Friday fire destroys home

From Staff Reports A Friday morning fire (Jan. 15) in the 300 block of E. Panhandle St. resulted  a family without a home. The call came in about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Members of the Slaton Fire Department arrived to find the house on fire, with flames coming from the inside. Four people were inside the…

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Time for a halftime snack break

Members of the Slaton High School baseball team work the concession stand Friday evening (Jan. 15) during the Tiger basketball’s games against Idalou. The stand raising money  for athletics and helps students earn service hours. For results of the games, see page 4. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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SISD approve report, set May election dates

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees conducted a public hearing on the Texas Academic Performance Report, or TAPR, Thursday evening (Jan. 14) during its regular monthly meeting. Board president Carlos Bentancourt opened up the hearing at 7:20 p.m. for public forum. Superintendent Jim Andrus presented the report, which…

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Gins complete 2020 cotton bailing season

From Staff Reports The 2020 cotton harvest and bailing season is nearing the end of its run. Posey Gin finished their bailing last week, completing the ginning season for the area. The others six gins – Slaton Co-op, Acuff-McClung, Texas Star Co-op, Idalou, Lubbock Cotton Growers and New Home, finished up their seasons earlier in…

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Repairing leaky pipes in the road

Members of the City of Slaton Street Department do work along Division Street Monday morning (Jan. 18). City Administrator Mike Lamberson said it was a water leak, one of several the City has had appear after the snow. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Girls hoops split District games against Tulia, Childress

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigerettes had an interesting week, culminating in a nerve-shattering 39-38 win against the Tulia Lady Hornets Jan. 5 before dropping a 42-69 game against the Childress Lady Cats Friday (Jan. 8). Head Coach Tiffany Potts said the Tulia game was a bit of a struggle, but was proud…

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Tigers continue District struggle in pair of losses

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigers were handed a couple of losses this past week in District play, losing 60-65 to the Tulia Hornets Jan. 5 and then Childress Bobcats 36-64 Jan. 8. In spite of these struggles, Head Coach Stacy Godfrey saw some positives in both games. “We really shot well from…

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City blanketed in 2nd layer of snow in 2 weeks

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM It was so nice, it would fall twice… just a bit more than the last time. Slaton, as well as most of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, received several inches of snow overnight Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 9-10). Slaton received approximately five and a half inches over the two…

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Council conducts 1st Zoom meeting

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton commissioners conducted their first ever Zoom and Facebook live meeting Monday evening (Jan. 11) at City Hall. Mayor Lynn Nowlin said this was allowed per an order from the Office of the Governor issued March 16, 2020 due to COVID guidelines regarding capacity. She asked the…

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