If there’s anything we thought we knew about the GOP, it is that it is the party of Reagan.
Paying obeisance to Ronald Reagan — his memory, his accomplishments, his policies — has long been the price of entry to Republican presidential politics. Yet here comes Donald Trump, who gives no indication of caring the slightest about Reagan’s legacy, and he has rampaged to front-runner status anyway.
For the third time in as many days, an accident involving an 18-wheeler has shut down mainlane traffic on I-35 through the construction area of Salado. According to TXDOT, the accident involves two semi-trucks on northbound.
This time an 18-wheeler has had its right front wheel come off, blocking both lanes of traffic on Northbound I-35 at Salado Creek. In order to reach the accident, first responders from Salado VFD had to travel down the SB access road to Thomas Arnold, cross over the interstate and head northbound on the access road and then turn down the northbound exit ramp and travel southbound on the northbound mainlanes in order to get to the accident.
The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. this morning (Fri. March 11). There is no indication from the TXDOT Public Information Office on when the accident is expected to be cleared.
Meanwhile, traffic has flowed onto Salado’s Main St. through the direct exit on the northbound I-35 mainlanes and onto the northbound access road from the Holland Road exit.
By Steve Becker
At the start of play, it is not sufficient for declarer to adopt an approach merely because it is likely to succeed. Rather, he should seek the line of play that offers the maximum chance of success.
Cedar Park 4
Salado struggled, getting only four hits in their 4-1 loss to Cedar Park in the third round of the Leander ISD Tournament March 4.
Local voters return two lawmakers to office
Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange staved off two opponents in the Republican Primary, earning 55.14 percent of the votes while Constable Rolly Correa defeated former Constable Roger Laird in the Precinct 2 race on March 1.
Neither Lange nor Correa will have a Democrat opponent in November.
The Salado High School Girls Golf team competed in the Shoemaker Tournament held at The Courses at Clear Creek on Fort Hood.
Dr. Edna Bridges will present a program on the Tennessee Valley area of Bell County at the Bell County Genealogical Society meeting Feb. 16, at the Temple Public Library.
Central Texas Master Singers invite choral singers to a workshop taught by Dr. Gary Bonner, former Dean of Music at California Baptist University.
The workshop will be at Memorial Baptist Church, 6161 S. Fifth St. in Temple, Feb. 19 – 20. For more information visit http://centraltexasmastersingers.com/Choral_Workshop.html.
The Salado Area Republican Women are busy planning their 10th Annual Fine China Luncheon and Fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, March 24, at The Venue in Salado. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. and it promises to be a full house. There will be 24 fancy tables with some decorated by local businesses. Classic Catering of Temple will furnish the meal.