City of Watauga - Newsletter
DEC 2019
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Message from the Mayor

Another long year is coming to an end. December is here. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and was able to spend time with friends and family. That is what this time of the year is all about. It's a time to slow down and enjoy your holiday traditions with family and friends. I remember the excitement I experienced as a child. Not just opening presents on Christmas Day but the weeks leading up to it. It's getting to see our Grandparents, hot coco and popcorn, decorating the tree and driving around for hours looking at Christmas lights.

Oh yea, and the smell of a fresh cut tree every time you walked thru the door. Now I look forward to the same things but with a different perspective. My wife and I have been blessed and now we get to share those experiences with our grandchildren. This truly is, as the song says, "The Most Wonderful Time of The Year". 


It is a time to reflect on another year gone. The victories, the defeats and the lessons learned. Hopefully it has made us all better as individuals and stronger as a community. It is also a chance to look ahead, as another new year looms on our horizon. With that, comes untold opportunities. 

There are many events this month in celebration of the Christmas holiday. We will hold the Watauga Hometown Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 7th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Winners of the "Light Watauga Contest" will be announced on December 13th. There will be "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, December 14th at the Fire Station from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. As always, our library and recreation department have a full schedule of events for all ages. 

Next I'll make my final pitch of the year for more citizen involvement in our community. We have the first of 2 public meetings on our Comprehensive Plan Update on December 3rd at 6:00 PM and January 28th at 6 PM. We also have our final City Council Meeting of the year on December 9th at 6:30 PM. Come participate if you can, live stream from home if you can't or watch the video at a later date. But please, take an active role. Ask questions. Contact me via email (aminer@cowtx.org) or my cell number 817-301-4877.

Lastly, please remember those that are not able to be with their families this holiday season.

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DECEMBER 9, 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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Decorating Safety

As the Holidays approach the Fire Department wishes you a merry Holiday, and reminds you to be safe when hanging your Holiday decorations.  New figures show that 15,000 people were injured while using a ladder during the months of November and December last year hanging Holiday decorations.

For more information visit the American Ladder Institute website and follow the directions for safe use of ladders at home.

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Join the City of Watauga in celebrating the Holiday Season at Capp Smith Park on Saturday, December 7th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Enjoy Inflatables, Food Trucks, Shopping, Local Dance & Choir Performances, Santa Visits, Holiday Characters strolling throughout the park, and more! Free Parking & Admission. Don't miss it!
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Keep Watauga Beautiful by participating in the Light Watauga Contest!

Make sure to get your Light Watauga Contest nominations in by December 11th! Judging is December 12th at 6:30 PM. Winners will be announced on December 13th. To nominate, pick up a form at the Community center, call 817.514.5828, or complete the online form.

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Come Dance Ballet Folklorico!

Winter Session: Jan 11th - Feb 29th

Saturdays
9:45 - 10:15 AM / Ages 3-5
10:15 - 11:00 AM / Ages 6+

Price: $80 a session

Register here

* $10 discount for winter session with pre-registration by December 28th!


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Big Events at the Library in December!

Bring your family and friends to the library in December for some big, exciting, and free events. There's no better way to spend the holidays than having fun and learning at the library. Be sure to join us for our annual Nutcracker ballet performance on December 12th along with a visit from Santa and his reindeer.  For all those Harry Potter fans we will be holding a Yule Ball on December 14th in the evening. Plus, don't forget about Star Wars Trivia Night on December 19th to celebrate the release of the latest movie. By the way, reservations are required for the trivia night. We hope to see you!

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Meows and Howls

WHERE:    Animal Services Center, 5203 Watauga Road
WHEN:      Saturday, December 14, 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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Social Media

The City of Watauga has several social media feeds available for residents to follow at www.wataugatx.org

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