Watauga Texas

City of Watauga E-Newsletter
June 2016

We Read to Know We're Not Alone.
                                    - William Nicholson

Mayor's Message

June is an exciting month in Watauga!  As the children finish their school year, we will see more activity and use at our city parks.  The city has nine (9) parks comprised of over 130 acres of land.  The city offers its residents and visitors seven uniquely equipped parks strategically placed within its four square mile borders including Birdville ISD Park, Foster Village Park, Hillview Park, Indian Springs Park, Virgil R. Anthony Senior Park, Watauga Skate Park and Capp Smith Park.  The city is currently in the process of completing the Parks Master Plan which will be a comprehensive collection of data from multiple sources and will encompass a long term plan for the city’s park system.  Keeping in mind the needs and requests of citizens, the master plan will detail the amenities provided to city residents and visitors.  The Parks and Community Services Department, headed by Director, Sal Torres, has gone above and beyond to provide ample opportunity for citizens to participate in the planning process of the master plan.  This transparent process highlights the City Council’s Vision of “transparent governance” and is what continues to make Watauga, “A Great Place to Live.” 

Capp Smith Park
Meows and Howls

Meows and Howls

Watauga Animal Services Center
5203 Watauga Rd. 817.656.9614
Saturday, June 11, 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
Heart-worm Prevention        $20.00-$30.00
Other Various Vaccines        $10.00
Watauga Animal Shelter Services:
Micro-chipping                      $15.00
City Registration                     $5.00


3rd Annual Empty the Shelter Event

      What: Empty the Shelter
    Where: Watauga Animal Services
                 5203 Watauga Rd.
     When: Saturday, July 23, 2016
                 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come find your PERFECT pets!!


Business Spotlight

Cottage Care

CottageCare Housecleaning at 6801 Rufe Snow Drive, Suite 200 in Watauga, has been providing the highest quality cleaning and customer relations in the industry for over 30 years.  A Fortune 500 company and Blue Chip Award recipient, CottageCare specializes in residential cleaning that includes hand scrubbed floors in the kitchens, bathrooms and foyers.  In addition, services include cleaning for move-ins and move-outs using eco-friendly products.  Each cleaning is backed with a 24-hour full money-back guarantee on all regular cleanings.
CottageCare also provides housing, food, clothing, education and health care to orphans in Rwanda through their CottageCare Widows and Orphans Relief Fund, giving customers the opportunity to vicariously assist those without a safety net in the poverty regions in Africa.
Learn more about the company providing "Housecleaning At Its Best" by calling 817.281.8911.  Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

As a special deal, mention this Business Spotlight and receive $50.00 off your first time clean!

Book Club

Watauga Public Library

Adult Services Programming

Library Book Club
Thursday, June 23
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we discuss Ken Follett’s epic novel, Pillars of the Earth.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club
Monday, June 13
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This new book club will feature an awesome variety of both Fantasy and Science-Fiction novels. Our first selection will be the Red Rising Trilogy (Red Rising, Golden Son, and Morning Star) by Pierce Brown. Join us for an engaging discussion.
GED and ESL Classes
Call the reference desk at 817.514.5865 for more information.

Clubs and Groups
Open to adults ages 18 & up.
Call 817.514.5865 for more info.

Knitting and Crocheting
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Quilting and Needlework  
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday,
10:00 a.m.-Noon

Adult Chess Club
Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Bridge Club
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Scrapbooking Club
Wednesday, June 29
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Marvel vs DC Trivia Night
Thursday, June 2
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Test your knowledge of the Marvel and DC Comics universe. Come alone or form a team. This event is best for teens and adults. Family teams are also welcome. RSVP required. Costumes encouraged!
Harry Potter Trivia Night
Thursday, June 16
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter while you wait for the next book to come out. Come alone or form a team. This event is best for teens and adults. Family teams are also welcome. RSVP required. Costumes encouraged!
Wilderness Survival Class
Saturday, June 18
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Learn what it takes to survive in the wild and how to build a survival kit from an expert outdoorsman. These handy bush craft techniques will make your next camping trip more memorable. The presenter will bring gear and resources for participants to get a hands-on experience.
Batman Day
Saturday, June 25
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Caped Crusader with activities based on the famous superhero. Batman and the Joker will be in attendance for photo ops!
Meditation Workshop
Saturday, June 11
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Learn how to relax and unwind in a stress-filled world.
Watauga Public Library

Watauga Public Library 

Youth Services Programming

Story Time
June 1            Beautiful Butterflies
June 7            No Story time 
June 8            SW Mobile Dairy Classroom   9:30 a.m.
June 14, 15    Happy Father’s Day
June 21, 22    Dangerous Dinos!
June 28, 29    Topsy-Turvy Silly Story time

Summer Reading Club 2016, “On Your Mark, Get Set …READ!”
Mark your calendars!  Summer Reading Club Registration begins Thursday, June 2, at noon!  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 2 to 12 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 on-line May 6.

Let the programs begin!
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m., Pokémon League
Bring a starter pack of Pokémon cards and join Pokemon enthusiast at the Library.  All skill levels are welcomed. Volunteers are available to help beginners.
Terrific Tuesday, Most programs are at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7, 3:00 p.m., Art Council Northeast MasterWorks Concerts Series presents: Award winning Musician, Eddie Coker!
Tuesday, June 14, 3:00 p.m., Snake Encounters and Darrell Sprout!
Tuesday, June 21, 3:00 p.m., Magician, David Hira!
Tuesday, June 28, 3:00 p.m., Critterman and the Squirm Factor!
Wonderful Wednesdays, Most programs are at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8, 9:30 a.m., Southwest Mobile Dairy Classroom (in the parking lot behind the Library)

Wednesday, June 15, 3:00 p.m., Demonstration by the Kim Tang Soo Do School with Master Garwood

Wednesday, June 22, Dinosaur Day at the Library!
Dinosaur Valley State Park Interpreter Kathy Lenz
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Two programs will be offered, 10:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. with tickets being handed out 30 minutes before each program.  Due to the Dinosaur Dig, space is limited.

No tickets required for the following:
Dino Games 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Dino Crafts offered All Day
Dino Tales offered All Day
Movie:  Land Before Time, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29, 3:00 p.m., Texas Tumblers Gymnastics, Inc.
Tremendous Thursdays, Craft and Evening Programs
Thursday, June 9, 3:00 p.m.,   Awesome Sport Visor
Thursday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.,   Trinity Valley School of Ballet
Thursday, June 16, 3:00 p.m., Grand Slam Pennant
Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m., Foot Workz presents Live, Love, Dance
Thursday, June 23, 3:00 p.m., Dangerous Dinosaurs
Thursday, June 30, 3:00 p.m., Dynamic Felt Fan
Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m., Zero Gravity Band
Fabulous Friday, Camps, Ages 8 to 10, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
You must be registered in the Summer Reading Club and then register at the Youth Desk to attend Friday Camps.  Space is limited.
Friday, June 10
Art Camp with Mr. Novy
Friday, June 17
Math Club with Mrs. Roberts
Friday, June 24
Karate Camp with Master Garwood
Friday, July 1
Art Camp with Mr. Novy
Friday, July 8
Perler Bead Fun
Friday, July 15
Dance Camp with Grace of Dance Instructor, Ms. Brown
Sensational Saturdays
Chinese Cultural Family Program!
Fort Worth Chinese School
Saturday, June 11, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Star Wars Logo

Coming in July

Star Wars
Saturday, July 9, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Games, Crafts, Prizes!
Character Appearance
Photo Ops

Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars characters!
Please bring non-perishable items for a food drive.

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