City of Watauga - Newsletter
Mayor Miner

Message from the Mayor

Hello Watauga. Well, it's time to put July behind and look ahead to August, the hottest part of the year. And looking at the forecast, Mother Nature isn't going to let us down with temperatures hitting triple digits right off the bat. Please make sure that everybody, of all ages, stay hydrated. There are literally hundreds of heat related deaths each year, most of which are preventable. And don't forget our four legged friends. Water, shade and air conditioning are your best friends. Tarrant County has a program to provide window A/C units that is open to elderly, disabled individuals or families with babies and/or small children. Contact Tarrant County Department of Human Services or Tarrant County Community Development and Housing for more information.


Would you like to receive notification for emergencies and city related events?  If so, please visit the City's website and register to receive such notifications through the Civic Ready application that was recently launched by the City.  To register please visit the City's website and select "Stay Informed." Scroll down to "New? Sign Up!" and complete the needed information and select the items of your choice and you will begin receiving notifications.

August is also the time that children are returning to school. Please be careful. Watch your speed and remember only hands-free cell phone devices are permitted in school zones. The first day of school for BISD and KISD are:

Birdville ISD - August 19th
Keller ISD - August 14th

One good thing about August and back to school is our Tax Free Weekend. This year it runs from Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 11th. It's an excellent opportunity to save some money. So, whether you are starting your young ones in 1st grade or sending them off to college, take advantage of it and support our local retailers. SHOP WATAUGA!


AUGUST 12, 2019


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Library Trends

Library Trends for 2019: The Printed Book Shall Continue to Rise!

NPR's Marketplace reports that e-books have declined in popularity in recent years. According to the NPD Group, sales peaked in 2013 and dropped nearly 30 percent by the end of 2018. Surprisingly, the shift is being driven by younger readers. Jim Fetherston, president of the Book Manufacturers' Institute, says that for the first time in a decade, the book manufacturing industry is seeing more demand than it can supply.

Sources: MarketplaceThe GuardianPublishers WeeklyThe Printing Report

Crime Handwriting
End of Summer

Meows and Howls

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.

WHERE: Animal Services Center, 5203 Watauga Road                                             
DATE: Saturday, August 10, 2019
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For more information, visit meowsandhowls

clear the shelters

NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive that found 102,686 homeless animals new homes in 2018. 

During the Clear the Shelter event we will offer FREE adoptions, which include animal sterilization, vaccinations, deworming and micro-chipping. Visit cleartheshelters for more

WHERE: Animal Services Center, 5203 Watauga Road
DATE: Saturday, August 17, 2019
TIME: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Law Firm

Representatives from McGee Law Firm will be at the Active Adult Center to discuss estate planning Tuesday, August 20th at 11:00 AM. 

Community Dance
Fishing Derby

KIDFISH Fishing Derby & Family Camp Out September 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Come out to Watauga's Capp Smith Park to enjoy a fun evening with the family, fishing and camping out under the stars! Poles and bait will be provided, or feel free to bring your own. This year we've added archery, courtesy of Cowtown Bowmen Archery Club! This free event is open to all! Food trucks will be onsite throughout the evening. Don't forget to bring your tent and camping gear!

KIDFISH is an outreach program designed to educate and provide hands-on fishing experiences for children 16 and younger.

More information can be found on the website or Facebook event.

*Registration is required for overnight campers. Space is limited.

Questions? Call 817.514.5828

Driver Course
Art in the Park

On September 23 join Watauga's Mayor Art Miner for a walk at Indian Springs Park located at 7901 Indian Spring Road. This 1/2 mile walk will kick off the evening at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center, where you will be invited inside for an evening of recreational information on classes, programs, and special events that your Watauga Community Center and Active Adult Center has to offer.

Pre-order your official Art in the Park shirt at the Hector F Garcia Community Center August 5-August 30!

5K Fun Run

Join forces with the City of Watauga for our superhero themed 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run September 28, 2019. Early registration begins August 19th. Registration can be done at the Hector F. Garcia Community Center or online at Please visit our website or Facebook for more information.


Tips & Tricks to Help Conserve Water and Energy!

Check out this interactive house to learn simple steps you can take at home to help conserve water and energy, keep the air and water clean, reduce waste, and save a little money in the process! Visit Take Care of Texas for more information. 


Solar Pole Light Installed at Capp Smith Park

The Watauga Parks Department has installed a solar pole light at Capp Smith Park. The test fixture is to determine if solar power might be an option for future lighting projects. We encourage the public to provide any feedback you may have! You can submit your feedback via our Facebook page or on the website at City of Watauga Feedback. Thank you!

Solar Light

August 2019 Business Anniversaries

15 Years

  • Party City, 7612 Denton Hwy
  • Kip Woodruff Insurance, 6707 Rufe Snow
  • Rufe Snow Farmers Market, 6871 Rufe Snow

 10 Years

  • Apollo the Greek Grocery, 6101 Watauga Road
  • Scoops Barber & Beauty Shop, 6601 Watauga Watauga

 5 Years

  • Vy's Pho Springroll & Grill, 8004 Denton Hwy

Business Spotlight


For more information, visit centerforhomeeducation , 5733 Watauga Road, 817.281.2293

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