Tigerette basketball ends season on high note

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigerette basketball team may not advance past District this year, but they ended their season on a positive note with a 50-19 victory over the Roosevelt Lady Eagles Tuesday (Feb. 11). Coach Tiffany Potts said while she was disappointed their journey didn’t last longer, she was proud of…

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Tigers win back-to-back games in District play

By Joshua Bray Slatonite Intern The Slaton Tigers won both away games last week against Roosevelt and Brownfield. They beat Roosevelt 68-51 on Tuesday (Feb. 11). Leading scorers were Quevon McDaniel with 25 and Breadan Gibbs and Treven Baker with 10 each. Also scoring were Hudson Sackett scored nine points and Kevondrick Gober and Camryn…

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Softball starts quest for new goal with scrimmages

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM It may have been a frigid 30 degrees outside Thursday (Feb. 13), but the Slaton Tigerette softball team was heating up the diamond in their scrimmage against Dimmitt. Head Coach Brandon Langston said they have been practicing since Jan. 24, with 15 girls playing. They picked up an additional 23…

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Trustees start search for superintendent

By Joshua Bray Slatonite Intern The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Thursday, Feb. 13 to discuss the search for a new superintendent, award the educators of the month and to approve new local policy changes. An update was given on officials from Region 17 Education Service Center in Lubbock working with…

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City conducting online auction to sell property

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton is conducting an online auction at www.renebates.com, with 28 lots up for auction. Bidding opened up Feb. 14 and will continue through Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. Lots include items vehicles such as  a 1993 AM General M3583 2.5 ton brush truck, 1988 Chevrolet C70 Cab…

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Spring sports looking to set new records for Slaton High

Basketball season may be finishing up, but the Slaton High School Spring sports teams are gearing up for a new year. The 2019 Regional Semifinal qualifying Tigerette team had a scrimmage Thursday (Feb. 13) against Dimmitt at home. Both teams bundled up to play in temperatures ranging in the 30s, and the girls played their…

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Annual Chamber of Commerce banquet to be conducted Monday

The Slaton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards banquet Monday (Feb. 24) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activities Center. The Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Boss of the Year and Volunteer of the Year will be named. The Chamber Directors and officers will also be recognized…

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Harvey House to host dinner, author signing March 20

The Slaton Harvey House will host a dinner and book signing featuring Rosa Latimer Friday, March 20 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Harvey House. Latimer, of Austin, is an award-winning author of a series of books based on the Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe Railroad. The series of books she’s written were inspired…

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