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Posted on August 4, 2016 at 10:10 AM by Katie Stamy
When Michael Waggett was six years old, he moved to Webster with his family, where he found the love of his life, multiple career paths, and a place to call home.
While growing up, the Waggetts were very involved in the Civic Club, where families in the community would get together to socialize. Michael’s favorite childhood memory from the Civic Club was the Halloween Haunted House that the club put on each year. The elaborate show never failed to scare those who dared to go through it.
Before Webster grew commercially, Michael recalls the amount of fields and hills that were in Webster. What is now commercial was then bike paths for the children in the community. When he was young, he threw the Citizen Newspaper, and one morning on his bike route, he saw a large buck in the middle of Cole St. It was something he will never forget, as it was just standing in the middle of Webster.
There used to be a pond in front of the hospital that the kids in the community would use to go fishing, that disappeared when the hospital expanded. According to Michael, it was home to snakes, but some still went swimming in it.
The career that Michael says he will always miss is his position at the Webster Fire Department. He began in the Junior Firefighter Association at 15 years old and 18 years later, around the age of 33, he retired. He started dating Kimberly, his wife of 23 years, after attending a fire department training school. She also lived in Webster and was a part of the Clear Lake Fire Department.
Following Michael’s firefighting career, he was employed with NASA at Hamilton Standard, and then had a career in the oil field business. Michael eventually pursued a career in real estate, but it wasn’t until recently that he jumped in full-time to his true passion of watching crowds dancing and having fun while he DJs.
His DJ-ing started at what is now FunCity Sk8 and Play when he was young, where he spun records. Michael then started DJ-ing for a local club, and then for weddings and parties part-time. For the past 17 years, he has DJ-ed the Webster Fourth of July Celebration. The event started with six speakers and now uses 14 speakers. In 2007, he took his business, Wag’s DJ Service, full-time. When Michael isn’t busy with his business, he spends time with his wife and son, Brandon, who just turned 16. Webster appreciates the time that Michael has served, and the time he has spent making the City so great.