bilingual Story Time, Thursday, May 5
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with Mrs. Paola Baucom 
(First Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m.)


Story Time!
Toddler Time 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Preschool Story Time 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

May 3 & 4                Happy Mother’s Day                         
May 10 & 11            I Love My Library                                               
May 17 & 18            Grow Garden Grow
May 24 & 25            Adventures in Space
May 31 & June 1     Beautiful Butterflies

Recreation Center

Upcoming Events

Recreation Center

Camp Ton Of Fun 
Date:      June 6 –July 22, 2016
Time:      Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 
This program is designed for children ages 3-6 years old.  Children participate in structured educational and recreational activities including art and crafts, story time, physical fitness programs and much more.  This Camp will be held at Foster Village Center
 
Camp Watauga 
Date:      June 6 –July 22, 2016   
Time:      Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 
This program is designed for children ages 7-12 years old.  Children will participate in daily organized activities including field trips, physical fitness, reading time and free play with friends.  This camp will be held at  the Watauga Community Center.  Register at the Watauga Community Center—7901 Indian Springs Road.  Call 817.514.5828 for information regarding all fees associated with Watauga Summer Camps.

All program tuition fees must be paid at the Watauga Community Center.

Brave Combo

Save the Date

Watauga June Concert Series
@Capp Smith Park
5800 Block of Robin Dr.
 
June 3, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
Brave Combo
 
Bounce Houses * Food * Live Music
Presented by The City of Watauga and Arts Council Northeast

Construction Alert

The construction on the new Senior Center will begin in early June. The first Phase will be the Community Center parking lot. With the parking lot being closed, the only parking available will be near the skate park with overflow parking on the streets. Residents please prepare for heavy parking on the streets for the first 3 Saturdays’ in June due to youth sports activities.

Continued Progress to make WATAUGA a “Great Place to Live”

Maintenance Tip of the Month

Warm weather and sunny days are here again, and you know what that means… time to break out the lawn equipment for some good old fashioned yard work.  Remember that city ordinance requires that you weed eat the grass next to all property fences, and edge along all sidewalks, curbs and gutters.  Also be sure to blow all of your grass clippings into your yard and away from the street.  Doing this helps us maintain a clean storm drainage system and prevents any possible back-ups that could cause properties to flood if they become obstructed.  Keeping Watauga Beautiful requires the help of every property owner, resident and renter…Get Involved. 

ACO

MEOWS & HOWLS

Watauga Animal Services Center
5203 Watauga Rd 817.656.9614
Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) will be joining us to provide low cost vaccinations and other various pet services. Cash or Charge ONLY

TCAP Services:
Rabies Vaccination                   $5.00
Flea and Tick Prevention          $10.00
Heartworm Prevention              $20.00-$30.00
Other Various Vaccines             $10.00

Watauga Animal Shelter Services:
Micro-chipping    $15.00
City Registration $5.00
 
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AARP Smart Driver Course

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Watauga Senior Adult Center 
7857 Indian Springs Rd.

$15.00 AARP Members
$20.00 Non Members

(Must Bring AARP Membership Card to receive discount). To receive a discount on your insurance, contact your Agent to see if you qualify.

Drivers 18 and up can attend this program.

Call 817.514.5892 to RSVP
Must have 10 participants for class to make. 

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