Area News

Lions Club presents gifts totaling $2,250 to 9 local organizations

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Nine local organizations that help others were given a surprise gift from the Slaton Lions Club last Monday (Nov. 25) ahead of Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3). The Ministerial Alliance, Weekend Snack Sack, Meals on Wheels, Santa Red and Blue, Stock Show, Slaton Athletic Booster Club, Band Booster Club, Slaton Harvey…

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Local Christmas activities to bring joy to holidays

An evening of wintry fun awaits young and old alike as the Slaton Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Small Town Christmas Saturday (Dec. 7) from 6-9 p.m. on the Square, 9th and Garza streets. Leslie Linker, Manager of the Chamber, said city staff and many volunteers throughout the community are participating. The event is…

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Santa, restored caboose to feature at Harvey House event

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM When guests visit the Small Town Christmas this Saturday (Dec. 7), they can also tour a bit of history while visiting Santa Claus. The Slaton Harvey House will also be open during the Small Town Christmas. The house is located on 400 Railroad Ave. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be…

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Rodriguez uses woodwork to bring winter cheer

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Guests participating in the Small Town Christmas Saturday evening (Dec. 7) will be able to experience a Winter Wonderland that will take them all the way to the Slaton Harvey House. Along the way, they may get visions of gingerbread and sugarplums — in the form of an actual gingerbread…

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Highway dedicated for fallen Trooper

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM A large gathering of law enforcement, students, honored guests and family gathered to remember his service Thursday morning (Nov. 21) during a dedication ceremony of the Trooper Jerry Don Davis Memorial Highway. Two brown highway markers were constructed – all through donations, to mark the part of Hwy. 84 where…

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End of the Road

Slaton Tiger football players Tae Thompson, Landen Simmons, Laz Galindo and their teammates stand for the School Alma Mater one more time this season after their loss to Pilot Point Friday (Nov. 22) in Vernon. For more photos, story and a special page congratulating the Tigers on their season, please read the Thursday edition of…

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SEDCO reads plan of termination for Type A Corporation

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Economic Development Corporation took a large step forward in changing to a Type B Corporation Thursday (Nov. 22) as they read a resolution to terminate the Type A Corporation and approve a plan for it. Executive Director Barbara Hopper read the documents during the meeting, which were approved.…

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Slaton see decrease in November sales tax rebates

The City of Slaton saw a decrease in its November sales tax rebate compared to the previous year’s month totals. Slaton received $63,189.93 in November, a 3.92 percent decrease from November 2018. Year-to-date, Slaton has received rebates totaling $591,289.65, a 6.31 percent increase from the 2018 year-to-date total of $556,162.17. For more information, please read…

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Haynes sworn in as Commissioner Ward IV

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Charlie C. Haynes Jr. was sworn in as Commissioner Ward IV Monday evening (Nov. 18) during the City of Slaton Council’s monthly meeting. City Secretary Pam King read the canvassing of the votes. Haynes received 45 votes, Terry Reeves 34 votes and Vernon Steese 7. She then swore in Haynes…

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Councilmember’s eligibility to serve in office questioned

A city commissioner’s eligibility to continue to serve was questioned during the public forum at Monday’s (Nov. 18) City of Slaton Council’s meeting. Commissioner Ward II and Mayor Pro-Tem Lynn Nowlin moved out of her Ward in June. Anthony Aguirre, a Lubbock resident and mayoral candidate John Gatica’s campaign manager, raised several issues. “It turns…

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