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Construction intense on I-35

Work will continue through Fall 2015

“This is the most intensive level we will see,” said Jodi Wheatley, information specialist for Texas Department of Transportation for the I-35 corridor in the Waco District.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Willingham Spring Baptist Church building to be restored

Meeting on June 28 will address future of 100 year old building

By Stephanie Hood

A renewed effort to preserve the Willingham Spring Baptist Church and School is underway and interested community members are invited to tour the site and discuss the future of the 100 year old building. A meeting of descendants and preservationists will be held 2 p.m. on June 28 at the Willingham Spring Baptist Church on FM 2843. 

  • Written by Stephanie Hood

Interstate closings Monday and Tuesday

Paving project will close portions of southbound interstate in southern Bell County

Bell County - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will temporarily close portions of southbound I-35, near Granger Road (exit 279) south of Salado and the Safety Rest Areas, Monday and Tuesday nights, June 16 & 17 from 7PM to 7AM.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Blue Lapis Light coming to Salado

Aerial ballet in ancient oaks of Salado's Pace Park

One-of-a-kind performance July 25

Blue Lapis Light will be dancing in the ancient oak trees of Pace Park in a free performance at 9 p.m. July 25.

This mesmerizing aerial ballet will “feature dancers in aerial silks suspended from trees and on tiger stands,” according to Lauren Peterson, Managing Director of Blue Lapis Light.  “We have created this work specifically for the village of Salado with the aim of inspiring audiences and offering a prayer of peace for the planet.”

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
MG Register in Salado

MGs converge on Salado

Velocity film crews capture British spirit of classic cars in Salado

British automobile pioneer Cecil Kimber and his MG Motorcar Company Ltd. could hardly have imagined the impact their first sports car would have on the automotive world.  And now 90 years later, and more than 30 years since the last MG rolled from the storied factory at Abingdon-on-Thames, that passion shows no sign of letting up. 

More than 100 enthusiasts gathered on the grounds of The Venue to show off 60 antique and classic MGs. Film crews from Velocity CHannel were on hand to film the road rally later in the afternoon and interviewed the many owners of the British cars.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Salado Glassworks

Salado Glassworks buys Peddler's Alley

Allard will move glass studio and gallery in late summer

A small rocket ship is emblazoned on each of his glass shop’s T-shirts, popular items for tourists and locals alike to purchase and wear.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Salado Board of Aldermen Candidates 2014

Four candidates have filed for two two-year terms on the Village of Salado Board of Aldermen. They appear on the ballot in the following manner: Merle Stalcup, Bryan Fritch, Frank Coachman and Dr. Amber Preston-Dankert.  

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Salado Mayoral Candidates 2014

Four candidates have filed for Mayor of Salado. They appear on the ballot in the following manner: Danney McCort, Hans Fields, Skip Blancett and Rick Ashe. Following are their responses to questions that have been posed by the Salado Village Voice Newspaper.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Hidden Glenn

Affordable senior living center

Town hall meeting sheds light on details of Hidden Glenn proposal

If JES Development Company Inc. is awarded the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs 2014 Competitive Housing Tax Credit for a proposed 50-unit senior affordable living project in the Village of Salado Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction, the company will receive $580,000 in tax credits per year for the next 10 years.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Wildflower Art Show

Wildflower Art weekend

Salado Wildflower Art Fair & Festival

Salado hosted the 13th Annual Wildflower Art Fair & Festival on March 21-23 with events at the Salado Civic Center, The Range at the Barton House and throughout the Village.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Highway to close overnight March 26-27

I-35 Mainlane Closure in Salado March 26

Thomas Arnold bridge beams to be placed.

 

SALADOI-35 northbound and southbound mainlanes will be closed to all traffic through Salado on Wednesday, March 26  from 7 PM – 7 AM, to allow crews to place bridge beams for the new Thomas Arnold bridge. The closure is based upon the weather. If weather is inclement today and tonight, the closing will be cancelled.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Edgy Art Show at The Range

Watch artists create, compete on Saturday

Salado’s first-ever Edgy Art Show will be part of the Wildflower weekend.

Local artists will compete on the grounds of The Range at the Barton House, creating their own individual works of art that you will vote on. The Edgy Art Show Competition will be held 11 am.-3 p.m. on March 22. Admission  is $5 and includes one vote. A $25 ticket includes six more votes and entry into a raffle to win the work of art that you voted for.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Kites with Kids

Kites for Kids postponed

Kites for Kids postponed due to possible severe weather

Event rescheduled for March 22 at Peaceable Kingdom

Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children announced today that it will postpone the 2nd Annual Kites for Kids Day until Saturday, March 22, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The event was originally planned for tomorrow.  The nonprofit group cites the impending severe weather as cause for the rescheduling.  

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Salado Salamander 'Threatened'

Service Announces Listing of Georgetown, Salado Salamanders As Threatened  Under the Endangered Species Act

Recognizing County and City Efforts to Protect Water Quality,

Agency Proposes Special Rule to Allow Limited Take of the Georgetown Salamander

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today (Feb. 21) announced it is listing the Georgetown and Salado salamanders, two small amphibians found in springs and caves around the Edwards Aquifer in central Texas, as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, due to degradation of their habitat and changes in water flow and quality.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Paula Goode Lohse

Baylor women gather in Salado

Lohse to be honored as Distinguished Baylor Woman

Alice Starr will be special guest speaker

Central Texas Bayor Women will honor the Distinguished Baylor Woman from this area during a brunch 9:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 15 at The Venue by Inn on the Creek in Salado. 

Tickets are $35 and may be paid at the door.  Reservations must be made by Wednesday, Feb.12.  For reservations or more information, call Pam Dial Taylor at 760-8855.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Map #1: Northbound Mainlane Detour

I-35 mainlane closing in Belton

I-35 Full Closure in Belton Thursday, January 30

All northbound mainlanes to be closed overnight

 

BELTON – I-35 will be closed in the northbound direction through Belton on Thursday, January 30, from 7 PM – 7 AM in order to allow crews to shift traffic and move concrete traffic barrier. In addition to the mainlane closure, the Loop 121 and FM 436 crossings will be closed to expedite traffic flow on the access roads.

 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Thomas Arnold Bridge

Thomas Arnold bridge demolition postponed

Mainlane closures postponed

until overnight Jan. 28-29

due to chance of ice

Thomas Arnold overpass to be closed for three months

The I-35 mainlane closure for Salado has been postponed from tonight (Jan. 27-28) to tomorrow night (Jan. 28-29), due to the chance of ice in the forecast.

I-35 will be closed in both directions through Salado beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 and ending 7 a.m. Jan. 29 in order to allow crews to demolish the Thomas Arnold bridge. 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Thomas Arnold Bridge

Thomas Arnold bridge demolition postponed to Jan. 28

Mainlane closures postponed

until overnight Jan. 28-29

due to chance of ice

Thomas Arnold overpass to be closed for three months

The I-35 mainlane closure for Salado has been postponed from tonight (Jan. 27-28) to tomorrow night (Jan. 28-29), due to the chance of ice in the forecast.

I-35 will be closed in both directions through Salado beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 and ending 7 a.m. Jan. 29 in order to allow crews to demolish the Thomas Arnold bridge. 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Kevin Reichert a former Salado firefighter

Community comes together for former firefighter

Reichert faces long road back to recovery,

family faces long road ahead in expenses

It’s a long road back for Kevin Reichert, who has been in the Intensive Care Unit of Parkland Burn Unit in Dallas for the past two weeks, undergoing multiple surgeries to address problems with skin grafts and previous surgeries in which scar tissue has not healed properly.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Suzanne Petro

52 in 52

Petro reaches year-long goal of running 52 half-marathons in 52 weeks on New Year's Day

The sun came up on a windy, chilly New Year’s morning and found Suzanne Petro lined up at the starting line of a 13 mile race, along with about 1,000 runners. Most folks were still in bed, sleeping off the celebratory night before.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Methodist Church members serve travelers.

Methodists Serve Thanksgiving

Church members take time during holiday to serve travelers on interstate

Salado United Methodist Church served over 450 this year with the 4th Annual  I-H 35 Thanksgiving feed.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
FM 2268

FM 2268 bridge demolished tonight

I-35 Mainlane Closure Nov. 11 in Salado (Bell County)

All lanes to be closed at FM 2268 

WACO — On Nov. 11, from 7 pm – 7 am Nov. 12, the northbound and southbound mainlanes near FM 2268 in Salado will be closed to all traffic to allow the contractor to demolish the old FM 2268 bridge. The new FM 2268 bridge will also be closed during this time.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans

Highland Games in Salado this weekend

Bagpipes will echo, kilts will sway, and dancers will leap at the pageant of Scottish culture, heritage, and tradition known at the Scottish Clan Gathering and Highland Games, Nov. 8-10 in Salado.

 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
FM 2268 bridge closing Nov. 7-10.

FM 2268 Bridge closed for weekend

Traffic rerouting to new FM 2268 bridge structure in Salado (Bell County)

Limited traffic movements from Nov. 7 - 10, bridge to be demolished Nov. 11.

WACO — On Thursday, November 7, beginning about 7:00 am, westbound FM 2268 traffic will be routed onto the new FM 2268 bridge.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Alternate routes for Thomas Arnold intersection

Thomas Arnold intersection closed

Thomas Arnold Rd/Northbound Frontage Road Intersection Closed (Salado)

Contractor to reconstruct intersection 

 

WACO — On Friday, October 25, starting at 7:00 pm, the intersection of Thomas Arnold Road and the northbound I-35 frontage road will be closed continuously to all traffic (this includes the Thomas Arnold crossing over I-35). 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Map of mainlane closing for October 23

TxDOT to close interstate lanes at FM 2268

I-35 Mainlane Closure in Salado (Bell County)

All Lanes Closed at FM 2268 

WACO — On Wednesday, October 23, starting at 7:00 pm, the northbound and southbound lanes near FM 2268 in Salado will be closed to all traffic to allow the contractor to remove the formwork from the new FM 2268 bridge. The existing FM 2268 bridge will also be closed during the work. 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Where are we going Salado?

To the Editor:

First, thanks for  your very comprehensive article on who we are and where we are.  I would like to briefly comment on where we could be going.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

What is wrong with Salado?

COMMENTARY

Are the best days of Salado behind us or before us?

After 46 years, the Salado Art Fair has been canceled, less than two months before the date of the show in late October.

The same week, the Public Arts League of Salado (PALS) canceled its fund raiser, A Taste of Salado, planned to take place at the Sculpture Garden the same time that the Cattlemen’s Ball is held at Tenroc Ranch.

Monthly, the state Comptroller releases news that sales tax revenues are declining for the Village of Salado, while other communities in Bell County and Central Texas see increases in their sales tax revenues.

Within a few weeks of each other, Adelea’s on Main St., a popular restaurant in Salado, and Horsefeathers, a very popular destination store in Salado, are shuttered with little or no warning.

Earlier this year, it appeared as if Mill Creek Golf Club might close its doors.

While there are individual, sometimes personal, explanations for most of these occurrences, their coincidence points to unspoken -- unspeakable -- questions.

What is happening to Salado? Are the best days of Salado behind, or before us? Why is this happening? Has Salado done something wrong? How can we fix it?

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Masons to be honored for longtime service

Salado Masonic Lodge #296 will celebrate 290 years of Freemasonry when it gathers to present service pins of 65 years, 60 years and 50 years at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Lodge Hall, 95 South Church St.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Map of I-35 mainlane closure in Bell County on Sept 24-25, 2013

I-35 Mainlane Closure Sept. 24-25

I-35 Northbound and Southbound Mainlane Closures in Salado (Bell County)

FM 2484 crossing lanes will also be closed to set bridge deck panels 

WACO — On Tuesday, September 24, from 7:00 pm to approximately 1:00 am Wednesday morning, all northbound mainlanes near FM 2484 in Salado will be closed.  Northbound traffic will detour off the freeway at Exit #286 (FM 2484) to the frontage road and reenter the mainlanes just south of Amity Road.  In addition, the northbound-side frontage road will be closed to through traffic and open to local traffic only, between Salado Plaza Drive and FM 2484, during the same hours as the mainlane closure. 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Salado Volunteer Fire truck dousing flames

Firefighters answer the calls

SVFD volunteers are first on the spot when lives, property are in danger

Now it is our turn to be on the spot for them

When the call comes, they answer it.

Doesn’t matter if it is during Sunday school, dinner time with the family, the middle of a Little League baseball game or the middle of the night.

When the emergency comes, they answer it.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Salamander is one in a series of fights

 

Some considered the six month extension by the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) in listing the Salado salamander and Georgetown salamander as endangered as a victory of sorts.

But Rep. John Carter (R-31) sees it differently. Not as a victory but as an opportunity. And the battle, Rep. Carter said Sept. 5 at a gathering of stakeholders affected the Salado salamander proposed listing, is not just about the salamander but about litigation and science.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Artist rendition of the I-35 Gateway Welcome Sign

Foundation raising funds for interstate gateway signs

Welcome signs will feature glasswork, sculpture by local artists

They didn’t get much notice, but the Salado Community Foundation is in the process of raising $25,000 for the construction of an artistic gateway sign for the southern entrance to Salado.

Tourism Department chairman Debbie Charbonneau learned that TXDOT will begin work on the gateway signs in either October or November.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Mill Creek Golf Course

Private group will buy Mill Creek

The collective gasp was audible on the patio at The Range as Billy Helm went to the microphone to announce that a corporation he and other investors were forming would buy Mill Creek Golf Course outright.

Within seconds, the reaction turned to applause.

 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Salado Gathering of the Clans

The 52 Annual Salado Scottish Games and Gathering of the Clans will be taking place at the Salado Civic Center grounds, Veterans Day Weekend Nov. 8-10.

This year’s Gathering promises to be much larger than last year with extended hours, new special events, and in partnership with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and the Wounded Warriors Transition Brigade from Fort Hood. 

  • Written by Super User

Glory Be to God

King James Version: The Gospel According  to St. Luke, Chapter 2

1   And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Salado Senior Soccer players

Salado soccer teams playoff bound

Teams will play in double header at Waco ISD Stadium

Girls face Waco University, boys face Mexia

Salado Soccer teams both qualified for the playoffs and will play in a double-header Tuesday, March 25th at the Waco ISD Stadium. 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Casey Frazier

Frazier pitches perfect game

Eagles 10-run rule Rosebud-Lott Cougar

Casey Frazier pitched a perfect game, striking eight batters as the Salado Eagles beat the Rosebud-Lott Cougars in a 10-0 Mercy Rule shortened outing tonight.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Police Chase ends in Salado

High Speed Chase ends in Salado

Ford F-150 leads police on chase through central Texas

Pursuit ends on I-35 in Salado

Several DPS and Salado Police stopped a white male suspect after he allgededly led DPS on a high speed chase from south of Georgetown to the 284 mile marker in Salado. The suspect was in custody at about 11:45 a.m. today (March 14).

 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Dane Hankamer

Dogs Oust Eagles

Salado misses opportunity for return trip to Region tournament

The Salado Eagles can’t complain that they didn’t have the opportunity to earn a return trip to Nacogdoches for the 2A Region III basketball tournament this weekend, losing to Marlin 51-50.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
The Range at the Barton House

Taste of Salado this weekend

 

Saturday, February 22, 20146-9 p.m. Jack's Barn

Tickets $25

Purchase at Salado Visitor Center 947-8634 or online at www.saladoevents.com

Taste of Salado, a fundraising event, for the Public Arts League of Salado will be an art-filled evening with Tapas-styled offerings from local restaurants, bed and breakfasts and food artisans.   

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

SISD Teacher Resigns after allegation arises

Salado Police investigate allegations

First-year teacher/coach resigns

A first-year Salado I.S.D. teacher resigned today after Superintendent Michael Novotny received a report of an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old female student.

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House fire in Salado

Salado man dies in house fire

Dozen Saladoans lose their homes in overnight blaze

Relief effort begun for Salado students

A Salado man died in a house fire overnight at Irene Lane that burned down a two-story house with multiple additions to it and a camper trailer. Another camper trailer ignited but was not lost in the fire.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

UIL Realignment Released

Get your traveling shoes on, Salado will be doing a lot of that over the next two years.

The Eagles will compete in 4A-District 11 in football for the 2014-2016 school years.

University Interscholastic League released its realignments this morning and Salado is grouped in 4A, Division 2 with  Caldwell, Giddings, La Grange and Smithville, all to the southeast of Salado.

More on this later and in the print edition of Salado VIllage Voice.

 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Jon Phillip Tidball

Patriot Kids' Ministries founder arrested for indecency with a child

The founder and executive director of Patriot Kids’ Ministries was arrested on Jan. 13 for the felony charge of indecency with a child by sexual contact.
As of presstime on Jan. 14, Jon Phillip Tidball, age 63, was being held in the Bell County Jail until he can be transported to Bexar County.

 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Knocking-at-Episcopal-Church

2013 in Review

The past year has seen a great deal of change in the Village, including the sale of Mill Creek golf course, the potential listing of the Salado salamander as endangered and growth and change in the Village government.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Christ is Born

Let the story be told

King James Version: The Gospel According  to St. Luke, Chapter 2

1   And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2   And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.

3   And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city.

4   And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and lineage of David;

5   To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6   And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 

7   And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8   And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9   And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10   And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11   For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12   And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13   And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14   Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15   And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away  from them into heaven, the shepherds  said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known to us.

16   And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17   And when they had seen it, they made known abroad they saying which was told them concerning this child.

18   And all they that heard it wondered at those things 

which were told them by the shepherds.

19   But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in 

her heart.

20   And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising 

God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it 

was told unto them.

21   And when eight days were accomplished for the 

circumcising  of the child, his name was called JESUS, 

which was so named of the angel before he was conceived 

in the womb.  

 

From our homes to yours, may you have a Blessed Christmas and Joyous New Year.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Newspapers are still cornerstone of community

By Caroline H. Little

We’ve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now.

It’s supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying.

  • Written by Super User

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