City of Watauga - Newsletter
July Newsletter

Mayor's Message

Well, it’s really hot outside and the Hector F. Garcia Community Center at 7901 Indian Springs Road provides lots of indoor exercise opportunities, from walking on treadmills to weight lifting.  It also has a great basketball court for competitive league play, or just shooting baskets by yourself or with your friends, children, etc.  Many other opportunities abound, such as Hula classes, Yoga, Zumba, Fit Pass, and even Camp Gladiator for the very exercise-conscious, which is held at Foster Village Park.  For the less active, there is a quilting group which quilts each Wednesday morning!  For children, the Center offers a pre-school program, children’s dance classes, piano lessons, and many other activities.  The Active Adult Center, constructed recently as an addition to the Community Center, serves meals daily, Monday through Thursday,  for all patrons of the center who are 60 years of age and older.  If you are under 60, you can purchase a meal for $6.00.  There are also other activities for the over-60 crowd daily!   Check it out on-line, or come by and see it!  It is a great, modern facility, and we are very proud of it.

The City Council just approved a new shade structure for Indian Springs Park, which will cover the playground equipment at that location.  In addition, the Council approved the purchase and installation of three picnic pads with table, shade and trash receptacles for Foster Village Park. 

The Watauga Parks and Community Services Department is working hard to improve the enjoy-ability and safety of our city’s outdoor facilities.  The month of July 2018 was proclaimed by the Council to be National Parks and Recreation Month.  Let them know how much you appreciate what they do, keeping our parks and facilities looking great!

Enjoy July, Shop Watauga, and be safe! 
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City Administrative Offices
will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th. 
The Watauga Police Department and Fire Department
will be OPEN to assist as needed.


Employee News

On Monday, June 25, 2018, during the City Council Regular Meeting, Lt. Robert Boetcher (10 Years), Emily Mead (10 Years-not pictured) and Sgt. James Varelans (5 years-not pictured),  were presented with a Certificate of Recognition in honor of their dedicated service to the City of Watauga.


Watauga Parks and Community Services Department was honored with a Proclamation during the June 25, 2018 Council Meeting as July 2018 was declared National Parks and Recreation Month.  


July 2018 - National Parks and Recreation Month 

Get ready to unlock a lifetime of discovery this July with the City of Watauga and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by NRPA, Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation, such as the City of Watauga, play in conservation, health, wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country. This year, it’s all about highlighting the unique — and sometimes unknown — offerings of your local parks and recreation facilities. From innovative health and wellness opportunities to senior activities, your city parks and recreation facilities have a wide variety of beneficial programs. NRPA and the City of Watauga are encouraging everyone to get out there and discover everything that is offered at their local parks and rec facilities!
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July Events….

Northeast Family 4th - July 4 - Family 4th 
Dangerous Edison - July 10 - Watauga Library
Sandy Shrout Puppeteer - July 11 - Watauga Library

Big Vehicle Day -  July 18 - Watauga Library
Fall Vegetable Gardening  - July 19 - Watauga Library
Engineering Night - July 19 - Watauga Library
Flutissimo- July 26 - Watauga Library
Fire Extinguisher Training- June 5 - Watauga Library

City Partners with HHW Solutions to offer residents a front door collection service for Household Hazardous Waste

Watauga residents will begin receiving monthly “Front Porch Service” for household hazardous waste items starting in August.  HHW Solutions is the provider for this service.  Residents may sign up for pre-scheduled collection each month and leave items on their porch on the collection day.  Items put out for collection will be removed by the end of the day.   Under the terms of the agreement, Watauga residents will pay an additional $.89 cents per month on their water bills. Effective immediately, remaining vouchers will ONLY be issued if a resident is moving out of the City.

The first collection day through HHW Solutions is scheduled for August 22, 2018 and residents may schedule their pick-up by contacting HHW Solutions via the City website or via phone at 972.440.2040. 

More information regarding the service is available on the City website, or residents may contact the City Secretary's Office at 817.514.5825.


Meows & Howls Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

The second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Watauga Animal Services, located at 5203 Watauga Road, and Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (T.C.A.P.), are partnering to provide low cost vaccinations and other various pet services.  Cash or Charge are the only payment methods accepted.

 T.C.A.P Services:

  • Rabies Vaccination - $5.00
  • Flea and Tick Prevention - $12.00
  • Heartworm Prevention  - $25.00 - $35.00
  • Other Various Vaccines - $10.00 - $15.00
Watauga Animal Shelter Services:
  • Micro-chipping - $15.00
  • City Registration - $5.00
Visit TCAP for more information or contact Watauga Animal Services at 817.656.9614.
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