Heraclitus of Ephesus, pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, wrote in “On Nature,” “No one ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river.”
How true that is when it comes to our Village. No day, event, or news the same; all things always in constant motion.
The Salamanders and the deer are at the center of events this week.
To ensure that the Salamanders, an endangered species, are not harmed with the sewer crossing the Salado Creek, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) requested a final Biological Assessment. In order to meet the request as quickly as possible, the Board of Aldermen/lady (BOA) met in an unusual posted meeting, Monday morning, 8 a.m., to approve and begin the study. Once reviewed and approved, the bidding on the sewer line and waste water treatment plant will commence.
Thursday evening, 3 Nov, 6:30, Nov. 3, Municipal Building, the Texas Parks and Wildlife and the BOA will meet in a workshop session to discuss controlling the deer population, one of the most controversial issues across the United States. Their guidance is vital to the BOA’s decision-making process. The public is invited to hear the discussion as Texas Parks and Wildlife has requested no Town Hall event.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, Congressman John Carter personally invited Salado and others to Texas State University for the ALERRT Congressional Achievement Award Ceremony. The invitation was accepted and Salado will be in attendance.
Fright Night at Tablerock was a tremendous success. Over 1000 attendees expressed how much they enjoyed the event.
Halloween in Salado was equally successful as the streets were full of Trick-or-Treaters and parents. Most notable were the many polite, well-mannered children who frequently said, “Thank you” and “Happy Halloween”. Thank you to the parents, organizations, and the Police and Fire Departments for making this an enjoyable and safe Halloween.