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.
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?
I-35 Northbound and SouthboundMainlane 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.
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.