Area News

A Grand Reopening

Above, visitors to the grand reopening of the Slaton City Library enjoyed hot dogs, snowcones and other treats as they visit with each other, the police and fire departments Saturday morning. Right, Sandra Thomas reads a book to children at the library. Attendees could also select a few books to take home, register for a…

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City approves tax rate, election

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton approved the proposed tax rate in a record vote Monday evening (Sept. 14) during its regular monthly meeting. The tax rate is set at 0.622797 per $100 valuation, which is unchanged since last year as far as increasing taxes. Last year’s tax rate was 0.650256 per…

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SPD, others fight Friday bee swarm

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM When people want to know what the “buzz is all about” they don’t mean it literally. Friday afternoon (Sept. 11) at 4:57 p.m. however, the buzz turned out to be real as the Slaton Police Department, EMS and others worked to contain a bee swarm in the 600 block of…

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SISD Trustees cancel general, special election

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees certified Irma Jaramillo as unopposed for Place Three in the general election  Tuesday evening (Sept. 8) during a regular meeting. The general election was also canceled for the position. SISD Board President Carlos Bentancourt said Jaramillo had drawn an opponent; however, the…

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SEDCO presents 5 with grants

These businesses received COVID-19 Grants from the Slaton Economic Development Corporation recently in Support of Local Business. Pictured are, from left, Kristi Truelock, Mr. T’s Barber Shop; Chris Thomas, Mr. T’s Barber Shop; Kaylee Chancellor, Pretty Please Salon; Lynn Nowlin, Mayor/SEDCO Board; Joni Clare, Tin Top Gin; Shannon Taliaferro, SEDCO Board; Tracie Tran, Fancy Nails;…

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Slaton Ag, Commerce Lunch canceled

The annual Slaton Ag and Commerce Luncheon has been cancelled for 2020. In addition to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Chamber announced it had run into a few other issues that will prevent it from hosting it this year. “We will come back bigger and better next year. Please keep it on your calendar for next…

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Wilson VFD to host Fish Fry

The Wilson Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its seventh annual Fish Fry and Raffle Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the station, 1002 Houston Ave. Orders will be taken on Houston Avenue, and the event will be done as a drive-thru this year. Participants will need to get in line at Green (211) and…

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AA, Alanon meetings moved to temporary location

Those attending AA and Alanon will be attending their meetings in a different location for the time being. The meetings will be temporarily held at 11713 FM 400, across from Slaton Airport. The front porch light will be on. Members are invited to come for food, friendship, fellowship and coffee. For more information, call 778-3691…

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Setting a meeting record

The Slaton Lions met at Neal Aircraft Monday afternoon (Sept. 14) to start off their membership tour. The club set a record of members attending the meeting. Those interested in becoming a Lion are invited to attend one of the meetings. They will be at the airport through September, then other locations, at noon on…

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SHS goes virtual due to COVID

From Staff Reports The Slaton Independent School District announced Tuesday (Sept. 8) that Slaton High School will be going to virtual instruction only plan for the next two weeks. The virtual only instruction began Wednesday (Sept. 9) and will continue until Sept. 22. Blended instruction will resume Sept. 23. The District said in a statement…

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