2018 a year of change in Slaton

Slaton saw many changes during 2018, including the opening of brand new facilities across Slaton ISD campuses.

January saw the celebration of 100 years of the St. John Lutheran Church in Wilson The church began as a small family congregation in the early 1900s where only German was spoken. Today the congregation continues to grow.

On Jan. 30, Slaton fire department responded to a home engulfed in Ransom Canyon. There were no injuries,but the home, valued at $1 million, was a loss.

In February, the new UIL alignment placed Slaton back into Conference 3A – Division I. The Tigers were placed in District 2-3A alongside Amarillo, River Road, Bushland, Littlefield, Muleshoe, and Shallowater. The basketball teams were placed in the same district as  Abernathy, Brownfield, Denver City, Idalou, Littlefield, Roosevelt and Shallowater into one district.

District 83 Texas House Rep. Dustin Burrows visited Slaton constituents  on Feb. 6 at Slaton Bakery. Health care costs were among the topics of discussion.

Read more in this week’s edition of The Slatonite.

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