Trustees discuss ESSER funds, flexible school day

Slatonite Intern The Slaton Independent School District School Board met Thursday night for their monthly meeting. Several things were discussed during the meeting, including the Option of Flexible School Day Program and the Esser two and Esser three funds. Jim Andrus, Slaton Independent School District Superintendent, gave an expenditure report, highlighting the three largest charges.…

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Allsup’s convenience store, market in Slaton celebrates grand opening

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Allsup’s Market in Slaton conducted its grand opening celebration all last week (July  19-24), including a ribbon cutting Friday morning (July 23). The store is located at 1402 N. Hwy. 84. Taliah Campbell, store manager, said so far the reception to the new store has been positive. “Business is good.…

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A bright start helping a piece of history

Guests enjoy visiting as they eat a pancake breakfast hosted by the Slaton Harvey House Saturday morning (July 24). The event is a fundraiser to help with the upkeep as well as other items, including a possible new sign for the building. Guests could also tour the caboose. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Slaton sees decrease for 2nd month in sales tax rebates

The City of Slaton saw a decrease in its sales tax rebates a second time in July compared to the previous year’s totals. Slaton received $55,395.19 in July, a 2.68 percent decrease from July 2020’s total of $56,924.41. Year-to-date, Slaton has received rebates totaling $402,369.04, a 7.58 percent increase from the 2020 year-to-date total of…

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SEDCO hears potential retail coach speech

By Hannah Isom Slatonite Intern The Slaton Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors held its regular meeting Thursday (July 15) at its office. Multiple topics were discussed at the meeting. After the meeting was called to order, a presentation was given by Austin Farmer, a representative for The Retail Coach, an economic development recruitment firm.…

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Harvey House to host pancake breakfast Saturday

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Harvey House will be conducting a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Saturday (July 24) from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the building, 400 Railroad Ave. The meal will feature pancakes and sausage. Donations are accepted for the meal. It is dine-in, with take-out and curbside available. In addition, the newly renovated…

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Grand opening events for Allsup’s continue through Saturday

Allsup’s is hosting its grand opening now through Saturday (July 24) at its new store in Slaton, 1402 N. Hwy. 84. Guests can also enjoy complimentary hot dogs, drinks and chips from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Pepsi Hot Air Balloon will be at the store on Saturday, weather permitting. There will be…

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SHS Cheer painting paws

The Slaton High School cheerleading squad will be painting paws on sidewalks, above, during the summer. A plain paw is $15 with add-ons an additional cost. For more information, contact a SHS cheerleader, pictured: Amaya Ramos, Christiana Anzley, Idriana Pinon, Payton Potts, Sabri Lopez, Shayleigh McGowen, Sierra Rodriquez, Emiley Garcia, Jordyn Hogan, Makenna Polozola, Meagan…

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