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Slaton Harvey House marker vandalized

From Staff Reports

The Slaton Harvey House’s Texas Historical Marker was vandalized this past week.

Chief of Police Trevor Barnes said they received a call May 4 at 3:17 p.m. at the building, 400 E. Railroad Ave.

He said they initially believed the marker was hit with a sledgehammer, but then determined it was possibly a birdshot shell.

Both the front and the back were damaged, making some of the text illegible.

They received a second call May 5 at 11:06 a.m. with a report of the sign now receiving graffiti.

The sign, which is presented by the Texas Historical Commission, will take between $1,600 and $2,000 to replace.

The case is under investigation.

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