Mayor’s Message

Celebrations are a joyous time to remember special events that happened at a particular time.  Most celebrations are of a personal matter.  The most popular celebration is birthdays which indicate the birth of someone or something.  The beginning of someone’s life is of a personal matter in which families celebrate and only those with close ties will attend the party.  In this country, the most celebrated birthday is the birth of our Nation.  Almost 241 years ago, Congress signed papers that granted a new nation known as the United States of America with only 13 Colonies.  Today the U.S. has 50 states with a population of over 360 million people.  The terms and conditions for every citizen are to give each person the right to pursue life with freedom and liberty and choose their manner of living as they desire.  In return, each person shall share in the making of our country, working together that we may all prosper in our endeavors, and join in promoting each other’s welfare and rejoicing in each other’s prosperity.  Let us be proud of our American heritage in celebrating the 4th of July and continue making Watauga “A Great Place to Live”.

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Keller Youth Jazz Band

Jazz Concert Coming to Watauga!

Keller Youth Jazz Band
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Harvest Church, 7200 Denton Highway

GySgt Ken Ebo, conductor and jazz trombonist with the USMC All Star Jazz Band will perform with KAYJO & friends, as well as with the professional Keller Jazz Orchestra.

SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE TOO!

Admission is free, but concert-goers are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Lone Star Santa’s Toy Drive. Toys collected by Lone Star Santa’s will then be delivered to the children of tornado-ravaged east Texas.

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Watauga Public Library Book Clearance

From our shelves to yours: visit the Book Clearance and take home some of your favorite books in exchange for a donation to the Friends of the Watauga Library! We will have a selection of picture books, chapter books, young adult novels, and audiobooks available.

The suggested donation price of each item is: $0.25 for paperback, $0.50 for hardcover.
All proceeds and donations benefit the Friends of the Watauga Library.

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Free Classical Guitar Concert

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Watauga are pleased to welcome classical guitarist Christopher McGuire for a live performance on July 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Watauga Public Library. This beautiful concert will be entertaining for all ages.

McGuire has performed hundreds of solo concerts in the United States, Mexico, Japan, Venezuela, Germany, Spain, and the Canary Islands. He has played his guitar for presidents of the United States of America and Mexico, three former governors of Texas, and members of the Spanish Royal Family. His engaging performance style invites people of all ages to feel they are taking part, not just taking a seat.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to see a free performance from a talented guitarist in the Watauga Public Library!

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Watauga has Girls’ Volleyball STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

The weekend of June 3-4 Watauga Girls Volleyball Teams participated in Texas City, Texas in the TAAF State championships. Watauga had 4 teams representing the city in the tournament on Saturday and Sunday as teams from across TAAF nation came to compete.

Fired Up, Netters 1, 2 and 3 represented Watauga in all 3 age groups of the tournament.

Fired Up (10U) finished 4th
Netters 2 (12U) finished 4th
Netters 1 (14U) finished 2nd
Netters 3 (12U) STATE CHAMPIONS

These teams have come a long way to achieve their goals and to bring a state championship to Watauga in only the 2nd year of the league. The players and staff commitment to the league was also displayed behind the scenes working to keep these players on the court, net set up, games, practices and all the questions!!

Championships and good leagues are contributed to a team effort---and it has been said how everyone wants to play in Watauga!!

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Pre-School Registration

Watauga's Pre-School Program provides a safe environment where children can have fun, be themselves and learn through structured activities that channel their energy into challenging pursuits. Classes are held at the Watauga Community Center.

Registration Dates - Watauga Residents - August 1, 2017

Non Residents - August 15, 2017

Register at the Watauga Community Center.

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Time For Tots


4-5 years
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$90/month with a one-time registration fee of $25
Classes begin on September 7, 2017.

Tiny Tots


3-4 years
Tuesday & Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$60/month with a one-time registration fee of $25
Classes begin on September 6, 2017.

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AARP Smart Drivers Course


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

12:00 p.m. Check In Complete Paperwork
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

$15.00 AARP Members - $20.00 Non Members.

(Must Bring AARP Membership Card to receive discount.)
Drivers 18 and up can attend this program.

One Day 4 hour Class

To receive a discount on your insurance contact your Agent to see if you qualify.
Call 817.514.5892 to RSVP.  This does not dismiss Traffic Tickets!

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HealthForMe  Self Management Chronic Illness

Wednesday’s 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

July 12 - August 16, 2017

6 week Class

Reserve your seat!     Call 817.514.5892

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4th of July Celebration

NORTHEAST TARRANT FAMILY 4TH

Come celebrate our country’s most patriotic holiday on Tuesday, July 4th, at the annual Northeast Tarrant Family 4th Celebration. 

This year’s celebration will again feature a free concert (8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) with local contemporary group Stefanie Little and the Contraband.  Food, Fun and Entertainment for the whole family will start at 5:00 p.m. at The Hills Shopping Center (same location as last year) with kid’s activities, stage performances featuring local talent, our annual corndog eating contest, Salute to Veterans, and plenty of July 4th eats.  Food Trucks and Vendors include AJ’s Ice, B&C Snow Balls, Brain Freeze Events, Chile Pepper Grill, Down to Earth Vegan, Grandpa’s Popcorn, Kidwell BBQ & Catering, Kona Ice, Texas Ice Cream, Toadally Ice, Veggie Treats, Wayne’s Flame, What’s Cook N Chef and Zatar.  Later in the evening, enjoy the best area fireworks show with plenty of dazzling and stunning pyrotechnics starting at approximately 9:30 p.m.! 

Fireworks can be viewed from the parking lots of the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, 6108 Broadway Avenue in Haltom City, and The Hills Shopping Center, 6351 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills while all the Family 4th pre-fireworks activities starting at 5:00 p.m. will be held in The Hills Shopping Center parking lot (both are located south of Loop 820 near the intersection of Boulevard 26 and Broadway Avenue).  Parking will be available on a first come first serve basis, so plan to come early.  Vehicles will not be allowed to park along the street.

Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, and games for the family to play while waiting for the fireworks.  However, no outdoor cooking or grilling devices and no alcohol or personal fireworks will be permitted.  In the event of inclement weather, all festivities and the fireworks show will be rescheduled to Wednesday, July 5th. 

This free patriotic event is made possible thanks to the support of The Cities of Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, and Watauga as well as the event title sponsors: Five Star Ford and Medical City North Hills.

For more information and updates on the schedule of events for Family 4th, please visit www.netarrant.org and click on Community Events or join the Northeast Tarrant Chamber Family 4th Facebook Event Page. 

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Watauga City Council Announces New Commercial Improvement Program


The Watauga City Council has adopted the Watauga Commercial Improvement Plan or “WCIP”.  The plan is intended to encourage a partnership between the city and commercial property owners to revitalize commercial properties, particularly those that are not in compliance with current regulations.  The program is administered using a qualifying application process and is a 25% matching grant of up to $10,000 for funding for eligible improvements.  A commercial property would be required to invest a minimum of $10,000.

For more information you may visit our City of Watauga web site, or contact Jacquelyn Reyff, AICP, and Director of Planning & Economic Development at 817.514.5818.

NEW BUSINESSES NOW OPEN

 
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
7608 Denton Hwy, Suite 312
 
Detailing Garage
5937 Plum Street, Unit 12
 
Crossfit Watauga
6601 Watauga Road, Suite 102
 
Yellow Rose Antiques & Crafts
6751 Rufe Snow, Suite 100
 
REMEMBER TO SHOP WATAUGA!

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Target

Super Target Celebrates Grand Re-Opening 


The City of Watauga was on hand Saturday, June 17, to help Super Target, located at 8000 Denton Hwy, reopen their newly remodeled store.  Watauga Mayor, City Council members and City Staff along with Super Target employees and many, many happy customers celebrated the long anticipated newly designed store.  Numerous specials and fun and games were offered.  Thank you Super Target for investing in the City of Watauga and making this your home for 17 years! 

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Annual Water Quality Report Now Available


The City of Watauga Annual Water Quality Report is now available. The annual water quality report is a summary of the quality of water the City of Watauga provides to customers. The analysis was made by using data from the most recent required testing from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We hope this information helps you become more knowledgeable about what’s in your drinking water. If you would prefer that a paper copy be sent to you, please call the Public Works Department at 817.514.5843. Copies are also available at our Utility Customer Service location, Library, Community Center and City Hall.

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World Changers

World Changers


World Changers was back in Watauga volunteering on residential revitalization projects from June 20th through June 23rd on the following streets:  Pebblebrook & Bonnie Drive, Scott Court and Clover Lane.  Thanks for all you do World Changers for making “Watauga, a Great Place to Live”.

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Whitley Road Phase I Construction Starts

Construction has begun on Whitley Road, Phase 1, which is from Oakhill Road to Starnes Road.  Whitley Road is being widened to a two-lane concrete roadway with a dedicated two-way center left turn lane. The project is intended to improve safety by eliminating a narrow section of roadway. Bike lanes are being added to provide better access for cyclists.

City Council authorized the construction firm Stabile & Winn to construct roadway, water, and drainage improvements to this 1/5-mile section of Whitley Road.  This project is funded by the Drainage Fund and the Water Fund.  Construction is already underway and is expected to last until January 2018.

Future improvements to Whitley Road will be coming shortly in two additional phases.  Whitley Road, Phase 2 will be from Watauga Road to Chapman Road and Whitley Road, Phase 3 will be from Chapman Road to Hightower Drive.

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Back to School

Birdville ISD will register all eligible Pre-K students on August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the W. G. Coliseum located at 6108 Broadway Avenue in Haltom City from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Please check our website for complete details regarding eligibility and required documents needed to register your child.  The specific date a child is required to register is determined by your home campus. 

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