Area News

Tigers place 11 on All-District 2-3A squad

After a successful campaign that saw the team win eight games and hoist a bi-district championship trophy, nine Slaton Tigers were named to the District 2-3A All-District Team. Senior Malachi Mendez was a first-team selection on offensive line, while Junior Kevondrick Gober was the first-team running back. Senior Jairo Soto was the first-team utility back…

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Meals on Wheels operating at a loss

The Slaton Senior Citizens Center’s Meals on Wheels is facing a funding shortage, and asked the Slaton City Commission for help Monday. Jo Lacy, Senior Center board member, and Jay Lacy addressed the city commission during public comments about the financial straits of the charity. Jo Lacy told the board that the center delivers about…

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City okays SEDCO transition

The Slaton City Commission Monday approved the Slaton Economic Development Corporation’s plan to transition to a Type B EDC. SEDCO Executive Director Barbara Hopper told the council that after consultation with attorneys and the Texas Comptroller’s office, the corporation would be better suited as a Type B, which would allow them to attract quality of…

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Man indicted for indecency with a child

A 37-year-old Lubbock man has been indicted by a grand jury for indecency with a child by sexual contact following his arrest in March by Slaton police. Donald Ashley Fierro was indicted on the charge after being arrested on March 2 at the Antelope Ridge apartments. Slaton Police were called to a residence in March…

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Police urge caution in winter conditions

Freezing rain and wintery mix of sleet and snow are in the forecast for Friday and Saturday and Slaton Police are urging drivers to use caution, especially on U.S. Hwy. 84. “The stretch from All-American to 9th Street is the most dangerous stretch of U.S. 84 and between Snyder and Lubbock,” said Slaton Police Department…

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Successful Slaton season ends in area round

SWEETWATER — The Slaton Tigers successful 2018 season ended last weekend in Sweetwater, but big strides were made this season under first-year head coach Jeff Caffey. Slaton ran into #3 Brock in the Mustang Bowl and fell, 64-6. The Tigers held Brock to seven points in the first quarter and held them on downs three…

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Kieth coaching teachers in new SHS role

Stephanie Kieth started out her education career wanting to coach. She coached high school girls athletics at Post, and is still fulfilling that goal in Slaton, only with a different group to coach — teachers. Kieth, who was the assistant principal at Slaton Junior High School for the last 3 years, is in her first…

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Small Town Christmas on tap for Saturday

Slaton will turn into a winter wonderland Saturday, with the return of Small Town Christmas on the Square. The event, which is sponsored by the Slaton Economic Development Corporation, will begin at 6 p.m. on the Square. This year’s festival will include train rides, hay rides and carriage rides on Texas Avenue with free hot…

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Slaton Endowment “Giving Tuesday” set

The Slaton Area Endowment, in partnership with the Community Foundation of West Texas, will host a “Giving Tuesday” event Nov. 27 at United Supermarkets, with an opportunity to win gift cards and help support local agencies. For every 20 donors, regardless of monetary donation, the Slaton Area Endowment (SAE) will receive $1,000 as an affiliate…

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SEDCO election will dissolve Type A designation

The Slaton Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) voted Thursday to dissolve the Type A designation and become strictly a Type B corporation, after SEDCO Executive Director Barbara Hopper learned new information about the parameters of integrating both corporations. “This is going to be a nightmare,” Hopper said about combining the two types of corporation to open…

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