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Salado Chamber adds name to Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

The Salado Chamber of Commerce added  the name of a sixth generation Bell County native to its Hall of Fame. His  ancestors “entered Texas during the days of the Republic and settled in what is now Bell County in the late 1840s,” according to DebbieCharbonneau, who presented the award at the Chamber Awards Banquet Jan. 8.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Answering the call to service

LTC Donahue reminds Saladoans that soldier call to service does not end when service ends

Soldiers have a call to service, not just at home but abroad as well, Lt. Col. Michelle Donahue, commander of the Muleskinner Squadron of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR) told the nearly 200 people gathered for the annual Salado Chamber of Commerce Banquet Jan. 8.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Chandler honored as Ambassador of Year

Ambassadors give $53K in services to Salado

Salado’s 31 Ambassadors volunteered 2,270 hours in 2014 for a value of $53,118 based upon the volunteer hourly rate of $23.40 per hour.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Salado Citizen of the Year

Chamber honors Tommye Prater for work on Christmas in October

It wasn’t until her final comment that you might have guessed about whom Maurine Nathanson was talking when she named Tommy Prater as the Salado Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year during the Jan. 8 Chamber Awards Banquet at Tenroc Ranch. 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Local family fights childhood cancer

Local family fights childhood cancer

Elena returns to school with start of new semester

For the Juarez family, April 12 can’t come soon enough. It will mark the 26th and final month of treatment for Elena, the six-year-old daughter of Ruben and Krystal Juarez. 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

2014: A Look Back

Salamanders, sewers, Sesquicentennial, Sanctuary and so much more

A salamander, a sewer system, a Sesquicentennial, Sirena and a Sanctuary.

These are just a few of the all-important and alliterative things to happen in Salado during 2014.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Mainlane Closures tonight, tomorrow canceled

Full closure still planned for Thursday

Tomorrow's mainlane closure canceled due to chance of rain

The Northbound Mainlance closure scheduled for tonight (Tues. Dec. 16)  is canceled.  This was shown as #2A below.  The bridge pour was completed last night and the subcontractor scheduled for the striping maintenance work tonight will not be available for the work. 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Salado parade Grand Marshals

Parade will kick off Christmas Stroll Weekends

Salado Village Voice publishers Tim and Marilyn Fleischer chosen to be Stroll Parade Grand Marshals

Salado will kick off its annual Christmas Stroll with a Main Street parade at 5 p.m. Dec. 4. The Christmas Stroll Parade will begin at the corner of Royal and Main St. and proceed north to the Salado Civic Center for hot chocolate and cookies with jolly old St. Nick.

In Salado tradition, St. Nick will be the last entry of the parade, riding atop the Salado Volunteer Fire Department fire truck.

While Santa Claus will be at the end of parade, Tim and Marilyn Fleischer will be at the front of it. They have been selected as the Grand Marshals for this year’s parade.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Voters approve sewer bond, alcohol proposal

“The future looks very, very bright for Salado.”

Mayor Skip Blancett said this tonight while celebrating the results of two local option elections.

Village of Salado approved a $10.55 million bond election for the construction of a sewer system for the business district and west side of I-35 in a heavily contested race with 579 casting in favor and 458 voting against. 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Property tax freeze cannot be reduced or rescinded

BellCAD confirms that freeze cannot be taken away

When then-State Rep. Fred Brown authored the bill that calling for  a state constitutional amendment to allow Texas counties, junior colleges and cities to adopt a tax freeze on homesteads of those over age 65 and on homesteads of disable veterans, it passed the state House unanimously. In 2003, the constitutional amendment was approved by 81 percent of the voters statewide It seemed, at the time, like a no brainer. Freeze the municipal taxes that senior citizens pay, much like the school taxes for seniors have been frozen in Texas for many years.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

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