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SEDCO conducts 2 public hearings

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM  The Slaton Economic Development Foundation conducted two public hearings for business grants Thursday afternoon (Jan. 19) during its monthly meeting. Public comment opened at 12:08 p.m. for a grant in the amount of $10,000 for Tiger Train Fitness. It also conducted one for a project located at 118 W. Garza…

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Local non-profit helps families read 

By Nalani Nuylan  Slatonite Intern   The Slaton City Library hosted Storytime Wednesday (Jan. 18). The monthly meeting allows parents to learn how to engage with their children’s reading through local non-profit The Parenting Cottage. Opening in 1982 in the West Texas area, the organization aims to build a strong community by first building strong families, according to its vision statement on the website.…

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Setting up the next powerlift

Volunteers change out weights for a powerlifter’s next attempt at a weight Thursday evening (Jan. 19) during a Slaton High School Powerlifting meet at the Junior High gym. Both teams won the meet. For individual results and more photos of the meet, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Nuylan named intern at The Slatonite

Nalani Nuylan has been named intern for the Spring semester at The Slatonite. Nuylan is a senior journalism major at Texas Tech University. She began writing for her high school newspaper The Raider Rumbler in Leander. After graduating, she interned for Leander ISD’s School and Community Relations Department. At Leander ISD, she learned about Public Relations, social…

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Slaton sees rise in new year of sales tax rebates

The City of Slaton saw an increase in its sales tax rebates in January to start off the 2023 year compared to the previous year’s totals. Slaton received $56,357.35 in January, a 1.18 percent increase from January 2022’s total of $55,697.21. Year-to-date, Slaton has received rebates totaling  $56,357.35 in January, a 1.18 percent increase from…

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Public speaks to Trustees on bullying issues

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District administration had a 44-minute long public comment Thursday evening (Jan. 12), with people from all over the City and State speaking on the recent issues of bullying, racism and discrimination. Their one common thread every person made – the administration and Board has not done…

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Praying for SISD

Slaton residents, from ages children to adult, joined hands in prayer for the Slaton Independent School District, community, families and other reasons Monday evening (Jan. 16) during a prayer event at Slaton High School’s horseshoe. Some prayers were in large groups, above, while others were in smaller groups, right. The event drew dozens to the…

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Board adds updates, orders election for Trustee 3, 4 positions

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees approved updated policies from the Texas Association of School Boards and ordered a May election for two Trustee seats Thursday evening (Jan. 12) during its monthly meeting. The Trustee positions are for Districts 3 and 4,  which are held by Irma Jaramillo…

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