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.Read more: Methodists Serve Thanksgiving
Salado United Methodist Church served over 450 this year with the 4th Annual I-H 35 Thanksgiving feed.Read more: Methodists Serve Thanksgiving
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.Read more: FM 2268 bridge demolished tonight
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.
Read more: Highland Games in Salado this weekend
WACO — On Thursday, November 7, beginning about 7:00 am, westbound FM 2268 traffic will be routed onto the new FM 2268 bridge.Read more: FM 2268 Bridge closed for weekend
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).Read more: Thomas Arnold intersection closed
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.Read more: TxDOT to close interstate lanes at FM 2268
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.Read more: Where are we going Salado?
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?Read more: What is wrong with Salado?
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.Read more: Masons to be honored for longtime service
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.Read more: I-35 Mainlane Closure Sept. 24-25
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.
Read more: Firefighters answer the calls
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.
Read more: Salamander is one in a series of fights
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.Read more: Foundation raising funds for interstate gateway signs
Within seconds, the reaction turned to applause.
Read more: Private group will buy Mill Creek
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.Read more: Salado Gathering of the Clans
Salado Soccer teams both qualified for the playoffs and will play in a double-header Tuesday, March 25th at the Waco ISD Stadium.Read more: Salado soccer teams playoff bound
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.Read more: Frazier pitches perfect game
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).
Read more: High Speed Chase ends in Salado
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.
Read more: Dogs Oust Eagles
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.Read more: Taste of Salado this weekend
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.Read more: SISD Teacher Resigns after allegation arises
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.Read more: Salado man dies in house fire
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.
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.
Read more: Patriot Kids' Ministries founder arrested for indecency with a child
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.Read more: 2013 in Review
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
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.
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.Read more: Newspapers are still cornerstone of community
Without hesitation, Salado Coach Chad Krempin said, “I'm going with Casey.”
Following junior pitcher Casey Frazier's five-inning performance in game three against the Troy Trojans, it is no wonder.Read more: Eagles heading to State
Follow us on Twitter for regular updates of the game(s) between Salado Eagles and Troy Trojans to determine the Region III Champion in baseball. The winner of this best-of-three series will qualify for a trip to the State Tournament next week in Round Rock Dell Diamond.
I am working on rebuilding our website. Please be patient.
I tried a new program that was putting the articles I posted to the website into a weird, unfriendly URL address.
So I am starting over!
I hope to have everything back to the way it was by the end of the day or early tomorrow.
Salado boys soccer team will face District 35 champion Nacogdoches in the second round of the UIL 4A playoffs after Salado beat the La Vega Pirates on their own field 1-0 March 26.Read more: Salado Soccer playoffs
The defending state champion Jarrell Cougars knocked Salado out of the top spot in 2A baseball when they squeaked out a 3-2 win, thanks to three unearned runs in the fifth inning of their March 19 district match in Salado.
Neither team scored through the first three innings as Salado pitcher Reagan Bazar found himself with Jarrell runners on every base and just one out in the first. He responded by striking out the next batter and shortstop Marshall Mann took a slow grounder and threw the runner out at first to get out of the inning.Read more: Jarrell knocks off #1 Salado
Deborah “Borah” Van Dormolen passed away on March 10, 2013 after suffering a massive heart attack last week. She is being mourned by many in the political community, as she spent much of her time, energy and efforts in working for the Republican Party from the grassroots to the state house to the White House.
Read more: Borah Van Dormolen
Texas Department of Transportation announced the following mainlane and entrance ramp closings to allow work on the demolition of the Salado Creek Bridge.Read more: Demolition work on Salado Creek bridge
Thousands have gathered along the procession from Dallas to the State Cemetery in Austin as a way to honor the Navy SEAL.
An escort including the Department of Public Safety and Patriot Guards, along with various local law enforcement representatives and others, will accompanied the body of Navy Seal Chris Kyle as it is transported for burial at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin on Tuesday morning.Read more: Chris Kyle funeral
WACO — At 7:00 PM on Monday, February 11 (weather permitting), TxDOT will close the northbound lanes of I-35 under the Loop 121 bridge in order to allow crews to pour the deck on the new Loop 121 bridge. At approximately 9:00 PM, TxDOT will also close the southbound lanes of I-35 as the deck pouring continues to the west half of the bridge. Northbound drivers will exit at #292 (Loop 121) and reenter the freeway north of Loop 121. Southbound drivers will exit at #292 (Loop 121) and reenter the freeway south of Loop 121.Read more: I-35 mainlane closure
That’s what he was until Saladoans Bill and Connie Hall saw him outside Petco a couple years back.
Now Mojo, a two-year-old blue heeler mix has his own Facebook page and Youtube videos. He has been featured in newspaper articles, TV news and trade magazine stories.Read more: Mojo
Fort Hood, Texas -- In a nearly five-hour hearing, the trial judge in the case of the U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, ruled from the bench on several defense motions to reconsider previous rulings and set the next pretrial hearing date in the court-martial for Feb. 27.Read more: Judge rules in Hasan case
By Tim Fleischer
A missed three-point shot with 7.31 seconds left in overtime and a foul underneath the basket gave Jarrell’s Houston Stewart the opportunity to put the Cougars out of reach Jan. 29 in a hard-fought district loss for Salado 55-57.
The loss puts the #13 Salado Eagles into a tie with their nemesis the #14 Jarrell Cougars. Both teams have defeated the other at home. Both are headed for the playoffs and will likely share the District Championship.Read more: Boys lose to Jarrell
ABILENE – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), assisted by local law enforcement agencies, arrested three men early this morning in Colorado City after a nearly 10-hour standoff. The men are accused of being involved in an incident Monday where shots were fired at a Texas Highway Patrol trooper during a high-speed pursuit.Read more: Standoff ends
By Chris Thomas
Texas News Service
AUSTIN, Texas - In an effort to rebuild their tarnished reputations, the nation's biggest banks are touting their charitable contributions and community involvement. On closer inspection, however, they are not so charitable after all, according to a new report.Read more: Banks don't give much to charity
7 pm-7 am Nightly Jan. 2-4Read more: Interstate Lane Closings
(WASHINGTON, DC) –Congressman John Carter was one of 167 representatives to vote against House passage of the bill.
“The Democrats have spent America into this mess, and unless we make serious cuts in federal spending we will become Greece,” says Carter.
“It is an incredible outrage that this so-called compromise included virtually no spending cuts, only tax and spending hikes, which is precisely why we are in this mess to begin with,” says Carter. The former Texas judge was the only member of Republican leadership to vote against both the Bush Administration TARP bailout program and the Obama Stimulus on the same fiscal grounds.
Carter will end his three-term tenure as House Republican Conference Secretary when the new Congress is sworn in Thursday. The former Texas judge will instead serve as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the 113th Congress.
In separate action today, Carter voted to block President Obama’s last minute attempt to sneak through an executive order to give federal bureaucrats nationwide an $11 billion pay hike, including the Vice President, Obama Administration workers, and Congress.
“This attempt shows just how out of touch this Administration is with the economic challenges facing our nation,” says Carter. “With America drowning in debt and deficit spending, this President is unilaterally trying to add more red ink by giving taxpayer dollars to federal bureaucrats, and trying to add Congress into the mix as cover. This House is the only federal entity that has frozen its pay and cut its budget by 11% over the last four years, and the President this week sought to undermine those actions. This is prime evidence of why we must stop this spending frenzy if we are to save our nation from bankruptcy.”
AUSTIN, Texas - Public-education advocates are crying foul over a tax-credit provision in a Texas school-reform package proposed this week by the incoming head of the Senate Education Committee. They say it's a backdoor attempt to introduce school vouchers to the state.
A bomb threat was called in to the Salado Civic Center on Main Street December 19. The Civic Center Foundation office phone number was called by an unknown person asking for a specific employee of the Civic Center.
The Salado Civic Center is home to the Salado ISD administrative offices. The caller did not mention the school during the phone call. It is not believed that any Salado ISD campuses were in danger. The six school employees who office at the Civic Center, and others inside the building were evacuated by Salado Police Department.
An explosive detection canine unit from Killeen was called to the scene and the building has been cleared.
Salado Village Voice returns to its roots this week as the 34-year-old newspaper unveils a new broadsheet standard.
“The newspaper started out in 1979 as a broadsheet in the style of the old newspapers of the 19th century,” Editor-in-Chief Tim Fleischer said. “Dayton Kelley modeled his Salado Village Voice around the old broadsheets like the New York Times with straight columns and lots of type.”Read more: Salado newspaper
Lloyd Lester Gibson III, 67, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested in Austin on Monday by the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, which includes the Texas Department of Public Safety. Gibson was wanted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Fort Worth and Parole Violation.Read more: Top sex offender in custody (2)
COLLEGE STATION– Most of Texas is still in a moderate-to-severe drought, but a storm forming 2,000 miles northwest of Hawaii may be the key to drought relief for the state, says a Texas A&M University professor who also serves as the state climatologist.
John Nielsen-Gammon, professor of atmospheric sciences, says that precipitation everywhere in the state has been running below normal since Oct. 1.Read more: Drought continues in Texas (2)
(AUSTIN) — The Fort Hood Army post had an economic impact of $25.3 billion in Texas during fiscal 2011, according to a new analysis released today by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.Read more: Fort Hood impact
By Peter Malof
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - As they put the finishing touches on their college application essays, many young Texans are unable to estimate how much aid they may be eligible to receive during their quests for diplomas.Read more: State finances (2)