Action to move election will have to be taken by Board of Aldermen.
In light of an advisory email from the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of State, Salado aldermen will likely revisit their split-decision vote on March 23 to continue to hold the Village general election on May 2. While the Village has not formally posted anything about a meeting to move the election date, aldermen were informed via text from the Village Administrator at 1:23 p.m. March 25 that an Emergency Meeting of the Board of Aldermen will be held at 9 a.m. March 26 “to consider moving May election to Nov, in light of correspondence from the Secretary of State.”
Despite the Village voting on March 23 to keep the May 2 election date, Mayor Skip Blancett took to social media March 24 to tell voters “an order has been given for 3 November.”
Two hours after County Judge David Blackburn issued a “stay at home” directive, Village of Salado aldermen voted to defeat a motion by alderman Frank Coachman to move the Village election from May 2 to November 3. The motion received a second from John Cole following a brief discussion of the ramifications of moving the election from the May uniform election date to the November uniform election date. Across town, Salado ISD Trustees voted unanimously to move the election to November 3.[Read more…] about Village election will stay in May but school moves to November
By Tim Fleischer
Bell County Judge David Blackburn issued a “stay-at-home” directive during a 4 p.m. News conference, the third from Bell County, which will go into effective at midnight tonight (March 23, 2020). The directive requires all Bell County residents should “stay home and stay safe.”
At the time Judge Blackburn issued the directive, the Bell County Health Department listed 16 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the County.[Read more…] about Bell County issues Stay Home, Stay Safe directive
Fort Hood confirms Soldier tests positive for COVID-19
FORT HOOD, Texas – As announced by Bell County Health District March 23, the COVID-19 positive case identified as a male, age range 30-39, residing in Bell County, Texas, is a Soldier assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment.[Read more…] about Soldier tests positive for COVID-19
AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation postponing the runoff primary election until July 14, 2020 — the same date as the special election for Texas State Senate District 14. The runoff election was originally scheduled for May 26th, but has been postponed in conjunction with the state’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.[Read more…] about Governor Abbott Postpones Runoff Primary Election In Response To COVID-19
Robert Ray Gamble, affectionately known as Bob, age 88, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2020 at his home in Salado, Texas. Graveside services will be on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Salado Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. He was born November 6, 1931 in Phenix City, Alabama to Robert and Mary (Brooks) Gamble. He married the love of his life, Barbara Ann Riddle Gamble, known as Bingie, on December 13, 1950 and enjoyed more than 58 years of marriage with her before she preceded him in death in 2009.[Read more…] about Robert Ray Gamble
Salado restaurants are resilient and flexible during these uncertain times. Here are what many of them are doing to offer their customers the ability to order on phone or online for pick up and in some cases delivery in the Salado area. We have tried to be comprehensive and accurate in this so that you have one place to turn to figure out how to eat and drink in Salado. If we left anyone out, please let us know at email@example.com so we can add you.[Read more…] about Restaurants, wineries, breweries offer to-go, deliver
Based upon the ongoing and growing concerns regarding Coronavirus – COVID-19, the Bell County Clerk’s Office is implementing a Continuity of Operations Plan to continue serving our citizens while taking precautionary measures to protect our staff and their families.
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The Bell County Clerk’s office will limit public access to the office effective immediately and until at least March 31, 2020. The issue will be readdressed daily based on current happenings in our County.