Area News

City, SISD modify their declarations, election dates

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton and Slaton Independent School District conducted special meetings Monday afternoon (March 26) at their respective locations to address local issues that would be affected by a Gov. Greg Abbott’s declaration of disaster.  City Hall Trustees met at 1 p.m. to address the modifications. City Administrator Mike…

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Center to still serve seniors through delivery program

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Senior Center is usually busy during the weekdays, with seniors eating meals and playing Bingo, but currently, it’s quiet, as it is closed until April 6 to slow the spread of coronavirus. That said, the seniors are not going hungry, as the center has decided to help diners.…

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Coronavirus delays, closures throughout town

(Editor’s Note: This is a list of known events that have been changed, postponed or canceled due to the outbreak of coronavirus excluding City Hall or SISD. These are as of press time Tuesday (March 24). New announcements or changes can be sent to [email protected] or faxed to 828-6202 and will be posted online). United…

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Working on a new awning

Workers fasten new coverings on awnings under Slaton Pharmacy Monday (March 23), one of many small projects under way in town. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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United changes hours, offers senior shopping

United in Slaton has announced they will have hours for senior shopping. These will be conducted Mondays and Thursdays from 7-9 a.m. “We are encouraging the community to hold off on their shopping during these designated times so that our elderly community can be free to fill their needs,” said store manager Josh Mullins. The…

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City joins county in guidelines on COVID-19

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The recent outbreak of coronavirus and ensuing pandemic has affected several businesses, City and the school district. The City of Slaton approved a declaration of disaster Tuesday afternoon (March 17) during an emergency meeting of City Council. Mayor Lynn Nowlin read the statement, which said there were 57 confirmed cases…

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Fire destroys semi-truck cab

Members of the Slaton Fire Department work to extinguish a semi-truck fire Wednesday afternoon (March 11) on Hwy. 84 near the overpass by South Plains Veterinary Clinic. The fire was quickly extinguished, though the truck cab was a total loss. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Trustees discuss TIA, search for superintendent

By Joshua Bray Slatonite Intern The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Tuesday (March 10) evening to discuss Teacher Incentive Allotment, hear Slaton citizens opinions on the new superintendent search and to award March’s Teacher of the Month awards. The District TIA team presented to the Board a presentation regarding the plan…

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Slaton Police, DPS team to arrest 17 in large operation

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Police Department worked a joint operation in the area March 10-11, culminating in the arrest of 17 people. They teamed up with the Texas Department of Public Safety Patrol Division, DPS criminal Investigation Division and the South Plains Auto Task Force to complete the operation. Chief of Police…

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SEDCO has light meeting, hears incoming businesses

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Economic Development Foundation had a light meeting Thursday (March 12), discussing several short topics. Barbara Hopper, Executive Director, had members sign new confidentiality agreements. These agreements were then put in their actual folders, and is done to ensure that discussions regarding potential businesses remain confidential. The board also…

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