Smith signs letter to Wayland Baptist

Gerald Jeston Smith signed his letter of intent to attend Wayland Baptist University Monday morning at Slaton High School. He was surrounded by family, friends, and peers as he signed his letter of intent to attend the university and play baseball. Smith currently is in his senior year playing for the Tigers in baseball. He…

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Olympic running

Zarin Powell runs down the track to the cheers of his fellow Special Olympians, family and friends Friday during a track meet in Slaton. Weather postponed the events in Lubbock, but are rescheduled for May 11. (Slatonite photo/Gloria Olivares)

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Tigerettes split games, remain second in District

By Tyler Tyre Slatonite Intern The Slaton Tigerettes got a big win over Denver City last Tuesday (April 9), beating the Fillies by a score of 11-7 in a back and forth game. Denver City jumped out to an early lead over Slaton in the top of the first, scoring two runs. But the Tigers…

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Tigers fight hard, show grit in tough baseball action

By Tyler Tyre Slatonite Intern The Slaton Tigers fell to Denver City last Tuesday (April 9) by a score of 15-3, in a hard fought game that saw the Tigers’ battle but not able to overcome the Mustangs’ offense. Denver City jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Tigers…

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Community Easter Egg Hunt Friday

George Harlan (from left), Wyatt Harlan, Lupe Garcia and Elizabeth Payton stuff some of the nearly 2,000 Easter eggs First Baptist Church collected for the community Easter egg hunt Wednesday evening. Due to the inclement weather, the community egg hunt was moved to this Friday (April 19) at 2 p.m. at Slaton City Park near…

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It’s Easter egg hunting time

Children scramble to collect as many Easter eggs as they can while residents and staff of Slaton Care Center as well as family look on Saturday afternoon. Families also enjoyed hamburgers, games and crafts. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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SISD Trustees approve 2019-20 year calendar

The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the 2019-20 school year calendar Thursday evening during its regular monthly meeting. The District Educational Instruction Improvement Council met April 8 to discuss the calendar. Jim Andrus, assistant superintendent said among the changes were taking a day off in March and moving it to Easter weekend…

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Fire department, Red Cross join to install smoke alarms

A fire can consume a house in minutes, trapping people inside if they don’t know it is in flames. The time it takes to put in a smoke alarm to help prevent a tragedy from happening. Members of the Slaton Fire Department, along with the Lubbock American Red Cross and other volunteers teamed up to…

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Tax Poor Soup Night brings fun twist to stressful day

Folks met at a soup kitchen Monday evening at the Slaton Harvey House. No, it wasn’t the 1930s soup kitchens, but a “Tax Poor Soup Night” hosted at the historic building. People enjoyed vegetable or potato soup, corn bread and desserts as a fun way to tease about being in the “poor house” after paying…

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