Update: Casias in custody, charged in murder of Slaton man

Update (Aug. 19 at 6:10): Officials with the Lubbock Police Department report Heather Casias, 32, has been arrested and charged in connection to the murder of 79-year-old Celestino Rodriguez. She was taken into custody just before 5:30 p.m. at the Red Roof Inn. So far, police have identified seven who are thought to be involved in the…

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Body found in Abernathy identified as missing Slaton man

A body found northwest of Abernathy has been identified as Celestino Rodriguez, 79, of Slaton. A press release given by the LPD reported the investigation lead them to Hale County, where they found a body in a field near County Road 315 and County Road K, northwest of Abernathy at approximately 10:45 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 15).…

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Slaton teams show off skills during scrimmage

The air was full of cheers Saturday as the Tiger football teams conducted scrimmages Saturday (Aug. 10) at Tiger Stadium. Saturday was the first day that teams could participate in full contact practice under the University Interscholastic League rules. There were two scrimmages. The Tigers will have another scrimmage Friday (Aug. 16) at home against…

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4 arrested in case of missing Slaton man

     Two men who were sought as people of interest in the case of a missing Slaton man have been arrested, along with two others. The search also continues for  Celestino Rodriguez, 79, who has been missing since Aug. 3 The Lubbock Police Department announced David Hampton, 53, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon…

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Rally, scrimmage kicks off sports year

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM A sea of red and black adorned the Tiger Stadium Saturday (Aug. 10) as fans and athletes gathered for the annual Tiger Nation Rally and scrimmage. The varsity cross country, band, cheer and football teams all walked through the spirit tunnel as they were introduced. A sausage wrap dinner was…

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City hears interlocal agreement on shelter

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM City Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office on housing dogs and cats on a temporary basis  at the Slaton Animal Shelter Monday evening (Aug. 12) during their regular meeting at City Hall. Chief of Police Trevor Barnes discussed the reason for the need to have this…

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SISD prepares, sets goals for year at convocation

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Teachers from Stephen F. Austin Primary, Cathelene Thomas Elementary, Slaton Junior High and Slaton High School gathered Friday (Aug. 9) for their annual convocation. SISD Superintendent. Dr. Julee Broscoff and Assistant Superintendent Jim Andrus lead the program, setting goals for this year with the teachers and empowering them with skills…

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Homecoming parade, booth entries sought

Those interested in having a float in the fourth annual Slaton High School homecoming parade can now register. The school will host the parade, carnival and pep rally Sept. 4. There will also be fireworks. Everyone is invited to attend the event, which will celebrate what students have been doing and accomplishing so far in…

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Getting used to attending high school

Incoming Slaton High School freshmen and their parents start looking for their classes Monday (Aug. 12) at Freshman orientation. Students listened to a program presented by Principal Shaye Murphy, Associate Principal Stephanie Kieth, and Assistant Principal Coby Johnson, who discussed topics such as dress code, attendance, credits required to advance, extra-curricular activities and other school…

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