Gibbs signs letter of intent to play softball with LCU

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton High School senior Kamryn Gibbs signed to play softball for Lubbock Christian University Thursday morning (Dec. 5) during a letter signing in the school library. LCU is a Division II school. Gibbs is the daughter of Reggie and Anisa Gibbs, and the sister of Braeden Gibbs. She thanked everyone…

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Boys, Girls basketball teams win games against New Deal

From staff reports The Slaton High School Boys and Girls basketball teams competed against New Deal last Tuesday (Dec. 3) at home. Girls Team The Girls won their game, 34-24. High point scorers were TK Robinson with 10 points and Mary Jo Parker with 9; Leading rebounder Kamryn Gibbs and Jazmyn Jackson with 6 each.…

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Large crowds attend weekend Small Town Christmas, events

Slaton was full of Christmas hustle and bustle this past weekend as it hosted several events. Saturday morning (Dec. 7), guests could enjoy Breakfast with Santa at First Baptist Church. Later in the evening, Small Town Christmas was conducted. The winners of the tree decorating contest were announced (See story, page 10), and the evening…

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City approves termination of Type A Corporation

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM City of Slaton Commissioners approved a resolution to terminate the Slaton Economic Development Type A Corporation, approving a plan and authorized the preparation and execution of all documents necessary to do so Monday evening (Dec. 9) during its regular monthly meeting. The vote will allow the process for SEDCO to…

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400 Slatonites cast early votes in runoff

The City of Slaton has had a busy turnout so far for early voting to decide a runoff between Mayoral candidates John Gatica and Lynn Nowlin. As of press time Tuesday evening (Dec. 10) a total of 400 have voted. During the Nov. 7 election, Nowlin received 32.74 percent of the votes, while Gatica received…

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Police arrest 3 in 2 separate cases

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Police Department was involved in two cases that lead to the arrest of two people on several major charges, and a third on a lesser charge. Sgt. Steve Dekraker said one occurred Friday (Dec. 6) in the 800 block of Panhandle St. Mark Alonzo, 28, was arrested on…

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Santa Red and Blue gearing up for another busy delivery season

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Collections for the annual Santa Red and Blue are under way, asking people to donate items to help those who are less fortunate. Among items sought are non-perishable food items, toys and monetary donations. The schools have also been doing fundraisers and contests, collecting specific items to add to the…

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Fire department receives new truck

The Slaton Fire Department received a new fire truck to fight brush fires Tuesday morning (Dec. 10). Mike Lamberson during Monday’s (Dec. 9) meeting said the $222,000 truck was ordered a year ago, and was replacing a 20-year-old truck. For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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Tigers vs. Lions

Hudson Sackett (3) fights for the ball against a New Deal player Tuesday evening (Dec. 3) at home. Scores were not in time for this week’s edition, but will be reported in the Dec. 12 paper. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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