Tigers dealt tough loss in District opener

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tiger football team (3-3, 0-1) knew they were facing a tough match against Bushland on Friday evening (Oct. 11) to open up District. In the end, they fell short 58-14 against the undefeated Falcons. “When you look at it, our last four games, our opponents are a combined…

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Runners earn top awards in District

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton High School Boys Cross Country Team won the District Championship and Girls finished third Monday afternoon (Oct. 14) at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. Both teams qualified for Regional. Mary Jo Parker lead the girl’s finishers placing second with a time of 13:08. Individuals results were Alice Cogburn,…

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5 running on special election ballot to become Mayor of Slaton

Five candidates for Slaton Mayor were given a series of questions by The Slatonite before the upcoming special election. Sonny Bullard, Coy Evans, John Gatica, Lynn Nowlin and Cliff Shaw are on the ballot. Also for Ward IV, there is also an election for Commissioner. Early Voting begins Oct. 21 through Nov. 1, while Election…

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3 vie for spot as Commissioner Ward IV in upcoming special election

Three candidates for Commissioner Ward IV were given a series of questions by The Slatonite before the upcoming special election. Charlie Haynes, Terry Reeves and Vernon Steese are running for Commissioner Ward IV. Early Voting begins Oct. 21 through Nov. 1, Polling place is the Slaton ISD Administration Office, 140 E. Panhandle Ave., from 8…

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Old barber shop gets new life as a cosmetology class

By Melissa McCaghren The Slatonite Smith’s Barber Shop may have been closed down for some time, but it now is bringing in a new era of cosmetology workers. Slaton High School recently had the opportunity to rent the space to expand their cosmetology department. “When the building became available, the Masons contacted us to make…

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Sausage festival to celebrate 50 years

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Sausage links, music, auctions and fun await guests attending the 50th anniversary of Sausage Festival Saturday (Oct. 19) 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Oktoberfest 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (Oct. 20) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Joseph Hall. David Buxkemper, head of the event,…

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SISD board approves policies

The Board of Education for Slaton ISD had a relatively light meeting Tuesday (Oct. 8) at the Administration Office. The board approved HDC Texas in the amount of $2,273,296 for the Career Center and alternative 1B for $256,030 as specified in a bid packet. The project funding will be from a combination of bond and…

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On the prowl for a District championship

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM It may have been fall break and a bye week for the Slaton Tigers, but Monday afternoon the team was out on the field for practice. Their goal? To get ready for their District opener against Bushland on Friday (Oct. 11) in Bushland. The Tigers (3-2) will have a tough…

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Girls 3rd, boys 2nd in Abernathy Meet

The Slaton High School Varsity Girls Cross Country Team finished third and the Boys placed second Saturday (Oct. 5) at the Abernathy Meet. Individual finishes for the girls were Alice Cogburn, third, 13:14; Mary Jo Parker, fourth, 13:29, Kathryn Castillo, 15th, 14:12; Kristen Chavarin, 27th,  14:46; Kelsea Crow, 32nd, 15:02; Emily Herrera, 48th, 15:41 and…

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