Mayor’s Message

Summer is near its end which means the month of August is here.  We continue to ask to protect yourselves and your school children from the heat by providing them with drinking water and shade. 

School children are returning to school this month so please obey all the laws around the school zones such as speed and no use of cell phones, etc.  The first day of school for students in Watauga will be as follows:
            Birdville ISD – Monday, August 21, 2017
            Keller ISD – Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Our City is continuing to work on improving our infrastructure by rebuilding streets, water lines, sewage lines and drainage ditches.  We ask all citizens to please be patient as the work continues in bettering our future.  When summer is over, our city parks and recreation building will be busy with people who are exercising for their health.  Let’s continue in sharing all of these areas which make Watauga “A Great Place to Live”.

Clear the Shelter


Birdville ISD will register all eligible Pre-K students on August 1-3 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. 

Watauga Big Vehicle Day - a BIG Success!!

On July 19, Watauga celebrated Big Vehicle Day and many in our community came out to enjoy the biggest trucks, school buses, construction equipment, and the TCU Frog Truck!

Big Vehicle Day
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Eclipse Party

Youth Services Event: Pre-Eclipse Party

Saturday, August 19, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Get ready! On Monday, August 21, the United States will have front row seats to a solar eclipse! Come to the library on Saturday to get ready, learn what an eclipse is and what happens during it, and make a craft to celebrate!  

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.

Time for Tots

4-5 year olds
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$90/month with a one-time registration fee of $25
Class begins on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tiny Tots

3-4 year olds
Tuesday & Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$60/month with a one-time registration fee of $25
Class begins on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kid Fish

Kidfish & Campout at Capp Smith Park - Friday, September 15, 2017

Campout registration begins Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Watauga Community Center. *Pre-registration is required for overnight campers. Spots are limited.

City of Watauga Awarded TX DOT Green Ribbon Grant

The Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT) has awarded the City of Watauga a “Green Ribbon” grant in the amount of $350,000 to beautify the west side of Denton Highway within the TX DOT right-of-way with plantings. The right-of-way is 22 feet in width and about 2.5 miles long. This grant will be for landscaping and irrigation only but, the City in the future may consider a running/walking trail within this area.

The City is committed to creating a sense of place so that you know when you are in Watauga. Staff is working to complete a schematic of the design and exact length of the project. 

An Open House is planned for this fall. We are very excited to share the upcoming work with the community.  If you have any further questions, please contact Jacquelyn Reyff, Director of Planning & Economic Development at 817.514.5818.

Watauga Rolls

Watauga Rolls & Pickles BBQ & Icehouse

Pickles BBQ & Icehouse located at 8247 Rufe Snow Drive is the first business to participate in Watauga Rolls! 

This program was developed from One Watauga, the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan specifically, it helps to create a sense of place, civic pride, and increase community branding distinguishing Watauga from its neighboring cities.
Watauga Rolls is a public/private partnership with our business community, which:

  • Encourages alternate modes of transportation, less congestion of vehicles, less pollutants in air;
  • Encourages healthier lifestyles;
  • Encourages resident and visitor engagement in community assets;
  • Encourages planning connectivity of existing trails to our retail centers;
  • Encourages increased cooperation between our shopping centers and the city.
If you are a business owner and are interested in the program, please contact Jacquelyn Reyff, Director of Planning & Economic Development at 817.514.5818.

Construction Projects - Project Status Report

Type: Streets/Traffic/ Drainage

Project: Bursey Road Phase II

This project consists of paving and drainage improvements for the widening and reconstruction of an asphalt road to a concrete street from Willis Lane to Rufe Snow Drive.  City Council approved the Contract with Cidrax Texas LLC. on June 19, 2017.  Project was issued a notice to proceed for July 24, 2017 and has 190 calendar day bid duration.

Type: Streets/Traffic/ Drainage

Project: Chapman Road Paving Improvements

This project consists of total paving reconstruction from Whitley Road to Rufe Snow Drive by Tarrant County crews.  The City of Watauga is paying for materials and the labor is provided by Tarrant County.  The paving is to be placed in the same alignment and elevation as the existing road.  Construction began July 5, 2017 on a small section of sanitary sewer to be replaced and paving is expected to be completed, weather permitting, sometime in September.

Blu Print

Coming in September

Concert at Capp Smith Park featuring Bluprint 

Friday, September 8, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
5800 block of Robin Drive
Hosted by the City of Watauga Parks & Community Services Department and Arts Council Northeast

Food, bounce houses and live music! 
Please call the Watauga Community Center for more information 817.514.5828.

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