City of Watauga - Newsletter
Jan 2020
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Message from the Mayor

Happy New Year Watauga.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. The City of Watauga wishes all citizens a safe and prosperous new year.

2019 was a great year for Watauga and as it ends, it is time to reflect on some major accomplishments this past year. The City held the first State of the City Address. Voters elected new members to the governing body. The City received grants that provided partial funding for the purchase of a new fire truck, the SAFER grant was awarded for the hire of 6 new fire fighter positions. The voters adopted 26 changes to the City Charter. A new City Attorney was hired. The Watauga Library received the 2018 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award (7th consecutive year). Most recently the Watauga Fleet Department was awarded the Bronze Fleet Award by the North Central Texas of Governments for emission reductions. The City had other accomplishments too numerous to recount, so be assured the City has great staff doing great things in Watauga.

2020 looks to be just as challenging and rewarding as 2019. The Watauga City government is committed to providing its citizens the best services possible. Planning and organization for the 2nd State of the City began just weeks after the 2019 Address, a general election and special elections will be held in May 2020 and the final Public Meeting on our Comprehensive Plan Update will be held on January 28, 2020. The future of our City is reliant on citizen involvement and commitment; thus, citizens are encouraged to get involved. If unable to attend the scheduled meetings, please watch through live stream or the re-broadcast available online. Contact your City Council members and/or myself to ask questions. Stay informed of all local, state and federal matters so informed decisions can be made. The Primary Elections are scheduled for March 3, 2020. 

As always, our Library and Recreation Departments have a full agenda of outstanding programs available for adults and children alike. Please take advantage of these. 
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City Administrative Offices
 will be CLOSED on 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Watauga Police Department and Fire Department will be OPEN to assist as needed.


JANUARY 13, 2020


5:30 P.M.

6:30 P.M. 




Premise Identification

As per Section 26-98 (c) of the Code of Ordinances - Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. 

This makes it easy for your friends and deliveries to locate your property, and allows emergency services to easily identify where help is needed when called.  Please make every effort to have your address posted in plain sight to allow for less confusion when emergency services are requested and to prevent the possibility of a code violation. 



Do not miss Night Pickleball Tuesday evenings in January! For more information call 817-514-5828.

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Save the Date!

Watauga is having a Western Sweetheart Dance February 7, 2020! Join us for a night of fun at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center! Wear your best western wear, enjoy refreshments, and dance the night away! Registration begins January 6, 2020. Registration is required; space is limited. For more information call 817-514-5828.


Resolve to Try Yoga and Meditation at the Library

In honor of the New Year and new beginnings, the Watauga Public Library would like to invite you to try out yoga and/or meditation. These Saturday classes are free. The yoga class, from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm, is on an easy level and is based around stretching. You will feel so relaxed after the class. Also, if you would like to extend that relaxed feeling, be sure to try out meditation from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Yoga classes start on January 11th, and meditation classes start on January 4th. So if your New Year's goals revolve around de-stressing and relieving anxiety why not give these classes a try? 


Meows and Howls

WHERE:    Animal Services Center, 5203 Watauga Road
WHEN:      Saturday, January 11, 2020 * 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.


Milestone Business Anniversaries 

30 Years

Rufe Snow Clinic Dr. Reda Bestawrous, 6651 Watauga Road #104

20 Years

Ace Cash Express, 6245 Rufe Snow 
H & R Block, 8436 Denton Hwy #209 
Hightower Salons, 6651 Hightower Drive #100 
Lone Star Concrete Systems, 5925 Watauga Road 

15 Years

Tex’s Star Grill, 6101 Rufe Snow Drive 

10 Years

Gee Q’s Barber Shop, 6120 Watauga Road Suite A 
Geek Hero, 6124 Watauga Road Suite A

5 Years

Akabanga International Market, 6651 Watauga Road #114
Ebenezer Stone African Market & Tax Service, 6500 Denton Hwy Suite B5


Business Spotlight

Lottie’s Skin & Hair Clinic, 5617 Watauga Road

Now Open

CBD Plus USA, 8436 Denton Hwy #201

Saga Media Photography, 5937 Plum Street Unit V

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