Tigers place 11 on All-District 2-3A squad

After a successful campaign that saw the team win eight games and hoist a bi-district championship trophy, nine Slaton Tigers were named to the District 2-3A All-District Team. Senior Malachi Mendez was a first-team selection on offensive line, while Junior Kevondrick Gober was the first-team running back. Senior Jairo Soto was the first-team utility back…

Read More

Meals on Wheels operating at a loss

The Slaton Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels is facing a funding shortage, and asked the Slaton City Commission for help Monday. Jo Lacy, Senior Center board member, and Jay Lacy addressed the city commission during public comments about the financial straits of the charity. Jo Lacy told the board that the center delivers about…

Read More

City okays SEDCO transition

The Slaton City Commission Monday approved the Slaton Economic Development Corporation’s plan to transition to a Type B EDC. SEDCO Executive Director Barbara Hopper told the council that after consultation with attorneys and the Texas Comptroller’s office, the corporation would be better suited as a Type B, which would allow them to attract quality of…

Read More

Man indicted for indecency with a child

A 37-year-old Lubbock man has been indicted by a grand jury for indecency with a child by sexual contact following his arrest in March by Slaton police. Donald Ashley Fierro was indicted on the charge after being arrested on March 2 at the Antelope Ridge apartments. Slaton Police were called to a residence in March…

Read More

Police urge caution in winter conditions

Freezing rain and wintery mix of sleet and snow are in the forecast for Friday and Saturday and Slaton Police are urging drivers to use caution, especially on U.S. Hwy. 84. “The stretch from All-American to 9th Street is the most dangerous stretch of U.S. 84 and between Snyder and Lubbock,” said Slaton Police Department…

Read More

Harlan places second at State FFA LDE performance

Slaton High School senior Wyatt Harlan placed second at the Texas FFA State Job Interview Leadership Development Event Contest last weekend in Huntsville. Harlan competed against more than 600 FFA members across the state. “He represented us at an incredibly high level, and out of over 600 FFA members across the state of Texas competing…

Read More

Successful Slaton season ends in area round

SWEETWATER — The Slaton Tigers successful 2018 season ended last weekend in Sweetwater, but big strides were made this season under first-year head coach Jeff Caffey. Slaton ran into #3 Brock in the Mustang Bowl and fell, 64-6. The Tigers held Brock to seven points in the first quarter and held them on downs three…

Read More

Kieth coaching teachers in new SHS role

Stephanie Kieth started out her education career wanting to coach. She coached high school girls athletics at Post, and is still fulfilling that goal in Slaton, only with a different group to coach — teachers. Kieth, who was the assistant principal at Slaton Junior High School for the last 3 years, is in her first…

Read More