Area News

City blanketed in 2nd layer of snow in 2 weeks

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM It was so nice, it would fall twice… just a bit more than the last time. Slaton, as well as most of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, received several inches of snow overnight Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 9-10). Slaton received approximately five and a half inches over the two…

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Council conducts 1st Zoom meeting

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton commissioners conducted their first ever Zoom and Facebook live meeting Monday evening (Jan. 11) at City Hall. Mayor Lynn Nowlin said this was allowed per an order from the Office of the Governor issued March 16, 2020 due to COVID guidelines regarding capacity. She asked the…

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Library to host Storytime program Wednesday

The City of Slaton Library will present a Storytime event Wednesday (Jan. 20) at 10:30 a.m. in the library. The event is also hosted along with Parenting Cottage. The event will feature the children’s book “Hello Robots,” by Joan Holub. Families will receive a copy of the book as well while supplies last. The library…

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Slaton ISD opens new Tech Center to students

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District’s Career and Technology students are getting to finish up their courses in a new location. The Tech Center opened up last Wednesday (Jan. 6), a little more than a year after delays and other factors came into play. Including a virus. “Construction of the building…

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City explains future council meetings after death of 2 members

The City of Slaton has lost two members of council in the span of two weeks. Ward IV Commissioner Charlie D. Haynes Jr. died Dec. 18 and Ward I Weldon “Squeaky” Self died Dec. 29. The Slatonite reached out to Mayor Lynn Nowlin and City Administrator Mike Lamberson to ask a series of questions regarding…

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Slaton Stock Show prepares students for big upcoming shows

From Staff Reports Bleating, squeals and moos – along with cheers, filled the interior of the Show Barn on 20th St. Saturday (Jan. 2) as the annual Slaton Stock Show was conducted. About 30 participants showed at the event, and Ian Schaefer judged the animals. FFA adviser Adam Westbrook said the event went well, especially…

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Slaton rings in New Year with snow

From Staff Reports Slaton residents had a bit of surprise Thursday night, Dec. 31, as snows came into the area, blanketing it in a layer of snow. The City received three and a half inches of snow overnight Dec. 31-Jan. 1 according to the National Weather Service in a storm that escaped most of Lubbock.…

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Police investigate wreck that resulted in death of 1

The Slaton Police Department is currently investigating a one vehicle wreck that lead to the death of a male. Bernardo Coronado, 40, died in the wreck Monday (Jan. 4) along FM 400. For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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City mourns death of 2nd commissioner

The City of Slaton is mourning the loss of another of their council members. Weldon “Squeaky” Self, Commissioner Ward I, died Tuesday evening (Dec. 29) after a long illness. “It is with great sadness the City of Slaton announces the loss of City Commissioner Weldon ‘Squeaky’ Self,” said Mayor Lynn Nowlin and City Administrator Mike…

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Slaton Stock Show to be held Saturday

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The annual Slaton Stock Show will be conducted Saturday (Jan. 2), starting at 10 a.m. at the Show Barn on 20th St. by the baseball field. Casey Jones, assistant and FFA adviser said students have been working hard on their swine, goat, lamb, steer and beef heifer projects. “The kids…

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