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City approves tax rate, budget for 2021-22

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton Commissioners approved the tax rate for 2021-22 Monday evening (Sept. 13) during its monthly meeting at City Hall. A public hearing was conducted first prior to the approval in case a citizen had a question or wanted to comment on the rate. Mayor Clif Shaw opened…

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Search for City Administrator delayed, to resume in 2022

From Staff Reports The City of Slaton has been searching for a new City Administrator since Mike Lamberson announced his retirement earlier this year. Residents have been asking Mayor Clif Shaw why there has been a delay in hiring a new City Administrator. He said the City has not had an issue with applicants or…

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SHS homecoming events scheduled

From Staff Reports Slaton High School and the Slaton Independent School District are celebrating homecoming with activities all throughout the week. The theme this year is “This is the Greatest Show.” The students are dressing up in their best spirit themed gear throughout the week. The annual homecoming parade and carnival was conducted Wednesday (Sept.…

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Of celebration… and remembrance

Stevan Vergara rings the church bell 20 times in remembrance of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pa. For story and more photos, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Bentancourt named to TASB Region 17 Board of Directors

Carlos Bentancourt was appointed to represent Region 17 as a member of the Texas Association of School Board’s Board of Directors. His selection was announced Saturday (Sept. 11). “I feel truly blessed, honored and excited to be the TASB Board Representative for Region 17. One has to have a love for being a voice for…

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