Area News

SEDCO hears potential retail coach speech

By Hannah Isom Slatonite Intern The Slaton Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors held its regular meeting Thursday (July 15) at its office. Multiple topics were discussed at the meeting. After the meeting was called to order, a presentation was given by Austin Farmer, a representative for The Retail Coach, an economic development recruitment firm.…

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Harvey House to host pancake breakfast Saturday

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Harvey House will be conducting a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Saturday (July 24) from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the building, 400 Railroad Ave. The meal will feature pancakes and sausage. Donations are accepted for the meal. It is dine-in, with take-out and curbside available. In addition, the newly renovated…

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Grand opening events for Allsup’s continue through Saturday

Allsup’s is hosting its grand opening now through Saturday (July 24) at its new store in Slaton, 1402 N. Hwy. 84. Guests can also enjoy complimentary hot dogs, drinks and chips from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Pepsi Hot Air Balloon will be at the store on Saturday, weather permitting. There will be…

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SHS Cheer painting paws

The Slaton High School cheerleading squad will be painting paws on sidewalks, above, during the summer. A plain paw is $15 with add-ons an additional cost. For more information, contact a SHS cheerleader, pictured: Amaya Ramos, Christiana Anzley, Idriana Pinon, Payton Potts, Sabri Lopez, Shayleigh McGowen, Sierra Rodriquez, Emiley Garcia, Jordyn Hogan, Makenna Polozola, Meagan…

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Meet the Tigers event set for Aug. 7

From Staff Reports A long standing tradition in Slaton, deferred in 2020 due to COVID has returned as Meet the Tigers will be conducted Aug. 7. Head Coach and Athletic Director Lawrence Johnson said they will have an intersquad scrimmage in the morning starting at 8:30 a.m. The coaches will all be introduced and athletes…

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City tables sanctuary for unborn proposal

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton Commissioners tabled documentation to declare Slaton a sanctuary city for the unborn during its monthly meeting Monday (July 12) in City Hall. Chelon Goodley read a statement talking about how the sanctuary city was important for the unborn, especially after Lubbock passed its ordinance. She added…

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What a mess

The City of Slaton Road Department assesses the damage to a main water line that broke on 9th St. Sunday morning (July 11). It has been repaired, however the road will detour most of this week due to washing out under the asphalt on both sides of the road. The City should have it fixed…

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2 FFA members advance to Nationals

From Staff Reports Slaton FFA will see two people compete in National FFA contest, as well as had several earn various honors and scholarships at the State level. The organization attended the Texas State FFA convention in Fort Worth this past weekend. SHS 2021 graduate Rachyl Kitten received a $20,000 Houston Livestock Show Scholarship and…

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10U Slaton softball places 4th in State

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton softball team had a season to remember, advancing to the State tournament July 9-13 in Abilene. The team finished fourth in the tournament. The team was the first in 12 years to have advanced to the State tournament. Coach Jessie Rios said it was a fun learning experience…

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