City of Watauga - Newsletter

Mayor Pro Tem's Message

We are saddened by the sudden passing of our fellow Council Member and friend Harold (Hal) Gerhart.  He loved Watauga, and was serving not only as a Council Member, but also was active in our Municipal Court as a volunteer, and supported our first-responders strongly.  I enjoyed his wit, humor and upbeat demeanor.  He was a smart, effective member of our City Council, and will be sorely missed.
As we move into May, our city leadership will change, as we have several openings on the Council.  Election Day is Saturday, May 5, 2018.  Please come out and cast your vote!  Your participation is what makes Watauga Great!

There are many events occurring in May, including Concerts in the Park (Petty Theft, a Tom Petty tribute band, on Friday, May 4), Wataugafest (May 17-20) at Capp Smith Park, and many other events at the Library and our parks.  The weather has been wonderful lately, so get out and see what the City has to offer!  Our website has a Calendar of Events under the Community tab, showing in detail daily events in the City.

Have a great May, and SHOP WATAUGA!

General & Special Election

The polls will open bright and early on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:00 a.m., and will close promptly at 7:00 p.m.  As a reminder, on Election Day you can ONLY vote at City Hall- 7105 Whitley Road, Watauga, Texas  76148.


The Candidates on the General Election Ballot are as follows in ballot order:

Council Member, Place 1

Hal Gerhardt    

Council Member, Place 2

Tom Snyder

Council Member, Place 6

Mark Taylor

Phillip Jennings

Council Member, Place 7

Kim Irving

The Candidates on the Special Election Ballot are as follows in ballot order:

Council Member, Place 3

Sandra (Sandy) Bush
Lee Griffin    

Council Member, Place 4

Michelle King

David Griffin


Patrick Shelbourne
Brandon Krausse

For more information please contact the City Secretary's Office via email or via phone at 817.514.5825.

Employee Anniversary Awards

On Monday, April 23, 2018, during the City Council Regular Meeting, Bradley Fraley, Chief Information Officer was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for twenty years of  dedicated service to the City of Watauga.

Employee Awards

May is here and Watauga Fest is right around the corner!

watauga fest

May Events….

New Historical Fiction Book Club - May 4 - Watauga Library
Water Safety with Watauga Fire Department - May 7 - Watauga Library
Alzheimer's "Know the 10 Signs" - May 8 - Watauga Community Center
Triple Threat Texas Show Choir - May 10 - Watauga Public Library
Watauga Senior Dance - May 15 - Watauga Community Center
AARP Smart Drivers- May 16 - Watauga Community Center
Fort Worth Classical Guitar Society - May 24 - Watauga Library
Tarrant County Seniors Jamboree - May 24 - Watauga Community Center
How to Stay Young for 100 Years - May 31 - Watauga Public Library

Flag Retirement Box in
Watauga Police Department Lobby

If you have a Flag that needs to be retired, please consider dropping it off at the Watauga Police Department Lobby.  The Flag Box was an Eagle Scout Project which has been of great use for those in the City who wish to retire their Flags.  The lobby is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Prescription Drop Box in
Watauga Police Department Lobby

If you missed the Prescription Take-Back Event held in April, for your convenience there is a drop box in the Watauga Police Department Lobby.   This is a free service and a safe way to dispose of expired or unused prescriptions.  The lobby is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We heart watauga

Four Seasons Markets Brings Outdoor Farmers Market to Watauga!

Mark your calendars! Starting Sunday, April 15, 2018, in the Watauga Pavilion Shopping Center parking lot, 7600 Denton Hwy, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. is the opening of the Outdoor Watauga Farmers Market. The market is expected to go year round on Sundays, weather permitting. Hope to see you there! For more information and if you are considering becoming a vendor please contact:


Did you know...

Did you know Unsightly Conditions not only affect your property but may affect the neighborhood as well? Items stored outside in public view or in the backyard may be a violation of the City of Watauga Code of Ordinances and could possibly lower property values and or cause a health risk to the neighborhood. To help understand what may not be kept outside, items include but are not limited to, any kind of debris, trash, tires, scrap metal, construction materials, or anything that may become a rodent harborage or hold stagnant water.

Please take advantage of the monthly bulk curbside pick-up available in your area. If you need assistance determining whether or not certain items are a violation, we are here to help answer your questions. Please call Public Works at 817.514.5839 or 817.514.5843 and ask to speak to a Code Compliance Representative.

Thank you for your help in keeping Watauga, "A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE”.

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