McDade residents are celebrating one of summer's tastiest treats, the watermelon, with its annual tradition now in its 75th year.
Seventeen Central Texas school districts called bond elections for May, collectively totaling just under $4.193 billion. However, voters have approved just over $3.964 billion so far.
Nine Central Texas school districts have called bond elections for this November, asking for nearly $4.24 billion for campus improvements, security and technology upgrades and new construction.
Hundreds gathered Saturday for one of the longest running festivals in Texas, the 73rd Annual McDade Watermelon Festival.
It will include lots of fun activities like the Sweatin’ Melons 5K, watermelon eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, a car show, live music, mule-drawn carriage rides, and more.
The popular medieval entertainment event is suspending operations during the fourth week of its eight-weekend season. It has not been determined at this point whether the event will be canceled outright.