Southbound main lanes closed May 26-27

Rains postpone needed median work until next week

SALADO – All I-35 southbound mainlanes will be closed through Salado on Sunday, May 17 from 10 PM – 7 AM and on Monday, May 18 from 7 PM – 7 AM, to allow crews to work in the median area. All southbound traffic will exit at #286 (FM 2484) and reenter I-35 just south of N. Main St./FM 2268 See Map #1.

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Texas Senate to Vote on Chemical Safety

New laws would give local chiefs authority to require changes when facilities are not operating safely

By Eric Galatas

Texas News Service

AUSTIN, Texas – A fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, exploded on April 17, 2013, killing 15 people, including 10 first responders. The plant had not been inspected in decades. Two bills – House Bills 684 and 942 – remain alive in the closing days of the legislative session that could help local governments protect communities such as West in the future.
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Governor Abbott Declares State Of Disaster In Texas Counties

Tornadoes, flooding across state lead to declaration

AUSTIN – As severe weather including tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding continue across areas of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties, authorizing further mobilization of state resources to assist impacted communities. Additional counties may be added to the declaration as the situation develops. The Governor’s declaration follows an elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to enable rapid deployment of state resources announced on Friday, May 4th.

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I-35 closings rescheduled to May 12, 13, and 14 now Canceled

All I-35 closings through Salado canceled for the week

SALADO – I-35 closings through Salado that were originally for earlier last week and rescheduled for Sunday, May 10, Monday, May 11 and Tuesday May 12 have again been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 12, Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday May 14. But WAIT, there’s MORE: All of the mainlane closings for this week have been canceled, as of 12:30 p.m. May 12.

TxDOT announced at 12:30 p.m. May 12 that all of the closings for this week through Salado have been canceled due to the continuing rains. [Read more…]

Salado election results

Melanie Kirchmeier was re-elected to the Salado ISD Board of Trustees with a large percentage of the vote. Chris Seaton was returned to the board of trustees. Fred Brown and Michael McDougal were re-elected to their second terms on the Village of Salado Board of Aldermen. Dave Williams was also elected to the board of aldermen. Hans Fields lost his bid for a third term on the board of aldermen.

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Melanie Kirchmeier,
Salado ISD Board of Trustees Candidate



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Chris Seaton, Salado ISD Board of Trustees Candidate.







Salado ISD Result Totals

Melanie Kirchmeier      388

Chris Seaton                  238

Brad Bolick                    162

Michael Matthews   59


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Fred Brown
Candidate for Village of Salado Board of Aldermen

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Michael McDougal
Candidate for Village of Salado Board of Aldermen

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Dave Williams
Candidate for Village of Salado Board of Aldermen

Village of Salado Board of Aldermen Totals

Fred Brown                      237

Michael McDougal        234

Dave Williams              210

Hans Fields                    191


Aldermen hopefuls on challenges, Sanctuary, Chamber

Salado Village Voice put the following questions to the candidates for the Village of Salado Board of Aldermen. Their answers are below:

Question 1: Other than infrastructure and population growth, what is the most critical issue facing the Village of Salado? How is the Village handling this issue? Is there anything the Village can do better?   (200 words)

Question 2: Do you support the Village negotiations with Sanctuary? Why or why not? (200 words)

Question 3: Do you support the partnership of the Salado Chamber of Commerce and Village of Salado Tourism Department? Why or why not? (200 words)

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Aldermen hopefuls on sewer, condition of roads, annexation

We put the following questions to the candidates for the Village of Salado Board of Aldermen. Their answers are below:

1. How is Salado doing in preparation for a sewer system? What approach do

you think is best for the Village, tying into Belton, partnering with developer(s) or going it alone? (200 words)

2. What can/should Salado do to expand its boundaries in terms of annexation? (100 words)

3. How is Salado doing in terms of the conditions of its roads? What should it do differently, if anything? (100 words)

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