Area Breaking News

Friday fire destroys home

From Staff Reports A Friday morning fire (Jan. 15) in the 300 block of E. Panhandle St. resulted  a family without a home. The call came in about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Members of the Slaton Fire Department arrived to find the house on fire, with flames coming from the inside. Four people were inside the…

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Time for a halftime snack break

Members of the Slaton High School baseball team work the concession stand Friday evening (Jan. 15) during the Tiger basketball’s games against Idalou. The stand raising money  for athletics and helps students earn service hours. For results of the games, see page 4. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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SISD approve report, set May election dates

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees conducted a public hearing on the Texas Academic Performance Report, or TAPR, Thursday evening (Jan. 14) during its regular monthly meeting. Board president Carlos Bentancourt opened up the hearing at 7:20 p.m. for public forum. Superintendent Jim Andrus presented the report, which…

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Gins complete 2020 cotton bailing season

From Staff Reports The 2020 cotton harvest and bailing season is nearing the end of its run. Posey Gin finished their bailing last week, completing the ginning season for the area. The others six gins – Slaton Co-op, Acuff-McClung, Texas Star Co-op, Idalou, Lubbock Cotton Growers and New Home, finished up their seasons earlier in…

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Repairing leaky pipes in the road

Members of the City of Slaton Street Department do work along Division Street Monday morning (Jan. 18). City Administrator Mike Lamberson said it was a water leak, one of several the City has had appear after the snow. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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