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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.

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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. 

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Parade will kick off Christmas Stroll Weekends

Salado parade Grand Marshals

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.

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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. 

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Property tax freeze cannot be reduced or rescinded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.

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Main lanes to be closed Oct. 23

TxDOT moves closure date back to Oct. 23

SALADO I-35 northbound mainlanes will be closed to all traffic through Salado on Thursday, October 23, from 7 PM – 7 AM, to allow crews to set beams for the new southbound mainlane bridge over Salado Creek (working from the northbound side of the highway) and to complete a section of temporary pavement on the northbound mainlanes.

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Town Hall Meeting date moved to Oct. 27

Proposed $10.55 million sewer bond election to be decided on Nov. 4

Early voting starts on Oct. 20
The Village of Salado will host a Town Hall meeting on the proposed Sewer Bond election at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Salado Intermediate School. The meeting was originally slated for Oct. 23 at the same location but was moved late in the day yesterday, after the print edition of the Salado Village Voice newspaper was printed and mailed.

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