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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Eagles give up 3 unearned runs in home district loss
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.
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.
More than 100 local residents gathered at the FM 2484 overpass of I-35 to show their support for funeral procession for Chris Kyle passed through Salado at 11 a.m. today.
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.
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.
Hasan judge rules on relitigated pretrial motions, sets next pretrial hearing date
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.
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.
Ten-Hour Standoff Ends in Three Arrests in Mitchell County
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.
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.
Carter Votes Against Tax and Spend Fiscal Cliff Deal, Blocks Obama Attempt to Raise Federal Pay
(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.”
Education Advocates Say School Plan Laced With “Poison Pill”
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.
Paper returns to roots, looks toward its future with new format
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.”
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.
Most Of Texas Still In Drought, But Storms Could Bring Hope, Says Texas A&M Prof
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.
State Aid Levels a Mystery as Texans Apply for College
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.
Today's Christmas parade kicks off annual Salado Stroll
Weekend long event includes Homes Tour, late night shopping, strolling entertainment
Get in the holiday spirit in picturesque historic Salado with a holiday parade, home tours, a live nativity scene and theatrical performances.
The two weekends of Friday, Nov. 30 through Sunday Dec. 2 and Friday through Sunday Dec. 7-9 are filled with entertainment, activities and Christmas shopping experiences for the whole family.
Festivities start with the annual Christmas Parade at 5 p.m. Nov. 29. The Parade will begin on Royal St. and make its way up the length of Main Street to the Salado Plaza Shopping Center.
Arrive early (4:30 p.m.) Thursday Nov. 29 to get the best spots along the parade route.
The parade will have more than 40 entries and will include the SHS marching band, floats, walking groups, bicycle riders and vintage cars.
At the end of the parade, there will be hot chocolate and cookies and a visit from jolly old St. Nick at the Salado Sculpture Garden.
Strolling holiday carolers will serenade the late evening shoppers along Main Street each weekend. Children will be enchanted with the live nativity scene, sponsored by the First Baptist Church, in the evenings on the first weekend of the Stroll.
Beautifully decorated historic and contemporary homes open their doors to visitors during Christmas Stroll. See Homes Tour story on page 1B, this edition, for times, stops and tickets.
To get in the holiday spirit, take in Tablerock Amphitheater’s production of Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” in the evenings or the laugh-filled Silver Spur Theater’s annual Christmas production of “Christmas is on the Air” with performances Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 15.
For the latest schedule of strolling carolers and other performances and special events, turn to page 8B of this edition or visit www.saladovillagevoice.com.
LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 22, 2012) – The annual celebration of Thanksgiving has been an official U.S. holiday since 1863, but the tradition goes back to 1621 when the Pilgrims joined with Native Americans in a three-day feast to celebrate their first harvest in the New World.