Area News

Silver alert canceled, search ongoing for missing Slaton man

A Silver Alert has been canceled for Celestino Rodriguez, 79, of Slaton. Authorities are however still searching for Rodriguez. He was reported missing to the Slaton Police Department Aug. 3 by his family, according to press release from the City of Lubbock Police Department. A Silver Alert was released Monday (Aug. 5), and the Slaton…

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SHS seniors decorate parking spots in first ever painting party

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM A kaleidoscope of colors graced the grounds of the Slaton High School parking lot Thursday  evening (Aug. 1). Seniors were painting selected parking lot spaces with colors, designs and special memories as part of a painting party. A total of 23 students paid for the privilege to decorate their spots.…

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Slaton ISD gets ready for busy school year

Slaton ISD has been busy this week preparing for the school year. Football started its two-a-day workouts Monday (Aug. 5), learning and finessing their skills for the upcoming season. Forty-four new teachers were welcomed with a new teacher breakfast Tuesday (Aug. 6) and had campus day with the principals. Registration for new students also was…

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Donations sought for highway memorial marker

Donations are now being taken to help erect signs dedicating part of U.S. Hwy. 84 the Trooper Jerry Don Davis Memorial Highway. Davis was shot and killed in the line of duty Oct. 5, 1980 during a traffic stop on the highway south of Slaton. Senate Bill 575 was passed during this year’s legislative session,…

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Band starts their marching year off with camp

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The parking lots at Slaton High School have been full of the sound of the marching band. Members of the Mighty Tiger Band have been working on their lines, twirls and steps for the upcoming season. All part of its Band Camp. Band Director Mario Aguirre said the camp was…

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Silver alert issued

A silver alert has been issued for Celestino H. Rodriguez of Slaton, who has been missing from his home in Slaton since approximately 10 a.m.  Saturday (Aug. 3). Rodriguez is 79 years old, approximately 5-feet-7 inches high and weighs 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tan polo shirt, and tan slip-on Sketchers.…

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Learning what it takes to be cheerleaders

Slaton High School cheerleaders Paige Rodriquez and Sierra Rodriquez lead cheerleaders through the chant and motions to “Two Bits” Monday afternoon during a mini cheer clinic at Slaton High School. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren

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Wreck knocks down 7 utility poles

Workers with the Texas Department of Transportation and Slaton Volunteer Fire Department work the scene of an accident involving a semi truck Tuesday afternoon (July 30) on N. 9th St. from Dawson Street to Industrial Road. The semi truck had caught a line and knocked down seven telephone poles on to 9th Street.  The roads…

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Senior Center honors O’Connell for service

By Adán Rubio Slatonite Intern The Slaton Senior Citizens Center became a place of celebration Wednesday (July 24) morning, as multiple people gathered to honor a retiring director and welcome a new leader. After 13 years as the Senior Citizens Center director, Charlotte O’Connell will pass on her position and duties to Nita Williams. In…

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