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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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Nominations sought for annual Chamber Banquet, to be conducted Feb. 27

The Slaton Chamber of Commerce is seeking nomations for its annual awards banquet. Nominations are being accepted for Boss of the Year, Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. Those interested in sending a nomination can send it to the Slaton Chamber at slatonchamber@gmail.com. Nominations are due by Jan. 27. For information about…

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Local stores earn top honors in KCBD 2023 Best of the West

Three locally owned businesses in town, The Slaton Bakery, Pitforks and Smokerings BBQ and Library of Legacies, won KCBD’s 2023 Best of the West honors. The winners were announced Jan. 11. Slaton Bakery was named Best Bakery. Library of Legacies was named Best Senior/Assisted Living. Pitforks and Smokerings BBQ won for Best Ribs. United Supermarkets…

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Trustees approve no tolerance resolution

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District approved a resolution of no toleration of racism, harassment or bullying at SISD Thursday evening (Jan. 5) during a special meeting at the Administration office. The resolution passed 6-0, with Trustee Greg Schilling absent from the meeting. It was the only agenda item and only…

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Restoration time

Andrew Butler and Ronnie Bruton work on a 1/4-ton 4×4 truck (Willys-Overland Model, MB/Ford Model GPW) Saturday at the City of Slaton/Larry T. Neal Memorial Airport. Volunteers work on the historic items weekly. (Slatonite photos/Melissa McCaghren)

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City approves 2nd reading of traffic ordinance

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton Commissioners approved the second reading of a traffic ordinance Monday evening (Jan. 9) during its regular monthly meeting. The ordinance requires traffic traveling north and south at 13th and Murray streets to stop, and directed the installation of stop signs at the intersections. It also allows…

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SEDCO approves proposed projects

From Staff Reports The Slaton Economic Development Corporation met in a special meeting Friday (Jan. 6). The Board went into executive session at 12:07 p.m., then reconvened at 12:38 p.m. The Board approved a motion to consider the proposed projects of 118 W. Garza St. and 125 N. 8th St. It also approved a motion to…

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SHS Mascot Tuffette appears at Citrus Bowl

Tuffette the Tiger, played by Slaton High School Junior Libby Brown, appeared at the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 2. Brown earned the honor by receiving All American Mascot at cheerleading camp last summer.  She joined 39 other mascots and 600 cheerleaders on the field to entertain a crowd of more than 42,000…

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